Book Reviews of Turn Left at Sanity

Turn Left at Sanity
Turn Left at Sanity
Author: Nancy Warren
ISBN-13: 9780758205841
ISBN-10: 0758205848
Publication Date: 2/1/2005
Pages: 298
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 60 ratings
Publisher: Brava
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
There's a reason Nancy Warren is a USA-Today bestselling author, and once you pick up a copy of TURN LEFT AT SANITY, you'll know why. Just in case you're not able to get to your favorite bookstore today, though, I'll go ahead and give you a clue, or maybe even three-a hot, sexy, corporate-minded hero; a twenty-something, bed and breakfast owning heroine; supporting characters who, although in their seventies, still believe they've got what it takes to be mistresses in a brothel; a small town with more eccentricities than an insane asylum; dialogue that will have you laughing so hard you'll need to wipe the tears from your eyes. And those are only a few of the surprises in store for you once you start reading TURN LEFT AT SANITY.

For Emmylou Sargent, being levelheaded, business-minded, and absolutely normal is the way things have to be. After all, she does own a bed and breakfast in Beaverton , Idaho , that just so happened to once be a brothel. And yes, some of the former "ladies of the evening" still reside with her, and many more seem to drop in all too often for tea. Someone has to have a good head on their shoulders, and it seems that Emmylou has been nominated for the position. Regardless of the seventy-somethings who still proclaim their prowess in the bedroom, or the lady who insists they should burn this modern-day Tara to the ground before the Yankees can get their hands on it, Emmylou is determined to lead as normal a life as possible. The only problem with that scenario is that in a town like Beaverton , normal adds up to a whole lot of boring. Boring, that is, until one Joe Montcrief shows up at her B&B, looking for a room.

Tall, dark, and undeniably handsome, Joe's making his way through Beaverton for only one reason-buy some land, make some deals, and get the heck out of dodge. What he never expects is to be almost instantly attracted to the demure innkeeper where he's bedding down-or to be asked what his sexual problems are by women old enough to be his grandmothers. Undeniably intrigued, however, Joe finds himself in no sudden rush to leave this small town; in fact, he's finding more and more reasons to spend time with Emmylou and her "family" of sexual fanatics. The only problem is, the more the former ladies of the night harp on his love life, the more Joe fantasizes about making some new memories with the very prim and proper Emmylou.

TURN LEFT AT SANITY is a hilarious romp through small town life, with characters just crazy enough to keep you entertained throughout the entire story. For Joe and Emmylou, the attraction might be strong and immediate, but these two characters are looking for different things out of life-and a short, one-night stand isn't it. Ms. Warren has done an excellent job, as always, combining a highly charged sexual attraction with real-to-life characters and witty dialogue, resulting in a story that's as heartfelt and genuine as it is amusing.
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Helpful Score: 3
There's a reason Nancy Warren is a USA-Today bestselling author, and once you pick up a copy of TURN LEFT AT SANITY, you'll know why. Just in case you're not able to get to your favorite bookstore today, though, I'll go ahead and give you a clue, or maybe even three-a hot, sexy, corporate-minded hero; a twenty-something, bed and breakfast owning heroine; supporting characters who, although in their seventies, still believe they've got what it takes to be mistresses in a brothel; a small town with more eccentricities than an insane asylum; dialogue that will have you laughing so hard you'll need to wipe the tears from your eyes. And those are only a few of the surprises in store for you once you start reading TURN LEFT AT SANITY.

For Emmylou Sargent, being levelheaded, business-minded, and absolutely normal is the way things have to be. After all, she does own a bed and breakfast in Beaverton , Idaho , that just so happened to once be a brothel. And yes, some of the former "ladies of the evening" still reside with her, and many more seem to drop in all too often for tea. Someone has to have a good head on their shoulders, and it seems that Emmylou has been nominated for the position. Regardless of the seventy-somethings who still proclaim their prowess in the bedroom, or the lady who insists they should burn this modern-day Tara to the ground before the Yankees can get their hands on it, Emmylou is determined to lead as normal a life as possible. The only problem with that scenario is that in a town like Beaverton , normal adds up to a whole lot of boring. Boring, that is, until one Joe Montcrief shows up at her B&B, looking for a room.

Tall, dark, and undeniably handsome, Joe's making his way through Beaverton for only one reason-buy some land, make some deals, and get the heck out of dodge. What he never expects is to be almost instantly attracted to the demure innkeeper where he's bedding down-or to be asked what his sexual problems are by women old enough to be his grandmothers. Undeniably intrigued, however, Joe finds himself in no sudden rush to leave this small town; in fact, he's finding more and more reasons to spend time with Emmylou and her "family" of sexual fanatics. The only problem is, the more the former ladies of the night harp on his love life, the more Joe fantasizes about making some new memories with the very prim and proper Emmylou.

TURN LEFT AT SANITY is a hilarious romp through small town life, with characters just crazy enough to keep you entertained throughout the entire story. For Joe and Emmylou, the attraction might be strong and immediate, but these two characters are looking for different things out of life-and a short, one-night stand isn't it. Ms. Warren has done an excellent job, as always, combining a highly charged sexual attraction with real-to-life characters and witty dialogue, resulting in a story that's as heartfelt and genuine as it is amusing.
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One of my new favorite authors. I laughed out loud with this one
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Very funny book, enjoyed all the craziness, the love scenes etc.
Another great read by this author.
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couldn't seem to get into this book, but that doesn't mean someone else may not like or enjoy it

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Is he the only sane person in town? Corporate shark Joe Montcrief wastes no time in getting exactly what he wants. And what he wants is to spend one brief night in Beaverton, Idaho, buy up most of the land for a fertilizer plant, and get out. No one warned him that Beaverton is home to a kooky collection of outrageous eccentrics who don't seem to grasp the concept of money, or that his B&B, the Shady Lady, is a former brothel, which now houses retired ladies of the evening. Then there's the proprietor of the B&B, Emmylou Sargent. Pretty, warm, and apparently not deranged, she's a baking, homemaking, small town girl - the sort of woman Joe would never be attracted to under normal circumstances. But nothing in Beaverton is normal. That must be why Joe's going wildy, passionately out of his mind for Emmylou. The only way to stay sane is to get out of town, before he gives in to to total erotic madness...

Or is normal highly overrated? Emmylou has always been level-headed. But then, she's never met anybody like Joe. When he's around, Emmylou feels like going deliciously, wickedly insane. Or maybe that old brothel magic is finally sarting to work on her. Emmylou is determined to keep Joe in Beaverton long enough to save her home town... even if she has to take leave of her senses and drive him completely crazy to do it...

Now, in a place that's Mayberry meets Bedlam, two people engaged in a battle of wills are about to discover that love isn't always sensible, and desire this srong can take them to a place beyond all reason...
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I loved this book. The characters are funny, and I laughed out loud. A light read with humor.
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I've had this book a while and finally decided to start reading and it was hard to put down! I've laughed out loud at these crazy characters! I'm not quite finished with it yet(40 pages left) but I think it's gonna be a winner!
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Great laugh out loud romantic comedy. Quite a few chuckles too.
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This book made me laugh out loud; a sexy, light read.
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It was a hoot! My favorite book by her.
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This is a Cute, Quick read. The author has quite the sense of humor. I felt this was a good clean fun romantic comedy.