Queen Bee of Mimosa Branch

Queen Bee of Mimosa Branch Linwood Breedlove Scott s life has officially hit rock bottom Her husband of thirty years has run off with a stripper The IRS has taken everything but her coffee table And her hot flashes are four ala

  • Title: Queen Bee of Mimosa Branch
  • Author: Haywood Smith
  • ISBN: 9780312989392
  • Page: 460
  • Format: Paperback
  • Linwood Breedlove Scott s life has officially hit rock bottom Her husband of thirty years has run off with a stripper The IRS has taken everything but her coffee table And her hot flashes are four alarmers The only thing that could make being flat broke and fifty any worse is having to crawl home to her parents house in Mimosa Branch, Georgiawhich is exactly whereLinwood Breedlove Scott s life has officially hit rock bottom Her husband of thirty years has run off with a stripper The IRS has taken everything but her coffee table And her hot flashes are four alarmers The only thing that could make being flat broke and fifty any worse is having to crawl home to her parents house in Mimosa Branch, Georgiawhich is exactly where she s headed.Lin s barely prepared for the loony bin that greets her, from her controlling, eighty year old mother and shockingly blunt father to her long suffering Aunt Glory and her deranged Uncle Bedford who is convinced a cannibal lives under the furniture Nor is she ready for the instant love hate attraction she feels for her handsome new next door neighbor Trying to navigate her way through the second act of her life with nothing than a prepaid calling card, a broken heart, and plenty of Prozac, Lin s about to discover that it s never too late for old friends, new romance, the ties of family, and a second chance to survive it all on the road to becoming the person you were always meant to be

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    671 thoughts on “Queen Bee of Mimosa Branch

    • If there was a negative rating I would choose it. This book was really pointless. The woman was bitter and witchy. My friend told me it was bad but I read it anyway, dumb. That's several hours of my life I will never get back.


    • I am physically unable to enter a bookstore and not buy something for myself. During a recent trip to Barnes & Noble, I headed into the bargain section after selecting the gift I went for in the first place. Of course, trying to find a winner in the piles of bargain books is tough when you have an impatient four-year-old in tow, and I selected Queen Bee of Mimosa Branch mainly by its cheerful cover art.::: The Basics :::Linwood Breedlove was in a hurry to get out of Mimosa Branch, and marrie [...]


    • Recommendation from MG book club. I was ready for a light, fun to read book. This is it. 50 year old woman returns to home in Georgia. Crazy family, handsome next door neighbor, "trying to navigate her way through the second act of her life with nothing more than a prepaid calling card, a broken heart, and plenty of Prozac"Finished the book. Hmmm.e first 3/4ths was enjoyable and then I thought it got woobly--inconsistant, illegal vote tampering, handsome guy not well defined. I still enjoyed the [...]


    • Oh, gosh! I read this so long ago! I really enjoyed it! What I remember is that the characterization was superb, as Smith's usually is and I could relate to many aspects of Linwood's adjustments in the aftermath of her 'failed' marriage of 30 years. Definitely not a book to read if you demand action, but the depiction of relationships was so well done!


    • So I’m giving this book 2.5 🌟s. The story line had tons of promise and for the most part was cute and touching but it dropped in so many place that it continued to leave you wanting and confused! The editing was fraking awful!!!!


    • If this is not THE worst book I have ever read, it is certainly in contention. When I picked it up at the library used bookstore, I was expecting a humorous love story. A quote on the cover states "When it comes to crazy, everything is relative" so you expect a lot of crazy antics with the family in the vein of "You Can't Take It With You."Linwood Breedlove Scott divorces her husband of 30 years after he runs off with a stripper. Unfortunately, the IRS has taken everything so she is forced to mo [...]


    • Thirty years after Lin Breedlove escaped her hometown of Mimosa Branch, Georgia, she is back. With her tail between her legs, and now as Lin Breedlove Scott, divorced and broke.She is not looking forward to staying at her parents' home, despite how huge it is; what keeps her going is her plan to refurbish the garage apartment. The bliss of privacy beckons.But almost as soon as she arrives, old friends and enemies appear and threaten the serenity she seeks. And a next door hunk of a man tempts he [...]


    • I didn't care much for this book. Didn't like the main character. Newly divorced at age 50, she moves back home with her parents because she has no skills to support herself after 30 years of marriage. She came from, and her parents still live in a small southern town, where most of the people, including her family (aunt, uncle, brother, and friends are all eccentric much so. She wants nothing more than to fix up a garage apartment which she does in short time, even though she works at a pharmac [...]


    • This book started out with so much potential and then fell flat. I loved the premise but there just wasn't much done with it. It ended up taking much longer to read than I thought. Smith overwrites. She takes everything a step or two further than necessary and zaps the power out of the message. A fine example was that the ending of the book was two pages before the ending. She made a beautiful, well written inspiring point. But then she goes on for another page and washes over the point with som [...]


