Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Orange Blossom Special - Review

Idgie Says:
This novella is a sweet story of two women who do not get along taking a road trip with two teens who might start to really get along, to spread the ashes of a man they all loved.  

There is a deeper backstory that floats through the pages, the fact that Edie is feeling her life is over now that her husband is gone...and she just happens to have a handy bottle of pills waiting for her.   

This is a story of finding the joy in life again, and the power of friendship. A gentle story to lose yourself in for an hour or two.


Publisher: Kensington (July 25, 2017)
Publication Date: July 25, 2017
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services

The author of the acclaimed The Happy Hour Choir and Better Get Livin’ is back with a wonderfully funny and sweetly honest novella about family, football, and our final wishes for the ones we love.

When Edie Malcolm’s husband, Jerome, passes away after sixty years of marriage, the looming emptiness is so heartbreaking all she wants to do is follow him. But Jerome’s will is packed with surprises—for Edie, her sister-in-law Janice, and two teenagers mired in the awkward process of discovering the adults they will become.

To fulfill Jerome’s final wish, Edie and Janice and their two teen drivers must take the Orange Blossom Special—the old hearse Jerome painted in a bright University of Tennessee checkerboard—to three points across the state to spread his ashes. For Edie and Janice, decades of mutual dislike are packed in their overnight bags, but every mile of their odd road trip offers eye-opening truths about grief, love, and the kind of friendship that blooms in the most unexpected places . . .

Coming up soon from Sally:

Do save some room for Bless Her Heart, my fourth novel, in which a preacher’s wife gives up church for Lent. Oh, there will be tarot and tequila, stripper poles and tasers, and, of course, Tom Brokaw.

Bless Her Heart will be out on Halloween.
(October, 2017)