The Big Bang (Paperback)
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In her debut novel, Linda Joffe Hull immerses us in the lives of complex and scandalous characters in this "fun, sexy suburban soap opera with a touch of mystery" (Library Journal). Melody Mountain Ranch is a gated, planned, suburban heaven for everyone but interior decorator Hope Jordan. As Hope struggles through the letdown of several unsuccessful fertility treatments, her cul-de-sac neighbors Will Pierce-Cohn, a stay-at-home dad and community activist; Frank Griffin, a minister-cum-homeowners' board president; and Tim Trautman, a soon-to-be father of five, jockey for her attention. When Hope has a few too many cocktails and inadvertently eats hash-laced brownies at the playground ribbon-cutting gala/Memorial Weekend poolside potluck, she falls into the arms of one of her three wannabe lovers...or maybe all three. She wakes up with only fleeting memories of the evening and soon discovers that her dream of getting pregnant has become a crushing reality. With all eyes on her, Hope is forced to watch as the walls holding up her picture-perfect neighborhood begin to crumble.
About the Author
Linda Joffe Hull is a graduate of UCLA. She is a native of Saint Louis, Missouri, but currently resides in Denver, Colorado, with her husband and three children. She is a member of Mystery Writers of America and Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers, where she has served in a variety of positions, including president, treasurer, and conference chair. Linda is at work on a second novel as well as the Mrs. Frugalicious mystery series.