    • Georgia--this book was okay. More self-talk and thinking than necessary. Should have built the relationships with friends in the story rather than having preexisting friends who support her from a distance until the last chapter. Relationship with family (esp. brother and mother) is healed but then she doesn't DO anything for them. Maybe the main characters relationships would not have deteriorated if she had spend less time thinking about her misery and more time doing things to help her family [...]


    • Only okay Southern chick lit. Lin Breedlove Scott is a confused 50-something newly divorced woman forced to move back home. It would be better if the Grant relationship had just stayed friendly, but I think the author threw in the "hot romance" aspect as a way to entice readers. It doesn't. If she's supposed to be on a journey to growth as an adult, she shouldn't do half the things she does. Her moral compass is off.


    • I read this in 2007 and all I remember is that the woman was incredibly immature for her age part that sticks out was how she broke into a fit of laughter when she was about to have sex, like she was 15 or something. The woman was middle-aged, and acting like a school girl. Dumb book.





    • I loved her Red Hat Club books and Ladies of The Lake book so much that I wanted to give this book a try. This book wasnt good. The storylines flop around. She made the lead , too goody goody. Im afraid to say the lead was also racist. That turned me off big time. I was really disappointed with this book. Im glad I read the other books before this one cause this book would of turn me off completely from her writing.






    • Excellent story!! I was rooting for the characters every step of the way, and cheered when they grew and changed for the better. This was a hilarious, cannot-put-it-down book, so read with caution!



    • Linwood Breedlove Scott's life has officially hit rock bottom. Her husband of thirty years has run off with a stripper. The IRS has taken everything but her coffee table. And her hot flashes are four-alarmers. The only thing that could make being flat-broke and fifty any worse is having to crawl home to her parents' house in Mimosa Branch, Georgiawhich is exactly where she's headed.Lin's barely prepared for the loony bin that greets her, from her controlling, eighty-year-old mother and shockingl [...]


    • I am not the target audience for this book, but I still liked it.Main character:Linwood Breedlove Scott. Lin. Lin Breedlove. No longer Lin Scott.Fifty-something years old.Southern. So very Southern. Get your hair and lipstick straight because someone might see you at any moment. Don’t you dare go out on the porch at night without checking your face in the mirror.Divorced. Badly divorced. No-good husband got himself engaged to a stripper. Thirty years of marriage and she finds out he’s spent [...]


    • When I started reading this book, I wasn't sure I was going to like it. Lin annoyed me quite a bit. That changed as the book went on and you got to know her and her quirky family.You may read the book blurb and think this is a romance novel, but it isn't. Its older chicklit, women's fiction, if you will. It deals with life, love and the most important thing, friendship.When I read these kinds of books I usually find myself thinking two things.1. Why do I not have friends like this?2. How do you [...]


    • I was pleasantly surprised by this book. It is a mixture of humor, real life issues, romance, friendship and drama. At different times I found myself laughing, weeping or nodding my head in understanding. This is not your typical chick-lit book. I was glad to see that it didn't follow the usual "girl meets guy, girl has a love/hate relationship with guy, they live happy ever after" pattern. I also appreciated that the main character Lin was not a girl at all but a "mature" woman. Being in a simi [...]


    • Another book found from my local cinema's book-swap-shelf Pretty nice company for a lazy day relaxation. Sometimes the main character was a bit annoying, but overall many interesting characters in the book and I never got bored!


    • I'm a little late to the party, but that's the great thing about books. They'll wait patiently to be discovered. I thought the book had too much going on. it seems this genre usually has some drama or mystery on the side that seems to get in the way of the story. i loved that this had a different ending than the usual "can they overcome their hurtful pasts and unexpected obstacles to find true love? well, of course they can. The notion that one can be happy and fulfilled and live happily ever af [...]


    • Not a fan.What I liked:- geographical detail (such as meat-and-three, which I'd never heard of, and trash bread)- I am near the character's age. That said, I kept trying to compare myself to her and I just just couldn't.- I kind of liked the inclusion of faith as a sub-theme, especially faith that is "real" in that the character is not perfect. That said, I could have lived without most of the crudeness and especially sexual detail. What I hated:- the title. - TOO much detail. Who knew there was [...]


    • Suddenly divorced after 30 years of marriage, Lin, age 50, moves in with her eccentric family. The story moves slowly, matching the process of recovery of the main character: one day at a time, one crisis at a time. But, it is more than the story of one woman's progress; it is also the story of a town and its changes and maturation. It's a genuine story about what changes, what stays the same, and how you deal with both. *Caution: Religious conservatives may get their knickers in a knot over the [...]


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