This was such a fun mixture of romance, healing, moving forward, and…. murder! I loved how Andrews was able to weave all these things together to seamlessly create a beautiful story!
Hattie is a young widow and works with her father-in-law restoring old Savannah homes to their former glory. I really loved Hattie. She is grieving but is such a fun woman. Watching her heal and grow throughout this story felt like watching a good friend go through a transformation. The grief isn’t heavy, it’s been quite a few years since she lost her husband, so I still completely feel this is a beach read!
There is a murder mystery, and it’s a light one. I would not recommend this to someone that wants a murder mystery book. This is a story about a woman rehabbing a home and coming out of her shell. The murder mystery is a side-story, and it’s good, but it’s not the main focus of the story.
I thought the characters were the most enjoyable part of this book. Hattie is a delight, and her friends and support system are fantastic. The TV crew that comes to shoot the reality tv show bring color and frustration to the story, and it makes the story even more compelling.
Overall, I really enjoyed this one! I would recommend this to someone looking for a beach read or a story about moving forward in life!
Where to Find This Book:
Summer begins with MKA, in this delightful summer read about flipping houses, and finding true love.
Hattie Kavanaugh went to work helping clean up restored homes for Kavanaugh & Son Restorations at eighteen; married the boss’s son at twenty; and was only twenty-five when her husband, Hank, was killed in a motorcycle accident.
Broken hearted, but determined to continue the business of their dreams, she takes the life insurance money, buys a small house in a gentrifying neighborhood, flips it, then puts the money into her next project. But that house is a disaster and a money-loser, which rocks her confidence for years to come. Then, Hattie gets a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: star in a beach house renovation reality show called “The Homewreckers,” cast against a male lead who may be a love interest, or may be the ultimate antagonist. It’s a question of who will flip, and who will flop, and will Hattie ever get her happily-ever-after.
Filled with Mary Kay Andrews’s trademark wit, warmth, junking trips, and house porn, The Homewreckers is a summer beach delight.
Just the Facts:
The Homewreckers by Mary Kay Andrews
Genre: Contemporary Womens Fiction
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Pub Date: May 3, 2022
I was provided a gifted copy of this book for free. I am leaving my honest review voluntarily.