THE PAJAMA GIRLS OF LAMBERT SQUARE
Lippi offers a sweet Southern tale full
of endearing characters in a quaint locale, and her eye for detail and wit enhance her story. There are many moments of fun and happenstance, which make for a robust and effervescent story.
John Dodge tries his hand at entrepreneurship by running a small stationery shop. Little does he know that the neighbors of Lambert Square, who specialize in good food, good fun and more than a little town gossip, will play such a big part in his life. He discovers that Lambert Square marches to its own drum and relies on neighbors who are more like family. (Putnam, Feb., 352 pp., $24.95)