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Love in a nutshell, Janet Evanovich & Dorien Kelly

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Love in a nutshell
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Love in a nutshell
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Janet Evanovich & Dorien Kelly
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eng
Summary
"Kate Appleton needs a job. Her husband has left her, she's been fired from her position as a magazine editor, and the only place she wants to go is to her parents' summer house, The Nutshell, in Keene's Harbor, Michigan. Kate's plan is to turn The Nutshell into a Bed and Breakfast. Problem is, she needs cash, and the only job she can land is less than savory. Matt Culhane wants Kate to spy on his brewery employees. Someone has been sabotaging his company, and Kate is just new enough in town that she can insert herself into Culhane's business and snoop around for him. If Kate finds the culprit, Matt will pay her a $20,000 bonus. Needless to say, Kate is highly motivated. But several problems present themselves. Kate despises beer. No one seems to trust her. And she is falling hard for her boss. Can these two smoke out a saboteur, save Kate's family home, and keep a killer from closing in...all while resisting their undeniable attraction to one another? Filled with humor, heart, and loveable characters, Love in a Nutshell is delicious fun"--Provided by publisher
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  • Kate Appleton is broke. Her parents have moved out of state but not before telling their unemployed, newly single daughter that she can have their lake house, the Nutshell. There’s only one catch: Kate has to take over the mortgage payments. Kate loves the Nutshell and has plans to turn it into a bed-and-breakfast. But first, she needs money, and the only way to get the necessary funds is to get a job. Matt Culhane is having problems at his microbrewery, and he suspects foul play. He needs a spy, someone his staff doesn’t know. Kate takes the job, eager to earn the special bonus she’ll receive when she catches the culprit. However, there’s danger ahead when the person who really wants Matt out of business is willing to commit murder. Evanovich is known for her humor, and she and Kelly skillfully combine comedy with romance and suspense to make a story sure to please readers. -- Mosley, Shelley (Reviewed 11-15-2011) (Booklist, vol 108, number 6, p30)
  • Plummy best seller Evanovich and Kelly, president of Romance Writers of America, have joined forces to write this romantic suspense novel, featuring out-of-work, just-separated Kate Appleton. Kate has gone to Keen Harbor, MI, with dreams of turning her parents' summer cottage, the Nutshell, into a bed-and-breakfast. To get the funds she needs, she's agreed to help Matt Culhane discover who has been sabotaging his brewery. Alas, she hates beer, and she's also getting sweet on Matt. This will draw readers of both authors; here's hoping they'll stay after the one-day laydown on January 3. --Barbara Hoffert (Reviewed September 1, 2011) (Library Journal, vol 136, issue 14, p85)
  • A nice gal tries to solve a mystery in the microbrewery owned by a hometown boy in this classic cross-genre read. Kate Appleton has moved to her family's summer home with dreams of turning the lake house, affectionately known as The Nutshell, into a bed-and-breakfast. Unfortunately, a bachelor's degree in drama doesn't open many doors to employment in Keene's Harbor, and what Kate needs more than anything else is a large sum of money to pay off the mortgage before the house goes into foreclosure. Enter Matt Culhane, local hottie and owner of Depot Brewing Company, a small-time tap house in the process of making it big. Not only is Matt willing to give Kate the job she demands, soon he wants to be more than just her boss. But Kate, who's recently been burned by her ex Richard's affair with Shayla the Homewrecker, isn't ready to give in to Matt's charms. She's more interested in Matt's promise as the key to her future, since her job with him isn't limited to brewery work but extends to the role of full-time snoop. Matt's been having problems of his own with someone who seems to be sabotaging his whole operation. Ever-curious Kate hopes she can find out who has turned traitor and claim the $20,000 bonus Matt's promised her for finding the culprit before the Nutshell's reclaimed by the mortgage's new holder. Blending classic romance archetypes with an edge of mystery, the duo of Evanovich (Sizzling Sixteen, 2010, etc.) and Kelly is sure to appeal to fans of both genres with reader-friendly writing that mirrors its characters' all-American appeal.(Kirkus Reviews, November 1, 2011)
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10022815
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Evanovich, Janet
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3555.V2126
LC item number
L68 2012
Literary form
fiction
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Kelly, Dorien
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True
Series statement
Culhane family romances
Series volume
0001
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  • Bed and breakfast accommodations
  • Sabotage
  • Michigan
Target audience
adult
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Love in a nutshell, Janet Evanovich & Dorien Kelly
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
310 pages
Isbn
9780312651312
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011033804
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 740627788
  • (OCoLC)740627788
Label
Love in a nutshell, Janet Evanovich & Dorien Kelly
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
310 pages
Isbn
9780312651312
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011033804
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 740627788
  • (OCoLC)740627788

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