In the style of Fannie Flagg and Billie Letts, Johnee Cherry brings to life the crazy and fabulous characters of a small East Texas town in A Home for Wayward Husbands. Beau Smith is a tormented bad boy. He's rich, gorgeous, and full of potential but is hampered by his controlling father, Leon,... show more
In the style of Fannie Flagg and Billie Letts, Johnee Cherry brings to life the crazy and fabulous characters of a small East Texas town in A Home for Wayward Husbands. Beau Smith is a tormented bad boy. He's rich, gorgeous, and full of potential but is hampered by his controlling father, Leon, and demented mother, Suzanna. There's no hiding for the Smith family, who owns most of the town and lives in the center of the Atlanta, Texas universe putting them in the center of gossip and innuendo . When Beau falls head-over-heals in love with the strawberry blond–bomb, Bitzy Jeter, the daughter of a low-life chicken farmer, Louie Jeter, his troubles keep mounting. Bitzy is a sweet gullible girl without a bad bone in her body, who could care less about the attitudes of prominent citizens. Bitzy loves everyone and is willing to forgive and love again, but she learns that some people are not worth forgiving. Beau makes one final heart-wrenching mistake, and in the delirious aftermath of the accident he abandons his family when they need him the most. Beau's unexpected return sets into motion long buried emotions and memories and the family must deal with feelings they hoped to forget. Faced with the challenge of having Beau back, Bitzy and Stormie, their only daughter, must deal with him on a different level. Bitzy ends up with a house-full of other women's husbands who she wants to continue to love, but she's going to have to make some hard choices. Add Dot to the scene, Bitzy's sister, who is smack in the middle of all of Atlanta's gossipy circles and who loves the intrigue of having Beau show up out of the blue. Dot knows her sister well and offers jaded advice on how to deal with the hapless men taking up space in her home and heart. And of course, there's Wesley, Bitzy's best-guy friend, and Opal Anne, one of her few friends from high school, dragging their problems through Bitzy's teapot like used up tea leaves. Wes comes face-to-face with Beau Smith, the one person he hoped he would never see again, and he makes a move that changes everyone's idea of who Wes is. Can Bitzy revive the most talked about and hottest romance in Atlanta's small-town history? Does she want to? If you're in the mood for a fresh, funny tale about small town romance, buried secrets and unforgettable characters then A Home for Wayward Husbands is sure to satisfy!