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The Devil Has Dimples [Kindle Edition]

Pepper Phillips
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (225 customer reviews)

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Book Description

RT Review 4*
This is an extremely interesting read with a slightly convoluted plot. The tale immediately heads straight into the humor realm and allows the reader to have a great time for an afternoon. It’s a sheer pleasure to read; the plot is hysterical and the small-town gossips — with their tales of woe, heartache and innuendos — are captivating. Boggy Bayou would make a great series.

The Devil Has Dimples is an award-winning manuscript in several Romance Writer’s of American chapter contests.



In the Deep South, one of the first questions asked when meeting someone new in a small town is, “Who’s your daddy?” The answer defines you as a person. Not knowing is disheartening.

Sara McLaughlin never knew she was adopted and is stunned to realize that if she wants to find out the questions burning in her brain as to the ‘why’ she was given up at birth, and who her father might be, she has to live in her birth mother’s apartment for the next six weeks.

Grant St. Romain, attorney, is supposed to be helping, but the hunky dimpled devil is making her mind think of other things.

Can she find the truth? Or will she break her heart trying to find out the answers in Boggy Bayou, where many secrets are hidden?


59K Words

Author's note: When I first married and came to Louisiana, when I was introduced to people, the first question was "Who's your Daddy?" My hubby would always say, "She's from California."

Finally I asked why that question always came up, and the hubby said that I was being pegged into the social ranking system. Since no one knew my 'daddy' I wasn't of interest.

Decades later. It's still like that. Except for me. I don't care. I want to know who 'you' are. LOL

Editorial Reviews


5 Stars -- This zany story is laugh-out loud funny, squirm in your seat sexy, and so much fun to read. - Amie Louellen

5 Stars -- Jessica at Peace Love Books

4 Stars -- Ah, the publishing world, what a strange and mysterious place.  And, it seems as time passes there are going to be more and more books that I'm going to miss just because it's getting harder to find them on a list.  Well, it almost happened again with The Devil has Dimples, a little gem of a book.  Or should I say ebook. A self-published ebook.  A self-published ebook in first person and also acontemporary.  And, no this isn't some kind of twilight zone SidneyKay must be a pod person thing.  I actually liked this book. - SidneyKay at Kay's Blog

4 Stars -- Pepper Phillips has just gained a new fan!!! I loved this book. From start to finish you are grinning from ear to ear! Small town charm where everybody knows everybody knows everybody's business. Characters that grip your heart and make you smile with their wittiness and make you a bit angry with their tempers, too! Boggy Bayou is a place I want to go and meet all these amazing characters! -- Reviews by Molly

4 Stars -- A fast read that had my interest from the get-go, The Devil Has Dimples offers an entertaining mystery as the main characters piece together broken history. With a satisfying conclusion, and more importantly a compelling journey, the novel maintained its momentum well. - Laura at Change the World

Product Details

  • File Size: 592 KB
  • Print Length: 231 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1480126152
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Lagniappe ePress; 4th Edition edition (December 3, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005RQ26IQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #162,638 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Autumn Review for The Devil Has Dimples May 21, 2012
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My Summary:
When Maudie Cooper died, the town rejoiced. She wasn't exactly liked because, she liked to gossip and she was quick to point out who was cheating on whom. So, you can imagine the town's surprise when Maudie's illegitimate daughter Sara comes to town after her funeral.

Sara McLaughlin never knew she was adopted, so when she receives a letter stating that her birth mother had died, to say she was surprised would be an understatement. When Sara responds to the letter sent by Maudie's attorney, Grant St. Romaine, she never expect to find a handsome young guy. As Grant explains the details of Maudie's will to Sara, she's unsure if she can follow through with the plan. When she finds out that Grant was Maudie's roommate, things become much more interesting and the thought of staying put for six weeks doesn't seem so bad after all.

My Take:
I honestly wasn't sure what to expect from this book. The blurb for the book sounded good, but I was trying to figure out how the cover reflected the story. I thought maybe it would be a cheeky romance, but what I found was a really lovely story about new love, old love, and finding out who you are.

