I am trying to get my blogging and reading schedule back in sync so I have added some novellas this week.
Color Me Bad: A Novella
File Size: 226 KB
Print Length: 59 pages
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
Release Date: September 3, 2013
An original short story by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Sharon Sala links to her full-length contemporary women’s fiction novel, The Curl Up and Dye.
The novella centers around the four women who run the Curl Up and Dye hair salon and their relationships with the quirky customers of small-town Blessings, Georgia. Their meddlesome efforts at match-making run awry, but there’s always another makeover just around the corner.
What a fun way to kick off a series!! Think Steel Magnolias but light! The beauty shop where this story kicks offs reminded me of the fun in that beauty shop. Plenty of drama but hilarious drama. I can’t remember the last time I laughed this much and hard when reading a book and I read books with quite a bit of humor.
Ruby Dye runs the Curl Up and Dye in Blessings, Georgia. She opened it after her divorce 12 years ago. Vesta and Vera Conklin, 40 something identical twins, work for Ruby. Mabel Jean Doolittle, the youngest of the group, does manicures, pedicures and the occasional shampoo. You know what happens in small and not so small town beauty shops – women and even men tell their hairdressers things they don’t even tell their friends and family. And gossip runs rampant through these towns and these shops.
Today a client walks in the Curl Up and Dye and when she leaves Blessings, Georgia will never be the same.
Sharon Sala herself says in the dedication “a fresh start is always a good idea”. This fresh start is just what I needed to read. I needed a funny story and this one served it up perfectly. The only bad news is that the we have to wait until February for the first full length book in this series. Try this novella and I guarantee you will be pre-ordering The Curl Up and Dye.
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