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by Millie Criswell

eBook The Trouble with Mary ePub
Author: Millie Criswell
Language: English
ISBN: 0804119503
ISBN13: 978-0804119504
Publisher: Ivy Books (January 2001)
Category: Literary
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 493
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ePub file: 1430 kb
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Award-winning author Millie Criswell has charmed readers with her joy-filled historical romances. Now, in The Trouble With Mary, she serves up her first contemporary romantic comedy-a palate-pleasing love story of two people with nothing in common. except their undeniable attraction. Award-winning author Millie Criswell has charmed readers with her joy-filled historical romances.

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Millie Criswell (born March 26, 1948) is a best-selling author of over twenty-five romance novels. She began writing shortly before her fortieth birthday, after decades of reading romances. She has since published over twenty-five novels, and is the lead author for the new Harlequin Flipside line. She and her husband live in Spotsylvania, Virginia; they have a daughter and a son. Awards. The Trouble With Mary.

About The Trouble With Mary. The trouble with mary i. .Her huge Italian family is driving her crazy

About The Trouble With Mary. From award-winning author Millie Criswell comes a palate-pleasing contemporary rom-com about two people with nothing in common-except their undeniable attraction. Romantic comedy has a new star and her name is Millie Criswell.Her huge Italian family is driving her crazy. Her love life is nonexistent. In fact, she needs a life! So Mary Russo decides to open a restaurant in Baltimore’s Little Italy. Books related to The Trouble With Mary.

A book by Millie Criswell is better than chocolate. Asking for Trouble Millie Criswell. Don’t miss it! -USA TODAY bestselling author Leanne Banks. Romantic comedy has a new star, and her name is Millie Criswell. Her aunt was an intriguing mixture of Mary Poppins and the Wicked Witch of the West and was quite possibly the most upbeat person Beth had ever met, though she was a stickler for the proprieties. Good manners were expected, as was circumspect behavior, which usually created problems where Ivy was concerned.

Millie Criswell (born March 26) is a best-selling author of over twenty-five romance .

Millie Criswell (born March 26) is a best-selling author of over twenty-five romance novels. Criswell began writing shortly before her fortieth birthday, after decades of reading romances. She has since published over twenty-five novels, and is the lead author for the new Harlequin Flipside line They have a daughter and a son, both of whom are lawyers, and several grandchildren. Wild Heather Book 1. Sweet LaurelBook 2.

