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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 ...more
Kindle Edition, 216 pages
Published August 10th 2015 (first published July 30th 2015)
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Mandy
Jul 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, ex-con
3.75 stars

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
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christine danielle (Bibliophilic Madness)
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Miss Goody Two-Shoes (Kindle Edition) by Charlotte Hughes

PLOT: 4
CHARACTERS: 4
COVER: 5

OVERALL RATING: 4

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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 how
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Cathy Geha
Jul 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
Timeless, charming and heartwarming – this story may have originally been written twenty years ago but it is just as valid and valuable now as it was then.

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
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namericanwordcat
I picked this up to read during a "characters who just got out of prison" binge like you do.

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
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Pavitra (For The Love of Fictional Worlds)
I receive an eARC of the book in exchange for an honest review.


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 (which
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Amy
Jul 26, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: arc
This book was originally written in 1994 and as such, the feel of it was a little...outdated. By the time I realized that this was a re-issue, I had already requested for and received an arc copy so I went ahead and read it.

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
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Leah
Three years after he'd been sentenced to prison for a crime he never committed, the first thing Kane Stoddard did was to find the woman who'd been writing to him for all that time - as she'd unknowingly helped him cope with being locked up and essentially kept him from probably killing himself during his incarceration. Melanie Abercrombie had no idea who he was when she first laid eyes on Kane; at least until he finally told her. Despite her initial assumption that he probably broke out of jail, ...more
Under the Covers Book Blog

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 irresistible

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CL
Jul 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
When Kane Stoddard is cleared of the crime he has been spending time in prison for he wants to meet the woman who has persistently written him letters he refused to answer. Unknown to Melanie Abercrombie these letters were the only thing that made prison bearable for Kane. When he unexpectedly shows up in her small town she is sure he has escaped and now she has to protect her family and friends from this exscaped convicted murderer. She cannot help herself when it comes to light why he is ...more
Laura
Aug 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Great Book!
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
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Judy Pflueger
Sep 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Kane was released from prison after 3 years of being incarcerated for a crime he did not commit. The first person he wanted to visit was Melanie Abercrombie, a young woman who wrote to him while he was in prison. She got his name from her pastor. Through Melanie's letters, Kane learned about the small town of Hardeeville, Mississippi and the people who lived there. Melanie and her father placed their trust and faith in him and helped him to get back on his feet although others were not as ...more
Linda Quick
Aug 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is a delightful and heart warming love story between two very unlikely people. One, an ex-con wrongly convicted of murder and the other a prim and proper woman that has only dated one man.

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
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Sharon
Aug 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Received a copy of this from Charlotte and enjoyed in tremendously. Loved the characters in the book. Lots of character and loved their neighbors and friends. Always willing to help one another. Will have to read again and get other books by this author when I can. Excellent read. Hope there will be a sequel to find out what happens to the self-centered sister.
Ardie
Jul 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
If Your Looking for a fun book this is it, never know what is going to happen next or what could happen, to Me the family was nuts but then it got Serious, (No Spoilers) I love Charlotte Hughes she has other books out and they are all the same fun and a little mystery to add.
Angela
Aug 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book was a great read! I love the characters in the book they are such different personalities from each other.
Nocturnal  Bookworm
Oct 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is wonderful romantic comedy. I really enjoyed this story and cannot wait to read more from this author!

This book is suitable for adult readers only.
A Reader's Heaven
(I received a free copy of this book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.)

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.
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Linda
Apr 02, 2019 rated it it was ok
The book wasn't too bad, but man, did I want to slap the h up the side of her head. WAKE UP!! Your sister is a bitch and is using you.

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
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Rachel
Oct 12, 2019 rated it did not like it
So sorry

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,
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Ashley Nicole
Aug 30, 2018 rated it it was ok
DNF

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.
Jakki Frances
Jan 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
such a fun story, full of misunderstanding and secrets.
Jamie
Sep 29, 2015 rated it liked it
My first experience with Charlotte Hughes' writing was her collaboration with Janet Evanovich in the Full series. Knowing how much I loved those books, when I saw Miss Goody Two-Shoes, I had to give it a try.

Summary:
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
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Kim
Sep 13, 2015 rated it it was ok
Melanie is the heroine. Kane is the hero. Melanie lives in a small town in Mississippi. She is basically the town goody two shoes. She runs a flower shop and helps her father with his grocery store. She goes to church, volunteers for things and fosters stray dogs, etc. Kane is in Prison in Kansas. He's falsely accused of murder and after serving three years, the real perpetrator confesses on his deathbed and Kane is released. Melanie had been writing to Kane while he was in prison for the last ...more
Suzanne (Under the Covers Book blog)


2.5 Stars

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
...more
Lady
Nov 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Second Chances

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
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Jen
Aug 07, 2015 rated it liked it
Read the full review on Bookaholics Not-So-Anonymous.

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
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Elle Markov
Jul 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
This was a sweet story; guy gets wrongfully convicted and spends some time in jail through his last year before being released when the truth comes out, he receives letters from a mysterious girl that give him hope.

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
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Angie
I received a copy of this book through NetGalley from Victory Editing for an honest review. I really tried, but could not get into this book. The beginning gave an awkward impression I couldn't shake. The first time Melanie and Kane meet she obviously misunderstands how he was released (or escaped) from prison. The back and forth between the two gave me whiplash and was confusing. I thought I overlooked a page where she knew he was justifiably released and that was why she was inviting him to go ...more
Jin
Aug 21, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2015, netgalley
Thanks to Netgalley for ARC

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
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Bridgett
Jul 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is the first book I’ve ever read by Charlotte Hughes and I enjoyed it. It was a nice change from the other books I’ve been reading lately since the story was one that isn’t as common. I found it to be a pretty quick read.

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
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Charlotte Hughes published her first category romance in 1987, a Bantam Books’ Loveswept, titled Too Many Husbands, which immediately shot to #1 on the Waldenbooks Bestseller list. She went on to write almost thirty books before the line closed in 1998.

Although Charlotte is widely known for her laugh-out-loud romantic comedies, she went on to pen three Maggie-Award winning thrillers for Avon
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