The Cul-De-Sac War (Paperback)
Bestselling author Melissa Ferguson's latest rom-com proves that good fences make good neighbors--and that sometimes love and hate share a backyard.
Bree Leake doesn't want to be tied down. She's had more jobs than she can count, and she plans to move as soon as the curtains fall on her less-than-minor stage role at The Barter--the oldest live performance theater in the US. But just when it's time to move on again, Bree's parents make her an offer: hold steady for a full year, and they will give her the one thing she's always wanted--her grandmother's house. Her dreams are coming true . . . until life at the theater throws her some curve balls.
And then there's Chip McBride--her handsome and infuriating next-door neighbor.
Chip just might be the only person whose stubborn streak can match Bree's. She would move heaven and earth to have him off her cul-de-sac and out of her life, but according to the bargain she's struck, she cannot move out of her house and away from the man who's making her life miserable. So begins Bree's obsessive new mission: to drive Chip out of the neighborhood--and fast.
Bree isn't the only one who's a tad competitive, and Chip is more than willing to fight fire with fire. But as their pranks escalate, the line between love and hate starts to blur--and their heated rivalry threatens to take a hilarious, heartwarming, and romantic new turn.
- A sweet romantic comedy that can be read as a standalone.
- Book length: 77,000 words.
- Includes discussion questions for reading groups.
"A book that is filled with both humor and heart." --Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times bestselling author
"Ferguson delights with a grand sense of humor and a captivating story to boot " --Patti Callahan, New York Times bestselling author of Becoming Mrs. Lewis
"Melissa Ferguson's The Cul-de-Sac War is sweet, zany, and surprisingly tender. Bree and Chip will have you laughing and rooting for them until the very end." --Denise Hunter, bestselling author of Carolina Breeze
"With her sophomore novel, Melissa Ferguson delivers hilarity and heart in equal measure . . . I was thoroughly charmed from beginning to end." --Bethany Turner, award-winning author of The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck
"Witty, wise, and with just the right amount of wacky, Melissa's second novel is as charming as her debut. Competition and chemistry battle to win the day in this hilarious rom-com about two people who can't stand to be near each other--or too far apart." --Betsy St. Amant, author of The Key to Love
Okay folks, get ready for one of the MOST PERFECT GRAPHIC NOVELS EVER. This book felt like such a gift when I read it. Our main character Snapdragon stumbles into what she believes is the lair of the local evil witch-- turns out the local witch is a fantastically chill, cool, older lady named Jacks who ends up taking Snapdragon on as her apprentice. Together they discover friendship, learn amazing new kinds of magic, and uncover age-old love stories that may yet be fulfilled. The diverse representation in this book is SO stellar, and honestly this book brings me to joyful tears every time! Snapdragon is also a great example of the power of the graphic novel storytelling format--what a stunning piece of work!
(Graphic Novel, Ages 9+) - reviewed by Isabel