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Divorcing Dwayne

(2008)
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Divorcing Dwayne is the first volume in a three-book series featuring Francine Harper and her no-good husband, Dwayne. As the series is set in rural Georgia, the author calls the category "Grits-Lit."

As Divorcing Dwayne opens, Francine is in jail, facing felony assault charges for shooting at Dwayne and his stripper-lover, Carla, from the Peel 'n Squeal, a restaurant and local hangout. She had caught them together -- in the very bed her daddy had carved and given to them at their wedding -- and let go with both barrels. She hit the bed but missed Dwayne and Carla. In spite of her humiliation, in the course of the story Francine discovers strengths, divorces Dwayne, and regains her dignity via her trials (and court trial) and many errors along the way. Aided by her best friend, Ray Anne Pickles, Francine manages to run afoul of the law on several occasions, but in the end, she is vindicated.

Book Two: Dear Dwayne. Francine is not doing so well after the divorce. Her therapist suggests it will be helpful to her recovery if she pretends to write letters to Dwayne and gets everything off her chest. However, it's not her chest that has her worried -- it's her belly. She's pregnant.

If that is not bad enough, while divorcing Dwayne she had a fling with a Hollywood cad (as portrayed in Divorcing Dwayne) and also had a close encounter of the intimate kind with Dwayne himself during that same period. And wouldn't you know? She's expecting twins. Who's the father? Or should it be fathers? But not to worry. Francine's now dating the mayor, a Danny DeVito-type character who Francine says is good husband material, "Even if he does only come up to my naval."

Book Three: Dating Dwayne. Things don't work out for Francine and the mayor. On their wedding night, in all the excitement he has a heart attack. (Think Goldie Hawn in Private Benjamin.) Soon Francine takes solace in Dwayne's company. Good grief! Well, not good, but lots of grief. Ray Anne, her best friend since first grade says, "Francine, have you got a boulder in your, or what?" Will the struggling new widow of toddler twins come to her senses, or will she end up -- once again -- married to Dwayne?

Genre: General Fiction

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Paperback Editions

April 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: Divorcing Dwayne
Author(s): Jackie Lee Miles
ISBN: 1-58182-650-8 / 978-1-58182-650-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Cumberland House
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Kindle Editions

April 2008 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Divorcing Dwayne: A Novel
Author(s): J L Miles
Publisher: Cumberland House
Availability: Amazon