A woman who loves her house so much that she can't bear for another woman to have it. So she decides to burn it down instead.
At 44, Ellen Flanagan has two adorable girls to raise and a fabulous, cozy coffee shop to run. Her favorite role, though is as homeowner. Having lived in her house for ten years, she knows each nook and dent, is best friends with her next-door neighbor, and has memorized every Douglas fir she can see through her bedroom window. But her husband, Sam, who's charismatic, spontaneous, and utterly irresponsible, has disappointed her in more ways than she can live with -- and their divorce means that Ellen is forced to give up her most treasured place on earth.
Add to that an unexpected relationship with a man who is off-limits, two daughters who don't want to move either, and confusion over how she really feels about her almost-ex-husband, and you have the makings of a delicious novel about what matters most in the end -- and what really makes a house a home.
This is an Advance Reading Copy, also known as an Advance Reader’s Edition, Uncorrected Proof or Unbound Manuscript. ARCs may differ from the final book in some of the text, and if there are pictures or illustrations, they generally are not included.
Its release date is July 1, 2008. It retails for $23.95. This softcover advance edition is 259 pages and measures approximately 5.5" x 8.25". It has "staff 2/7" written on the bottom edge, but is otherwise unread and in new condition.