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Positively Pippa (Ghost Falls #1)

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From author Sarah Hegger comes an exciting new series set in small-town Utah, where secrets don’t keep for long—and love turns up in the most unexpected places.

For Pippa Turner there’s only one place to go when her life self-destructs on national TV—home to Ghost Falls, and her heavily perfumed, overly dramatic, but supremely loving grandmother, Philomene. If anyone will u
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Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages
Published May 30th 2017 by Zebra
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    KAS
    May 28, 2017 KAS rated it liked it

    2.5 Stars

    Gah! This was a difficult review to write, especially since this is an author I have always, hands down enjoyed from start to finish. But this was one of those reads where my focus was all over the place. I wish I could say I loved it, as there were moments I really did, but there were times I felt completely removed from what I was reading and found myself skimming.

    It was hard for me to make a real connection with the main characters. It may have been due to all the side stories going
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    Erin Kelly
    May 20, 2017 Erin Kelly rated it it was amazing
    When I was in my twenties, I went through a phase where I loved the sweet Harlequin American Romance series and books by Debbie Macomber. But as I got in to my thirties, I abandoned those romances for something a little steamier. I’ve tried to go back to the sweet contemporary a few times, but each time I feel kind of let down by the lack of passion. “Positively Pippa” was the perfect remedy.

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    Pippa has just lost her fancy Hollywood television job because of some bad editing on behalf of her
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    Sissy's Romance Book Review
    Book Review For: Positively Pippa by Sarah Hegger 'Positively Pippa' by Sarah Hegger is book One in the "Ghost Falls" series. This is the story of Pippa Turner and Matt Evans. Pippa left her hometown for L.A right after high school. There she started working on a Hollywood show and also met Ray. All was going great it seemed until her Ray, her boyfriend/producer humiliated her. Pippa up and left town and headed by to her hometown of Ghost Falls. Pippa plans to stay with her Grandmother Philomene ...more
    Peggy Jaeger
    May 24, 2017 Peggy Jaeger rated it it was amazing
    What do you do when your famous life takes a humiliating turn? If you’re Pippa Turner you head to the one spot you know you will ease your pain: Home to grandma. It doesn’t hurt that Grandma is a one-time world famous opera singer, known for her quirkiness and love of life. Pippa’s grandma, Phi, is thrilled to have her little girl home. And so is hunky contractor and one-time-lust-crush Matt Evans.

    While Pippa tries to figure out what to do with her life, she’s not averse to having a little casua
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    April   ♥"LOS" ♥
    May 14, 2017 April ♥"LOS" ♥ rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: arc
    Sometimes you take a chance with a new author and it pays off big time, this is one of those times. After reading several dark romances I was in the mood for something a little bit lighter with less drama and angst and more romance and emotion.

    Enter Pippa Turner. A woman who left her small town of Ghost Falls, as soon as she turned 18, to make a name for herself in L.A. After enjoying success as the host of a makeover show, things take a turn for the worst when her ex-boyfriend/producer humiliat
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    Cathy Geha
    May 31, 2017 Cathy Geha rated it it was amazing
    Positively Pippa by Sarah Hegger
    Ghost Falls #1

    Having read Sarah Hegger’s historical romances but never her contemporaries I was interested in finding out what they would be like – and – I found out they are delightful if all are like this one. They have family, drama, ups and downs, great characters, love, romance, decisions to be made and an ultimate HEA for the main characters.

    Pippa returns home to Ghost Falls to lick her wounds and figure out her future after the TV show she hosted was sabot
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    Bambi Unbridled
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    As a fan of Sarah Hegger's Sir Arthur's Legacy series, this is my first time giving her contemporary romance a shot. I'm not a huge reader of contemporary romance because I have gotten rather picky (it's a side effect of finding gray hair, I promise). But I will be adding Sarah to my trusted authors list for contemporary. Positively Pippa checked all my boxes with mature characters, a likable heroine, a fun flirty hero, a lovable secondary character, minimal angst and drama, and an awesome setti
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    J.R.
    Apr 19, 2017 J.R. rated it it was amazing
    5 stars should be no surprise. Seriously. Damn. Sarah Hegger’s books always make me smile so big. Of course they take me on a dramatic rollercoaster of a journey before that happens, but still. I hadn’t realized how much I miss this author’s writing until I was engrossed in Ghost Falls #1 and I absolutely loved the bit of mystery she weaved into this one. Matt & Pippa are such great characters to read. Not only because they just come off completely real and flawed, but because it was a blast ...more
    Terry Moskowitz
    Apr 16, 2017 Terry Moskowitz rated it it was amazing
    A new series from Sarah Heggar
    As an avid reader of Sarah's book I wasn't sure what to expect from this series. Let me say I loved it. It is a fun and witty book that has lot of layers to it.
    Pippa is at rock bottom she goes home to her Grandmother's (Phi) to heal. She doesn't expect what she finds there. As time goes on the way she perceived things her whole life really aren't the way she thought. She really has a lot to learn.
    This book will keep your interest from beginning to end. You will have
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    Ruthie Taylor
    May 29, 2017 Ruthie Taylor rated it really liked it
    ~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~

    This is a fun read, whilst still addressing some pretty serious issues. It is an interesting mix of discordant families and deep devotion. And at the same time is a sexy, satisfying second time around romance.

