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The Things We Said Today

(2016)
(The fourth book in the Bennett Sisters series)
A novel by

 
 

A SKETCHY FRENCHMAN AT THE WEDDING…ALONG WITH A FEW DARK SECRETS!

Wedding bells sound in the Scottish countryside as the Bennett sisters travel across the pond to celebrate a very special occasion... A week littered with an unexpected torrential rainstorm, a recalcitrant housekeeper, a sister who tipples, and another who chases after sketchy Frenchmen.

In spite of her bohemian tendencies and protestations, Annie—the eldest Bennett sister—is finally getting hitched to Callum Logan, the man of her dreams, in the picture-postcard idyllic Scottish Highlands. The mother of the groom has generously put up the Bennett family in her Kincardie House estate, a gorgeous hunting lodge that’s been in the Logan family for generations. Annie knew Callum’s family was well-off, but she didn’t know they lived like European royalty. And the fact that Annie is fourteen years older than her husband-to-be isn’t exactly a tidbit “Mother” Logan is too fond of. That said, Annie has reservations of her own. Is it just pre-wedding jitters? Or is she really willing to relinquish her much-loved independence in her mid-50s?

Merle’s brought Pascal along for the week of jubilee, which she finds to be simultaneously thrilling and incredibly romantic… but is it excitement she’s feeling for her sister? Or doom? For his part, Pascal’s relieved to finally spend time with Merle after six long, dry months apart. But how can they continue like this, an ocean between them—his policeman’s salary hardly permitting flying over to see her on every whim… Does he have to give her up? Or should he find a new job in the States?

Meanwhile, Francie frets about her seemingly perpetual third wheeling in coupledom, a thought she finds herself dulling with a little too much Scotch. Elise plans to dive into exotic Scotland head-first, casting aside previously-upheld polite female lawyer niceties: overseas, all bets are off, and she’s got her roving eye on Bruno, a mysterious man from Paris she met at the Edinburgh railway station—a man whose Napoleonesque looks and furtive behavior put Pascal’s investigator instincts on high alert.

And amidst the Highlands’ signature fog, rain, sheep, and heather—not to mention the festivities’ decadent five course meals, Scottish whisky, fine sparkling wines, and family drama—a rare rainstorm with hurricane-force winds is heading right for the wedding party. And Jinty Arbuckle, the high-strung estate housekeeper, struggles to keep the Kincardie House in order and its brash American guests happy, all the while guarding secrets of her own.

A little bit chick lit, a touch of cozy mystery, a whole lot of humor, romance, suspense, and downright excellent writing. Guaranteed a rollicking ride for fans of all of the above!

Genre: Romance

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Paperback Editions

July 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Things We Said Today (Bennett Sisters Mysteries) (Volume 4)
Author(s): Lise McClendon, Rory Tate
ISBN: 1-5353-1239-4 / 978-1-5353-1239-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Audio Editions

July 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Things We Said Today: Bennett Sisters, Book 4
Author(s): Lise McClendon
Publisher: Lise McClendon
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July 2017 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Things We Said Today: Bennett Sisters, Book 4
Author(s): Lise McClendon
Publisher: Lise McClendon
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July 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Things We Said Today: Bennett Sisters, Book 4
Author(s): Lise McClendon
Publisher: Lise McClendon
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July 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Things We Said Today: Bennett Sisters, Book 4
Author(s): Lise McClendon
Publisher: Lise McClendon
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Kindle Editions

August 2016 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Things We Said Today (The Bennett Sisters Mysteries Book 4)
Author(s): Lise McClendon, Rory Tate
Publisher: Thalia Press
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