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Inviting your ex-spouse for the holidays might not be a good idea. Especially when folks don’t know you were married before. 

Carolina quit her job, and for the first time ever, she’s doing the holidays as a stay-at-home mom. And doesn’t all that extra time mean everything will be perfect? Then, the RV showed up. The RV with her parents, their dogs, and their obsession with Gone with the Wind. Then, the college kids showed up. 

Their whirlwind left an empty refrigerator, loads of laundry, and a girl. A girl no one seems to know much about. Then, the other grandparents showed up. Hillbilly Hank on his book tour of Southern retirement homes brings his entourage, along with a special kind of marital discord. 

While the town of Chancey watches the happenings up on the hill at the B&B, they are also trying to figure out the town’s bank account. Laney is the town’s treasurer, but she’s not answering questions. Missus has ordered 500 fake cardinals for her Christmas Ball. Peter is settling back into his home town and watching the B&B for his own personal reasons. All the secrets aren’t in boxes tied with ribbons and bows. 

Family ties come undone with family lies.

©2015 Kay Dew Shostak (P)2020 Kay Dew Shostak

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So much fun!

I really enjoyed this story and am loving this series. The narrator brings the drama to life. I feel like I belong in Chancey. An entertaining listen while stuck in traffic.

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OMG

Jackson is off to work leaving his wife to deal with her parents his parents and a surprise they bring along. Caroline has to deal the onslaught of that plus the town crazies (her friends) through the holidays like they aren't hectic enough. Will she survive will he when he gets home?

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Book 2 - family dynamics

This is book 2 in Shostak's Chancey series and I am just falling in love with this lil ol southern town and all it's crazy dynamics. In this read we find that skeletons in your closet don't stay there - sometimes they are quick to be reveled and well, sometimes it may take seemingly forever. We also learn that you can't go back...I love this lesson and how well it's displayed in this read / listen. Narration is of course wonderfully done and I love the southern accent which gives this a more authentic feel while listening. Beautifully written, if you love the south and small town drama - you'll love this book and series!

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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Excellent story and narration

A great continuation of book one. I would reccomend reading book one first. Both books are very good. You can read the synopsis in the description so I will not repeat that information.

I enjoyed the story. Looking forward to book 3!

The narration was excellent. Suzanne Barbetta dows a great job. It is easy to listen to her read this book.
I will definitely listen to more books by this author and narrator.

I received this book in exchange for my honest review.

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Book 2 is even better!

So, book 2 is even better and we are getting to know the characters a little more. Carolina's internal dialogue is fantastic, especially when it vacillates between what she WANTS to do and what she DOES do. Carolina is the epitome of a passive/aggressive person. (I'm more of a 'Susan' type. lol).
Suzanne Barbetta, with her southern accent, is a PERFECT narrator for Carolina's story in Chancey. She doesn't 'read' the story, she is telling the story as if she is living the story.
I'm loving this series and cannot wait to dig into book 3!

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doormat and people pleaser

This series is like a train wreck that I can't look away from and need more gore and guts!!! Caro continues to be a people pleaser and doormat for all in her radius. She's moved up from doormat of the year to doormat of the universe.
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brings out the worst in everyone and secrets come to light. Changes and growth together and apart. I need more of thid train wreck. I voluntarily listened to a free copy of this and am giving an honest review.The narrator did a good job.

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Great characters and story

I love this series. Received the first and second book in exchange for a review. I am equally as pleased with the second book as I was with the first maybe a bit more. The characters are continuing to develop as is the storyline. I’m a sucker for a series and this
one is great. A nice down home family with a little crazy added in for a bit of flare!!

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Here come the In-Laws

This audiobook was provided to me for an honest review.

My worst nightmare would be to have my parents and in-laws move in for a few weeks around the holidays. And so what happens to Carolina, but her parents show up to stay for a month. Her in-laws show up a couple weeks early, with Carolina’s husband, Jackson’s ex-wife in tow. Add a friend of her oldest son who has no one to help her, and the fiancé of a townsman, and you have a houseful! And all their drama.

I enjoyed this book even more than the first book. Lots of small town drama, and some real life lessons included. Lots of laughs!

Susanne Barbetta did a great job narrating, and Kay Dew Shostak knows small towns. I highly recommend this book!

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Another great read!

Chancey Family Lies keeps you guessing at every corner. You fall in love with all the extended family and friends. You fall in love with the small town antics. Can’t wait to see what the next chapter in Carolina’s life has in store for her.

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Chancey Family Lies

Excellent book!Carolina is trying to fit into the town and the BnB.Her husband seems to always be working,but she has it in hand...until her parents show up in their RV and say they will be there for a month.Life in chancey is never dull! Suzanne Barbetta was a wonderful narrator.I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.' 

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  • Christy D
  • 11-10-21

Chancy Family Lies

Wow what webs we can weave to make ourselves feel better, or just blame others. Carolina seems to think the second one works well until trouble in paradise creeps in on her. Along with the town and both sides of the family. What an eventful holiday they have. Fantastic listen still loving the series and towns people! Fantastic narration and addition of the new characters!

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  • mangankillarney
  • 03-21-21

Secrets

I enjoyed listening to Suzanne Barbetta, she is perfect for this book. This story is set in a small town in Georgia , with lots of fun characters. We have secrets that come out . You can imagine these scenes happening in a small town. A lovely clean fun boo.

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  • Pattwee
  • 01-04-21

Family Lies

Lovely story about Carolina and her family moving to a small town, where all the family and college kids find a sanctuary in the home. Family secrets have a way of coming out