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Andie Miller is ready to move on with her life. She wants to marry her fiance and leave behind everything in her past, especially her ex-husband, North Archer. But when Andie tries to gain closure with him, he asks one final favor of her. A distant cousin has died and left North the guardian of two orphans who have driven away three nannies already and things are getting worse. He needs someone to take care of the situation, and he knows Andie can handle anything. When Andie meets the two children, she soon realizes it's much worse than she feared. Carter and Alice aren't your average delinquents, and the creepy old house where they live is being run by the worst housekeeper since Mrs. Danvers. Complicating matters is Andie's fiance's suspicion that this is all a plan by North to get Andie back. He may be right because Andie's dreams have been haunted by North since she arrived at the old house. And that's not the only haunting.Then her ex-brother-in-law arrives with a duplicitous journalist and a self-doubting parapsychologist, closely followed by an annoyed medium, Andie's tarot card reading mother, her avenging ex-mother-in-law, and her jealous fiance. Just when Andie's sure things couldn't get more complicated, North arrives to make her wonder if maybe this time things could just turn out differently.Filled with her trademark wit, unforgettable characters, and laugh-out-loud scenarios, "Maybe This Time" shows why Jennifer Crusie is one of the most beloved storytellers of our time."
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About the Author

Jennifer Crusie is the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and USA Today bestselling author of Welcome to Temptation, Tell Me Lies, Crazy for You, Faking It, Fast Women and Bet Me. She has also collaborated with Bob Mayer to write Wild Ride, Agnes and the Hitman and Don't Look Down. Crusie earned her bachelor's degree from Bowling Green State University, a master's from Wright State University, and a master of fine arts from Ohio State University. Before devoting herself to writing full-time, Crusie worked as a preschool teacher, an elementary and junior high art teacher, and a high school English teacher. She lives on the banks of the Ohio River.

Reviews

"A bewitching tale. Graced with deliciously original characters, imbued with addictively acerbic wit, driven by a wildly inventive, paranormal-flavored plot . . . Maybe This Time is Crusie at her very best." --Booklist (starred review)"As always, the greatest pleasure comes from watching Crusie put her great cast of quirky characters through their paces. This is a story of faith: in human nature, in love, in romance, in connections that cannot be broken. Crusie fans can rejoice in this original and funny romantic thriller." --New York Journal of Books A bewitching tale. Graced with deliciously original characters, imbued with addictively acerbic wit, driven by a wildly inventive, paranormal-flavored plot . . . "Maybe This Time" is Crusie at her very best. "Booklist (starred review)" As always, the greatest pleasure comes from watching Crusie put her great cast of quirky characters through their paces. This is a story of faith: in human nature, in love, in romance, in connections that cannot be broken. Crusie fans can rejoice in this original and funny romantic thriller. "New York Journal of Books"" "A bewitching tale. Graced with deliciously original characters, imbued with addictively acerbic wit, driven by a wildly inventive, paranormal-flavored plot . . . "Maybe This Time" is Crusie at her very best."--"Booklist" (starred review)"As always, the greatest pleasure comes from watching Crusie put her great cast of quirky characters through their paces. This is a story of faith: in human nature, in love, in romance, in connections that cannot be broken. Crusie fans can rejoice in this original and funny romantic thriller."--"New York"" Journal of Books"

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