Mrs. Saint and the Defectives by Julie Lawson Timmer

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Read Mrs. Saint and the Defectives Online Free - Critically acclaimed author Julie Lawson Timmer returns with a tale of how community can heal the brokenness in all of us.

Markie, a fortysomething divorcée who has suffered a humiliating and very public fall from marital, financial, and professional grace, moves, along with her teenage son, Jesse, to a new town, hoping to lick her wounds in private. But Markie and Jesse are unable to escape the attention of their new neighbor Mrs. Saint, an irascible, elderly New European woman who takes it upon herself, along with her ragtag group of “defectives,” to identify and fix the flaws in those around her, whether they want her to or not.

What Markie doesn’t realize is that Mrs. Saint has big plans for the divorcée’s broken spirit. Soon, the quirky yet endearing woman recruits Markie to join her eccentric community, a world where both hidden truths and hope unite them. But when Mrs. Saint’s own secrets threaten to unravel their fragile web of healing, it’s up to Markie to mend these wounds and usher in a new era for the “defectives”—one full of second chances and happiness.

Title : Mrs. Saint and the Defectives
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ISBN : 1477819967
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 336 pages


Cindy rated it ★★★★☆

June 14, 2017

The cover for Mrs. Saint and the Defectives is spectacular; it is one of my favorite covers this year. The story inside is cute too, and while I adore my current neighbors, I would love to have Mrs. Saint and her Defectives in my neighborhood too. Recovering from a very public humiliation, Markie...

Giulia rated it ★★☆☆☆

July 11, 2017

This book read very slow to me and it seemed to drag on and on-the fact that I did not like the main character Markie at all did not help to push me to finish this book. I chose this as my free book from Amazon prime read for July-not a good pick on my part. I am not sure where all the 5 star rev...

Caryn rated it ★★★★☆

July 01, 2017

Whenever I pick up a Julie Lawson Timmer book, I know I will be surprised at what is inside the pages. She can pull off many different types of writing styles and do it well. None of her books is formulaic so you never know what to expect. Her books stand on their own but when I saw the cover for...

Susan rated it ★★★★★

July 05, 2017

Mrs. Saint and the Defectives is a quirky, humorous, but extremely heartfelt book. Markie has uprooted her son and herself following a divorce, far from the private school, country club life they were used to. The day she moves in, she is introduced to Mrs. Saint, a bossy, opinionated Frenchwoman...

Amy rated it ★★★★☆

July 25, 2017

All of my reviews can be found on I have to start by gushing over the cover, it’s so great and perfectly sets the stage for what’s inside. Mrs. Saint and the Defectives was a charming, quirky read with some great themes and hidden gems. Markie and Mrs. Saint do not have very muc...

Mahoghani 23 rated it ★★★☆☆

August 31, 2017

Funny & Entertaining When life throws you a curve ball, the best thing to do is start over. You pick yourself up and go through the motions until you get it right. This books characters are amazingly funny, somewhat incapable of dealing with society and willing to come together and help one an...

Jo rated it ★★☆☆☆

July 16, 2017

My real problem with this book was the main character Markie. She is annoying and I really didn't care for her. Through out the book she complains about how nosey Mrs Saint is but then she gets upset when Mrs Saint won't tell her anything. She is very judgemental about some of the defectives but th...

Kathleen rated it ★★★★☆

October 14, 2017

I can't resist a book about people with secrets, or about people who find community & family in unlikely places. This book fits both of those categories and I enjoyed it. At the same time, I can understand why people rated it lower. The main character is 45-year old Markie, the newly single m...

Sue rated it ★★★★☆

August 19, 2017

This is a wonderful book about family, friendship and neighbors. Markie's life has fallen apart after a public humiliation about her husband's infidelity. She and her teenage son move to a neighborhood where she doesn't know anyone and plans not to make friends. Her plan is quickly ruined by a sm...

Dawnie rated it ★★☆☆☆

August 09, 2017

*Thanks to NetGalley, the publishers and the author for providing me with a free e-copy of this book in exchange for (CLEARLY) honest and free review!* Sometimes i read a book, finish it and go on goodreads and see this big list of 5 stars reviews and just... don't understand? Did i read a differe...

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