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Meet Weezie (aka Eloise) Foley, a feisty antiques “picker,” banished by her spiteful ex-husband from the house she herself restored in Savannah’s historic district, who must come to terms with a life that has suddenly changed…and not, it seems, for the better. In Mary Kay Andrews’s delectable New York Times bestseller, Savannah Blues, readers will feel the sultry Georgia b Meet Weezie (aka Eloise) Foley, a feisty antiques “picker,” banished by her spiteful ex-husband from the house she herself restored in Savannah’s historic district, who must come to terms with a life that has suddenly changed…and not, it seems, for the better. In Mary Kay Andrews’s delectable New York Times bestseller, Savannah Blues, readers will feel the sultry Georgia breezes and taste sea salt in the air, as they lose themselves in a wonderful, witty tale brimming with sass and peopled by a richly endearing cast of delightfully eccentric characters. Revenge is sweeter than sweet in Mary Kay’s capable hands, and readers of Fannie Flagg, Adriana Trigiani, Emily Giffin, Rebecca Wells, and Jill Conner Browne will definitely want to spend some quality time in Savannah.


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Meet Weezie (aka Eloise) Foley, a feisty antiques “picker,” banished by her spiteful ex-husband from the house she herself restored in Savannah’s historic district, who must come to terms with a life that has suddenly changed…and not, it seems, for the better. In Mary Kay Andrews’s delectable New York Times bestseller, Savannah Blues, readers will feel the sultry Georgia b Meet Weezie (aka Eloise) Foley, a feisty antiques “picker,” banished by her spiteful ex-husband from the house she herself restored in Savannah’s historic district, who must come to terms with a life that has suddenly changed…and not, it seems, for the better. In Mary Kay Andrews’s delectable New York Times bestseller, Savannah Blues, readers will feel the sultry Georgia breezes and taste sea salt in the air, as they lose themselves in a wonderful, witty tale brimming with sass and peopled by a richly endearing cast of delightfully eccentric characters. Revenge is sweeter than sweet in Mary Kay’s capable hands, and readers of Fannie Flagg, Adriana Trigiani, Emily Giffin, Rebecca Wells, and Jill Conner Browne will definitely want to spend some quality time in Savannah.

30 review for Savannah Blues (Weezie and Bebe Mysteries #1)

  1. 4 out of 5

    Tammy

    One of the things that triggers my geek button is when an author writes about legal issues but doesn't bother to do any real research first. I particularly hate the "clause in the Will" plot that pops up in romance. (Yeah. You know who I'm talking to Rachel Gibson!) But this author, Mary Kay Andrews, actually gets the legal mumbo jumbo right. In fact, she writes the crazy whodunit theme very well and she is witty to boot! Her characters are colorful, the romance is hot, her dialogue is smart and One of the things that triggers my geek button is when an author writes about legal issues but doesn't bother to do any real research first. I particularly hate the "clause in the Will" plot that pops up in romance. (Yeah. You know who I'm talking to Rachel Gibson!) But this author, Mary Kay Andrews, actually gets the legal mumbo jumbo right. In fact, she writes the crazy whodunit theme very well and she is witty to boot! Her characters are colorful, the romance is hot, her dialogue is smart and the descriptions of Savannah are intriguing. You can practically hear the southern accents dripping off the pages. I was hooked after reading HISSY FIT and now I am breezing through Ms. Andrew's backlist. The plot summary given by the author describes this book much better than I ever could ... "Landing a catch like Talmadge Evans III got Eloise "Weezie" Foley a jewel of a town house in Savannahs historic district. Divorcing Tat got her exited to the backyard carriage house, where she has launched a spite-fest with Tal's new fiancée, the elegant Caroline DeSantos. 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 time around."

