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Have you read: ‘Ain’t She Sweet’ a tale of redemption

Jennifer Evans

“Ain’t She Sweet?” by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

After 15 years Sugar Beth Carey has returned to town. Broke and three husbands later, Sugar Beth moves into the carriage house she has inherited from her Aunt Tallulah. She has come back to town to find a valuable painting Aunt Tallulah has left her; now she must face her past. Sugar Beth is not the same selfish girl everyone remembers.

While in high school she was the popular, pretty, rich girl with a mean streak. She hurt many of her classmates with her cruel stunts and now the tables have turned as these same people retaliate. When Sugar Beth left Parrish, Miss., for college she turned her back on her best friends and her high school sweetheart.

Colin Byrne is the high school teacher who was fired because of accusations Sugar Beth made while in high school. Sugar Beth told her parents that Colin made sexual advances toward her. Sugar Beth’s carriage house sits on a piece of property owned by Colin. He sets out to put Sugar Beth in her place and exact his revenge, but she rises above his attempts, swallows her pride and robs him of his satisfaction and his heart.

Sugar Beth works at redeeming herself. The book cover description says it best: “‘Ain’t She Sweet?’ is a story of courage and redemption … of friendship and laughter … of love and the possibility of happily-ever-after.”

Susan Elizabeth Phillips has written many novels. She made the New York Times bestseller list with her 1998 book “Dream a Little Dream.” She has received the Romance Writers of America’s prestigious Favorite Book of the Year award twice and the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award. In 2001 she was inducted into the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame. Come visit the Lake Tahoe Branch Library at 233 Warrior Way in Zephyr Cove and pick up one of Susan Elizabeth Phillips’ books. For more information call the library at (775) 588-6411.

– Jennifer Evans is a senior library technician at the Lake Tahoe Branch Library.

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