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4.11  ·  Rating details ·  364 ratings  ·  76 reviews
Andie Carson has to do three things to inherit her grandmother’s lottery winnings—sober up, spend a month running her grandmother’s Georgia coffee shop, and enter homemade jam in the county fair. If she can’t meet those terms, the money goes to the church, and Andie gets nothing. She figures her tasks will be easy enough, and once she completes them, Andie plans to sell th ...more
Kindle Edition, 328 pages
Published April 10th 2018 by Red Adept Publishing, LLC
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Dianne
Andie was alone in the world with a drinking habit that was out of control and a Boston policeman who knew her favorite coffee for the morning after. When she awoke with a raging hangover, a call from a Georgia attorney saying her deceased grandmother had left her an estate worth millions of dollars, well, she wasn’t so sure this wasn’t an alcohol induced hallucination! And, if something is too good to be true…

But it was true, the grandmother she hadn’t seen in years, had left her millions and a
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Rachel A.
Apr 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
So I received this book free in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and the review is unbiased.

In A Jam by Cindy Dorminy is a YA Contemporary Novel about a young woman called Andrea "Andie" Carson, who is a raging alcoholic. Prior to the novel, she partied frequently and hard, causing her to spend a lot of time in the drunk tank and befriending the police officers there.
One day, she is met by a lawyer and given the opportunity to start afresh and move to Smithville, a tiny tow
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Meredith Schorr
Apr 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love Southern chick lit so much - I always wish I wasn't a Yankee after I read it! This book was no exception. The characters were charming and likable (most of them...) and the romance was swoon-worthy. I enjoyed it very much!
Michelle
Mar 31, 2018 rated it liked it
A sweet story (pun intended) about the day Annie’s life changed. She thought she was alone in the world and she was definitely drinking too much. Then one day she received a call from an attorney saying her grandmother had passed away and left everything to Andie.
The details make it all the more interesting. First and foremost, Andie thought her grandmother died when she was a kid.
But her grandmother had been alive and well until recently and had loved Andie from afar.

She wanted nothing more tha
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C.L. Ogilvie
In A Jam by Cindy Dorminy is a heartwarming novel with plenty of small-town charm and sweet romance. Andie Carson is a fixture of the Boston bar scene, as well as a frequent resident of the drunk tank. When her grandmother passes away, she leaves Andie her lottery winnings, but with three conditions: sober up, run her coffee shop in Georgia for a month, and enter her homemade jam recipe in the annual county fair. If not, her inheritance goes to the local church. Andie isn’t one to run from a cha ...more
Jessica Calla
Apr 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I read IN A JAM in one sitting, unable to put it down because I loved it so much. Thank you to Ms. Dorminy and Red Adept Publishing for providing me with a review copy in exchange for an honest review!
If you enjoy small town romances, with a cast of crazy characters, hot police officers, jam contests, and lots of charm, you’ll love IN A JAM. The premise is that Andie must go to the small Southern town where her grandma lived and died in order to claim her inheritance. There’s a catch though- she
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Leslie aka StoreyBook Reviews
Southern style romance is the best and this books just strengthens that belief.

Andie is a woman that some could probably relate to in their own lives.  She is out all the time getting drunk but why?  Probably because she is lonely and has no true friends.  She doesn't have any family either.  But this twist of fate changes all of that and she learns that family isn't just those that you are related to by blood.  Gunnar has his own issues, from a scandal in college to being dumped nearly at the a
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Babs
Apr 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance

And has had a rough go of things and when she gets upset of rattled she turns to the bottle. The local police of Boston TN look out for her and know she is a good person. Her grandmother has passed and has left the shop to her. She also has inherited a good sum of money but to get it she has to run the shop for a little bit and stay sober. So she travels to GA.

Gunnar is off of women right now after a breakup for Willow. But he is the town police and is supposed to look out for her. Once he sees
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Samantha March
Apr 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
I found In a Jam to be a sweet Southern romance, a good addition to your summer reading list. Andie Carson was a likeable heroine, rough around the edges but someone who genuinely wants to improve herself. The small town vibes easily came off the pages, the characters were so well-written – I especially took a liking to the Jackson sisters – and of course we had a tangle of romance inside. My only complaint was that toward the end the budding relationship between Andie and Gunnar got a little lo ...more
Ira
Jul 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book was so much fun and cute and...I really loved it! It was on sale, I recognized the author as I've read and loved "left hanging" by her and the I just wanted to sneak a peek because I wanted to read it when I am on holidays... Yeah, famous last and so on... I didn't stop reading till the last page.