    Pippa a tv star on the wane, thanks to a nasty producer boyfriend's dirty editing of her show, has returned to her home town to hide out. We get to meet all the small town's characters - the biggest of all being her
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    Terri
    May 29, 2017 Terri rated it liked it
    Shelves: netgalley
    Review also found at http://kristineandterri.blogspot.ca/2...

    I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.  Thank you!  The release date is slated for May 30th.

    This story is the first in a new series for Hegger.  As I had been previously introduced to her work, I was excited to see what she had in story for us with this new series.

    This story sticks pretty much to the formula one is familiar with in this genre, there is not too much to
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    Whitney
    May 04, 2017 Whitney rated it it was amazing
    Pippa Turner's life is quickly unraveling when a vindictive ex ruins her career publicly on national television. With everything falling to pieces Pippa returns to her childhood home, Ghost Falls, Utah, and her grandmother, Phi. The one place she wasn't sure she ever wanted to return to for more than a quick visit. But happened may make returning to LA and former life impossible.
    Matt Evans life was decided for him upon the untimely death of his father when he was a teenager. Instead of going to
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    Carrie Elks
    May 31, 2017 Carrie Elks rated it it was amazing
    Positively Pippa is a beautifully written contemporary romance, full of rich characters and emotional journeys that kept my eyes glued to the page. I'm big fan of small town romances, and Sarah Hegger managed to breathe new life into the trope by combining it with a big city scandal that sends Pippa running back to her home town of Ghost Falls, and into the arms of her old friend, Matt. But Positively Pippa isn't just a simple romance, it's more of a delicately woven tapestry of small town famil ...more
    Toni
    May 21, 2017 Toni rated it really liked it

    Sometimes you have to hit rock bottom before you figure out what life is really meant to be. Such is the case for Agrippina “Pippa St. Amor” Turner. When her life unfairly implodes on national television she does what any self-respecting woman will do: she goes home. Home is Ghost Falls, Utah, her grandmother Phi, and Matt (though she doesn’t know it at the time). As Pippa tries to get her life back on track, Matt tries to become more than just “St. Matt” who gave up everything when his father d
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    T.M. Cromer
    Apr 19, 2017 T.M. Cromer rated it it was amazing
    Positively Pippa is Positively Perfect!

    The chemistry between Pippa and Matt was outstanding and completely drew me in. I loved this book and found I didn’t want to put it down. What can I say about Phi, except that everyone should have a Phi in their life. That character was a freaking trip and had me laughing from the beginning to end. The support characters gave the story depth and set the series up perfectly. I can’t wait for Becoming Bella. All in all, I will be definitely recommending this
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    Bette Hansen
    May 22, 2017 Bette Hansen rated it it was amazing
    This is a fantastic read! It's a great small town romance that is filled with quirky characters, a lot of humor, and a great romance between Pippa and Matt. Pippa left Ghost Falls as soon as she could. Now she's back after her life spectacularly implodes on national television. Matt's never forgotten Pippa and now that she's back in Ghost Falls he plans explore the intense attraction between them. Maybe with a little help from Grandma Phi he can convince her Hollywood isn't for her!

    I highly reco
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    Crystal
    May 19, 2017 Crystal rated it it was amazing
    Shelves: romance-2017, 2017
    I LOVED this book! Pippa is a strong heroine, and Matt...Matt is just about perfect, and so swoony! I also loved the side characters, and can't wait to read more from this series!
    Tammy
    May 19, 2017 Tammy rated it really liked it
    This book was full of energy. Fast paced and with unique characters to fall in love with. Writing was realistic and not over the top. Looking forward to hearing more about the secondary characters. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review
    JoAnn
    May 04, 2017 JoAnn rated it it was amazing
    ARC via Netgalley and this is my unbiased review.

    I absolutely loved this book. Ms. Hegger is a new to me author but I certainly will be reading more of her work, she has a great writing style. I also enjoyed the small town setting. I highly recommend this book.
    Synergy
    Apr 29, 2017 Synergy rated it it was amazing
    4.5 stars - This is a great read about two almost high school sweethearts who finally give in and let the sparks fly. Joining the love birds is a wonderful and eccentric grandma; one perfect, although out of touch, mom; another mom who is clingy and possessive; and a band of brothers. Hot brothers, whose stories, one can only hope, are coming soon.

    It’s a fun read with heart. You’ll love it.

