New York Times bestselling author Stephanie McAfee delivers another irreverent, laugh-out-loud page-turner about the (mis)adventures of plus-size spitfire Graciela aAcea Jones. With her fiancAc now her ex-fiancAc, Ace has hightailed it back to Bugtussle, Mississippi, and back to her Gramma Jonesas house. Her best friends, Lilly and Chloe, are delighted sheas back, but Ace still has some challenges ahead of her. For one thing, her replacement as Bugtussle High Schoolas art teacher, Cameron Becker, refuses to vacate the position. So Ace is stuck working as a substitute teacher while harboring fantasies of running Miss Becker out of town. On top of that, Lilly and Chloe are obsessed with setting her up on less-than-romantic blind datesaeven though all she wants is a break from her pitiful love life. To ease her troubled mind, Ace resolves to restore her grandmotheras gardens to their former glory. But in the well-worn gardening book sheas dug out of her grandmotheras attic there are a series of suspicious notes that indicate her grandmother may have had a special someone in her past. Now, with her faithful chiweenie, Buster Loo, by her side, Ace is determined to get to the bottom of her grandmotheras secret life, all the while hoping her own life isnat about to implode....aa#39;Cause Ia#39;ve been shopping flea markets and clearance racks, and going to some estate sales! ... aAnd that is exactly what my business plan is based on. ... Jalena slices off a sample of her red velvet cupcake and I fall in love all over again.
|Title||:||Down and Out in Bugtussle|
|Publisher||:||Penguin - 2013-07-02|