  2. 4 out of 5

    K

    This is probably a 3-star book, but I actually liked it enough to give it four. In fairness, I should say that there were a few things working in this book’s favor independent of its objective quality. One was timing – I’ve had a run of heavy non-fiction books, some of which were highly depressing, and was craving something light and undemanding. The resulting contrast effect between this book and the others I’ve been reading probably made me more forgiving than I otherwise would be. The other w This is probably a 3-star book, but I actually liked it enough to give it four. In fairness, I should say that there were a few things working in this book’s favor independent of its objective quality. One was timing – I’ve had a run of heavy non-fiction books, some of which were highly depressing, and was craving something light and undemanding. The resulting contrast effect between this book and the others I’ve been reading probably made me more forgiving than I otherwise would be. The other was the reader on this audiobook. Aside from her charming southern accent, her wry inflections sounded exactly the way I would have expected the heroine to sound and successfully increased the book’s humor quotient. With that said, I actually enjoyed this book more than I expected to. Eloise (“Weezie” – what is WITH these Southern nicknames? Skeeter? Weezie? Tater?) Foley, newly divorced and living in back of her ex-husband and his new fiancée (she refused to leave their property and was awarded the carriage house in back in the divorce settlement), is scraping together an income as a free-lance antiques collector (a.k.a. garbage picker) and dessert baker for her friend Bebe’s new restaurant. When the book opens, Weezie is in an entertaining perpetual “spite fight” with her ex’s fiancée, who is suitably bitchy without being too over-the-top. Later, when the fiancée comes up murdered by a gun with Weezie’s fingerprints on it and Weezie is found at the scene, Weezie’s life is thrown into a tailspin. Weezie is further discombobulated by a budding romance with Bebe’s new chef, who happens to be someone Weezie dated in high school and turns out to be far better-looking and more suave than Weezie remembers. This book did have some of the hallmark chick lit clichés which tend to annoy me. The chef-boyfriend is gorgeous, generous, caring, socially adept, and magically interested in the same things Weezie is (typical guy interests like decorating his home and cooking). He passionately pursues the reluctant Weezie who is attracted to him but feels gun-shy after her divorce. To make the chef-boyfriend complete, he comes with a dark and mysterious past which later proves to be a red herring that merely makes him more sympathetic (beneath the tough exterior lies a poor, wounded man who can only be soothed by the attentions of our heroine). His perfection is occasionally marred by contrived misunderstandings between the two of them which appear to be thrown in just to increase the tension, and that’s about as complex as the relationship gets. I also have to go on a little rant here about sex scenes. I know this is at least partially influenced by my religious background, but I’m just not a fan of these play-by-plays that make me feel like I’m right there in the bedroom with the happy couple. It’s worse on an audiobook when you can’t just scan the page for where it ends. When reviews of the book include adjectives like “hot” or “spicy,” I know I’m in for it, and this book had plenty of hot and spicy. I read a wide range of books. I have yet to read a detailed sex scene that actually enhances the story. Note to authors: remember the movie “Psycho,” where you see the woman’s face screaming and blood pooling at the shower drain but not the actual step-by-step mechanics of the killing? Much more effective, in my opinion. Enough said. Mystery fans reading this book may be disappointed by the fact that the mystery itself is, at best, a subplot. In addition to the romance and the mystery there were several side stories going on at once, some of which were pretty superfluous. Weezie’s lawyer uncle, whose viewpoint was included for no apparent reason other than to have someone constantly reminding us how great he thinks Weezie is, had a whole subplot around his homosexuality – nothing graphic, but nothing that particularly enhanced the story either. Weezie’s mother’s closet alcoholism and its worsening, a pretty serious issue in my opinion, seemed out of place in a story which was ostensibly intended to be light and entertaining. For all its various plots, though, I would actually describe this book as largely character-driven. The characters themselves could be fun to read about, although they tended to be over-the-top at times. I did like Weezie, who was slightly less Mary Sue-ish than the usual chick lit heroine. Weezie’s antique-collecting exploits also offered an interesting angle. It’s an unusual pastime and as a determined antique collector, Weezie didn’t hesitate to resort to all kinds of original tactics to snag her deals. I also enjoyed the depiction of Savannah as a gossipy southern town with its own social norms. In the final analysis, while I suspect that I may have rated this lower had I read it at a different time or not listened to it on audio, I did enjoy the experience and will therefore err on the side of generosity.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Taylor Metcalfe

