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Too Late for Angels (Augusta Goodnight #5)
Things in the town of Stone's Throw, South Carolina, rarely get much spicier than the extra red pepper Lucy Nan Pilgrim sprinkles into her homemade cheese straws. So when an elderly but surprisingly childlike woman calling herself Shirley shows up on Lucy's doorstep looking for her mama, Lucy thinks it must be another of her friend Ellis's pranks. But Ellis doesn't know a ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published January 1st 2005 by Worldwide Press
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Oct 22, 2012 Chelsea rated it liked it · review of another edition
Recommends it for: Ages 12 and up
This book was such a pleasant story--interesting characters; simple mystery with some surprises. For those looking for books without cursing and without sordid sex scenes, this is for you. This book also includes some very good recipes. I really enjoyed it and highly recommend it.
Every thing in Stone's Throw SC goes on pretty much the same until an unusual addled woman named Shirley shows up on Lucy Nan Pilgrim's doorstep claiming it as her childhood home. Is this really Florence who disappeared over 50 years ago as a child? What about Calpernia? Her body was found at the bottom of the tower out by her home. She hated heights? What had she been doing in the tower, and was she pushed or did she just fall? What happen to Henry Boyd? Augusta Goodnight, Lucy's guardian angel ...more
Doors are left unlocked and neighbors drop by through the hedge in the small town of Stone's Throw, South Carolina, where Lucy Nan Pilgrim has lived all her life. Life becomes a bit more exciting for the town residents, however, when an elderly woman arrives and is, too all appearances, the grown-up little girl who was kidnapped from the town decades ago. Before her identity can be confirmed, though, she's found dead in the church parking lot, the victim of what appears to be a robbery gone bad. ...more
In "Too Late for Angels" a mysterious elderly lady shows up at Lucy's door and claims to be the same person who was kidnapped from the area sixty years ago. Before anyone could confirm her identity, the lady is found dead, on the same night a member of the community is also killed under strange circumstances. A neighbor is also found dead a few days later. Lucy is caught up in the mystery as someone breaks in looking for something and tries to run over Lucy. But Lucy has friends and a guardian a ...more
This is book 5 in the Augusta Goodnight series but it is the first one that I have read. Lucy Nan has an unexpected visitor who thinks she is returning home and looking for her mother. It turns out she is the missing cousin of Lucy Nan's best friend Ellis. Florence disappeared at the age of 5 and the woman who turns up in Stone's Throw, SC appears to be mentally 5. She is the first of many mysteries in the small town.
Mignon Franklin Ballard grew up in a small town in Georgia, and now lives in Fort Mill, South Carolina.More about Mignon F. Ballard...
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