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The Sunshine Club

The Sunshine Club, December 2021
by Carolyn Brown

ISBN: 1542032539
EAN: 9781542032537
Kindle: B08Y8LLCZH
Trade Size / e-Book
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"Never too young or too old to be open for love"

Fresh Fiction Review

The Sunshine Club
Carolyn Brown

Reviewed by Sandra Wurman
Posted December 9, 2021

Small Town

Returning to her aunt's hometown for a funeral turned out to be a trip down memory lane revealing many things that Sissy never knew about her dear Aunt Blanche and the rest of the sunshine club ladies, Ida Mae and Gussie, ladies in their seventies who have lived most of their lives together as wondrous friends. THE SUNSHINE CLUB offers a look into the sixties, triggering lots of memories for me as well as I’m sure many other readers will attest to, like dress codes and antiquated ideas of propriety for young women. Well, you get the picture.

In THE SUNSHINE CLUB Carolyn Brown amassed quite a cast of characters. Two amazingly intelligent spinsters, a town full of nosy people, and a crippled rooster and alcoholic bird. Can’t fault this author for her ingenious character development and in this story; you will have to boost your humor quotient.

In the end, it’s all about love. That’s what the Sunshine Club was all about: matchmaking. Their newest target is Sissy. Ida Mae and Gussie want Sissy to stay in town and live in the house she inherited from her Aunt Bee. They justify their intrusion into her life with an altruistic goal. This small town could really use a therapist. Hence, Sissy.

But who to match Sissy with? He has to be someone above reproach, with a clean record. For their girl, no cheaters, alcoholics, bad seeds. Well, there is really only one choice—the preacher Luke.

Blanche, aka Aunt Bee, must be turning in her grave. But the deed is done. Time for matchmaking to commence. Time is of the essence.

We have a good-looking preacher paired with the only child of performers in a hippy rock band. There is that thing called attraction, and both are free of any emotional entanglement at the moment. Distance is an issue. Sissy has seen in her work with married couples that long-distance relationships are ripe with challenges.

As a longtime fan of things Carolyn Brown I must admit that THE SUNSHINE CLUB reached a new level of excellence for this amazing creative prolific author. It showcases the inner strength of all folks. Belief in goodness, love, and faith can absolutely shape lives. Such is the case of the most wonderful cast of characters that star in THE SUNSHINE CLUB. Of course there are challenges. It is how we meet those that determine the future.

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Sisters of the heart play Cupid in New York Times bestselling author Carolyn Brown’s funny and heartwarming novel about friendship, family, and finding love.

Gussie, Ina Mae, and Blanche have been best friends for more than sixty years. From their humble beginnings of founding the Sunshine Club when they were girls to becoming the matchmaking queens of Newton, Texas, these three were inseparable. When Blanche passes away, Gussie and Ina Mae feel the best way to honor their dearly departed is with a shot of whiskey, some good music, and making a match for Blanche’s niece, Sissy.

Never mind that Sissy’s in town for only six weeks. Is there a better reason for her to stay? And is there a better prospect than handsome, charming, blue-eyed local preacher Luke Beauchamp? No and no. The attraction is already there. Now it’s up to Gussie and Ina Mae to make sure the sparks really get to crackling by Christmas.

The Sunshine Club is back in business. Don’t underestimate two feisty women who have their hearts set on a happy ending.

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