    I've owned this book for a couple months now. I picked it up at my library's used book sale. I'm fairly certain I've read at least one book by Mary Kay Andrews and since moving to Savannah I've enjoyed picking up books set in the city. While this was a mystery and technically what I'd call a “cozy mystery” the main character, Weezie, never once had the thought to be an armature detective or that she could solve the murder before the police. Nope. She wanted nothing to do with it. That alone made I've owned this book for a couple months now. I picked it up at my library's used book sale. I'm fairly certain I've read at least one book by Mary Kay Andrews and since moving to Savannah I've enjoyed picking up books set in the city. While this was a mystery and technically what I'd call a “cozy mystery” the main character, Weezie, never once had the thought to be an armature detective or that she could solve the murder before the police. Nope. She wanted nothing to do with it. That alone made this book stand out to me. The romance of the story seemed lacking, maybe it was just because they were pretty wishy-washy and only kind sorta made up at the end. From reading the synopsis of the next book it's more about BeBe. While this was a neat quick read I doubt I'll pick up the next one.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Michelle

    I loved the Callahan Garrity series by Mary Kay Andrews. The style and characters reminded me of Janet Evanovich and Stephanie Plum. It took a few minutes to get into this new series (New to me), but I warmed up pretty quickly to it. There are still the quirky characters and the funny adventures although it seems a bit more serious than the other books I’ve read by her. Looking forward to the next one.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Andrea

    I first read Savannah Blues in the mid-2000s. It's such a fun read, then and now in 2015. I adore the second book, Savannah Breeze, even more. While I did enjoy the Savannah Blues the second time around, I've noticed I'm not as big a fan of the "good southern girl" stories/heroines. I find that mentality annoying and limiting (as a southerner myself). It's purely personal and not that big a deal. ANYWAY. Savannah Blues is a fun story, with wacky shenanigans and a neat little murder mystery. Weez I first read Savannah Blues in the mid-2000s. It's such a fun read, then and now in 2015. I adore the second book, Savannah Breeze, even more. While I did enjoy the Savannah Blues the second time around, I've noticed I'm not as big a fan of the "good southern girl" stories/heroines. I find that mentality annoying and limiting (as a southerner myself). It's purely personal and not that big a deal. ANYWAY. Savannah Blues is a fun story, with wacky shenanigans and a neat little murder mystery. Weezie and BeBe are still maybe my favorite fictional BFFs. Daniel, thr hot ex-boyfriend, ex-Marine, beachy, temperamental chef was constantly exasperated and growly, and I loved it. I noticed a stronger attachment this time around to Weezie's uncle James and his boyfriend Jonathan. They were two safe harbors in the sea of crazy that seems to be Savannah. The first time I read Savannah Blues, it was an easy 5 stars for me. This time around, I'd go with a strong 4 stars. Sentimentality has me keeping my original rating. I definitely recommend Savannah Blues for anyone looking for a good time with two crazy southern women.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Jane Stewart

    The first two-thirds were good. The last third kind of dragged. It was pretty good - a lot of interesting characters. It’s a mystery with a chick lit feel. Someone is murdered early in the story which gets solved by the end. Weezie’s plan/hope is to buy a cabinet from an estate sale which she will sell for a large profit to allow her to start her own antiques store. There are delays/problems/questions regarding the cabinet which are resolved at the end. There is an on and off romance for Weezie an The first two-thirds were good. The last third kind of dragged. It was pretty good - a lot of interesting characters. It’s a mystery with a chick lit feel. Someone is murdered early in the story which gets solved by the end. Weezie’s plan/hope is to buy a cabinet from an estate sale which she will sell for a large profit to allow her to start her own antiques store. There are delays/problems/questions regarding the cabinet which are resolved at the end. There is an on and off romance for Weezie and Daniel a chef. The ending was too fast. I wanted to see more of the romantic relationship. It was technically happy, but I didn’t feel good enough at the end. One chapter was Weezie first person, the next chapter was third person. I didn’t like the switching. It was jarring. I would have preferred everything 3rd person. DATA: Narrative mode: 1st and 3rd person. Story length: 499 pages. Swearing language: strong including religious swear words. Sexual content: one sex scene, no details shown. Setting: current day Georgia. Copyright: 2002. Genre: chick lit mystery with romance.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Patty