    I received an ARC of this book, via Net Galley, in exchange for a fair and honest review.
    C bond
    Apr 13, 2017 C bond rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    netgalley

    4.5 stars
    a great read. a re read to be sure.
    Mona
    Mar 29, 2017 Mona rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    Loved this book from beginning to end. Sweet, touching and so moving. Cried too.
    When Pippa goes home to Ghost Falls to lay low. Her grandmother Phi knows her
    so well. Well maybe one other person and that would be Matt Evans.
    After a terrible incident happens on her hit TV show that's the place she knows will be most
    welcoming.

    Matt Evans can't believe Pippa is home. He saw what unfolded on her show. He didn't believe one
    bit of it. Knowing her as well as he does. There is something that zings be
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    Shannon Godwin
    Mar 22, 2017 Shannon Godwin rated it it was amazing
    Oh my goodness! I just found me another author that I love! This book was great! I love me some Matt and Pippa. Oh and don't forget Phi! This book had me smiling so much. There is a lot of drama going on in this book and it really surprised me that I never felt lost or got confused.
    You will get wrapped up with everyone's life and you will start to feel like you are actually connected with the characters. I would love to see more of these characters and their stories. I hope that we get to see m
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    Mhairi
    Apr 26, 2017 Mhairi rated it it was amazing
    I wasn't too sure about Pippa but I was so wrong and was hooked by the third page. Sarah Hegger is an extraordinary story teller. I felt as if I was sitting with Pippa and Matt while they told me their story. Positively Pippa is not only funny but Sarah was able to reduce me to tears in few points in the book. (I am not a crier by nature) And can I just I wish I had, had a Phi in my life. Phi seems to leap off of the page, I absolutely adore the Diva. And let's not forget the Evans men yum. The ...more
    Jennifer
    Mar 07, 2017 Jennifer rated it it was amazing
    I absolutely adored Positively Pippa. Sarah has your emotions going and keeps you guessing of who was stealing Phi's treasures (I guessed wrong). Matt is a hottie and we all can use a man like him. The whole book I couldn't put it down while reading. All of Sarah's books are a must read and I recommend any of her books. I can not wait to see what else Sarah imagination comes up with her next book!
    Bec
    May 09, 2017 Bec rated it it was amazing

    When her ex-boyfriend dumps her for a younger woman and then ruins her career by airing a TV clip that does serious damage to her reputation, Pippa Turner returns home to Ghost Falls to avoid the media fallout. However, her stay in Ghost Falls is supposed to be temporary, but with her high-school crush determined to woo her, she's finding it harder and harder to want to leave town. However, when the chance arises to get her career back on track, will Pippa stay for Matt or will her return to TV
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    Evelyn
    May 22, 2017 Evelyn rated it really liked it
    Originally reviewed for www.buriedunderromance.com

    POSITIVELY PIPPA, the first book in a new series by Sarah Hegger, takes place in the delightful small town of Ghost Falls, a small mountain town in a growing resort area. We are introduced to a new cast of interesting characters, many of whom I’m sure will be back to tell their stories in upcoming series installments.

    Pippa Turner, AKA Pippa St. Amor, is the host of a hit make-over series on a major television network. She reluctantly returns home
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    Samantha
    May 08, 2017 Samantha rated it it was amazing
    I've absolutely loved everything that Sarah Hegger has written to date, be it her historical or contemporary romances. When I found out about this new series, I could hardly stand the wait. I was thrilled to read an ARC of Positively Pippa. Hegger always writes such strong, spunky, and perfectly imperfect heroines. It should come as no surprise that Pippa now stands among those ranks.
    From the start, this story had a great deal of depth and I wanted to know what was going to happen to everyone w
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    Christi Snow
    Jun 01, 2017 Christi Snow rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    My Review:
    I'll admit I've never read a Sarah Hegger book, but this one sounded really cute, so I decided to give it a try. I'm so happy that I did. I really enjoyed it.

    For both the main characters in this book there are some complex family dynamics that come into play. Pippa, the heroine, is home after being disgraced in Hollywood. She used to host a show that did makeovers for women. Her ex, who also produced the show, decided he wanted a younger version of her running the show so using fancy
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    Jennifer Zorko
    May 22, 2017 Jennifer Zorko rated it it was amazing
    What I love so much about Sarah Hegger books is that all of her characters are real, they are messy, they are not perfect, but that is what makes her stories so wonderful. They could be the person next door, they could be a family member, they could be you. The new series is no different. This new series starts with the beautiful story of Pippa Turner and Matt Evans.

    Pippa Turner's life has been turned upside down. When her ex and the producer of her show edits Pippa in the worst light, she is fo
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    Born British and raised in South Africa, Sarah Hegger suffers from an incurable case of wanderlust. Her match? A hot Canadian engineer, whose marriage proposal she accepted six short weeks after they first met. Together they’ve made homes in seven different cities across three different continents (and back again once or twice). If only it made her multilingual, but the best she can manage is idio ...more
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