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“I enjoyed the writing and setting the most because it so telling and reflective of life in an area few people get to see. My local library now carries the book.”

—Robert O., Amazon customer

“Once I started reading, I couldn’t put it down. It is an honest and descriptive look at a teacher’s life in a small school system.”

—ADB, Amazon customer

Wonderfully written and very entertaining. A very thoughtful memoir of a small-town girl that turns out quite well. I love books that make you feel good when you read them. This is one of them.”

—Lauren Nagel, Amazon customer, Topeka, Kansas

The Girl from Nip 'n' Tuck

About the Book

Dianne H. Lundy’s life has been unpredictable and exciting at the same time. A fresh graduate from college, she thought of all the wonderful possibilities: finding the perfect job and the perfect man. Little did she know that finding both takes a lot of work, and, sometimes, luck. As she deals with difficult classes and unreliable men, Dianne relies on her faith in God and her sense of humor to help her through trying times.

The Girl from Nip ’n’ Tuck is one strong woman’s memoir as a teacher and student of life. Dianne H. Lundy gives a humorous flavor to the struggles she faced in her career and personal life. With God as her strength and hope, she goes on to learn and enjoy whatever situations life brings her. Her story will resonate in the minds of teachers, students, and book enthusiasts everywhere.

Dianne H. Lundy

About the Author

Dianne H. Lundy grew up in Rocky Branch, Louisiana, also known as Nip ’n’ Tuck. She studied at Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas. After graduating, she worked as a teacher in her home state of Louisiana. She taught for thirty-three years, married, and raised a family. She obtained graduate degrees from ULM and NSU and was named to Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers five times.


Dianne was being frustrated. She was almost desperate. The window of opportunity for finding any kind of teaching job was closing fast. Life wasn’t supposed to be this way. You went to college; you graduated; you got a job. That was the natural order of things, but things weren’t working out for her.

Well, I guess that’s that, she concluded. My usual luck with men continues. My life is beginning to look like a soap opera. Pets are definitely better than men. They love you unconditionally, and they don’t run off and leave you, she decided. From now on, it’s just my cat, Boo, and me.

The new teachers were sitting on the gym floor, awaiting the time they would be introduced to the student body. The principal’s voice seemed to drone on forever, and most of what he said was lost on Dianne as she stared out at the crowd of students sitting in the bleachers. All that she could see was a sea of black faces staring back at her. Dear God, she thought, they do all look alike. Mother was right. How am I ever going to learn their names or tell them apart?

Dianne H. Lundy

Author's other Book


What do a new teacher, a college dropout, a recently widowed woman with a young daughter, and an overweight college co-ed have in common? They all find themselves in Summerfield, a small quiet college town where nothing out of the ordinary ever seems to happen - at least not until they move there. The women are all seeking the same things - a satisfying career, a sense of accomplishment, and stability in their love life. They soon find themselves in the middle of adventures they never dreamed would happen. Each woman's life is changed forever by someone who has an unexpected influence on her life, whether for better or worse. Their heart-warming stories provide entertaining moments for all readers who appreciate a good story about romance, adventure, and humorous situations.

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