    I will go to amazing lengths to find the perfect audio book. I listen when I am driving for work and I usually want something light, humorous and with a bit of mystery. Sometimes I will listen for awhile to something and then decide it takes too much concentration and I have to quit. Savannah Blues was perfect. It took me awhile to get into the story, but once I accepted the premises that Mary Kay Andrews was going with, I was hooked. Weezie Foley is a picker. She knows what antiques people will b I will go to amazing lengths to find the perfect audio book. I listen when I am driving for work and I usually want something light, humorous and with a bit of mystery. Sometimes I will listen for awhile to something and then decide it takes too much concentration and I have to quit. Savannah Blues was perfect. It took me awhile to get into the story, but once I accepted the premises that Mary Kay Andrews was going with, I was hooked. Weezie Foley is a picker. She knows what antiques people will buy and she will go to great lengths to find what people want. She will even go to funerals to check out the possibilities. This is where this book starts - Weezie and her uncle visit a prospective estate sale where she finds the perfect antique. This book is not for hard core mystery readers. There are other important elements of the story that they might find distracting. But if you like Savannah; learning a bit about antiques and want romance in your books - this is the one for you.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Sheri

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Weezie= dishonest, selfish, and self-absorbed... everyone did favors, etc., for her, while she really did nothing for them in return. Bebe was constantly there for her with help/shelter/advice/groceries/clothes/other needs, but Weezie makes her pay the "$50 profit" she would make on a cheesecake when she wanted to cut into it? All of the things Bebe did for her, but she mentions that.. and accepted the money from her.... then proceeds to help her eat it... of course. Weezie couldn't even share a Weezie= dishonest, selfish, and self-absorbed... everyone did favors, etc., for her, while she really did nothing for them in return. Bebe was constantly there for her with help/shelter/advice/groceries/clothes/other needs, but Weezie makes her pay the "$50 profit" she would make on a cheesecake when she wanted to cut into it? All of the things Bebe did for her, but she mentions that.. and accepted the money from her.... then proceeds to help her eat it... of course. Weezie couldn't even share a cake when Bebe had just helped her out of jail, took her in when needed, and brought groceries, etc.? Just one example of why I could not bring myself to like the main character. The story was mildly entertaining, but I kept getting annoyed by too many things to give it more than 2 stars.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Amy

    What a delightful and entertaining "listen".. I wanted something Southern for my drive and I absolutely loved this one. My only mistake was not borrowing the next one in the series for my drive back! The book had everything: mystery, love, betrayal, friendship, secrets, and revenge. I am somewhat new to audiobooks and the narrator was excellent, with her lowcountry southern accent to capture the essence of the book.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Evan

    This was pretty terrible to be honest. First, it like says it's a mystery and it's just totally not. Second, the main character's boyfriend is THE WORST. He actually comes off kinda rapey and irrational and it honestly worries me that the author thought she should write a character like this for the romantic interest. Third, it also concerns me that a book set in the south only features like super white people. There is not a single non-white person is this entire book, hmmmmm I wonder why. The This was pretty terrible to be honest. First, it like says it's a mystery and it's just totally not. Second, the main character's boyfriend is THE WORST. He actually comes off kinda rapey and irrational and it honestly worries me that the author thought she should write a character like this for the romantic interest. Third, it also concerns me that a book set in the south only features like super white people. There is not a single non-white person is this entire book, hmmmmm I wonder why. The worst part is I actually paid for this book and I can't return it because Amazon has decided I return too many books and won't let me anymore. But other than that it was great.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Jaclyn

    Meh. I won't be reading any more books by this author. I love Southern literature, and I was pleasantly surprised to find this book was a Southern mystery, which was fun. But the character names bothered me (Weezie? Bebe? Gag.) and the story/character development wasn't good enough to offset the content I felt to be inappropriate. I HATED the way it ended too.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Rainey