Award-winning author Millie Criswell has charmed readers with her joy-filled historical romances. Now, in The Trouble With Mary,  she serves up her first contemporary romantic comedy--a palate-pleasing love story of two people with nothing in common . . . except their undeniable attraction.THE TROUBLE WITH MARY IS . . .She's unemployed. Her huge Italian family is driving her crazy. Her love life is nonexistent. In fact, she needs a life! So Mary decides to open a restaurant in Baltimore's Little Italy. And despite her mother's assurances that she will fail, the place is a big success--until the local paper delivers a scathing review of her pizza, pasta, and chocolate cannolis.Food critic Dan Gallagher hates Italian food--and his column shows it. Now Mary would like nothing more than to serve Dan on a steaming platter. Problem is, Mary is the most delectable woman Dan has ever met. And Dan is the most exasperating man Mary has ever encountered. And the trouble with chemistry is, neither one can resist it. . . .
Morad
Millie Criswell has written a very enjoyable book. It takes you through the life of two pretty average people and how a relationship can really mess up the balance. It also gives a an accurate portrayal of the angst a "good catholic" girl goes through in today's modern society. Additionally, the Russo family is unique enough to keep you turning the pages to see what they will say or do next. Finally, Mary is a great heroine because she is real. I fully identify with her, and I am sure we all know someone just like her!
Read this book if you are looking for a romantic story that can actually happen!
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THE TROUBLE WITH MARY Millie Criswell Ivy Books ISBN #0-804-11950-3 January 2001 Contemporary
Baltimore - Present
Mary Russo is a middle child born into a stereotype Italian family where the matriarch reminds me of Sophia of The Golden Girls TV show. Sophia Russo always has a one liner to divulge and it often begins with - The trouble with Mary is ..... to fit whatever the occasion happens to be at the moment. Thanks to many of these isms, Mary believes herself a fat failure. She dropped out of school to work in a Pizza Parlor and now her boss is dead and she doesn't have a clue where or what she wants to do. Loving to cook and deciding to venture out on her own, Mary finds a new apartment over the same building where she opens an Italian restaurant in Baltimore's Little Italy section of town. She looks forward to a thriving business, but the newspaper's food editor blasts her restaurant with a terrible critique. Just wait till that Dan Gallagher, whoever he thinks he is, gets a piece of her mind!
Dan Gallagher was a successful sports editor for the newspaper, but nepotism enters the picture and he's asked to fill a vacancy as food editor for a spell. Dan isn't happy, but doesn't have much choice either. Dan hates Italian food and must review the new restaurant opening in Little Italy, and blasts it with a terrible critique. He has set an Italian family against him and little Mary Russo is going to burn his ears when she walks into his office a few days later. But when Dan looks at the petite woman it's more than his ears that burn.
Millie Criswell steps into the arena of contemporary writing with a blast, as THE TROUBLE WITH MARY is a riot of romantic comedy. She gives readers a story to laugh with and brings a family to life when a typical Italian daughter falls for of all things, an Irishman. Dan and Mary are such fun to read about as they become friends, then lovers. Her secondary characters seem like relatives after you read a few chapters. There is the colorful Grandma Flora who never lets Sophia forget she wasn't good enough for her son, Frank, but no woman could have met Flora's expectations. The aunts and uncles and their idiosyncrasies will keep a smile on your face with their antics. Then there is Dan's precious little boy, Matthew, who doesn't want to live with Dan and is angry because his mother deserted him, but Grandma Flora and Mary will soon bring him out of the doldrums. Then, there is Mary's brother, Joe, a priest and light of his mother's eyes; and Annie, the outrageous best friend, among other characters presented. Each of the cast is fully developed and given a unique personality.
Though most of the story is a comedy, there are some serious matters hidden between the lines, and the author does a great job in solving them. Mary harbors a real fear of failure in her relationship and hesitates to commit because of that fear. She's also been under her mother's thumb all of her life and enjoys her independence and doesn't want to give that up. Dan was been burned in his first marriage and isn't interested in anything more than a casual relationship - but Mary's family will have more than a little to say about that. THE TROUBLE WITH MARY is a read to pick up when you want to lift your spirits and put a smile on your face. Millie Criswell proves she can write a contemporary to equal her previous historicals as she uses imagination, wit and humor to bring a delightful story to her fans. There are steam-filled pages of sensuality as the thirty-something virgin learns about making out. This reader is hoping there is a sequel to bring this family to a conclusion since I have a strong need to know more about brother Joe. Millie Criswell left me with a grin and a satisfying conclusion to a tale I highly recommend.
Carol Carter/As written for Under The Covers
Perilanim
Mary Russo is a 33-year-old virgin who has been hounded by her Italian mother and grandmother to find a man. She's doing her best to ignore them. In an effort to assert her independence, she finally decides to open up her own Italian restaurant. The hero is Dan Gallagher, a single father who works at the Baltimore Sun. He's been a sportswriter for 15 years and is hoping to become the sports editor when the job he wants (and deserves) goes to the owner's nephew. He's assured this is only temporary and is given the job as the food editor and restaurant critic. His first assignment is to determine the winner of the contest for the best-tasting ground beef recipe. Since Dan dabbles in cooking, this is so distasteful to him he's afraid that if Gourmet or Bon Appetit find out they'll cancel his subscriptions. His first assignment as restaurant critic is to review Mary's new Italian eatery -- problem is, he HATES Italian food. Can you see where this is going ???? Instant conflict! The well-drawn secondary characters enhance the story. From Mary's parents, to her grandmother, to her best friend, Annie, to her brother Joe, the local parish priest, and assorted cousins, aunts, and uncles, every one of them adds to this delightful story. A particularly endearing character is Dan's son, Matt, a precocious child who would rather eat pizza than his father's gourmet creations. Dan has just obtained full custody of the eight-year-old after his ex-wife decided she wasn't cut out to be a mother. Criswell deftly handles the aspects of Matt's feelings of abandonment as well as Dan's feelings of inadequacy as a father.
In one scene Mary has finally moved into her own apartment and her grandmother has given her a statue of the Virgin Mary as a housewarming gift. Her friend Annie tells her, "Maybe you ought to consider moving it into the bathroom... Two virgins in one bedroom is too much to ask of any healthy, heterosexual male."
Readers will be turning the pages at a feverish pace to see if soon there's one less virgin in her apartment. Even if Dan and Mary consummate their relationship, will there be a future for them? Will her parents accept an Irish son-in-law into this tight Italian family? Will Mary change her mind about not wanting to settle down?
Known for her historical romances, Millie Criswell has really found her voice in romantic comedy and it's lucky for readers that she has. This is a hoot. It's Janet Evanovich without the mystery elements. In addition to a fabulously entertaining read, Criswell has readers' mouth's drooling over more than just the hero - she has added recipes at the beginning of each chapter. Reading just doesn't get much better than this. Criswell's writing is as smooth as the filling of a "Better than Sex Cream Puff" (recipe included). Readers will anxiously await Annie's story in the summer, WHAT TO DO ABOUT ANNIE.
Reviewed by Maudeen Wachsmith for Heart Rate Reviews
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