"I'll tell you right off that I'm not in the habit of talking about people,
listening to gossip, or spreading rumors regardless of how tempting it is
to pick up the telephone. Do unto others, I always say. I will admit, however,
that occasionally I hear a tasty tidbit that just seems meant to be passed along."
--From the Desk of Julia Springer Murdoch
It's my pleasure to pass along a marvelous new book by Ann B. Ross:
Etta Mae's Worst Bad-Luck Day.
"Heart-of-gold, hardscrabble Etta Mae Wiggins has starred as Miss Julia's sidekick in several of Ann B. Ross's New York Times bestselling novels. And though she has saved Miss Julia's hide time and again, Etta Mae has--so unfairly!--been the subject of some of Abbotsville's hottest gossip for years. Now Etta Mae gets to speak for herself--and she has a doozy of a story to tell."
From her polka dotted dress to a last-minute spritz of perfume on the courthouse steps,
Etta Mae is full of charm, sass, and an indomitable Southern spirit.
But the question is . . .
Can Etta Mae manage to marry
Mr. Right on the worst bad-luck day?
If Etta Mae can just marry Howard Conard, Senior, her life will be perfect.
But a few things stand in her way. First, she must deal with Howard's money-hungry son and snooty, pious daughter-in-law. Not to mention Etta Mae's ex-husband (one of them), who is flashing a winning lottery ticket and is on the run from local thugs. If that's not enough,
her old flame, Officer Bobby Lee, keeps showing up, wreaking havoc with her head and her heart.
When that happens, a girl needs to eat cake.
Lots and lots of cake.
Petit fours are always a nice compliment at a Southern wedding ...
if there's a wedding. With Etta Mae, you just never know what's going to happen.
Even so, get ready to laugh and have the time of your life.
"Fans of Ann B. Ross will love this book! Etta Mae Wiggins is the funniest character to come down the pike since Miss Julia showed up to speak her mind. I laughed all the way through it. Hooray for Etta Mae!"
--Fannie Flagg, author of The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion
Happy Pub day, Ann!
For more fun with Etta Mae, visit the Novel Bakers:
Stop by Ann B. Ross's Official Facebook page and say hello.
Read about the New York Times bestselling Miss Julia series.
Etta Mae's page at Viking Books
Etta Mae's Pinterest board.
Look for the new Miss Julia book in April 2015, Miss Julia Lays Down the Law.
Thanks to Viking Books for providing copies of Etta Mae.
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