Her mother lives down the block in one direction, her eldest daughter just around the corner. As in any small town she gets lots o Another book set in the small town of Valentine Ok. ~ Contra Costa Times Cold Tea on a Hot Day… A book full of miracles. She was so enthused at this success that she immediately started writing her first novel. Marilee, a nurturer, makes room for all and still remains in love with Tate Holloway. Tate and Marilee are engaged.
You can learn more about her at curtissannmatlock. Enter her ex-husband, Stuart, coming back after two years, and hiding a secret. Marilee has a son, Willy Lee, who is a special-needs child and she also takes care of her niece Corrine. Marilee, a nurturer, makes room for all and still remains in love with Tate Holloway. Willie Lee and Corrine find some new friends. Does the unexpected appearance of her ex-husband put a kink in the plans. Everyone needs to go to Valentine.
Marilee and Tate continue their romance, ending up engaged. Tate continues to improve the newspaper. Along her travels of back roads, she picks up strays, both animal and human, and begins to discover that what she was looking for was all the time back home in Valentine. As in any small town she gets lots of help and advice from friends and family. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a wonderful read—any time of the year.
In this funny and poignant sequel to Cold Tea on a Hot Day, Valentine's own Marilee James is engaged to Tate Holloway, the new editor of the Valentine Voice, a man whose sweet Southern sensibilities and melting kisses have convinced her to take a leap of faith. Soon Marilee finds herself balancing Tate's feelings, Willie Lee's newly discovered ability to heal animals, her troubled niece, Corrine, and her self-involved mother while planning a wedding that is getting out of control. Currently CurtissAnn occupies herself with family life in south Alabama, essays on the writing life on her blog, and the republishing of her early novels, as well as working on new projects. Curtiss Ann Matlock is the author of thirty-eight books and short stories. Summary Life is just about as good as it gets in Valentine, Oklahoma. As she stands at life's crossroads, Marilee needs a push in the right direction. Now, with an Oklahoma ranch house, a Chevy Suburban that's seen better.
The townsfolk are determined to make it a celebration to remember. Told with a strong Southern voice, her insightful stories portray the extraordinary valor of ordinary people and the humor, heartbreak, and shining graces of small-town life. That push, ironically, comes from Stuart James, Marilee's ex-husband and her son's father. But with so many chapters here that will be superfluous to readers who have read the previous book — seriously, how many kisses and coitus interruptus between those two do I need to read? Adding to their stress is Marilee's ex-husband, Stuart, who shows up at her door after a two-year absence with the news that he's dying of cancer, and he wants Marilee and their special-needs son, Willie Lee, at his side for his final days. Born in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, into a family of avid readers, Curtiss Ann began reading before entering first grade and was writing vignettes while still in elementary school.
But it is Christmas in Valentine, the town of miracles, where anything might happen. Gone these two years, he's come back at the most inopportune time, pushing Marilee to think long and hard about the road she's taking. But marriage is a nerve-racking proposition especially when she's got a special-needs son and an abandoned niece to care for. She was married once before, but her former husband Stuart left her too many times for his overseas and other jaunts to photograph the world forcing her to raise her special ed son Willie Lee by herself. Stuart has followed the Voice as much as possible because he has never forgotten Marilee. Her ex husband and father of Willie Lee reads the announcement online and comes to visit after not being heard from for over 2 years.
Born in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, into a family of avid readers, Curtiss Ann began reading before entering first grade and was writing vignettes while still in elementary school Curtiss Ann Matlock is the author of thirty-eight books and short stories. Life is just about as good as it gets in Valentine, Oklahoma…. The first thing she has to learn is to drive…a vehicle and her life. Vella and Perry, who have been married 46 years, separate. She is in love with Tate, who is the editor of the local paper big town guy who finds comfort and peace in small town, that sort of thing , and wedding preparations are underway.
Join the intrigues and fun in the beloved, not-so-sleepy town of Valentine that has captured the hearts of readers everywhere. Recipes for Easy Living… Set against the weeks of Christmastime as only the town of Valentine can celebrate—with the P. The sixth book of the series, Sweet Dreams at the Goodnight Motel, was a Oklahoma Book Award Finalist. Vella and Perry, who have been married 46 years, separate. His charisma makes Marilee wonder if she is marrying the wrong man as the steady but kind Tate seems pale in comparison. Willie Lee's father, Stuart, shows up. But Stuart, with his charm, his talent and his own secrets, is exactly what Marilee's heart needs to move into the arms of the right man and into the happiness that's waiting right around the corner.
A tornado blows Tate's house away, Willie Lee is discovered to have some sort This is the sequel to Cold Tea on a Hot Day. While from some other authors that some scenes here may be deemed too sentimental, Ms Matlock makes them flow so naturally that they are touching. I also think your readers might find stories about Larry Joe, Danny J and Jojo interesting hint, hint. Belinda will learn that, in Valentine, there is always comfort in unexpected places, and that in this town miracles are indeed possible. When her mother dies, she inherits a truck, an old barrel-racing mare, and a lifetime supply of Mary Kay cosmetics. I just started reading my Valentine series, again, for the 4th time. But the touching moments come only late into the story, when Stuart begins playing a more prominent role.
~ Publishers Weekly 8 and final book in the beloved Valentine Series Little Town, Great Big Life… Sometimes the smallest towns have the biggest hearts. Thank you for my new friends! She even hides it from her beloved and patience husband, Lyle. As her mother always said, nothing happens by coincidence… Meet Rainey Valentine: thirty-five, twice divorced, a woman with broken dreams but irrepressible hope. Readers will be delighted by this deft mix of romance and inspirational, slice-of-life drama. She also enrolled in the professional writing program at the University of Oklahoma, studying under the distinguished writer and teacher Jack Bickham and bestselling mystery novelist, Carolyn Hart.