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Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page 35.
- Review Date: 2006-09-04
- Reviewer: Staff
Weezie Foley is bent on winning Savannah's downtown window-decorating contest, but as soon as she picks up the hot-glue gun, strange things start happening. Her boyfriend, Daniel, is grumpier than usual; Weezie's dog, Jethro, goes missing and is anonymously returned; a platter of bacon-wrapped shrimp is stolen from Weezie's refrigerator; and a woman is found sleeping in Weezie's shop window. Andrews (Savannah Breeze; Hissy Fit) nails idiosyncratic Southern charm and teases out a touching denouement. (Nov.)
The best Christmas ever
The weather outside is decidedly not frightful in balmy Savannah, Georgia, where Weezie Foley is gearing up for what she hopes is her best Christmas ever. She expects her antique shop to grab first prize in the annual historical district window-decorating contest, even if the nasty new owners of the shop across the street seem hell-bent on sabotaging her victory. Even better, Weezie suspects this might be the year that her boyfriend, Daniel, finally pops the question.
Mary Kay Andrews, the author of so-much-fun-to-read-it-must-be-criminal bestsellers Savannah Breeze and Hissy Fit, dishes up another Southern charmer with Blue Christmas. Strange things are afoot in Weezie's neighborhood. First, a down-and-out woman is found sleeping in Weezie's dazzling window display. Then Weezie's faithful mutt, Jethro, disappears. It's the last straw when someone breaks into Weezie's home, swiping a fridgeful of hors d'oeuvres meant for a holiday party. Is someone just hungry, or is there a more sinister reason for the break-ins?
Anyone who has devoured Andrews' previous work knows there is something downright addictive in her punchy prose and sparkling storylines. Here, she delivers holiday cheer that will leave you anything but blue.