When the story begins with Maudie's death, it's being told from a local reporters point of view. I won't say how it ends, but the ending is also told from the reporters POV. However, the rest of the story is told from Sara's point of view. It made it easier to get a reading on her and what was happening throughout the process of finding her answers. I really felt for Sara having to learn such a shocking bit of information. I can't imagine learning that not only are you adopted, but your birth mother has just passed away and you have no answers.
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific Romp! December 7, 2011
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It was fun to follow along with Sara as she met the characters of Boggy Bayou, her birth mother's hometown. She's there to find out who her father is and she's got handsome Grant, the local attorney, to help her find her way.
Living in a small town, I could really relate to the characters and situations in this novel. There are some unique twists that will keep you reading. The characters are fun and sassy, the kind of people I'd love to know in real life. Pepper Phillips has a winner in this contemporary romance.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Chock full of secrets! December 13, 2011
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This is an old-fashioned romp through the layered secrets of a small Southern town. Threaded between the decades-old friendships, rivalries, and jealousies, a young woman searches for information about her birth parents. A hot dimpled lawyer shows Sara the ropes and a very good time. Pepper Phillips caught the pulse of small towns and the eternal pull of true love.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun Book! January 23, 2012
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Laugh out loud good. Ms. Phillips has captured the charm of a small town, the eccentricities of the population, the depth of a mother's love, and the confusion of begin drop-kicked into unfamiliar territory. I enjoyed every moment of this story and hope to see more of Ms. Phillips work available soon.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I never expected... March 14, 2013
By MawmawL
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This book touched my heart, made me laugh, and kept me guessing. The writer does a wonderful job of describing small town Louisiana life. It made me feel close to home.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Dimples! April 14, 2013
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Gotta love a man with those! Nice weekend read. Love the end. That was a pleasant surprise. Living in Louisiana, i can understand small town talk.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Such a great read!!! March 17, 2013
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I loved this book. Please give yourself a treat and get this ebook. Usually I delete ebooks I've read nut this one is a keeper. It kept me laughing and guessing about the ending. The characters were quirky yet delightful. It makes you want to be part of that small town.
Happy reading!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Great idea, poor execution May 5, 2013
By jmilton
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This book has a pretty good plot, but the story just wasn't told well. Here are some of the issues I had with it :

Elementary vocabulary
Grammatical errors - there were errors that were just silly and should have been caught.
Immature characters - I felt like Sara was fifteen instead of late twenties. She was exceedingly immature and hard to relate to.
No explanation for dramatic changes- for long periods of time it felt like the story was going nowhere. There were many unnecessary details included that made it seem aimless. But then things would just suddenly happen like Sara and Grant being on bad terms after Grant 's accident or Maudie suddenly being back from the dead.

I kept thinking everything would come together at the end of the story, but it didn't. Very disappointed.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Entertained
Sara finds out in very quick order she is adopted, her birth mother just died, and she has to spend 6 weeks in a tiny town to get some answers. Read more
Published 2 days ago by Bookelf
5.0 out of 5 stars Lol reading!!!!
Wonderful story as told by a marvelous storyteller... Can't wait till the next one that comes to my attention!!!!! Great book which I highly recommend.
Published 4 days ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I liked it it was easy reading & kept my interest.
Published 2 months ago by Regina Winters
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great book and fantastic read!
Published 3 months ago by Camille Boley
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good reading, kept interest all the way through
Published 4 months ago by santa cornrich
4.0 out of 5 stars Nj
Fun read. I just found my bio family a year ago. Really touched home for me. Would read more of Pepper 's books.
Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars a bit of happiness.. I liked this story
A little mystery, a little romance, a bit of happiness..I liked this story!!
Published 5 months ago by Mrs. D
5.0 out of 5 stars Hysteriacal All the Way!
How do you mix a romance, mystery and a comedy? Well Mz. Phillips did with this hysterical story of Sara trying to find out about her parents after her mother's death. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Denise Bolds
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Funny!
I love finding free books, but nothing beats finding one and discovering that you've also found a new author to follow! Read more
Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars The Devel Has Dimples
I love mysteries that are light and easy to read. This book was fun to read and the mystery required some thought. Well worth reading and the price was right on Prime!
Published 6 months ago by Shirley Cooper
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Pepper Phillips wrote her first play in the seventh grade. But before that she read every book in her age group at the small local library in Northeast, Maryland. An only child for years, she entertained herself in the worlds she created in her mind. She's still pretty mindless in some respects, but her writing world is where she is the happiest.

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