Friday, August 12, 2011

Savannah Blues - Review

Title: Savannah Blues
Author: Mary Kay Andrews
Publisher:  Harper

Goodreads Summary:

Landing a catch like Talmadge Evans III got Eloise "Weezie" Foley a big house in Savannah's historic district. Divorcing him got her booted into the carriage house in the backyard. Tal, meanwhile, lives with his girlfriend, elegant Caroline DeSantos, in the mansion Weezie lovingly restored. For Weezie, letting her dog piddle on Caroline's prize camellias isn't payback enough.
Now Weezie, and antiques "picker," is trying to make a killing at a big estate sale while dealing with loopy relatives, a hunky ex-boyfriend who's the hottest chef in town, and the Tal-Caroline "situation." Dirty deals are simmering all around her, just as Weezie discovers how very delicious love can be—the second time around.

My thoughts:

I couldn't stop thinking about how cool it would be to do what Weezie does- being a "picker" sounds kinda fun! Like treasure hunting everyday for a living. Reading this made me want to run out and find estate sales and garage sales and try my luck!

This book was a fun read- I loved reading about Savannah, one of my favorite southern cities, right up there with New Orleans.  I liked the allusion in the book too, to the book and trial of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil - and I was surprised to learn that Andrews was a reporter for that case and trial.  I could write a whole other blog on this book, I loved it so much. 

I felt like although I enjoyed reading about these characters, I barely scratched the surface of them.  Weezie seemed almost obsessed with junking - like she never wanted to do anything but that.  When she and Daniel were together, they fought all the time and I didn't really like that.  I did really like Daniel and Bebe's characters though- I felt like I knew more about them then I did Weezie!  I did enjoy Weezie's mother and father - her mother was a trip, even after rehab! 

The mystery plot line was well done, I thought.  A fine old house, the only one of its kind, a murder that Weezie stumbles on while looking for the bathroom - I thought these parts were better written than the romance, with fun details and surprises. 

I enjoyed this book, it was a fun read! I will more than likely read the next book in this series, which is about Bebe. 

1 comment:

  1. It's been ages since I read this, but I did think it was a fun read. I'm glad you liked it! I think you'll like the next one as well.


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