I Still Miss My Man but My Aim Is Getting Better by Sarah Shankman

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I Still Miss My Man but My Aim Is Getting Better

(Critical Survey of Contemporary Fiction)

Shelby Kay Tate has a past straight from the lyrics of a song by Tammy Wynette. Still, for all of that, she seems to be on the track to bigger and better things. Indeed, if she can just manage to come up with the last few stanzas for her latest song, she might even manage to hit the big time. Songwriter’s night is coming up in just two days, and Shelby is positive that this time she cannot miss. Then, much to her dismay she catches a glimpse of a man who might be Leroy Mabry.

Leroy is Shelby’s former husband and is anything but the light of her life. After nine years of marriage, Shelby finally realized that those people who called Leroy a no-account philandering scumbag were speaking the gospel truth. Now, six months into her divorce, the last thing she wants to see is Leroy. Shelby knew she married Leroy for better or for worse, but she did not know that the same restrictions applied to her divorce.

Leroy is not of a mind (what little mind remains after a life of alcoholism) to recognize the court’s decision in the matter of his marriage. Leroy is determined to resume his marriage but Shelby is equally committed to making a new life.

Leroy and Shelby are unaware they are pawns in the continuing cosmic game between the forces of Good and Evil. Yet Satan’s emissary, the insidious and deceitful Rahab, meets his match in the angelic personification of Patsy Cline. Thus, all’s well that ends well in this thoroughly rollicking tale.