Sunday, April 26, 2009
Currently reading this gem that I discovered while I was browsing the shelves of my local library. I have found myself a new author. She is witty and hilarious and I just love this book. Here is a little description of what the book is about. I highly suggest you pick it up at the library like I did.
The night before her wedding, in the middle of an oh-so-smart rehearsal dinner, interior decorator Keeley Murdock chances upon her fiancé and her maid of honor "doing the deed." Keeley pitches the hissy fit of the century, storms out and earns herself instant notoriety in her tiny hometown of Madison, GA.
Over the next few days, Keeley has to deal not only with the embarrassment of a broken engagement but also with the financial pressure her ex's powerful family puts on her business. Rescue comes in the form of a new face in town, a wealthy red-headed stranger with an impossible agenda. As the new owner of the local run-down bra plant that he plans to revive along with the tiny town, Will Mahoney hires Keeley to completely redecorate the dilapidated antebellum mansion he plans to restore in record time. As Keeley dives into her new, nearly impossible project, she inadvertently unearths long-buried demons from her past and learns that for a small town, Madison holds many dark secrets.
HISSY FIT brims with descriptions of antiques and designer goods that are so lush they could be called decorator porn. Many of the scrumptious descriptions of stylish household goods and historic furniture are based on Mary Kay Andrews' research and expertise as an antiques "picker." Mary Kay's buying trips to flea markets and furniture marts all over the South inspired her descriptions of the beautiful mahogany dining tables, crystal wall sconces, and the Empire daybeds that Keeley swoons over in HISSY FIT.
Ultimately, Keeley finds that true love can come even to those who throw humdinger hissy fits. HISSY FIT is a delicious social satire that will be sure to satisfy fans of fine fiction.