    Book as a whole - 4 Stars Storyline with that douche Daniel Stipanik as a love interest- 1 Star How can I get such wonderful, realistic female characters and the best the author can do for a love interest is an agro, sexually aggressive, fragile masculinity archetype?? Give our women men who deserve them.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Mauoijenn ~ *Mouthy Jenn* ~

    Cute southern mystery series.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Sabina Kelly

    cute read. cant wait to read the next one

  15. 4 out of 5

    Teena in Toronto

    Weezie had been married to Tal for about ten years. Then he had an affair with Caroline, broke up with Weezie and is now engaged to Caroline. During the divorce proceedings, Tal ended up getting their house (and moved Caroline in) and Weezie fought for and got their carriage house, which is in the same yard. Needless to say, there is a lot of tension. Weezie is an antiques picker ... she goes to estate sales and thrift shops looking for gems and reselling them to make a profit. During one estate Weezie had been married to Tal for about ten years. Then he had an affair with Caroline, broke up with Weezie and is now engaged to Caroline. During the divorce proceedings, Tal ended up getting their house (and moved Caroline in) and Weezie fought for and got their carriage house, which is in the same yard. Needless to say, there is a lot of tension. Weezie is an antiques picker ... she goes to estate sales and thrift shops looking for gems and reselling them to make a profit. During one estate sale, Weezie discovers a dead body and is suspected of the murder. Her lawyer is her uncle James, a former priest with a secret of his own. In the meantime, Daniel, Weezie's boyfriend from high school, arrives back in town, working as the chef in her best friend, BeBe's restaurant, and he pursues her. This is the third book I've read by this author (it is the first in the Weezie and BeBe Mystery Series) and I liked it. I liked the writing style. There is a lot going on but it moves at a good pace. It is written in first person perspective in Weezie's voice and third person perspective in James' voice. I found the characters likable. As a head's up, there is swearing and violence. I look forward to reading the next one in this series. Blog review post: http://www.teenaintoronto.com/2018/07...

  16. 4 out of 5

    Barb

    Meet Weezie (aka Eloise) Foley, a feisty antiques “picker,” banished by her spiteful ex-husband from the house she herself restored in Savannah’s historic district, who must come to terms with a life that has suddenly changed…and not, it seems, for the better. In Mary Kay Andrews’s delectable New York Times bestseller, Savannah Blues, readers will feel the sultry Georgia breezes and taste sea salt in the air, as they lose themselves in a wonderful, witty tale brimming with sass and peopled by a Meet Weezie (aka Eloise) Foley, a feisty antiques “picker,” banished by her spiteful ex-husband from the house she herself restored in Savannah’s historic district, who must come to terms with a life that has suddenly changed…and not, it seems, for the better. In Mary Kay Andrews’s delectable New York Times bestseller, Savannah Blues, readers will feel the sultry Georgia breezes and taste sea salt in the air, as they lose themselves in a wonderful, witty tale brimming with sass and peopled by a richly endearing cast of delightfully eccentric characters. Revenge is sweeter than sweet in Mary Kay’s capable hands, and readers of Fannie Flagg, Adriana Trigiani, Emily Giffin, Rebecca Wells, and Jill Conner Browne will definitely want to spend some quality time in Savannah. Love Weezie just as much as I hate her ex 'Tat'.. Also love the wit and humor woven through the book. 5 stars.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Bea

    I really enjoyed this cozy mystery. Most of the characters were well drawn and certainly were people I would like to meet. However, the character of Daniel..and the love interest...well, I just did not buy his behavior. It was too much of a mix of teenager/adult to be believable. It felt like the author could not decide which Daniel to write and so mixed several into one character. Just did not work for me. But, as he is a side character to the story, it did not deter from my overall enjoyment o I really enjoyed this cozy mystery. Most of the characters were well drawn and certainly were people I would like to meet. However, the character of Daniel..and the love interest...well, I just did not buy his behavior. It was too much of a mix of teenager/adult to be believable. It felt like the author could not decide which Daniel to write and so mixed several into one character. Just did not work for me. But, as he is a side character to the story, it did not deter from my overall enjoyment of this book. I will continue with the series.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Karen

