Paperback release: The Homewreckers

Published:  May 23, 2023 – St. Martin’s Griffin


Hattie Kavanaugh went to work restoring homes for Kavanaugh & Son Restorations at eighteen, married the boss’s son at twenty, and became a widow at twenty-five. Now, she’s passionate about her work, but that’s the only passion in her life. “Never love something that can’t love you back,” is advice her father-in-law gives her, but Hattie doesn’t follow it and falls head-over-heels for a money pit of a house. She’s determined to make it work, but disaster after disaster occurs, and Hattie’s dream might cost Kavanaugh & Son their livelihood. Hattie needs money, and fast.

When a slick Hollywood producer shows up in her hometown of Savannah, Georgia, she 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. Soon, there’s more at stake than bad pipes and dry rot: during the demolition, evidence comes to light that points to the mysterious disappearance of a young wife and mother years before.

With a burned out detective investigating the case, an arsonist on the loose, two men playing with her emotions, and layers upon layers of vintage wallpaper causing havoc, it’s a question of who will flip, who will flop, and if Hattie will ever get her happily-ever-after. (publisher)

My brief take:

To dig herself out of a financial hole Hattie agrees to be on a home renovation show – a HGTV-like program that is produced to romantically link Hattie and her designer co-host without her knowledge as they renovate an old Tybee Island house. Add in a years-old unsolved local mystery as well as a dash of romance and a pinch of humor and you’ve got Mary Kay Andrews’ summer novel.

It was a fun read and perfect for reading by the pool or, really, anywhere.

Praise for Mary Kay Andrews:

#TheHomewreckers #MaryKayAndrews #StMartinsPress

“Mary Kay Andrews is the queen of beach reads.” —
“A perfect summer escape.” —Booklist
“Seamlessly combines romance and mystery” — PopSugar

“Imagine if HGTV and a murder mystery met, fell in love and unexpectedly produced a rom-com.” — E! Online

10 thoughts on “Paperback release: The Homewreckers

    • Hi Diane, not sure if you’ll see my comment but here goes. I’m so glad you stopped by. I still can’t comment on your blog for whatever reason. You’ve been through quite the year. I’m sorry to hear you had a loss. And I’m so happy and relieved that your sight has improved. I’ll keep reading your blog! Welcome back!


      • Thank you Mary! BTW- I love your profile picture (and hair):
        I stopped coloring my during Covid and am happy I did. Sorry blogger is so difficult:( Have a good summer.


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