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The Hideaway
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The Hideaway

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When her grandmother’s will wrenches Sara back home from New Orleans, she learns more about Margaret Van Buren in the wake of her death than she ever did in life.

After her last remaining family member dies, Sara Jenkins goes home to The Hideaway, her grandmother Mags's ramshackle B&B in Sweet Bay, Alabama. She intends to quickly tie up loose ends then return to her busy life and thriving antique shop in New Orleans. Instead, she learns Mags has willed her The Hideaway and charged her with renovating it—no small task considering Mags’s best friends, a motley crew of senior citizens, still live there.

Rather than hurrying back to New Orleans, Sara stays in Sweet Bay and begins the biggest house-rehabbing project of her career. Amid Sheetrock dust, old memories, and a charming contractor, she discovers that slipping back into life at The Hideaway is easier than she expected.

Then she discovers a box Mags left in the attic with clues to a life Sara never imagined for her grandmother. With help from Mags’s friends, Sara begins to piece together the mysterious life of bravery, passion, and choices that changed Mags’s destiny in both marvelous and devastating ways.

When an opportunistic land developer threatens to seize The Hideaway, Sara is forced to make a choice—stay in Sweet Bay and fight for the house and the people she’s grown to love or leave again and return to her successful but solitary life in New Orleans.

Title:The Hideaway
Edition Language:English
ISBN:0718084225
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:352 pages
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    The Hideaway Reviews

  • Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
    May 14, 2017

    Sara's eccentric grandmother Mags has passed away, leaving her home (an old bed and breakfast) to Sara. Sara had left the small town to move to New Orleans to start her own life and she had kinda forg...

  • Judy Collins
    Feb 23, 2017

    Storyteller Lauren K. Denton, a new voice in Southern fiction delivers a smashing debut, THE HIDEAWAY. Making me want to return to my southern front porch and curl up for a long leisurely nostalgic af...

  • Sarah Joint
    Apr 07, 2017

    This is a perfect feel-good read that you can sink right into. It would be a fantastic book to read during a day on a beach. I was in the mood for something light and uplifting, and that's what I got....

  • Laura Rash
    Feb 27, 2017

    I'm going to be blatantly honest. I thought this was going to end up as some corny love story that would make me gag. BOY WAS I WRONG!!! This was one of the best books I've read in awhile. It flowed s...

  • Melissa ? Dog Lover ? Martin
    May 08, 2017

    If you're looking for a sweet story about friends and community, this is one of the books. Sara lives in New Orleans and has a shop called Bits and Pieces, where she fixes up and sells stuff. She has ...

  • Madison
    Jan 26, 2017

    The Hideaway is absolutely charming, featuring two intertwined stories of love, self-discovery, and the search for peace.Deep in the heart of the South is a dilapidated, quirky, and much-loved old hom...

  • Jen
    Feb 01, 2017

    The Hideaway is Denton’s first novel and she comes out swinging. With strong female protagonists in a southern town we’d all love to adopt as our own, this novel has a Karen White-esque feel. Whil...

  • Danielle
    Mar 04, 2017

    This was an absolutely perfect and charming Southern fiction story. I fell in love with the wonderful cast of characters, and the setting made me want to live in Sweet Bay! The author's writing really...

  • Susan Peterson
    Apr 28, 2017

    The Hideaway is a compelling, poignant, heartfelt story that combines all of the best elements of Southern Fiction; charming, quirky, and authentic characters; love, family, and friendship; a small-to...

  • Michelle
    Apr 25, 2017

    I love the idea of the overall story line in this novel, but I simply couldn't get into this book. It was a struggle to connect to the characters and I wish that wasn't the case. For me, the overall f...