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Hissy Fit

Написано Mary Kay Andrews

Озвучено Isabel Keating


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Hissy Fit

Написано Mary Kay Andrews

Озвучено Isabel Keating

оценки:
4/5 (71 оценки)
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5 hours
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Издано:
Nov 30, 2004
ISBN:
9780060824273
Формат:
Аудиокнига

Описание

"Laced with humor and a sense of place that oozes the aroma of magnolia blossoms."
-Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"[A] Southern-fried romp."
-Entertainment Weekly

Whether it's a mystery, sassy women's fiction, or a combination of the two, New York Times bestseller Mary Kay Andrews always gives her fans a read to remember. And now she's throwing a Hissy Fit, in the best possible sense. A delicious tale of revenge and renovation, Hissy Fit tells of a wronged spitfire who's determined to see that the no-good lowdown, lying, cheating varmint of an ex-fiancé who ruined her life and her business gets the comeuppance he so richly deserves…even as she struggles to revitalize a broken-down antebellum mansion for a hunky, if slightly odd, local businessman. If you like the novels of Fannie Flagg, Jennifer Crusie, Adriana Trigiani, and Emily Giffin, or are a devoted follower of Rebecca Wells or Jill Conner Browne's Sweet Potato Queens, then Mary Kay's Hissy Fit is not to be missed.

Издатель:
Издано:
Nov 30, 2004
ISBN:
9780060824273
Формат:
Аудиокнига

Об авторе

Mary Kay Andrews is the author of the New York Times bestselling THE FIXER UPPER, DEEP DISH, SAVANNAH BREEZE and BLUE CHRISTMAS, (HarperCollins) as well as HISSY FIT, LITTLE BITTY LIES and SAVANNAH BLUES, all HarperPerennial. A former reporter for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, she wrote ten critically acclaimed mysteries, including the Callahan Garrity mystery series, under her "real" name, which is Kathy Hogan Trocheck. A native of St. Petersburg, Florida (and a diplomate of the Maas Bros. Department Store School of Charm), she started her professional journalism career in Savannah, Georgia, where she covered the real-life murder trials which were the basis of MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL. As a lifelong "junker" the author claims to know the location of every promising thrift store, flea market and junkpile in the Southeastern United States, plus many parts of Ohio. She has a B.A. in newspaper journalism from The University of Georgia (go Dawgs!), and is a frequent lecturer and writing teacher at workshops including Emory University, The University of Georgia's Harriet Austin Writer's Workshop, the Tennessee Mountain Writer's Workshop and the Antioch Writer's Workshop. Her mysteries have been nominated for the Edgar, Anthony, Agatha and Macavity Awards. Married for more than 31 years to her high school sweetheart, Tom, she is the mother of 24-year-old Katie Abel and 20-year-old Andrew. After a three-year hiatus in Raleigh, NC, she and her husband recently moved back to their old neighborhood in Atlanta, where they live in a restored 1926 Craftsman bungalow.


