Eloise "Weezie" Foley is a picker. That is a person who buys
antiques at the source (usually a garbage can or garage
sales), fixes them, and sells them to dealers. She's
recently divorced from Talmadge Evans III. In the property
settlement she received the carriage house attached...to the
1858 townhouse she had renovated during her marriage, that
her ex-husband and Caroline DeSantos, the skunk who stole
him live in.
When Danny Stipanek returns from the Marine Corps to
Savannah, he is hired by Bebe Loudermilk as the newest chef
at Guale. Head strong and dominating, he doesn't play second
string. He did once, but isn't about to share those reasons
with anybody, not even with Weezie, the woman he still holds
a torch for since high school.
Anna Ruby Mulinax of the Beaulieu dies leaving no heirs to
an estate valued in the millions. The Savannah Preservation
League would like the house and property proclaimed as a
historical site: the very last working rice plantation in
Georgia. However, at the memorial service, Caroline brags
that the land has been sold to the Coastal Paper Products as
the site for their new paper company.
Bebe Loudermilk's unsubtle attempts at playing matchmaker
between the new chef and her best friend Weezie, wasn't one
of her best ideas. How was she to know that Danny Stipanek
is the boy Weezie lost her virginity to?
Things are heating up between Danny and Weezie and would be
consummated by lustful acts except like the interrupted
demolition of beautiful old mansion, comical interrupts stop
them during very hot foreplay.
It's not just the murder that needs to be solved. Antiques
show up at local shops, antiques that Weezie knows should
still be under lock and key waiting for the estate sale.
I really enjoyed reading SAVANNAH BLUES by Mary Kay Andrews.
It is filled with a quirky sense of small town southern life
that even this northern woman can relate to. I especially
liked the way the author uses antiques for both character
description and to color and describe the scene.
A special discussion has to be used for the side characters.
Bebe is the kind of best friend I think every woman wishes
she had on her side during the best and worst of times.
James Foley, her uncle, is an ex-priest and now small town
attorney whose personal life holds more secrets than the
confessional his clients attempt to use his office for. Her
mother is an alcoholic, and near disfunctional behavior are
getting scary, forcing Weezie to intervene. So, read, enjoy,
and have fun.
An antiques picker, Weezie combs
Savannah's steamy back alleys and garage sales for treasures
when she's not dealing with her loopy relatives or her hunky
ex-boyfriend. But an unauthorized sneak preview at a sale
lands Weezie smack in the middle of magnolia-scented murder,
mayhem . . . and more. Dirty deals simmer all around her,
just as her relationship with the hottest chef in town heats
up and she finds out how delicious love can be the second