"Getting Her Money's Worth"

Life often has been unkind, and sometimes cruel, to Allie Charles, and she’s determined not to be shortchanged and to live in the moment whenever possible…
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Crystal gave me a glowing review of "Getting Her Money's Worth."
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For more on author Annette Mardis and her books, visit her Web site at www.AnnetteMardis.com.
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Piper Perabo would be my pick to play Shelby Martin Dean in a film version of "Getting Her Money's Worth."
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I'd definitely cast Melissa McCarthy to play Allie Charles in a film version of "Getting Her Money's Worth."
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"Getting Her Money's Worth" was inspired by and is dedicated to Charlene Allison. Despite her too-short life, she always got her money's worth whenever she had the chance to have some fun.
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Life hasn't always been kind, or even fair, to Allie Charles, but she's determined to live in the moment and not get shortchanged. With support from her dear friend Shelby Martin Dean, Allie faces life-altering challenges. Buy the book at http://www.amazon.com/Getting-Moneys-Worth-Annette-Mardis-ebook/dp/B00DRQTSIE/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1406147402&sr=1-1&keywords=Getting+Her+Money%27s+Worth
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"Getting Her Money's Worth" is set in Clearwater, Florida
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Shelby Martin and Allie Charles met when they were recruited to play softball for a recreation league woman's team.
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When they finally made it to the beachside resort town, Allie pulled over at the first concession she spotted and bought an industrial-size bucket of fries and a half vat of cola. “Mmm, haven’t had these in years. Nothing better than boardwalk fries,” she said, munching away happily.
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On their trip to Ocean City, Md., Allie and Shelby drank frozen concoctions, logged miles on the boardwalk and won cheesy prizes playing skee ball.
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Allie and Shelby visited Washington, D.C., and took in the sights including a tour of the White House. While they were waiting in line, Marine 1, the presidential helicopter, took off from the lawn. “I bet President Reagan’s looking out his window right now,” Allie insisted, “and I’ll bet he can see me waving!”
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Shelby and Allie can't wait to see the piranha feeding at the National Aquarium in Washington, D.C.
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“I’m not so sure about Clue,” Roy told his daughter. “Your brother always cheats, and you end up crying.”
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"Look, Shelby. I don’t have the freedom you do to come and go as I please. I don’t have a job where I meet all kinds of people. I don’t get to go to Busch Gardens and ride around on the truck that delivers hay to the giraffes." -- Allie Charles
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Allie is the live-in caretaker for a disabled young man named Andrew whose meals have to be liquefied in a blender.