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Friday, February 10, 2012

The Florabama Ladies Auxiliary and Sewing Circle by Lois Battle

I picked up a few books at a yard sale recently including The Florabama Ladies' Auxiliary and Sewing Circle by Lois Battle.  I liked the porch picture on the cover and was looking forward to a cozy read, but I couldn't really get into the story. Sometimes it's about timing and I may try another Lois Battle book in the future as she has many to choose from.

From the cover:
Welcome to Florabama, Alabama - a place where you can sip a co'cola or iced tea and think about money and love. If you had 'em, you were free to think about other things. If you didn't, you couldn't think about anything else.

"We've been screwed blue and tattooed," quips Hilly Pruitt upon hearing the news of the closing of Cherished Lady, the local lingerie factory where she's spent a lifetime. The same day the plant closes, Bonnie Duke Cullman, former deb-turned Atlanta society wife, has herself been downsized-right out of her marriage and picture perfect life. In an unlikely alliance, Bonnie, Hilly, and the rest of the ex-bra seamstresses join forces in the "Displaced Homemakers Program" at a podunk community college. Together they endure a midlife survival course where the events of a single year forever alter the way they see the world and their places in it. 

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