Nita Broadwell, a good Southern girl from a good Southern family, is jolted out of complacency when she discovers condoms in her husband's shirt pocket. Meanwhile, she is slipping into a steamy romance with a hunky handyman 13 years her junior.
Lavonne Zibolsky is saddled with planning the annual Broadwell & Boone law firm party. That and her lackluster marriage have her seeking solace in the refrigerator.
Bound by years of friendship, the women heed their collective spousal betrayals as a wake-up call and band together to exact sweet revenge. The take-charge trio will see to it that the punishment is just, exquisitely humiliating, and downright hilarious.
©2006 Cathy Holton; (P)2009 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
"Hell hath no fury, as the saying goes, and the wives concoct a deliciously devious scheme....Irresistibly entertaining, Holton's debut is hilarious, a cunning, rollicking addition to the popular Southern 'steel magnolias' genre." (Booklist)
"Genuinely hilarious moments...and characters that would make good friends." (Kirkus Reviews)
"[Skewers] idiosyncratic social mores in the New South." (Publishers Weekly)
I spin my own wool and knit. Listening to audiobooks while I craft is one of my favorite things. I'm hooked.
This sort of book isn't always my cup of tea, but I must say I quite enjoyed the "Debs". Cathy Holton does a good job of creating characters that you care about and keeping the story flowing. The narration was done well, though not flawlessly. A different delivery could have made the humorous parts funnier, and there were some mispronunciations, but overall she did an adequate job.
What was special about this book that sets it apart from all the other southern genre and chic lit is the unique and separate character of each of the three women. They were not just a blurry mirror - image of one another. IL liked their *criminal* designs on the material world without being victums of it. The best part is that the ending is not that everybody nuckles under and calls it *living happily ever after. Woops, did I ruin it for you
NAUH ! I JUST MADE IT BETTER
GAILE ROBERTS NUÑEZ.
The actress reading the book seemed like she was rushed and in a hurry. The story was taking way to long to get started, and none of the characters were likable.
I don't know.
A great story about the strength of southern women. I found myself often wishing I had the guts to do some of the things they did in this book. An enjoyable listen except for the narrator.
A book I could relate to.
Moira Driscoll. She narrated "Charming Grace" by Deborah Smith. The story took place in Dahlonega, GA, and her character voices were some of the best. She did a male character that was from Cajun country in Louisiana. I got so caught up in the book it was hard to remember that that the same woman was doing all the voices, male and female, in the book.
When one of the couples got back together after the adultery.
I'm looking forward to reading the next book in this short series, "The Secret Lives of the Kudzu Debutantes"
I am a 57 year old book addict. I started out reading Daniel Steele and Sidney Shelton novels 30 years ago. Since then I have added literally hundreds of authors. I take the time to write reviews on books that sweep me away. So if I have really loved that particular book. There have been a couple over the years I reviewed because I truly hated them too.
This story was a little rambling.
I didn't really prefer any character over another.
I could have the book quicker, but it was fun to listen.
Audio books have come down in price but I wish there were more audio books priced lower.
Light hearted, great story line, funny....laughed outloud until I cried in the middle of the Denver airport.
The different voices for the characters.
I love this book - listened to it while on vacation and had me laughing out loud. I love the characters and was sorry when it ended.
Women of the south
The women friends and plot was good.
I like the reader she did a very good job.
Cussing was not needed or Lords name in vain I hate that writers think this is OK to do, I am sure another word could be used just damn it would be ok??????
Took a bit of listening to get into it but once I was, I really enjoyed it. The southern drawl of the reader was somewhat irritating after a while, but not enough to stop.
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