Thursday, June 10, 2010

Review: Revenge of the Kudzu Debutantes by Cathy Holton

Goodreads: Eadie Boone is no shrinking violet. An artist and former beauty queen who married into one of the first families of Ithaca, Georgia, she tackles everything with gusto and flair. Nita Broadwell, a good southern girl from a good Southern family, is jolted out of complacency when she discovers condoms in her husband's shirt pocket. Lavonne Zibolsky - a transplanted Yankee, bless her heart - is saddled with planning the annual Broadwell & Boone law firm party. That and her lackluster marriage have her seeking solace in the contents of her refrigerator.

Kritters Thoughts: Definitely an interesting read. I spoke with the mom about 100 pages in and said "not again, another book that I am not a fan of." I was upset that I have not been reading the "jaw dropping I want to read this again" books that I am used to since I started blogging. BUT alas this book picked up!

I am used to the novels where at least one of the characters is closer to my age group. Sometimes it is hard to get into a book when you can't physically relate to a marriage falling apart or dealings with children. Although, once the revenge part of the novel kicks in, I was hooked.

Each character was unique but you could imagine these three women as close friends. Without spoiling the major plot of the novel, they have the opportunity to band together and teach their men a lesson. I believe that is when I got really hooked - waiting for their plans to unravel.

One of the great things that I loved about the book was the setting. In Ithaca, GA, a great southern town close to Atlanta. Being a transplanted southerner in a northern spot without sweet tea has been more than an adjustment. I love to read books that are filled with the southern charm.

I would recommend this book to the older set of ladies, who have friends or themselves seen marriages fall apart or know of the pressures of raising children and the strain it takes on someone's life. A light read that any female could enjoy, but definitely wouldn't pass this off to the boys!

Definitely a cute read, but not one to hold on to for another read.

Rating: perfect beach read

Total pages: 288

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1 comment :

  1. Hmmm, you piqued my interest in this one. I'll keep my eye out for the book or other reviews of it.


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