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Return of the Stardust Cowgirl (Lucy Hatch #4)

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“It’s sticking around when things get tough that you find out what somebody’s worth. But I guess you already know that.”

So says Lucy Hatch to her stepdaughter, Denny, who has run away from her fledgling music career in Nashville to escape marriage troubles. Now back home in Texas, Denny learns that leaving her past behind won’t be so simple: she’s pregnant. Lucy is also at
Paperback, 368 pages
Published February 26th 2008 by Three Rivers Press (first published January 1st 2008)
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Anne OK
Nov 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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The fourth and final installment in the "Lucy Hatch Novels." A very satisfying conclusion to the series although I'm a little sad to say goodbye to Lucy and Ash and their family. This has been one of the best surprise packages I've discovered in my years of reading. I dearly loved the storyline and the relationships that built and grew deeper in meaning with each and every book. A little bit country, a whole lot of loving, and some hard knocks along the way make this series a stand-out for me. M ...more
Nov 15, 2009 rated it it was amazing
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This is the last of the marvelous series of the Lucy Hatch books. I would really recommend all readers to read the books in the right order because they read like one big book.
The characters are still as heartwarming and funny while dealing with real & everyday life in a small town in Northeast Texas.
Being a big Country Music fan, the regular reference to Country songs, the life of musicians & the music industry was a pure delight to me.
There was a moment there that I thought Ash, one o
Sarah Eiseman
Oct 05, 2013 rated it liked it
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A million years ago, or what seems like a million years, I received a copy of this book by Marsha Moyer. This is actually the final novel in the Lucy Hatch series, none of which I had read previously. But even not reading those books in advance, I never felt like I was missing anything major.

The story is told in the first person by two people, Lucy and Denny. Denny is a country singer who has run into some misfortune recently and returns home to lick her
Dec 31, 2010 rated it really liked it
"Return of the Stardust Cowgirl" is last in the Lucy Hatch series by author Marsha Moyer and it doesn't disappoint!

To make the most of this series, there are two things you need to know:
1. This isn't your usual, fluffy, boy-meets-girl chick lit. Marsha Moyer has an amazing ability to capture human nature and to tell somewhat gritty stories based in reality. Definitely more satisfying than a bit of fluff.
2. This series truly needs to be read in order to understand each character and their "journe
Sara Smith
Jan 07, 2014 rated it liked it
This wasn't my favorite in this series. It seems like the characters are doomed to repeat their mistakes over and over, but it wrapped up things neatly so nobody was left hanging at the end of the book.

"I used to think love was infinite...But our days are numbered, every one, and what we don't spend we don't get to take with us. We need to wallow in it, use it up" (p.348)

Juanita Pichler
Mar 07, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Marsha's last title in her Lucy Hatch & Ash Farrell series! Sorry to say goodbye to the characters... I recommend all of Marsha's books. Start with #1 - The Second Coming of Lucy Hatch. You'll have a hard time putting all of them down!
Mar 03, 2012 rated it it was ok
In this series, each book gets progressively worse than the previous one. I also don't like the constant recap of not only the previous books but the current one. Some of us are able to remember what we just read 12 pages ago.
Jul 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
This book ranked up there with the first two in the series. I was glad to see Moyer back to her old style. Though this book could be the last in the series, it left itself open for more. I hope she comes through with another one!
Dec 31, 2015 rated it liked it
I liked this book. It was certainly better than Heartbreak Town, but I didn't like it as much as the first two in the series. I never really got into the character of Denny so I didn't really care much for her parts. But it was a nice conclusion to the Lucy and Ash story.
Jul 19, 2008 marked it as to-read
Shelves: fiction, texas
07/19/08 ARC rec via bookmooch
Aug 26, 2009 rated it it was amazing
I didn't want this book to end!
Karen Benson
Jan 28, 2008 rated it really liked it
I have loved the Lucy Hatch series and hope there will be more.
Aug 03, 2007 rated it it was amazing
It was a bittersweet moment to finish this book because it is the last in the Lucy Hatch series. What a fitting finale to one of my most treasured heroines!
May 26, 2008 rated it really liked it
Fun beach read.
Apr 29, 2008 rated it liked it
I had read the first part of this series years earlier. A simple story.... Don't think I will read more in this series but it was a fast easy read for a rainy weekend.
Jun 05, 2011 rated it really liked it
A lovely conclusion. Room for more to be told, but really, I'm ok with leaving the Hatches/Farrells here. They are in a good place.
Oct 29, 2015 rated it liked it
Easy read,
Jul 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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Really enjoyed this fourth installment in the life of Lucy Hatch. She continues to try and sort out her life in spite of many life altering events.
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Lots like a Billie Letts book. Fun to read.
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Marsha Moyer was born in Austin and grew up in Bryan/College Station in central Texas. After graduating from Bryan High School, she attended the University of Texas at Austin, and for the next 25 years held a variety of jobs, including those of secretary to two animal scientists in the field of swine management, newsletter editor at the Texas A&M computing center, and assistant to the late che ...more
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