State of Disgrace
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State of Disgrace

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Mary Beth Everitt turns down a teaching job at Saint Bernadette's in order to broaden her horizons. When she suffers a setback in her love life, she accepts a position at a men’s magazine hoping to nurture a freer spirit. Things go from bad to worse when she meets the man of her dreams, has a few failed dates, and decides to use her Catholic upbringing to keep a former hoo...more
Kindle Edition, 223 pages
Published (first published March 7th 2010)
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Maria Hammarblad
“State of Disgrace” is about Mary Beth Everitt, a young woman who had a strict upbringing, went to catholic school, kept her virginity when girls around her got pregnant, and, well, you get the picture. Now in her 20’s, adolescence is catching up with her, and she’s unwilling to keep a job for more than a few months, she falls for the wrong men, and she follows her impulses, even when they tell her to impersonate a dead nun to rescue a shoplifting hooker from jail.

When I read the first page of t...more
Right from page one, Mary Beth’s voice shines through in Rentschler’s expert writing. We know who we’re dealing with, what shapes the woman she has become, and what little regrets she keeps close to her chest. And I have to admit that the guilt-ridden account of her “rebellion” is at times worth a chuckle… she does take herself so seriously. Things most of us wouldn’t give a second thought to have Mary Beth praying for forgiveness. But it’s all very real and never too over the top. Mary Best is...more
Want to read a book that's charming, cute, and at times laugh out loud funny? You've found it. It's very easy to identify with Linda Ann Rentschler's main character, at least if you're a woman, and seeing familiar situations from this point of view makes the book hard to resist and even harder to put down. I'll admit that I was sceptical at first. Neither the cover or the blur really speaks to me, but the book itself is nothing short of wonderful.
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