On the morning of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick's wife Amy suddenly disappears. The police immediately suspect Nick. Amy's friends reveal that she was afraid of him, that she kept secrets from him. He swears it isn't true. A police examination of his computer shows strange searches. He says they aren't his. And then there are the persistent calls on his mobile phone. So what really did happen to Nick's beautiful wife?
Journeys of discovery aren't only about men, as fathers of daughters know full well. Carolyn Jourdan's Heart in the Right Place is just such a journey, one that comes not from leaving home, but from returning to it. A Washington, D.C., attorney and the personal counsel to a powerful U.S. senator, Jourdan enjoyed living in an important city filled with important people. But when her mother suffers a stroke, Jourdan fills in "temporarily" as the receptionist for her father's storefront health clinic, where she encounters "the People" on a daily and even nightly basis, from hypochondriacs to accident-prone farmhands—and in so doing, rediscovers where her heart truly lies. Heart in the Right Place is an absolute delight of a book: warm, funny and written with great heart and understanding. It is alive with characters who are as unbelievable as they are real—and their reality reveals how community, family and friendships build connections that run much deeper and matter far more than all the high-power deals, plans and programs of politicians and lobbyists. In the end, Jourdan discovers not only herself, but a new respect for her father and the meaning his life has in a place she forgot was home.
For years, 12-year-old CeeCee Honeycutt has been the caretaker of her psychotic mother, Camille-the tiara-toting, lipstick-smeared laughingstock of an entire town. But when Camille is hit by a truck and killed, CeeCee is left to fend for herself. To the rescue comes her previously unknown great-aunt from Savannah, Tootie Caldwell, who whirls CeeCee into her world of female friendship, strong women, wacky humor, and good old-fashioned heart.