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College professor Elinor Goggin hasn’t returned to spend a summer in Coopersville, West Virginia in twenty-five years, but this July she’s helping her hospitalized mother by decluttering the hoarded family home. Yet her mom, always critical of her youngest child, is furious that Elinor is even touching her overflowing collection of random possessions.
When county inspector Race Ericson threatens a court summons if the hoard isn’t massively reduced in a hurry, Elinor faces a dilemma. Surrender to her mother’s insistence that she do nothing, obey her bossy elder sister’s edict that she sort carefully through every single pile, or satisfy Race’s demand that she ruthlessly clear out the junk?
Elinor has never been shy with attractive men. Satisfying Race would be a pleasure. But when family secrets come to light and surprises turn up on her doorstep, Elinor’s task gets complicated, forcing her to reevaluate her long-held beliefs about her family—and her life choices.
Cleaning Her House is a warm stand-alone women's fiction novel featuring a rich variety of characters, a romance with a hint of steam, family secrets, and a ton of clutter. There's a happy ending, too. (Maybe not for the clutter.)