Bless Her Heart (An Ellery Novel #4) (Paperback)

By Sally Kilpatrick

Kensington, 9781496710734, 352pp.

Publication Date: October 31, 2017

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Library Binding, Large Print (1/17/2018)

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Laugh-out-loud funny and unabashedly uplifting, with just the right amount of Southern sass, Sally Kilpatrick’s wonderful novel centers on one woman’s journey from an unhappy marriage to a surprising second chance . . .

On the day Posey Love discovers that her born-again husband has been ministering to some of his flock a little too eagerly, she also learns that he’s left her broke and homeless. Posey married Chad ten years ago in hopes of finding the stability her hippie mother couldn’t provide. Instead she got all the trappings of security—house, car, seemingly respectable husband—at the price of her freedom.

Posey’s mother, Lark, accepts her daughter’s return home with grace, though her sister can’t resist pointing out that being a sweet Southern wife hasn’t worked out as planned. And so, with the Seven Deadly Sins as a guide, Posey decides to let loose for once. Envy is easy to check off the list—Posey only has to look at her best friend’s adorable baby for that. One very drunken night out takes care of gluttony. As for lust—her long-time friend, John, is suddenly becoming much more than a pal. One by one, Posey is bulldozing through her old beliefs about love, family—and what it really means to be good. And she’s finding that breaking a few rules might be the perfect way to heal a heart . . .
Praise for the USA Today bestselling Sally Kilpatrick’s Novels
“Don't miss this quirky, fun love story. I couldn't put it down.”
--Haywood Smith, New York Times bestselling author on Better Get to Livin’
“Kilpatrick mixes loss and devastation with hope and a little bit of Southern charm. She will leave
the reader laughing through tears.” RT Book Reviews on The Happy Hour Choir
“A pleasantly engaging take on Romeo and Juliet.”
Library Journal on Bittersweet Creek

About the Author

Born and raised in West Tennessee, Sally Kilpatrick graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, with a BA in English. At UT she met and married a Georgia boy. Now they live in Marietta, GA, with their two kids. She holds a Masters in Professional Writing from Kennesaw State University and taught high school Spanish for eight years before taking a sabbatical to write and mother full time. In addition to reading and writing, Sally likes traveling, historic house tours, running, religious studies, and all things geek. Readers can learn more at or follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

Praise For Bless Her Heart (An Ellery Novel #4)

"With both humor and insight, BLESS HER HEART hits all the right notes in the complicated song of becoming who we are meant to be. This novel asks us to look at the ‘rules’ we might just have to break to heal our own life. Do yourself a favor and grab this book and hide away with its laugh-out-loud and cry-out-loud moments all mixed up in one place. Kilpatrick enthralls us again with her trademark quirky humor and vivid characters.”  —Patti Callahan Henry, New York Times Bestselling author

“Kilpatrick is back with another tale full of sassy Southern characters. She writes in a way that makes readers feel as if they are hanging out with their best friend. The characters and scenes are quirky, making this a fun read, though it does have a serious message of moving from loss to rebirth to empowerment. Posey is easy to root for and Chad is someone you love to hate.” —RT Book Reviews
Praise for the USA Today bestselling Sally Kilpatrick’s previous novels:

“Fans of Southern contemporary romance will be charmed.” —Publishers Weekly

“Readers will both laugh and cry as Declan and Presley face loss, learn life lessons from ghosts, and realize life is much easier to handle with someone by your side.” —Booklist 

“Pleasantly engaging.” —Library Journal 

“Witty, warm, and as complex and heart-wrenching as only love and family can be.”  —Heroes and Heartbreakers

 “In short, this one is pretty much as close to perfect as a reading experience can get. —Nashville Book Worm