    Meet Weezie (aka Eloise) Foley, a feisty antiques “picker,” banished by her spiteful ex-husband from the house she herself restored in Savannah’s historic district,. Personally I adore Savannah (although probably would never live there) and readers can feel the sultry Georgia breezes and taste sea salt in the air, as they lose themselves in a wonderful, witty tale brimming with sass and peopled by a richly endearing cast of delightfully eccentric characters. I laughed, was touched, and mostly jus Meet Weezie (aka Eloise) Foley, a feisty antiques “picker,” banished by her spiteful ex-husband from the house she herself restored in Savannah’s historic district,. Personally I adore Savannah (although probably would never live there) and readers can feel the sultry Georgia breezes and taste sea salt in the air, as they lose themselves in a wonderful, witty tale brimming with sass and peopled by a richly endearing cast of delightfully eccentric characters. I laughed, was touched, and mostly just tickled pink listening to this fun tale.

  19. 4 out of 5

    ReBecca

    It was a cute, quick read. I loved that it had a few different plots going on all tied to Weezie. I always enjoy Mary Kay's books. Every book I have read by her, is well written, the story flows great, and its a quick but enjoyable read! Would definitely recommend this book! :)

  20. 5 out of 5

    Annette

    A novel that drips with Southern charm, wit and mysterious. A great summer read.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer

    Just not my kind of read. The description was a little misleading; not enough drama.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Patty

    I am pretty sure I already read this at some point in the mid/late 2000s. But I can't be sure. It was enjoyable for sure. And now I want to go to Tybee even more!

  23. 4 out of 5

    Lori

    Loved this book. Weezie is a picker and there is a lot about antiques and a plantation house

  24. 4 out of 5

    Christa

    This is my favorite summer read. I love the characters, the setting and the story. It's not over the top romance or cheesy.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Suzanne

    I found this book to be mildly more entertaining the originally anticipated. The mystery part was the only thing that keep me reading. However, the portion of the book that still makes it full on chicklit, is of course the main part that annoys me. The whole dynamic between Weezie and Daniel was SO annoying! They couldn't have been more wrong for each other, but who cares apparently, because they are both hot! They are hot and hot for each other, so forget that neither person actually likes the o I found this book to be mildly more entertaining the originally anticipated. The mystery part was the only thing that keep me reading. However, the portion of the book that still makes it full on chicklit, is of course the main part that annoys me. The whole dynamic between Weezie and Daniel was SO annoying! They couldn't have been more wrong for each other, but who cares apparently, because they are both hot! They are hot and hot for each other, so forget that neither person actually likes the other. All they do is bicker like little kids. I found myself at first wondering why this hot man, with the killer body, that can cook; is single in the first place. And why on earth would he interested in some pretty, but homely local girl. That question was answered early on....he was interested because no other woman would probably put up with his arrogance, his jealously, his childishness, and his insecurities....what a hideous combination. Beautiful on the outside, ugly on the inside. (for example: Throwing a tantrum because he had to go out an buy a "rubber?") Yet when paired up with Weezie whose has equal parts insecurity and idiocy; the two make a dynamic match. First Weezie claims she needs to go slow, yet she's ready to strip down and jump in the sack with Daniel on their first "date" as well as each meeting after. To be fair though, they never actually go on a date, they just hang out at different houses and make out like a teenager would. (this again fits, as both parties are immature). At one point, Weezie finds herself alone with this man in some cabin (while he's out, buying "rubbers") she tours the house and wants to make up the bed, yet thinks making up a bed will make her seem like a hussy. Um, no, making up a bed won't do that....But spending $100 on lingerie and offering to sleep with a man you hardly know....that would make a girl look more like a hussy than making a bed. Finally lets discuss this $100 lingerie. So Miss Weezie, whose go to outfit is sloppy t-shirts and shorts, out of the blue decides to go out and buy up lingerie for her new boy toy. Isn't this the same girl, who in the beginning of the book flushed lingerie down the toilet? You know, because that supposedly wasn't her style. Yet with this Daniel joker she goes out and drops a $100 on it?! So which is it? It's not her style, but she'll do it anyway to make Daniel like her more? Very sad. Perhaps she could have put 1/2 that effort into her marriage and worn the lingerie her husband actually bought for her and perhaps her character would still be married. Instead she's out dropping $ on lingerie for herself to impress a guy who seems to only be interested in one thing. I could go on, but why bother..... Mary Kay Andrews also wrote Summer Rental....if you want a good parallel read that book. The romantic relationship overlying the book it almost identical....Weezie and Daniel (Savannah Blues) are exactly like Ellis and Ty (Summer Rental). Ugh! Miss Andrews please write about strong woman!! Not pathetic insecure ones that give up who they are to please a good looking man. Puke.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Raina

