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Monday, December 7, 2009

Blue Christmas by Mary Kay Andrews

The best laid plans of mice and men…I think the quote goes…As you have probably noticed, I had no post for yesterday in my perhaps over-ambitious plans to post a Christmas review for everyday until Christmas Eve.

My oldest son, Coleman (24) was in an accident in Dallas, and between trying to find out how he was, trying to find all the other boys, making arrangements to go to Dallas, etc., I just forgot to post a review. Momma worries took over.

Here is a quick one for today. It’s a delightful offering from Mary Kay Andrews, one of my many favorite Southern authors. Enjoy “Blue Christmas.” Hopefully, I’ll be back on track tomorrow. I'll throw in an extra review sometime this week to make up the lost one!

Deck the halls with romance, intrigue, and great antiques!

It's the week before Christmas, and antiques dealer Eloise “Weezie” Foley is in a frenzy to garnish her shop for the Savannah historical district contest. She's ready to shoot herself with her glue gun by the time she's done, but the results are stunning. She's certainly one-upped the owners of the trendy boutique around the corner, but suddenly things start to go missing from her display, and there seems to be a mysterious midnight visitor to her shop.

Still, Weezie has high hopes—perhaps in the form of an engagement ring from her chef boyfriend, though Daniel, always moody at the holidays, seems more distant than usual. But throw in Weezie's decidedly odd family, a gorgeous little 1950s Christmas tree pin, and even a little help from the King himself (Elvis, that is), and maybe there will be a pocketful of miracles for Weezie this Christmas Eve.

“Blue Christmas,” by Mary Kay Andrews, is part romance, part cozy mystery, and all parts fun! Andrews revives her feisty heroine Eloise “Weezie” Foley, who was first introduced in “Savannah Blues,” in this delightful holiday tale. Short, sweet, and full of southern charm, this book is destined to become one of my favorite seasonal stories.

About The Author:

In In 2003, a writer named Mary Kay Andrews burst on the book scene with an entertaining, lighthearted confection entitled Savannah Blues. Hailed as a promising debut, the book received positive reviews; but not everyone realized it was actually the work of journalist-turned-novelist Kathy Hogan Trocheck, author of a bestselling mystery series begun in 1990 and featuring ex-cop-turned P.I. Callahan Garrity.

In an interview several years ago, Trocheck explained the reason for adopting a pseudonym (derived, by the way, from combining the names of her two children): "Because Blues is so different from my Callahan books, I wanted a chance to try for a whole new group of readers, people who like women's fiction, Southern fiction, and still, mysteries. That Mary Kay is a pseudonym for Kathy Hogan Trocheck is not a secret from my fans."

Savannah Blues introduced readers to Eloise "Weezie" Foley, the charming antique shop owner who’s love life was as unpredictable as she was. Having revisited the world of the irresistible Weezie twice more in Savannah Breeze and Blue Christmas, Andrews continues to craft her winning brand of witty, Southern-fried fiction -- much to the delight of her many fans.


Janel said...

I hope everything is going OK with your son. How scary for you!

This sounds like another sweet holiday book.

....Petty Witter said...

Such a dedicated blogger. My best wishes to you all.

Jennifer said...

SOunds like a delightful story.

Mary said...

I hope your son is ok!

I read this last week and loved it, as I have every MKA book I've read. So much fun : )