Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The Sassy Belles - Review

Blake O’Hare Heart is an attorney and narrator of the story. Her best friend, Vivi Ann McFadden, thinks her main squeeze and Blake’s brother in law, Lewis is dead. Blake contacts her husband Harry and they all go to claim the body from a local hotel. One problem, the body is gone, but the sex toys are recovered. Where is Lewis Heart? Sonny Bartholomew is Blake’s high school flame, the town sheriff, and newly divorced. He still loves Blake and senses she feels the same. Blake planned to ask Harry for a trial separation before Lewis disappeared. Harry’s more focused on the possibility of a scandal because he plans to run for the Senate. Blake’s grandmother and mother are the grand dames of the town. All go to them for advice and comfort. Maybe even the missing Lewis. Blake tries to focus on something else and returns to her pet project, saving a local landmark. Her opponents give Blake a lesson in how politics works. Harry’s part in the deal and a dalliance with a local reporter sever his marriage ties. Blake is free to pursue Sonny and doesn’t waste time. The ending brings surprises and revelations of the past.

Sonny and Blake make a true couple. So much love and emotion left to simmer over the years brings them together. Lewis and Vivi start as a joke, but the bond is true.

I love the fact the women use their full names, especially maiden names. It brings me back to my youth where strong women presided over their families and the town. Sought for their wisdom and love, they opened the door to all who knocked. 

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About the Author:
After knowing Beth Albright for just a few short seconds you are sure to learn she is from Alabama. No, it’s not the lilt of magnolia you can still catch in her voice, or even the way she lovingly describes her undying love for her famous alma mater's football champions. She will tell you she loves Tuscaloosa, even after living quite literally all over the country. Though Beth has had a remarkable career, from New York City to Hollywood, and all points in between, she has never forgotten where she came from...and what she loves. That's why when it came time to write, Beth had no choice but to write about Tuscaloosa and The University of Alabama, and all the quirky people she still calls family, though some do not actually share her bloodline!

Beth Albright has always been a storyteller. After spending nearly 15 years in talk radio, as a talk show host, playing the part of a principal character on the soap opera, DAYS OF OUR LIVES, owning her own acting school and children's theater, and raising a son who is a nationally ranked figure skater, Beth has decided to return to her roots; storytelling. When she was in the sixth grade, her teacher gave her the floor every Friday to tell her stories. See, Beth was a talker, a future talk show host in the making, and she was telling stories so much that her teacher couldn't teach. Well, this brilliant teacher told 12 year old Beth if she would begin writing her stories down, she would be allowed time to share those stories with the class. And she's been writing, AND talking ever since. Beth has interviewed Bob Hope, Oprah Winfrey, Betty White, Wolfgang Puck and George Burns live from the Chinese Theatre, as well as numerous other celebrities, and authors. Then Beth became a principal character on Days of Our Lives. But through all of the excitement of talk shows and soap operas, Beth loved telling stories to her audience the most. With a degree in Journalism from her beloved University of Alabama, She remains true to her roots and has never forgotten where she comes from. Born and raised in Tuscaloosa, "My grandfather was the play by play announcer for the Crimson Tide in the 50s!" Beth will proudly tell you, she is a down homespun girl, although she currently lives in San Francisco with her TV producer husband and her brilliant son. She has just completed her first trilogy, The Sassy Belles, and her first screen play, Kiss Me Goodnight.

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