From the best-selling and award-winning author of the Katie & Annalise books comes a spin-off series! Heaven to Betsy features Emily, Katie's stateside best friend, in her own hilarious adventures.
When a dead body swan dives from a balcony into the pool at a wedding, gossip about disgraced paralegal and former rodeo queen Emily - whose husband left her for a woman who's really a man - comes to a halt.
Enter Jack, a secretive attorney who is a sexy mix of cowboy and Indian. Emily refuses to work for him until she learns about the disappearance of the six-year-old daughter of his notorious client, Sofia, the wedding shooter, who is also an illegal immigrant.
Emily feels a strange affinity for the girl and launches a desperate search for her. Bodies pile up across Texas and New Mexico in her wake, as the walls around her own secrets begin to crumble, and the authorities question whether the child is anything but a figment of her imagination.
See why Pamela Fagan Hutchins' novels have won contest after contest. A former attorney and native Texan from Amarillo, who spent 10 years in the Caribbean, Pamela splits her time between Houston and a little place called Nowheresville.
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While the author showed some comedic talent, I thought attorney Jack was more of a jackass than a romantic hero. He didn't seem sympathetic or concerned that the 6 year old daughter of one of his clients was missing - what kind of human beings doesn't care about an innocent child?
I wanted to like Emily, a late 20s paralegal with a gay husband and an unexpected pregnancy. I found it implausible that she didn't suspect his true sexual orientation when her young healthy husband showed almost NO interest in having a sex with her. Then when she caught him cheating, Emily ran home to stay with her mother, a cold and judgmental woman - what was she thinking?
Heaven to Betsy had potential, if Jack wasn't so cold & self-absorbed and Emily had more confidence & common sense. The plot may appeal to young adults but made me want to slap both Jack and Emily. Also, the narrator sounded like a snotty teenager.
I can't really answer this without being insulting and I apologize in advance. This book aggravated me. First, it's aimed at women which isn't what bothers me. Someone who would read this book who lives in a dry county, naive, lives a sheltered life, conservative, very silly. The writing is fine and so is the narration, I just couldn't stand the content. Silly, silly book. I couldn't finish the book.
Emotional silly heroine who is weak and naive. I can't stand women who act like their reproductive organs are the center of the universe. Would the author stop having the heroine passing out and bleeding from her "girlie parts" please? It doesn't take a genius to reproduce. There is more to the world than babies, and marriage. It's a big world out there.. That and the heroine is just dumb! Since when do women lose 100 IQ points due to their reproductive hormones? How does she get up in the mornings without hurting herself? Same goes for her silly mother. Did I mention silly? She (the author and her heroine) put women back a hundred years. A lot of judgmental, nosy characters. One word -ADOPT.
I wouldn't even crack open the book. I obviously didn't look closely when I ordered the book. My bad. Serves me right for not taking the time to read the synopsis closer.
Annoyance and a waste of time. I didn't finish the book.
Do people like this actually exist in real life? I hope not. I do not mean to insult the author or the readers who love this book. I just didn't like the heroine and her boo hooing over her reproductive system. There are always options. Women are stronger and smarter then that.
I didn't really care for this book. The characters were stereotypical and annoying. I couldn't make it beyond chapter two.
~Bead Goddess Mary~
I really liked this book, it was an easy read/listen. The characters were easy to relate to, and drew you into the story line. The narration was okay, her voice was a bit grating and not my favorite...I hope that there is a new person reading in the next book.
This books has as unusual main character, Emily. Emily has problems that are familiar to all of us; divorce, pregnant, broke, having to move back home, and a job that she's not sure about. Emily is a paralegal and she ends up being an assistant investigator. Humorous and entertaining.
The narration made listening special.
Emily. She was funny, smart, down-to-earth, positive.
Her voice, accent, intonations perfectly matched my image of Emily.
This was so enjoyable, it really made me want to read her other books. I also enjoyed her sensitivity to the immigrants.
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Jeez, there were so many, but I loved when I realized she had finally found Valentina!
She has a very believable Texas twang, and her interpretation of Jack was surprisingly good, too!
Yeah, all of it. Especially the part where she saw the Mountain Spirit at the end.
I loved the whole book, found it really fun and adventurous.....The entire last chapter was AMAZING.
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A surprisingly good story. I loved the plot and characters. Though this author is new to me I'm looking forward to the next book in the series.
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