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Waking Up in Dixie: A Novel | [Haywood Smith]

Waking Up in Dixie: A Novel

When Elizabeth Mooney escaped the shame of her "white trash" family to marry the crown prince of her small town, Howell Whittington, she never dreamed that 30 years later she'd end up trapped in a loveless marriage to the cruel banker who's foreclosing on all her friends. Then Howe has a stroke in church, and when he wakes up, he's transformed. He wants to be a real husband - which scares proper, repressed Elizabeth to death - and sets out to right past wrongs....
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Publisher's Summary

When Elizabeth Mooney escaped the shame of her "white trash" family to marry the crown prince of her small town, Howell Whittington, she never dreamed that 30 years later she'd end up trapped in a loveless marriage to the cruel banker who's foreclosing on all her friends.

Then Howe has a stroke while sitting up in church, and when he wakes up, he's at the mercy of all his appetites and emotions. Transformed, Howe wants to be a real husband - which scares proper, repressed Elizabeth to death - and setting out to right past wrongs, he blackmails the town's baddies into doing the right thing by threatening to foreclose on their mortgages. The ensuing hilarious rollercoaster ride wakes up not only Elizabeth and their marriage but the whole town and its hidebound institutions.

©2010 Haywood Smith (P)2010 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"Smith shakes up the midlife marriage renewal subgenre with the emotionally complex tale of Elizabeth Whittington." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Andra Roanoke, IN, United States 08-06-11
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    "Great story!"

    This is one of the best authors on the planet! She writes about characters everyone can relate to, and she weaves her story well. I highly recommend this book --- the narrator brings life to each character and helps the reader relate to everyone's perspective. Once you start listening, you will not want the book to end!

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    Lara Charlotte, NC, United States 06-19-13
    Lara Charlotte, NC, United States 06-19-13 Member Since 2011

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    Haywood Smith writes books that are just begging to be narrated. I am so glad she is on Audible.

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    Andrea Pennsylvania 04-08-13
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    "Good story"

    Enjoy all of her books. The beauty of this book, however, is that I feel a more serious topic is covered and I really felt connected to the main female character. Actually, I was a little more connected than I'd like to be. I felt that this book was very close to my life, so maybe that was a factor in me rating it as I did. Even if you don't identify totally with her, the book itself is still a good read.

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    "A Great Haywood Smith Book"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Waking Up in Dixie to be better than the print version?

    Yes - Laurel Merlington makes the main character come to life. The other characters are great too! Excellent performance!!!!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Waking Up in Dixie?

    Mama getting an earful from her son! Emily Post would have turned red.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Mama getting an earful from her son! Emily Post would have turned red.


    If you could rename Waking Up in Dixie, what would you call it?

    Until Death Do Us Part...Maybe


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