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The Scandalous Summer of Sissy LeBlanc: A Novel (edition 2002)

by Loraine Despres

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A poignant and hilarious story of Sissy LeBlanc, who holds nothing back. ( )
  JerrilynnL | Dec 2, 2012 |
I read this book for the first time in high school and always loved it, having grown up in the south/midwest, where everyone is a Christian with dirty secrets to hide. 10 years later, I was a 23 year old divorcee and I can really empathize with the feeling Sissy has of being trapped in an unhappy marriage. I think my favorite part of the story, however, is how flawed each and every character was. No one was perfect and Sissy set herself up for the consequences of her bad decisions. She ruined more than just her own life. This is my favorite fluff novel and I've read it many times. ( )
  americayay | Apr 29, 2012 |
Second book of Despres' that I have read. Interesting story! I'm from the south and enjoy the stories of southern folk with the trist of drama. one always wants love! ( )
  LisMB | Oct 17, 2011 |
This story had potential but quickly went downhill. ( )
  mountaingirl2 | Feb 24, 2010 |
Good light reading. Interesting ending. ( )
  thevoice1208 | Mar 14, 2009 |
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It's a steamy June afternoon in Louisiana, circa 1956, and Sissy LeBlanc is sitting on her front porch, wondering -- half seriously -- if she could kill herself with aspirins and Coca-Cola. She's been living in stifling old Gentry since the day she was born and trapped in a sham of a marriage to PeeWee LeBlanc since she was only seventeen. In short, she's fed up, restless, and ready for an adventure.

Sissy just never imagined temptation would come into her life that breathless summer day as she sat smoking on her porch swing. For although she may have been fixated on the taut muscles of the lineman shimmying down the telephone pole across the street, she hadn't allowed herself to imagine that he'd be none other than her high school sweetheart, Parker Davidson, who left town fourteen years before without so much as a wave good-bye. But suddenly, here he is, leaning in for a kiss that will stir up more excitement than Sissy could ever have imagined...

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