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Monday, July 5, 2010

The Fixer Upper

My Review:

What a wonderful and intriguing story of a renovation of an old Georgian Mansion called Birdsong and the latest indictment of Dempsey's old boss Alex for allegedly trying to buy his way into an oil company's bill in Washington. Since Dempsey works for Alex as a junior associate lobbyist, she finds herself embattled with this FBI investigation when her boss turns her in to the FBI and claims himself innocent of all charges. He subsequently fires her as a way of making the story stick.

Since Dempsey can't really work in Washington right now, her father, Mitch, wants her to head down to Georgia to fix up and flip an old house he has inherited from his grandfather. What Dempsey finds there is truly an overgrown money pit, complete with a live in, old lady who insists the house belongs to her.

The Fixer Upper by Mary Kay Andrews takes you on quite adventure in not only the art of restoring a home where every penny counts and just when you think there isn't anything more than can go wrong, it does! The characters are so believable that you wonder if Birdsong really doesn't exist. This is a fabulous summer read that takes you away and you can completely lose yourself in another life.

I received The Fixer Upper, compliments of TLC Book Tours and would rate this book a 9 out of 10. There are some sexual scenes between Dempsey and her attorney's son, but they are brief and don't distract from the story.

For more information on this wonderful book, the author and where to obtain your copy, click on the link below:

For one lucky follower of my blog who leaves me a comment detailing their worst home improvement nightmare, I will be hosting a giveaway that will end on July 12th. I will notify the lucky winner at that time. The giveaway is available for residents of the US and Canada only and No P.O. Boxes please.

Again simply be a follower of this blog and leave me a comment on your worst home improvement nightmare.


  1. Wow sounds like it could be a good read! It also sounds like a different spin on the old Money Pit movie with Tom Hanks. I would also have to check to see if there was ever a book called The Money Pit. I know there was a mystery book I think called The Money Pit Mystery, but it was a completely different story line.

  2. Ohhh, this one sounds good, also. Please enter me.

    Hope your Independence Day celebration was wonderful, Kat.

    Hugs, Marydon

  3. This sounds like a book I would enjoy. Thank you for the giveaway.
    mittens0831 at aol dot com

  4. thanks for the chance to read this novel...

    i know someone whose home remodel took 10 was only suppose to take 2 months :(

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  5. This book sounds great... I grew up amongst my parents renovations, it was so relaxing when I finally moved out to live in a house which didn't have holes in the walls, half finished paint jobs... and an oven that actually worked!! haha

    I love your blog, I'm an avid reader and appreciate reading reviews before purchasing.

    :) Hazel

  6. This book sounds great our worst home remodel wasn't a remodel at all it took me a yr to get the inside of my house painted. I had planned on it being a weekend job but kept getting stopped. Thought I would never get that job done. Count me in on the giveaway. Thanks

  7. Looks good. Please enter me in the giveaway!

  8. On Christmas Eve, we host a sit down dinner with our family and friends and serve a "7 fish dinner" which is a traditon with Catholics, preparation and cooking starts 2 days before and after the meal, we open the doors for an open house. Well one year my hubby got the great idea that he was going to redo our kitchen/dining room. Cupboard doors will still being hung an hour before guests were to arrive. LOL We are still married lol.

  9. Good review!
    It is always welcome to read a review before buying!
    Yes please enter me in the give-away.

  10. My worst fixer upper story is when we moved into an older house, not realizing that there were water problems in the basement. To fix the problem, we finally jack hammered the concrete along the inside of all outer walls, and then carried all the concrete out by hand in buckets. We put down weeping tile, several layers of gravel, and mixed concrete by hand to seal it all off. Two sump pumps in opposite corners of the basement kept the basement dry, but I never did like that ugly basement!!

    Great review, and I would love to read The Fixer Upper. I am a new follower of your blog.

    alongtheway at telus dot net

  11. I love all your books and would read any of them and I always enjoy your giveaways! Anne

  12. I'm currently going through my worst renovation nightmare, there's so much left to be done it just seems endless. Aside from taking so long to complete the worst thing that has happened is that the new fence we put up was completely destroyed by a tree falling on it during a storm, we had to start all over with a new one.

  13. Worst home improvement nightmare for me was after just refinishing the basement and a big rain caused a leak so the walls had to be ripped out, cleaned up and redone. What a mess!

    Thanks for the great review! Sounds like a good read.


  14. worst renovation story- My husband had to fix something that involved water under the sink. He did not shut the water off before hand and my kitchen was soaked and he was plugging the pipe with his hand yelling at me to call someone. I had to have the water company come so we ended up waiting about 30 minutes. It took forever to get my kitchen wiped up!!

    Thanks for the review. This book sounds great!


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