    This book is for all antique lovers, yard sale-a-holics, junkers & rummage goers! Even if you don't consider yourself to be one of the above, this book also comes highly recommended for all people who love a good whodunit chock full of quirky southern humor! This was a great book! A funny, quick, page turning read! The main character, Eloise "Wheezy" Foley, is an antiques dealer/picker...someone who goes to yard sales, thrift stores, etc looking for all things vintage & antique in Savann This book is for all antique lovers, yard sale-a-holics, junkers & rummage goers! Even if you don't consider yourself to be one of the above, this book also comes highly recommended for all people who love a good whodunit chock full of quirky southern humor! This was a great book! A funny, quick, page turning read! The main character, Eloise "Wheezy" Foley, is an antiques dealer/picker...someone who goes to yard sales, thrift stores, etc looking for all things vintage & antique in Savannah, GA. She and her best friend, BeBe Loudermilk, get arrested and charged for murder while snooping around an estate after-hours that is going to be put up for auction. Andrews' writes wonderful female characters who are strong, brash, and a bit too prone to being in the wrong place at the wrong time. All the characters have the most colorful personalities - and if you know the South that's how it is. Her use of familiar sites in Savannah allows a reader, who has been to or lives in the South, to feel like they are part of the story. You can tell from her writing how much love she has for each of her characters as well as the South. This was a great book for quick, light reading. It was a fun story of life after divorce with a bit of Southern murder mystery thrown in. I love Savannah and the peculiar culture of old Southern cities, so the setting was perfect. The characters were developed nicely, and the story was one I felt a little sad to see end. I will definitely read more books by this author.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Minna

    The good: Funny, almost (but not quite) laugh out loud funny. LOVED Daddy. You keep sweet now, y'hear? Impeccably researched details, including historical preservation, random legal nuts and bolts, and antique lore. Entertaining story lines and characters, especially the minor ones. The bad: The romance was weak and not very believable. In real life I would predict that Daniel and Weezy would last maybe 6 months. Ya gotta sell a happy ending sometimes, and I was definitely not sold here. This one i The good: Funny, almost (but not quite) laugh out loud funny. LOVED Daddy. You keep sweet now, y'hear? Impeccably researched details, including historical preservation, random legal nuts and bolts, and antique lore. Entertaining story lines and characters, especially the minor ones. The bad: The romance was weak and not very believable. In real life I would predict that Daniel and Weezy would last maybe 6 months. Ya gotta sell a happy ending sometimes, and I was definitely not sold here. This one is just me, but I have to be honest: my mom is a picker/smalltime dealer. After a childhood of not being able to touch ANYTHING, of tripping over junk everywhere, of sitting for hours in the car so my parents could comb antique malls and shops, I cannot stand antiques. It made it very hard to emphasize with the main character. The ugly: I agree with another reviewer: seriously, these Southern nicknames, wtf?!!!?!?!?!? Tal, Weezy, Bebe, Tater, and that's just the few that come to mind. Weird. Also, I hate when authors make a big deal out of giving a character a pet that they supposedly really love, then abandon the poor animal for hours or days on end. Look, Weezy, you don't want to walk your dog? Spend a few hours with him doing something besides sleeping? GET A FISH!!!!! I kept feeling bad for Jethro the whole book. Overall, because the book was so funny and lighthearted and because the side stories were so entertaining, I'd give it 3 stars. Mostly my issues with it are issues probably no one else shares, so in good conscience I can't grade lower.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Michelle Robinson

