Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Review: The Blue-ribbon jalapeno society jubilee - Carolyn Brown


Everything is calm in Cadillac, Texas until Aunt Agnes declares war on Violet Prescott, the president of the Blue-Ribbon Jalapeno Society, just in time for the annual jubilee. But after the festivities—and the hostilities—are over, it's four friends who are left standing, proving once again that friendship is forever.

My thoughts:
This book is about 3 women (and so much more). A small town, gossip, a group and how everything falls apart.

First we have Trixie who had a cheating husband (she still fools around with him cos she can't resist him). She was nice, but yes dump that idiot and move on! Then we have the twins Cathy and Marty. They could not be more different. The quiet and the loud one. Cathy is set to marry a boring man with a horrid mother. Marty is free and outspoken. I liked them both, maybe Cathy more since we followed her road to finding what she wants.

And then we have their aunt Agnes, the horrid Violet (Cathy's future mother-in-law!) who wants to rule the town and the society they are a part of. Darla Jean, the former prostitute who turned preacher,  and that  X (I will not say it cos I am a lady *coughs*) Anna Ruth who stole away Trixie's husband. Quite the set of characters and all with their agendas and dreams.

A nice story to read. Though I would not want to live there, maybe visit cos they all sound so fun! But before that Violet needs to go ;)

Conclusion:
Drama, gossip, romance, secrets and most of all friendship.

Cover
Both Meh and ok

Pages: 321
Genre: I do not really know where to place it...women's fiction /contemporary romance, something
Published: March 1st 2013 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
Source. For review

40 comments:

Melliane said...

hmmm it can be interesting, maybe one day.

Carol said...

Sounds like an interesting set of women.

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

this sounds so fun!! cute title too!

BookaholicCat said...

This sounds like a fun book. I just need to find the time.

brandileigh2003 said...

Heh. I don't think that I would want to live there either, but glad you enjoyed the book.
Brandi @ Blkosiner’s Book Blog

Chris said...

You should try reading some Lorna Landvik, like Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons or Patty Jane's House of Curl. :)

Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings said...

Oh I think I would live there to eat at Clawdy;s but Violet needs to go first! Glad you enjoyed this as well.

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Oh you make this one sound like so much fun. Although I'm not going there unless you are with me. I know it would be more fun with you and we will kick Violet out together. LOL

Blodeuedd said...

:)

Blodeuedd said...

They sure were :)

Blodeuedd said...

And a mouthful

Blodeuedd said...

Time is hard to find :/

Blodeuedd said...

Lol, I like the sound of those titles

Blodeuedd said...

Yes Violet needs to go, she is not nice at all. But then those people are always around

Blodeuedd said...

Too many conflicts for me

Blodeuedd said...

Haha, yes we will kick her out of town and then eat some good food and check out the hotties

Chris said...

You can find out more about Minnesota, too. :)

Blodeuedd said...

Minnesota, the place many immigrant from Finland went to cos it looked like home :) I'd like to learn more

Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer said...

This just cracks me up that Heidi, you and I all posted our review of this on the same day..LOL I think we all agree Brown spins a terrific tale with funny characters!

Chris said...

Oh yes - one of my coworkers has a Finnish heritage. Lots of Scandanavian ancestry around here. (Although I'm German/Irish/English.)

The Bookworm said...

This sounds right up my alley, I enjoy drama, romance and small town settings.

bermudaonion said...

Sounds like a good beach read.

Unknown said...

I've heard so many great reviews of this today, I really want to pick it up! Violet sounds awful though! Great review :-)

Carole Rae said...

Ah, a book set in a small town...always a classic.

Anachronist said...

A small town, gossip, a group and how everything falls apart.

I like the 'falling apart' bit. :)

Blodeuedd said...

I saw yours and thought ok, then I saw Heidi's and considered delaying it one day but it just felt it was so amusing that I had to post it today

Blodeuedd said...

All good things :D

Blodeuedd said...

Awwww the beach, the lovely beach

Blodeuedd said...

Haha, I thought you might

Blodeuedd said...

I do not know why we all picked this day to post, so strange

Blodeuedd said...

Totally

Staci said...

could be a fun read when you're looking for something light!

Aurian said...

Sounds like a nice read, but not really my genre anymore.

Book of Secrets said...

Hmm, just add a murder mystery to it, and you've got a cozy!

Blodeuedd said...

And I am Swedish with a tiny mix of Belgian (maybe French since it was bordercountry) and surely some German. Finnish..hm, dunno, even after 500 years here ;)

Blodeuedd said...

Then it would fit well

Blodeuedd said...

Oh :/

Blodeuedd said...

...oh you are right! Haha, I almost read a cozy then ;)

Anna said...

Sounds like a light, fun read!

Blodeuedd said...

:)

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