Southern Romantic Comedies.
Why read a Karin Gillespie novel?
“It takes talent to sustain this level of comic writing for over 300 pages. Gillespie keeps the ball in the air, spinning madly, until the end.”
“Never a dull moment…. this fast-paced screamer of a romance begs a giggle, if not a guffaw. —Booklist
As tart and delectable as lemon meringue pie… a pure delight!”
“Southern-fried humor with a spicy “Steel Magnolia”-like kick.” ~Savannah Morning News
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Good Housekeeping says, “This funny, fantastical novel begins in a warped Heaven where angels fall in love, gossip and drink.”
Fun Fact: Divinely Yours started out as an idea that came to me in the shower: Bridget Jones Meets Lovely Bones.
Description: How would you like to visit a heaven where angels lust, drink and follow terrestrial celebrity gossip? Divinely Yours is the story of a greeter in Heaven who falls for a Georgia guy on Earth and learns life lessons through five Beatles songs. Publishers Weekly called it ” appealingly unorthodox ” as well as “funny and sweet.”
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In the tradition of The Rosie Project, Love Literary Style is a sparkling romantic comedy which pokes fun at the divide between low and high brow fiction. Library Journal calls it “thought provoking and addictive.”
Fun fact: Love Literary Style was inspired by my essay in the New York Times, “Masters in Chick Lit,” which went viral and was shared with Eat, Pray, Love author Elizabeth Gilbert and Anne Rice.
They say opposites attract, and what could be more opposite than a stuffy literary writer falling for a self-published romance writer? Especially a romance writer who is a lover flamingo-patterned attire and all things hot pink.
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Girl Meets Class is a winner of the Georgia Author of the Year Award.
Fun Fact: Girl Meets Class is loosely based on my eight-year stint teaching in an inner-city school.
Description:What’s a spoiled Southern belle to do when confronted with a bunch of street-smart students who are determined to make her life as difficult as possible? Luckily, Carl, a handsome colleague is willing to help our heroine negotiate the rough teaching waters and keep her bed warm at night. But when she gets involved with some dark dealings in the school system, she fears she might lose her new beau as well as her inheritance.