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Saturday, March 30, 2013

The Blue-Ribbon Jalapeno Society Jubilee by Carolyn Brown

Blue-Ribbon You Are Cordially Invited...Come early, eat until your buttons pop, and dance until you drop!

Miss Clawdy's Café has won the Jubilee blue ribbon every year since the dawn of time. This year, town matron Violet Prescott is going after that ribbon with an iron-clad determination only thinly disguised by her perfect coiffure and flawless manners, bless her heart.

It's time for café owners Cathy and Marty and their best friend Trixie to pull out their secret weapon. And this is where a lifetime of friendship, combined with just the right recipe at just the right time, might carry the day—or blow everything to smithereens.

Welcome to Cadillac, Texas, where the jalapeños are hot, the gossip is hotter, and at the end of the day, it's the priceless friendships that are left standing...

Book Details:

Title: The Blue-Ribbon Jalapeno Society Jubilee, Author: Carolyn Brown, ISBN: 978-1-4022-8126-6, Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark, Format I Read: Trade Paperback $14.99, How I Read It: Trade Paperback ARC from Publisher, Rating: 4 Crowns

My Thoughts:

Sometimes you find a book that is so charming it makes you want crawl inside and live there for a while and that is exactly what The Blue-Ribbon Jalapeno Society Jubilee by Carolyn Brown does.

I love books—especially women’s fiction—that are layered with multiple stories, it makes the plot so much more interesting, so when I found out that The Blue-Ribbon Jalapeno Society Jubilee was indeed a multi character novel, I was eager to read it, and I must say Carolyn Brown did not let me down.

With characters such as a former-escort-turned-preacher and a secret erotic romance writer, I found that I could not put this book down. Add in feuds, wit, Southern charm, and a bit of madness and you have the perfect combination for a women’s fiction novel.

This is Carolyn Brown’s first adventure into women’s fiction and I hope she continues writing with it. This is one novel that I would love to see turned into a movie.


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