Miss Goody Two-Shoes
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Kane just got released from prison after serving 3 years for a crime he did not commit. When the person who really committed the crime confesses, Kane is released from jail with the clothes on his back, $250 and the letters that Mel wrote him. Mel never met Kane but has been writing to him for a year even though he never wrote back. Mel is surprised when the scruffy, bearded man shows up at her fathers store and introduces himself.
I enjoyed this story. I love ex-con type books, where t ...more
Miss Goody Two-Shoes (Kindle Edition) by Charlotte Hughes
OVERALL RATING: 4
Miss Goody Two-shoes by Charlotte Hughes is a perfect book for when you just want to relax and have a good time. Kane was just released from a crime he did not commit. When the real criminal was found, he was released from jail with only the clothes on his back, $250 dollars and Mel's letters.
I truly liked reading this story. I loved ...more
Melanie “Mel” Abercrombie and Kane Stoddard’s story begins with letters sent to Kane when he most needed them. As soon as he was able to he made it his mission to seek out Mel, the woman that had made the past three years of his life bearable. The two have much in their past to overcome and a few current issues to deal with, too, but the endi ...more
I have fond memories of Charlotte Hughes from my category reading days.
The book is sweet and interesting enough. But the heroine needs to grow much more than she does and the first meeting between the hero and her is a lot distasteful.
The romance is lovely but the interaction between almost all of the other characters is unpleasant.
Soooo, not a great read but not awful
I was given this book for my hones ...more
This book was pure gentle romance - only romance because there wasn't much of mystery or suspense in it (I have to admit I need a little suspense to compliment the romance, but that's just me!) and gentle because this was a book that reminded of the pure romances that I used to first read in Mills and Boon!
The plot of the story was different - an ex - convict (falsely accused) and a woman who gave him hope via her letters (whic ...more
The book blurb is very apt in terms of letting a prospective reader know about the basic premise. Melanie is a sweet girl, who has helped take care of her father and younger sister after their mother left them when she was a young. She owns a flower shop but also helps out he ...more
Kane Stoddard has just been released from prison after two years of serving a sentence for a crime he didn’t commit, not that he was an angel, and he is heading to see the one person who kept him going whilst he was locked away. Not that he has ever seen or spoke to her, or even written to her. But Melanie Abercrombie’s letters have kept him going for two years and he wants to thank her in person and start a new life. The prim and proper Mel is exactly as he expected, however, the irresistib...more
This is a great book by Charlotte Hughes. Kane Stoddard was imprisoned for a crime he didn’t commit; he was very angry and bitter man until he started receiving letters from Melanie Abercrombie. He has now been cleared of the crime and he wants to meet Melanie. When Melanie sees Kane ride up on his motorcycle she thinks he has escaped from prison, then she learns that he has been cleared of all charges. They can’t deny the sizzling attraction for each other. If you are looking for a g ...more
While a predictable plot, the author has such a wonderful way of telling her tale that you can't help but be charmed and pulled into the story. If you are looking for a sweet and delightful romance, this is a great choice. I have enjoyed many of the author's works and have added her to my must read authors ...more
Imprisoned for a crime he did not commit, Kane Stoddard was an angry, bitter man, until the sweet uplifting letters from Melanie Abercrombie painted a picture of a life he longed for. Now that his name has been cleared, he wants to start a new life and meet the woman who gave him hope when his situation seemed hopeless.
Mel doesn’t know what to make of the scruffy bearded Kane who rides up on his motorcycle. H ...more
The h and her family and the rest of that entire town were all like caricatures. They were either evil, evil, evil (in a small town, that means judgmental), or they were angels in the flesh, just too good to be true. I mean, if you were a man, living in some podunk little town in the South, and you found out your daughter has been writing to a prisoner for the pa ...more
I did finish this book, so I can give a complete review. Well, mostly; I skimmed quite a bit.
The story is sweet, and I wanted so much to like the characters. Unfortunately, the dialogue was choppy and unnatural, and the phrasing was old fashioned, but not in a good way. At one point Mel worked herself into a ‘tizzy’ after she ‘reckoned’ something or other. I couldn’t tell if the author was a little old lady or an eighth grader. It was all very unnatural.
While I appreciate a clean, swe ...more
I just couldn’t get through it. The heroine was on my last nerve nearly from the beginning and I kept expecting her to get better. Booked looked cute and the hero was interesting but I just didn’t see his interest in her. Maybe if we could have read some of her letters to him I would have had a better understanding of the attraction.
That said, the characters are pretty one dimensional and some of the dialogue is cliche mid-west hokum.
The good was a good weekend read.
Helping others is a compulsory action to Melanie Abercrombie. She just can't help herself. It's who she is. This is how she came to find a scruffy, bearded ex-con on her doorstep, fresh from prison. The man Melanie has spent the last year writing to just rolled into her small town on ...more
Kane Stoddard has just been released from prison after two years of serving a sentence for a crime he didn’t commit, not that he was an angel, and he is heading to see the one person who kept him going whilst he was locked away. Not that he has ever seen or spoke to her, or even written to her. But Melanie Abercrombie’s letters have kept him going for two years and he wants to thank her in person and start a new life. The prim and proper Mel is exactly as he expected, however, the i ...more
This is a stand alone novel. I can't wait to read more amazing romantic comedies by this talented author!
Melanie is the perfect daughter. She has been taking care of her sister and father ever since her mother ran off 20 years ago. She does it partly because they are family, partly because she wants to and because she never saw any other way. Someone had to do it and it fell to her. She goes to church and helps the community and fosters abused and abandoned dogs until they can be ...more
Note: This ARC was provided by Victory Editing in exchange for an honest review.
Miss Goody Two-Shoes is a standalone contemporary romance from bestselling author Charlotte Hughes. This was originally released under the title The Devil and Miss Goody-Two Shoes, which was published in 1994 under Bantam Books' Loveswept imprint, which I have quite a paperback collection of, and has been revised and updated for its re-release. The basic story line ...more
Melanie "Mel" Abercrombie has been writing letters to Kane Stoddard for a year now and has never gotten a reply so when he shows up out of the blue in her small town, she freaks out and thinks Shawshank.
Well, once Mel learns Kane didn't escape and these two get to know each other the ...more
This was more 3 1/2 for me.
The story is about a Goody two shoes daughter Mel, bit lazy but warm hearten dad Wilton and no good, trouble maker sister Blair and Kane who was just released from prison.
Mel started writing to then prisoner Kane for over a year and when he was released, he came looking for her. Mel looked after everyone in her family. She constantly puts herself down when it comes to her appearances. Ultimately, she is afraid people will leave her due to h ...more
Kane is a man who’s just been released from prison after serving 3 years for a crime that he didn’t commit. Melanie is the prim and proper lady who wrote him letters during his time there. Once he’s released, he goes to see her and start a new life for himself.
Of course thi ...more
Although Charlotte is widely known for her laugh-out-loud romantic comedies, she went on to pen three Maggie-Award winning thrillers for Avon Book ...more