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  • (3/5)
    Digital audio read by Moira DriscollFrom the book jacket Keeley Murdock’s wedding to A.J. Jernigan should have been the social event of the season. But when she catches her fiancé doing the deed with her maid of honor at the country club rehearsal dinner, all bets are off. And so is the wedding. Keeley pitches the hissy fit of the century, earning herself instant notoriety in the small town of Madison, Georgia. Even worse is the financial pressure A.J.’s banking family brings to bear on Keeley’s interior design business. Enter a redheaded stranger – in a vintage yellow Cadillac – who’s purchased the local bra factory and a derelict antebellum mansion, which he hires Keeley to redo.My reactionsEven before I read the jacket blurb, I knew I was in for a light, fun, fast, chick lit, beach read. And that’s exactly what I got. Mary Kay Andrews knows how to write in this genre and she does a fine job of it. The central characters are likeable (or not, as required … I’m looking at you, A.J. and Stephanie), and the plot is supported by a cast of eccentric older folks, wise and tolerant parents, and friends and acquaintances who help Keeley and take a keen interest in her personal life. Andrews includes a bit of a mystery subplot, which I felt distracted from the central romantic tension. But that’s okay … we need both sugar and salt in our reading diet.It’s a fast, fun romp of a novel. Grab some iced tea and your sunglasses and set yourself up on a beach chair to enjoy. Moira Driscoll did a fine job of performing the audio. Her southern accent was spot on, and she really brought the large cast of characters alive.
  • (3/5)
    This one somehow must have jumped into my grocery cart while I was shopping one day. Definately NOT a normal read for me. I must have been really desperate. But I was a little surprised. Predictable at times but not as much as I had always assumed those 'harliquin-esque' books were. I love the way she takes care of that slimy, no-good, 2 timing, 2 faced, butt head of a fiance when she finds him the night before the wedding.... you gotta read it to find out.
  • (4/5)
    Laugh out loud funny, strong southern woman, adjusting to what life throws at her.
  • (4/5)
    Ok, this is strictly chick lit, but it's well written, and has a lot going on with the plot. The mystery of Keeley's mother's disappearance should have played a much larger role than it did, I think. But I liked the feel of this book. I like "southern" novels and this one was well written. Mary Kay Andrews writes one of my favorite mystery series under the name of Kathy Hogan Trocheck, and her voice is obvious in her stand alone chick lit fiction, as well. I liked this and give it a 4.
  • (2/5)
    -Woman catches her fiancé in clichéd position – having sex with maid of honor. Would-be bride throws a fit, absorbs herself in her work, is hired to design a home for a handsome stranger, works through her issues, and finally, on the last page, realizes she likes to stranger & that the feeling is reciprocated. The book reads like a romance novel with the romance left out til the end. Boring and clichéd, and not even a love story to redeem it…
  • (5/5)
    LOVE this book! Super funny and has a smart mystery that keeps you going.
  • (3/5)
    This book combines Mary Kay Andrews' facility for humorous Southern chick lit with her alter ego Kathy Hogan Trocheck's mystery acumen. An interior designer breaks her engagement and solves the mystery of her mother's long-ago disappearance. I enjoyed the details of the interior design business and the Southern dialogue.
  • (5/5)
    This is one hilarious book. I had read Savanah Blues by Mary Kay Andrews and enjoyed it so tried another - this one. From the first chapter I completely sympathized with Keeley, Andrew's gutsy, impulsive and creative main character. I kept hoping that Keeley wouldn't back down and get back together with her teen-aged boy, in a man's body, ex-fiance. Andrews does a great job of giving readers a sense of the culture of the south and the mindframe that exists in a tightly knit, small town community. If you are looking for a fun fast read this is it.
  • (3/5)
    Summer's always been a time for me torelax by the water and devour pure escape fiction. Mary Kay Andrewswould be a good name to add to your summer reading list. Hissy Fit,Andrews' latest, has interior designer Keeley Murdock discover, onlyminutes before she is to say, "I do," that her scum-bucket fiance hasshamefully snuck beneathe the sheets with her best friend. Keeleydistracts herself from the disaster by helping a rich newcomer totown decorate his home and by trying to locate the mother whodeserted her twenty-five years earlier. A great beach read.
  • (3/5)
    if i had read this book instead of listening to the audio, I don't think I would've finished it. I thought it was boring. some of it was funny and some of the characters were delightful, but overall i got really tired of hearing about the renovations of the house and didn't really care about what happened.
  • (4/5)
    When I need to be uplifted, this worked
  • (5/5)
    This was so much fun. One of those books you look forward to reading at the end of the day just to clear the sludge out of your brain.
