Jaclyn’s Review: The Ladies’ Room by Carolyn Brown

The Ladies' RoomThe Ladies’ Room
written by Carolyn Brown
published by Montlake Romance, 2012

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Did I enjoy this book? I liked this book–it was a quick, cute read. During her great aunt’s funeral, Trudy accidentally overhears some devastating information about her husband. Trudy’s great aunt leaves Trudy her house, so Trudy leaves her husband and moves into the abandoned home. Trudy then discovers that she has also been left a fortune and uses the money to restore the old home to its former glory, with the aid of her neighbor and town recluse, Billy Lee. The rest of the story is completely predictable.

This was an innocent, happy read. No plot twists, nothing shocking. You could read this book, or you could watch the movie Hope Floats. It’s essentially the same thing.
(loses 0.5 stars for originality)


Would I recommend it? I paid $0.99 for this book, and it was totally worth it. I wouldn’t pay more than that; however, I’m glad I read it. If Amazon runs another special on it, then I would recommend it.



About the book – from Goodreads: Secrets told in the church ladies’ room are supposed to stay in the ladies’ room. But that doesn’t mean that what Trudy overhears there during her great-aunt Gertrude’s funeral won’t change the rest of her life.

Trudy has a daughter in the middle of a major rebellion; a two-timing husband who has been cheating for their entire married life; and a mother with Alzheimer’s residing in the local nursing home. She doesn’t really need a crumbling old house about to fall into nothing but a pile of memories and broken knickknacks.

Billy Lee Tucker, resident oddball in Tishomingo, Oklahoma, lived next door to Gert, and in her will she leaves him the funds to help Trudy remodel the old house. That’s fine with Billy Lee, because he’s been in love with Trudy since before they started school. And just spending time with her is something he’d never ever allowed himself to dream about.

A beautiful home rises up from the old house on Broadway, and right along with it rises up a relationship. But is Trudy too scarred from what she heard in the ladies’ room to see a lovely future with Billy Lee?


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  1. So glad you had fun with this one. I have it scheduled for January. I love Carolyn Brown’s books. I hope you try her again.