Smart, witty, and delightfully offbeat, this new novel from the author of The Happy Hour Choir and Bittersweet Creek is an uplifting story about following your heart, even when it leads to the last place you’d expect… www.SallyKilpatrick.com

NOTE: This recipe comes from Dorothy Louise Patterson Warbington and has been a family favorite forever. For some reason a holiday just isn’t a holiday without apricot salad. If you haven’t had a Jell-O salad in a while, give it a try!

10 oz 7-Up (or any other lemon-lime soda, but southern ladies have their favorites)
1 pkg (3 oz) apricot Jell-O
8 oz sour cream
1 can (15 ¾ oz) crushed pineapple, drained
Bring 7-up to a boil. Stir in Jell-O until dissolved. Add sour cream. Mix well. Add pineapple. Mix and gel.**

**Mix and gel is shorthand for “put the concoction in the fridge once it’s well mixed and leave it there until it’s congealed.”

 

“Don’t miss this quirky, fun love story. I couldn’t put it down.” –Haywood Smith, New York Times bestselling authorSmart, witty, and delightfully offbeat, this new novel from the author of The Happy Hour Choir and Bittersweet Creek is an uplifting story about following your heart, even when it leads to the last place you’d expect…

Presley Cline has put aside dreams of Hollywood stardom and come back to Ellery, Tennessee, to work in a beauty shop. In truth, the dreams in question were more her mother’s than her own. Presley may have the face and body of a movie icon, but she lacks the stomach for it. Yet a loving relationship and normal home life seem almost as unattainable as an Oscar. Being able to see and speak to dead people certainly isn’t helping.

Presley’s first job, beautifying “clients” at the Anderson Funeral Home, is quite a change from working on a movie set. The place is home to dozens of ghosts all hoping that Presley can help them move on–and also one very-much-alive owner, Declan Anderson. Like Presley, Declan is caught between following family expectations and his own aspirations. But with a little meddling from loved ones and locals–both living and dead–Presley is starting to see that life is too short not to be who you want to be, and the most rewarding journeys involve some unexpected detours…

Praise for Sally Kilpatrick’s The Happy Hour Choir

“Kilpatrick mixes loss and devastation with hope and a little bit of Southern charm. She will leave the reader laughing through tears. This is an incredible start from a promising storyteller.” – RT Book Reviews, 4.5 Stars

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