CURING THE BLUES WITH A NEW PAIR OF SHOES
July 21, 2009
Avon, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Rating: 5 cups
Avery Deaton is in Salt Lick, Texas, to do a story on the celebration the town holds on January eighth for Elvis Presley’s birthday. A reporter for the Star-Telegram in Dallas, she chooses to look up a couple of ladies in the area who may have some stories to tell, but is not ready for the likes of Debbie Sue Overstreet and Edwina Perkins-Martin, Domestic Equalizers.
Sam Carter is working on two stories for the Dallas Morning News. One is concerning Caleb Crawford, a small town football player drafted by the Dallas Cowboys. The other story is about the Elvis celebration the small town of Salt Lick holds. Sam is baptized by fire when he meets the people of Salt Lick.
It is time for the annual Elvis birthday party in Salt Lick, Texas. The owners of Hogg’s Drive-In are able to acquire the original pair of blue suede shoes Elvis wore from a Las Vegas museum. Putting the shoes in a secure place, no one is more surprised than Judd Hogg when the shoes go missing the day before the big party. The sheriff calls in the Domestic Equalizers, Debbie Sue and Edwina, to help crack the case. With reporters coming in from far and wide, they need to help keep this incident under wraps while trying to find the thief. Plus Edwina is trying her hand at matchmaking Avery and Sam. Secrets and mischief unfold as Domestic Equalizers attempt to apprehend the culprit.
Debbie Sue and Edwina are two of the most hilarious women I have ever had the pleasure of reading about. Their lives are not dull by any stretch of the imagination. I laughed out loud at the antics of the townspeople as they tried to cover up the crime of the stolen shoes. This small town community may not have a lot of people, but they certainly keep the story lively. Poor Avery and Sam just caught up in the mayhem and you cannot help but fall in love with these two. Dixie Cash has hit the jackpot with this adventure. This is just the latest in a series of books. There are several more, but you do not have to read the series to understand what is going on.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More