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"A laugh-out-loud treasure of a book for women and mothers of all ages!" ~ Danielle Russell, Coffee Time Romance 

From USA Today Bestselling Author Kathy Carmichael comes her romantic comedy Hot Flash, a Booklist Top Ten Romance of the year. 

Book Description: 
What's the recipe for a happy marriage? 

That's what chef Jill Morgan Storm wants to know, and according to responses to the "Marriage Satisfaction Surveys" she and her closest friends cooked up, the answer is to marry a traveling salesman who is rarely home. 

Calm, Cool and Pre-Menopausal? 

And Jill certainly deserves some happiness, after everything she's been going through. Her teen-aged son, who only speaks to her in French, needs college tuition. Her crazy mother is determined to find her a man--and only brings her unsuitable ones. A pesky schoolteacher keeps annoyingly trying to fix her life. She's begun experiencing hot flashes, especially when said schoolteacher is nearby. Her sous chef job is in jeopardy, and, most aggravating of all, her ex-boyfriend has absconded with her favorite skillet. 

What's a single mom to do? 

Faced with the answers to her surveys, she sets off to find the traveling salesman who can share her dreams. Along the way, can she find herself and a man who will claim her heart?


Hot Flash
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5 / 5
Fun read
April 17th, 2015
Sit down, relax and get ready to smile your way through this fun read. Poor Jill, her life is basically in chaos, not only is her failed marriage unusual, her ex is now a woman, she's been recently dumped, her fathers in prison and she's working as a Sous Chef in a highly acclaimed restaurant alongside a drug/alcohol addict of a Head Chef who enjoys the odd grope or two. As if that wasn't enough, now single, her one aim is to find a way to fund her sons college. What is she to do? Well she sends a survey, of course, to happily married women on the secrets of marital success. The only common factor is hubbie being away from home so there's the mission, to find Mr Right in the Travelling Salesman shopping mall!! Join Jill and her crazy friends on her hunt, but could the answers be staring her in the face, or sorted out in time with patience? The needed outcome to a problem isn't necessarily what you first thought it was. Kathy Carmichael certainly knows how to make you laugh in her books, I've got to be honest and say that the charming read of Chasing Charlie is still my favorite, but not by much distance.
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March 18th, 2015
This book made me laugh so hard my stomach hurt. I can honestly say I haven’t read a book so humourous in quite a while. Jill, oh poor Jill she has so much going on. Her husband decides to become a woman, he son only wants to speak to her in French, and well.. there was really so much more and it kept me quickly turning the pages. I worked in a restaurant for years so I found her job interesting and it was pretty accurate and oh so funny! This was my first book by Kathy Carmichael and it will not be my last. I look forward to reading more by her.
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February 9th, 2015
Hot Flash by Kathy Carmichael is a fun novel about a divorced mom turning 40 and what life can bring. Jill has some hilarious moments. When she breaks into her ex's home searching for her skillet - that is so real to me. I could see myself doing that - heck the skillet was hers. I also thought the date that cost her more money than it was worth is classic. I can so remember dates like that. In all seriousness it is a well written story about the hardships of being a single Mom growing older. Her ups and downs - her drive to find out what makes a successful marriage - her rejection - her fears and her happiness. Kathy Carmichael did an excellent job of expressing feeling and emotions. At the end of the book I thought gosh Jill and I could definitely be friends. The book is a easy read - perfect for picking up reading then putting down. I found it very easy to jump right back into the plot. Kathy's writing made me what to know more...Will the date work? Who is this teacher? Will he be Mr. Right?
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