  • (3/5)
    Another winner by Ms. Andrews. Page turner. Ended too soon.
  • (4/5)
    O.k., granted, this isn't exactly great literature; nor was it the best written chick lit I've ever read, but it was a fun, quick, good read, which was exactly what I was looking for. (Warning: some spoilers in this review)From the back cover: "The night before her wedding, in the middle of the rehearsal dinner, interior decorator Keeley Murdock finds her fiance and her maid of honor in a compromising position. Keeley throws the hissy fit to end all hissy fits and storms out."Since this all happens in the first pages of the book, it should come as no surprise that there's another guy out there and that there will be a multitude of barriers in their way. Although it was obvious who she would end up with, I have to say that I didn't buy the chemistry or get the appeal of the new guy in the beginning. Over the course of the book, he becomes much more appealing. There isn't a ton of tension between the two -- or maybe I should say that it isn't exactly electric -- but it's certainly a fun ride. The best part of this book for me was the background -- the interior design part was quite enjoyable, and the bra factory part wasn't bad either. The main character came in a close second. Her reactions seemed a little bit out of place in some cases (not the hissy fit -- I could totally see that one happening), but she was a lot of fun as were most of the secondary characters. The subplot about her mother didn't seem entirely necessary -- its resolution seemed to come out of nowhere. Overall, however, the weaknesses didn't matter. I'll be seeking out Andrews' other books and will tell anyone that if they're looking for a light fun read, this is an excellent prospect.
  • (4/5)
    Not one of your average chick lit books. This book is filled with small town politics, laughter, love, adultery, family, great friends, & mystery. All the ingredients needed to make a wonderful book. Another great one from Andrews, and I would definitely suggest this book to anyone looking for something to read @ the beach!
  • (3/5)
    I'm not sure what to think about this book and I'm not sure how I'd classify it. On one hand I think the characters are one dimensional and act in a way that normal people wouldn't, but on the other hand I did find the book to be interesting. I didn't buy the stupidity of the male character when it came to his "love" and find it hard to believe that he and the main character finally get together in the last couple of pages in the book. Rather far fetched book.
  • (3/5)
    "A good old fashioned romp with a modern Southern belle - very entertaining!"
  • (4/5)
    Hissy Fit by Mary Kay AndrewsLove this authors other works and know this will be a great one also.Interior designer Keeley Murdock finds her groom to be with her maid of honor and she throws a hissy fit and calls off the wedding.Will Mahoney needs a decorator for his new mansion. He also owns the mill where they manufacturer woman's bras.The ex's family runs the bank and they are making the clients stop dealing with the Murdocks.Keeley and her aunt take the job of redoing the mansion, bring it back to what it once was, The owner is putting it all together for a woman he saw on TV, that he wants to make his wife and have her move to his town.She confronts the wife to be to find out her colors, interests, etc. Interesting facts about bra making. I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).
  • (1/5)
    Mary Kay Andrews wrote Savannah Blues, a book that I really really liked. Hissy Fit is the book that has convinced me to strike Andrews from my reading list. Briefly, it's the story of interior designer Keeley Murdock, who throws a 'hissy fit' when she finds her fiancee and her maid of honor doing the deed at the country club rehearsal dinner. This seems to be a book that tries to capitalize on the current interest in decorating and shopping that fuels HGTV. It's page after page of descriptions of furniture, rooms, shoes, clothes, food....I love all that....but this is more than even a dedicated shopper, gourmet, home decorator can take. My suggestion? Find yourself a chocolate cupcake and a glass of milk, and just go on and turn on HGTV.
  • (3/5)
    This is a fun, humorous, and entertaining book. I enjoyed myself while reading it, and found many laugh-out-loud moments. There were several parts that I didn't care for much, but overall it was well worth the time taken to read it.
  • (4/5)
    it was cute but predictable and it leaves you with a bit of a cliff hanger ending
  • (3/5)
    Nice witty story. Interesting characters and surprising discoveries. Was an easy read
  • (5/5)
    Loved it was a great book. Hope to see the next book
  • (5/5)
    I enjoyed the story and audio of the story so much that I listened to the entire thing from midnight until 6am when I finished it!! Now we all know, when that happens, it is a captivating and fun book!
  • (5/5)
    Wish i could get the index to pull up additional titles by this author
  • (5/5)
    This book was entertaining with twists. You knew where it was going but not how it was going to get there.