The Yard Sale by Patricia Preston


What do you do when your husband runs away with the church pianist, you lose your job and face the prospect of living and working with your mother? You have a yard sale, of course. Jennifer Riley needs money to take a trip to New Orleans for job interviews. With the help of her friend Gail and her husband Buddy, her yard sale becomes the talk of the town. There are bargains to be found, singing and dancing to entertain the customers and surprises waiting to be discovered.

Patricia Preston delivers yet another enjoyable, funny and easy read in the Humor and Happy Endings Series. As with the previous book I read in this series, the characters are incredibly well written. You can tell from the interaction between the three main characters that they are very close and have known each other for a long time. But it is not just the main characters that make this a great read, a cast of secondary characters help to add to the depth. Like the first book I read, this one drew me, keeping me entertained and wanting to know what happens at the most popular yard sale that the residence of Clayburn, Mississippi have ever seen.

I would love to know if Jennifer ended up with “Prince Charming” and if the treasures she finds really were as valuable as he claimed. Maybe there will be another book about Jennifer, I will keep my fingers crossed. But that is the magic of short stories when the story ends your imagination can take over.

If you enjoy your books short and sweet with a bit of a twist at the end, then this book might be just what you have been looking for.

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