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Blue Heaven
Blue Heaven | Joe Keenan
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Meet Gilbert and Moira - the strangest couple to ever marry for each other's money. Living in New York in 1991 is Gilbert Selwyn, a young man possessed of boundless charm and an allergy to employment, who has devised a plan to wring a nice pile of loot from his mother's newest (and obscenely wealthy) husband. The scheme, simply put, is to get married for the gifts. But Gilbert, who's gay, needs a fiance... Enter Moira Finch, a demonically conniving young woman whose own mother, having recently married the Duke of Dorsetshire, will contribute richly to the couple's receipts. Enter, too, Philip Cavanagh, Gilbert's longtime friend, former lover, and highly strung Best Man. And enter, finally, the Cellinis, Gilbert's huge internecine stepfamily, whose fortune has not been amassed as innocently as Gilbert first thought, and who conform rather more closely to Italian-American stereotypes than Gilbert would like to believe. As Gilbert, Moira, and Philip struggle to keep their plot under wraps, the scams get bigger and more perilous, deceit multiplies, and a wonderfully calamitous trail leads us towards what could be the wedding of the season.
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CarolynM
Blue Heaven | Joe Keenan
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2 Joe Keenan novels for 2 #Movember prompts #TrueBlue #LuckyStar

Cinfhen Cool covers!!! @LeahBergen @rubyslippersreads thinking of you 2 ❤️❤️ 3w
Cinfhen Don‘t forget to email me, Carolyn ❣️ 3w
batsy That edition on the left is so cool! 3w
rubyslippersreads 😍😍😍 3w
LeahBergen I like that one, too, @batsy ! 3w
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CarolynM
Blue Heaven | Joe Keenan
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#HopIntoSpring #SomethingFunny
#Aprella #AmericanMoney

Still one of the funniest novels I have ever read (and I've read it repeatedly) this is a wild farce about a couple of gold diggers seeking to extract money and other valuables from their families through a sham wedding. This description does not do it justice, but I'm not capable of any better. Joe Keenan was a writer on Frasier - if you liked that I can guarantee you'll like this too.

Cinfhen Yes!!! I need a book with the word blue in the title for #pop18 👍🏻💙#stacked and your description was 🙌🏻 2y
Mdargusch Oh my gosh! What a great endorsement. I‘m stacking! 2y
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emilyhaldi Sounds fun!! 💵💵💵 2y
Reviewsbylola Sounds very funny! 2y
vkois88 👍👍 great review... sounds good! 2y
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CarolynM
Blue Heaven | Joe Keenan
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#MarchIntoOz #MyHappiness

Laughter is a great route to happiness, so here are some books that have made me laugh a lot on many occasions. (All spines equally creased, you just can't see it on the lighter ones!)

MrsMalaprop Loooved Adrian Mole 😂😂. 2y
CarolynM @MrsMalaprop Me too. My husband and I still quote it at one another from time to time😀 2y
LeahBergen Adrian Mole. ❤️❤️ 2y
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Ardachy Good Omens and Adrian Mole certainly made me smile but I haven‘t read the others... yet. 2y
Cinfhen My hubby makes me LAUGH everyday ~ and that‘s sexy 😉 2y
CarolynM @Cinfhen To quote my favourite literary boyfriend Sir John Smythe: laughter is one of the two things that make life worthwhile. 😉 2y
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