    Okay, I love Weezie and her mother. I love Uncle James. This was a great novel. The best I have listened to in quite a while. I am glad that I found Mary Kay Andrews. I will be at the library as soon as possible to get the next in the series. I like that the murder mystery was not the focal point of the novel. I haven't read a book quite like this. It's fun to see the murder as a part of the whole story. Totally enjoyable. I am waiting to see what happens to Tal. I am still happy, happy, happy that Okay, I love Weezie and her mother. I love Uncle James. This was a great novel. The best I have listened to in quite a while. I am glad that I found Mary Kay Andrews. I will be at the library as soon as possible to get the next in the series. I like that the murder mystery was not the focal point of the novel. I haven't read a book quite like this. It's fun to see the murder as a part of the whole story. Totally enjoyable. I am waiting to see what happens to Tal. I am still happy, happy, happy that Caroline died as mean as that may be. All of these people felt so real. They were people I could know Andrews did so well. These are my updates while I was reading: I really like this author. I was browsing through the audiobooks and decided to give her a try. I don't care for everything Weezie does but it makes sense in the context of Weezie and her divorce. I have to say, I was glad glad glad when Caroline died. Other women that glory in the pain they and the husband cause families and the wives really anger me. What I really enjoy about this author is hearing about Savannah's landmarks that I am familiar with. That adds something extra and wonderful for me. I get frustrated with Caroline, at times, but I like her as a person. I am looking forward to seeing how this resolves. I am impatient, narrators never read as fast as I would like them to when the book is good.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Tiffany

    I've recently started reading all of Mary Kay Andrews' novels. I knew she was a local Georgia author and decided to give her books a try. I have been enthralled by her writing ever since! Savannah Blues is a great example of her work and how well she crafts her characters and plotlines. The main character in Savannah Blues, Weezie, is a 'picker' in Savannah. She finds antique treasures at yard sales, estate sales, and from various sources to sell them to antique stores and private collectors. Li I've recently started reading all of Mary Kay Andrews' novels. I knew she was a local Georgia author and decided to give her books a try. I have been enthralled by her writing ever since! Savannah Blues is a great example of her work and how well she crafts her characters and plotlines. The main character in Savannah Blues, Weezie, is a 'picker' in Savannah. She finds antique treasures at yard sales, estate sales, and from various sources to sell them to antique stores and private collectors. Life seems to be pretty cut and dry for Weezie, who is a divoree- until the elderly owner of the oldest plantation in town passes away and an estate sale is scheduled. That's when Weezie's life gets turned upside down and a story of murder, suspense and romance unfolds. I loved this book and have loaned it to a friend who enthusiastically devoured it as well. Since finishing Savannah Blues, I've started reading Savannah Breeze which is the continuation of the story timeline but places Weezie's best friend BeBe Loudermilk as the main character. Savannah Breeze is also an excellent read. I'd recommend reading both back-to-back in sequence. You won't be disappointed!

  30. 4 out of 5

    Jes Smith

    I wanted to like this book. Andrews creates a great setting with a lot of fun characters. I probably would have stopped reading the book if it wasn't for this. I like books where I learn something about a hobby/career I didn't know much about. But her plot jumped all over the place and I struggled with some of the plots because they seemed a little close minded. I couldn't tell if it was the charcters "voice" or the authors, but it didn't work for me. It is a testament to her writing that I kept I wanted to like this book. Andrews creates a great setting with a lot of fun characters. I probably would have stopped reading the book if it wasn't for this. I like books where I learn something about a hobby/career I didn't know much about. But her plot jumped all over the place and I struggled with some of the plots because they seemed a little close minded. I couldn't tell if it was the charcters "voice" or the authors, but it didn't work for me. It is a testament to her writing that I kept reading even though I wasn't fond of the main characters choices. I am not sure how to classify this book, it read like a romance, had some mystery elements, also chick lit. I have heard Savannah Breeze is much better, so will give that a shot because I really did like the world she created in Savannah.

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