Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Book Review - Color Me Bad by Sharon Sala
I have been a fan of Sharon Sala's for a great many years now. I first met this fine lady author at a big literary book signing that was held in my hometown to celebrate the opening of our new library, and she is the most gracious, charming lady I've ever had to pleasure to know.
And I've had the pleasure of reviewing her books for many years now as well. So I was tickled pink when she asked me if I'd like to review the novella that is kicking off her latest writing adventure! Well, of course I would!!! And I am so glad I did - now let me tell you why you'll be glad you check out this delightful tale too!
About The Book:
In the tiny town of Blessings, Georgia the center of all social activity revolves around Ruby Dye's beauty shop, the Curl Up And Dye. Here Sister Dye (as everybody calls her) holds court with her two assistants, twins Vesta and Vera Conklin and manicurist Mabel Jean Doolittle. Eventually all the news in town comes through this little shop, good, bad, funny and sad.
Patty June Clymer, the wife of Conrad, the preacher at the Freewill Baptist Church, was in for her weekly appointment, and all was going well until the moment Bobette Paulson stepped in for a quick nail repair. That's when the hair went to flying as Patty June flipped out and Bobbette got an unexpected haircut of her own, as well as a bloody nose! Seems Patty June's revered husband had been cheating with Miss Bobette, and Patty June had had just enough of it.
As word spread like wildfire throughout Blessings of Patty June's explosion, the town husbands are set to scrambling to try and convince their wives that they are innocent and faithful. But when an off-hand remark by Patty June had Willa Dean Miller wondering about her own husband's activities, attitudes throughout the town began to change.
Funny how one little visit to the beauty shop can change an entire town!
This introduction to Sharon Sala's new series is just adorable. The main characters, Ruby Dye, the Conklin twins and Mabel Jean, are feisty and full of personality, and the secondary characters are just as full of sass and brass! They are the kind of folks you feel like you've known forever by the end of the first chapter! And Blessings, Georgia sounds like a fun little town with lots of adventures and calamities!
This is Southern fiction at it's absolute best! This new series shows off Sharon's great writing talent to a perfect shine, and I, for one, can't wait to visit Blessings, Georgia again! And the wait won't be too long - the full-length novel, "Curl Up And Dye" will be coming out in February, 2014! Mark your calendars now!
To Purchase The Book:
"Color Me Bad" is now available on Amazon.com - click here to check it out! http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DDWIT14/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_8MRjsb1J5SS0H
At Barnes and Noble - http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/color-me-bad-sharon-sala/1115748716?ean=9781402287503
About The Author:
Sharon Sala, who has also written under the name Dinah McCall, has 85-plus books in print, published in four different genres-Romance, Young Adult, Western, and Women's Fiction, and her Young Adult books have been optioned for film. She has been named a RITA finalist seven times by Romance Writers of America, and in 2011 they named her the recipient of the Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award. Her books are New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly bestsellers and published in many different languages. She lives in Oklahoma, the state where she was born.
Sharon's website is at www.sharonsala.net
My thanks to Sourcebooks and Sharon Sala for the review copy of this book. I was not compensated for my opinion.