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Saturday, September 26, 2009

Adventures of the Laundry Hag by Jennifer L. Hart

I read this story almost a year ago and the review shortly thereafter.  Scrolling through my ebooks I chanced upon it again and was taken right back. Oh my heavens... this book is heading for a re-read just because I loved it so much.  I laughed, then laughed some more because Jennifer L. Hart has created a character in Maggie Phillips that is hard to forget... and following her in this story Adventures of the Laundry Hag: Skeletons in the Closet was super-funny and always, always enjoyable. And according to one of her Twitter posts, Laundry Hag 2 is in the works... Oh MAN, I hope it's out soon!  I'm so going to be there to get my copy!  The review below is the original from last October 23 from my eHarlequin blog... but I definitely wanted to post it so that maybe a few more people will check it out....

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I chanced upon this book through one of those coincidences that really makes me wonder. When I read the blurb about the story, I just had to get it; the humour was reason enough... and I do enjoy a great mystery. So when I finally had a chance to read it, I was totally taken by surprise. This is one first-rate story by an author that now has my full attention! Yowza.... All I can say is I dearly hope that Jennifer L. Hart has more Laundry Hag stories to come. Not only do I want to see just what Maggie gets into, I'd love to get more of a backward look at her life. Just how did she come to meet and marry her luscious SEAL, Neil and become mom to his two very young sons? And c'mon... Sylvia? She's a character and a half that lady... and Leopold has more than enough charm for a roomful of people.
So, please.... MORE Laundry Hag stories... otherwise I may not be accountable for the weeping and wailing that would ensue.

Excellence: Excellent to Outstanding ~ 4.5 stars of 5

Book Info
Jennifer L. Hart; The Misadventures of the Laundry Hag: Skeletons in the Closet; Wild Child Publishing; 2008

Book Description
 Maggie Phillips hasn't had it easy. As the wife of a retired Navy SEAL and the adoptive mother of two little hellions, Maggie is constantly seeking new ways to improve her family's financial situation. She accepts a cleaning position for her new neighbors (who redefine the term 'eccentric'), never imagining she will end up as the sole alibi for a man with a fascination for medieval torture devices when he is brought up on murder charges.
 While Maggie struggles to prove the man's innocence, her deadbeat brother arrives, determined to sell Maggie and Neil on his next great scheme and to mooch with a vengeance. If that isn't bad enough, her in-laws (cutthroat corporate attorneys), descend on the house, armed with disapproval and condemnation for the family's annual Thanksgiving celebration.
 As the police investigation intensifies, Maggie searches for the killer among the upper echelon of Hudson, Massachusetts, in the only way she can--by scrubbing their thrones.
 Of the porcelain variety, that is....


  1. You don't know how happy it makes me to see such a rave review. This is why I write!

  2. Hey Jennifer, I really, really loved your story and writing. That makes me a very happy reader!

    Thanks for stopping by.