Along Came Mary
A Bad Girl Creek Novel
After finally wising up to her drunken rodeo crooner lover, Mary Madigan saddles up her twin border collies and takes her act on the road, leaving miles of heartache and highway behind. When she meets Rick, a charming and persistent journalist haunted by his own ghosts, she suddenly has a travel companion and a new lover (with an all-too-familiar set of tricks).
Their travels ultimately bring them to Bad Girl Creek, where the waters have already been troubled. Phoebe's pregnancy is life-threatening, Nance's break-up diet has turned dangerously successful, Beryl is still struggling to adjust to life after prison, and HIV-positive Ness is distancing herself from the healthy world -- if you can call it that.
But these are the Bad Girl Creek ladies: they are resilient. The ways they pull together, cheer each other on through good times and bad, and cope with every curve life throws at them make up the heart and soul of this powerful and big-hearted novel.
Praise For Along Came Mary: A Bad Girl Creek Novel…
Readers will cheer the way the characters fight for each other, refuse to tolerate self-destructive behavior and set a standard for friendship.
author of Distant Shores and On Mystic Lake
Along Came Mary is a wonderful novel, filled with women so real and honest you feel you've known them all of your life....[A]nother sparkling gem from Jo-Ann Mapson. Bittersweet, poignant, and ultimately triumphant.
The feisty characters and rueful emotional wisdom of this sequel will win over all but the hardest-hearted reader.
Simon & Schuster, 9780743224628, 384pp.
Publication Date: January 8, 2004