Andie and Gunnar are both flawed, especially Andie doesn't show herself from her best side when we first meet her but this gilr? She is simply so adorable, such a bunch of cuteness, it's amaz
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Tracie Banister
May 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What a wonderful read! This book has a great premise, fascinatingly flawed lead characters who have sizzling chemistry, and a charming setting that comes alive on the page. Andie Carson is a hot mess when the story starts. She drinks too much to drown the pain of a miserable childhood, has no steady income or life goals, and the only person who cares about her welfare is the kindly cop who keeps throwing her in the drunk tank. When Andie learns the grandmother she barely knew has passed away and ...more
A Book Lover's Emporium Book Blog
I adore this book! It was cute, sweet, sexy and hilarious! The moment I started reading I was hooked! Sucked right in and was laughing so hard by page two, I had tears coming out my eyes!

The story takes place in a small town in Georgia and being from the south, this story resonated on so many levels! Everyone knowing everyone and everything that goes on in everyone’s lives isn’t too far from the truth.

The characters in this book were written so well, they felt like friends from high school. And
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Kim Territo
Apr 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was a fun book! Who hasn't wondered what they would do if they suddenly inherited a ton of money? I thoroughly enjoyed the storyline and the characters. Would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a light, enjoyable read.
Kristin
Apr 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. Andie’s story was fun, and I loved the twists and turns. It kept me intrigued and I truly cared about the characters. In a Jam is worth a read (or three!)!!
Linda
Aug 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
🏡Small town shenanigans and quirky characters anchored by a lovely heroine😍☺😁
August 18, 2018
Format: Kindle Edition
👍👍 I couldn't be more satisfied by the ending of this heartwarming story and the winding, southern country road to get there! Andie, the heroine, is a work in progress who, with a little help from some mentors and a heap of opposition, gets a kick in the derriere to straighten out her wastrel lifestyle. 🚓 Gunnar, the hunky local policeman, is a perfect fit for her but has his own foi
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Marleen
Nov 06, 2018 rated it it was ok
In A Jam is a rather funny and sweet little romance story with compelling and likable characters. Prepare yourself to take this story and its events with a grain of salt. As for the main characters’ behavior, it's also pretty goofy and to be taken lightly. For instance, Andie's drinking, that fact didn't come across as very realistic. It's clear that the purpose of the book is to entertain and not to have readers ask questions (smile).
Personally, I liked Andie’s attitude towards the small town g
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Amanda
Oct 28, 2018 rated it did not like it
God awful and obnoxiously unnecessarily long

I would imagine this book would be good if you never interacted with another human on the planet. However, the vapid characters are as deep as a page on a kindle. The humor falls short at every turn. Gunnar seems to not know yes or no only affirmative and negative. The child seems to not comprehend what adults say around her but can request a bed with a canopy. I could go on but I spent most of my time hating this book. It was like a hallmark movie rej
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Patricia Baxes
Aug 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Oh my goodness...what an absolutely delightful read! You’ll laugh...you’ll cry...you’ll just be amazed at this terrific little book by Cindy Dorminy. In a Jam has a great storyline; characters that you’ll love to hate; Southern craziness that will keep you in stitches...and kickass HEA. This one is worth your time! (I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book and was totally charmed by it.) ❤ ...more
Barb Taub
May 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
She had me at her opening line:

[QUOTE:] Some might consider waking up in the drunk tank rock bottom. I call it Thursday. [END QUOTE]

Andie Carson isn’t your usual romantic heroine. She’s defiantly damaged Boston Southie, and just fine with that. With the help of her favorite boys (Jack Daniel and Sam Adams) she can handle anything life slings at her, even Thursday. What she’s completely unprepared for, is the discovery that the beloved Granny she thought dead for years had actually just died, le
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Jenna Scribbles
Jul 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Dorminy created some memorable characters: Stanley, Mrs. Cavanaugh, and the nasty, spunky, but sweet Jackson sisters. So much fun.

The southern setting was great. Love a small town romance. I was worried the storyline would play out in a predictable fashion. Nope. Lots of fun stuff happens and not what I was expecting.

