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In for a Penny: The Granny Series | [Nancy Naigle, Kelsey Browning]

In for a Penny: The Granny Series

When Lillian Summer Fairview's husband up and dies on her, it leaves the last living member of the most prestigious family in Summer Shoals, Georgia, in a hot mess. While Lil was busy being a proper Southern lady, Harlan squandered dang near the whole family fortune on lottery tickets. To keep her financial skeletons in the closet and give him a decent burial, Lil made a deal that has now landed her in prison.
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Honey, these are not your momma's grannies....

When Lillian Summer Fairview's husband up and dies on her, it leaves the last living member of the most prestigious family in Summer Shoals, Georgia, in a hot mess. While Lil was busy being a proper Southern lady, Harlan squandered dang near the whole family fortune on lottery tickets. To keep her financial skeletons in the closet and give him a decent burial, Lil made a deal that has now landed her in prison.

Desperate to keep her troubles a secret and the family estate from falling down while she pays her debt to society, Lil entrusts Summer Haven's care to her best friend, Maggie, who recruits two more over-50 ladies to live at Summer Haven and help keep it afloat.

But when Maggie discovers that Lil's restitution is 10 times the amount she "borrowed" from the federal government, she's convinced Lil has taken the fall for someone else's crime. And these gals will use every trick in their little-old-lady bags to prove it.

©2013 Nancy Naigle and Kelsey Browning (P)2014 Nancy Naigle and Kelsey Browning

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    Terri B. GAS CITY, IN, United States 06-30-14
    Terri B. GAS CITY, IN, United States 06-30-14

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    "A witty surprise!"
    What made the experience of listening to In for a Penny the most enjoyable?

    I loved listening to what the ladies were up to. Sara, Maggie, Lillian, & later in the story Abby. Sara (Serendipity) is a great character. All the different voices performed by the narrator was just awesome! A narrator only makes a story that much more enjoyable!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I liked Sara the best. OMG that girl is strange, yet funny & smart. A girl who can think on her feet at a moments notice!


    Which character – as performed by Pam Dougherty – was your favorite?

    Again, my fave character is Sara! Though I did like how Maggie thinks!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, but since it was late at night when I started it, I had to continue it into today!


    Any additional comments?

    What a great book! It was much more than I expected it to be. Drama, mystery, witty, charming. The ladies all rocked. I can see where they would be a handful of trouble too! The part where Sara had fallen thru the floor while on the toilet made me laugh so hard!!!I also loved how these women figured out what really happened all to save their friend! That's what I call a friend having your back!From the very beginning of the story, The authors had my interest. As the story went on I found myself glued to the computer listening to the story. I am really impressed with this book! All in all, this book was FUN!Pam Doughtery the narrator did a fantastic job capturing the voices of these slick southern belles! Good job.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Elizabeth L. Liberty, SC, United States 07-08-14
    Elizabeth L. Liberty, SC, United States 07-08-14
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    "A cozy little mystery ..."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I really enjoyed In for a Penny. I would recommend this book because it was a solid mystery, well thought out and the characters felt true.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Sara was my favorite character. She was 'out there' yet very resourceful at the same time. She brought something new to Summer Shoals and I think they really needed that.


    Have you listened to any of Pam Dougherty’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This is the first book of Ms. Dougherty's that I have listened to. I felt that she brought each character to life. She kept me engaged in the story and I wanted to keep listening. I would love to listen to another 'Granny Series' mystery performed by Ms. Dougherty.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a very solid cozy mystery. I would recommend this book to any of my friends who want a good, fun mystery. This is a book that many people would enjoy. It is good clean fun!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Eleanor Hoyte T&T T&T 10-16-14
    Eleanor Hoyte T&T T&T 10-16-14

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    "Gotta Love Those Grannies!"

    This is a real fun story that is hilarious really, really funny and laughing out loud is a given! All in all, hooray for the Grannies! I just love it... I laughed, I cried and I empathized with Lillian who kept secrets from her BFF so she could hide her supposed 'shame'. The vibrancy of Maggie and her new friends reminded me that age is just a number and we can still do things and fix things in spite of.

    Maggie and Sera teamed up with another granny who took them to the limits to help Lillian when they realized she had been taken for a ride. An unlikely trio, intelligent and hands on, who were determined to stand up for their friend and bring down the culprit who railroaded her into the worst possible trouble. Risk taking was just part and parcel of this team.

    Mystery, suspense and a developing camaraderie that these feisty grannies took on the road, to save Lillian when her life takes a turn for the worse. Uproarious, entertaining, I haven't laughed so much with a book for some time.

    The story was great and Nancy and Kelsy did an amazing job of pitching grannies into the roles of sleuth and bringing retribution to the perpetrator. Thanks for a marvelous read. Your choice of narrator was also perfect as she made the audio book come alive.

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    K. April Holgate Moosic, PA, United States 08-17-14
    K. April Holgate Moosic, PA, United States 08-17-14 Member Since 2012

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    "Fun fiction read"

    For some reason I thought this was a cozy mystery, turns out it was more of a standard fiction read. Really enjoyable, it was fascinating to see the whole thing unfold.

    I adore a mixed narrative, this one has multiple POV easily changing form one character to another. Every transition was smooth and flowed with the story. It gave the story a very full and well rounded quality.

    I loved all the wonderful characters, such great supporting cast! I hope to see more of these wonderfully eccentric folks. There is great potential for all of them in the future!

    I listened to the audiobook narrated by Pam Dougherty, she does a terrific read! There are many characters to keep track of and voice. She is wonderful at keeping them consistent and distinct. I never had to wonder who was speaking. She has a nice swift pace that keeps the book moving.

    I really enjoyed this book and all its little idiosyncrasies. You even have moments where you get to know the bad guy and find he isn't that bad. Such a delight and I can only hope there will be more to come!

    Disclosure - I received a copy of this book in exchange for and honest review. All thoughts, ratings and opinions are my own.

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    Elizabeth Brown TN 07-22-14
    Elizabeth Brown TN 07-22-14 Member Since 2011

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    "Super Funny Mystery"
    What did you love best about In for a Penny?

    The story is laugh out loud funny. I loved all the grannies would do for one another. While I figured out what was going on before the grannies, I loved how they solved the mystery together.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was a solid mystery and funny too.


    Which character – as performed by Pam Dougherty – was your favorite?

    Pam Dougherty did an amazing job with all of the characters. I can't pick just one favorite, but will say she did justice to each of the grannies.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I laughed out loud many times.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Laura Collins SC, United States 07-22-14
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    "I LOVE this book!!"
    What made the experience of listening to In for a Penny the most enjoyable?

    I loved this whole book, I think that Pam Dougherty did a fabulous job as the Narrator and she was perfect! I read this book and then listened to it in audio form and enjoyed it just as much as I did reading it. I love her country accent, and pictured the grannies talking just like this.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I know know what I liked best, because I LOVED the whole story. I could picture these grannies getting into all types of trouble. This book was so funny and had me laughing out loud several times.


    Which character – as performed by Pam Dougherty – was your favorite?

    I love all of the characters but I think that Maggie is my favorite because of her strong personality.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I love how all of the women stuck together to help save Summer Haven!


    Any additional comments?

    This book was fantastic!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    "Entertaining story told in a fab southeren accent"
    Where does In for a Penny rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is the first proper full length audio book I've listened to and I thoroughly enjoyed it.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Abbie-Ruth was my favourite character, she was a ballsy, feisty granny.


    What does Pam Dougherty bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Pam Dougherty's awsome drawling southeren accents really enhanced the storyline, placing me right in the midst of the south.


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