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The dating charade : a novel, Melissa Ferguson

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The dating charade : a novel
Title
The dating charade
Title remainder
a novel
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Melissa Ferguson
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Language
eng
Summary
"Cassie Everson is an expert at escaping bad first dates. And, after years of meeting, greeting, and running from the men who try to woo her, Cassie is almost ready to retire her hopes for a husband--and children--altogether. But fate has other plans, and Cassie's online dating profile catches the eye of firefighter Jett Bentley. In Jett's memory, Cassie Everson is the unreachable girl-of-legend from their high school days. Nervously, he messages her, setting off a chain of events that forces a reluctant Cassie back into the dating game. No one is more surprised than Cassie when her first date with Jett is a knockout. But when they both go home and find three children dropped in their laps--each--they independently decide to do the right and mature thing: hide the kids from each other while sorting it all out. What could go wrong?"--Provided by publisher
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  • Ferguson’s delightful debut follows a first date that turns quickly into a childcare quagmire. After yet another date with a man who forgot to mention he was married, 33-year-old Cassie Everson gives up on dating and focuses on her work at Girl Haven, a center for disadvantaged teen girls. Firefighter Jett Bentley has had a crush on Cassie since high school. After Cassie’s best friend, Bree, goes into Cassie’s dating app to set up a date with Jett, Cassie doesn’t even give Jett a chance. Undeterred, Bree and Jett conspire to create a surprise that hard-to-please Cassie can’t help loving. But after the dreamy date, both their nights take a sudden turn. Cassie has to intervene when one of her Haven girls, Star, along with Star’s two sisters, is threatened with being taken into foster care. Meanwhile, Jett is surprised when his sister, Trina, shows up with her twins and a new baby—and then disappears. Since both Jett and Cassie had told each other they weren’t ready to take care of children, each resorts, in a somewhat confusing plot twist, to shenanigans and misdirection to hide the fact that they are caring for children. While light on faith elements for inspirational fiction, Ferguson’s humorous and chaotic tale will please rom-com fans. (Dec.) --Staff (Reviewed 10/14/2019) (Publishers Weekly, vol 266, issue 41, p)
  • DEBUT After a string of bad dates, Cassie Everson is ready to give up on dating altogether, until she meets Jett Bentley. Jett remembers Cassie as the unreachable girl from high school, so he's thrilled after their date goes so well. When Jett and Cassie each find themselves in charge of three kids, they independently decide that hiding their new responsibilities from the other is the only way to keep the fledgling relationship alive. Things fall apart quickly and Cassie and Jett need to figure out where their dreams for the future lead given the six new priorities in their lives. VERDICT Ferguson's debut is part zany rom-com, part family drama. The combination is a touch disjointed but makes for what is ultimately a heartening read. --Kellie Tilton (Reviewed 12/01/2019) (Library Journal, vol 144, issue 11, p72)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10829802
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NjBwBT
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Ferguson, Melissa
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3606.E7263
LC item number
D38 2019
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Man-woman relationships
  • Dating (Social customs)
  • Secrecy
  • Foster home care
  • Fire fighters
  • Social workers
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The dating charade : a novel, Melissa Ferguson
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Includes discussion questions
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
000066864920
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
321 pages
Isbn
9780785231004
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1129123222
Label
The dating charade : a novel, Melissa Ferguson
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes discussion questions
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000066864920
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
321 pages
Isbn
9780785231004
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1129123222

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