It was a pleasure to spend time with Andie and Gunnar. I will look for more titles by Dorminy.
Amber (The Book Bratz)
Apr 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
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*A review copy was provided to me in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own*

If there is one thing that anybody should know about me is that the country, country music, small towns and country boys are among some of my favorite things and right now Gunnar Willis is at the top of the country boy list. Though contemporary romance novels aren't much of my thing the synopsis of this book drew me in. In a Jam is one of
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The Book Nook Blog
May 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Andie Carson has just found out that she has inherited her late grandmother's lottery winnings. She can finally start over and live a life of luxury-but there is a catch. She must adhere to her grandmother's dying wishes, or she can kiss the large sum of money goodbye. All she has to do is stay sober, run her grandmother's coffee shop for a few weeks, and make her grandmother's homemade jam and enter it in the county fair. Piece of cake, right?

After leaving Boston and moving to Georgia to take
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Janine
Apr 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic writing skills really bring this story to life.

Andie Carson is a well-known party girl living in Boston with a habit of drinking too much and waking up in jail. Even the police officers know her by name. Andie’s life changes when she finds out she has inherited her grandmother’s lottery winnings, but she has placed stipulations on the money. Andie must move to the small town of Smithville, Georgia, and work in her bakery, In A Jam, live in her apartment, go to church and fit in with t
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Charlotte Lynn
May 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
In a Jam is southern chick lit at its best. I am fairly new to southern chick lit but am quickly becoming a huge fan. Cindy Dorminy has the talent to take her reader right into the south making the towns come alive, the people be real, and the story come to life.

The romance of the book was fun. Andie and Gunnar having an interesting relationship with Gunnar being asked to keep an eye on Andie while Andie isn’t very thrilled with moving to a small town just so she can get the inheritance her gra
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Jenny Reeve
May 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: chic-lit, romance
I enjoyed this book so much. The story had me grinning from ear to ear and chuckling from the very first chapter. I would say a good 90% of the book is fun and laid back, the other 10% is touching. The author writes with a good South American style, I caught myself reading in the South American drawl that it should be read in to get the full feel of the characters. This made the book even more fun than it already is!

Andi Carson meets Gunnar, a gorgeous, fit cop and they fancy each other from the
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Susan
Apr 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Like a few other reviewers here, I was given this book to read in advance in exchange for an honest review. Overall, I really enjoyed it. I always enjoy small, one-traffic-light town books where things come together. It's the perfect makings of a Hallmark movie (which I love and have on my DVR).

Andie, a Boston city girl, is a fun character, a bit of a wild child, who inherits her recently deceased grandmother's bakery in a the south. She is forced to grow up quickly, stop her excessive drinking
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Jessie Stevens
Apr 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Some might consider waking up in the drunk tank rock bottom. I call it Thursday," isn't your typical start to a lighthearted romance but it did start me out with a smile. Things progressed from there all the way through your typical romantic comedy story line. City girl moves to small southern town (hilarity and smiles ensue), enter brokenhearted man stage left (sweet smiles ensue)... By the time we got to the happily ever after, that small southern town had been fleshed out with so many fantast ...more
Jenny
Apr 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
I was given the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.
The story is based around Andie, a young lady who has lost her way in life and has turned to drink to be her soul mate.
Andie is suddenly and unexpectedly left a large legacy from her estranged grandmother.
However, to collect the inheritance Andie must fulfil her grandmothers conditions of the will.
Andie is required to move from her hometown of Boston to a small town called Smithville in Georgia where she
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Lisa Dryden
Apr 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was given the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review and I can honestly say I was not disappointed.

I loved this book from start to finish and could not put it down.

Andie is a sassy, confident, young woman with underlying insecurities who returns to her Grandmothers home town in order to claim her inheritance, what she ends up doing is finding herself.

Gunnar the police officer tasked with keeping an eye on her is intrigued by Andie and is instantly attracted to her, howe
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Christi Fowler
Apr 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Genre: Romance - Comedy, Southern
Stand Alone: Yes
Part of a Series: No
POV: Andie and Gunnar
Steam Level: Warm
4/5

In a Jam had me hooked from the very first line. It was cute, sweet, funny, and emotional. I loved Andie, Gunnar and all the secondary characters surrounding them. The wit, charm, and Southernisms made this book unique and fun. Cindy Dorminy is a new-to-me author. I'd definitely recommend In a Jam, especially if you like romantic comedies with a Southern twist. My only complaint is that
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