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The Curl Up and Dye by Sharon Sala Virtual Book Tour

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The Curl Up and Dye
Woman’s Fiction/Romance/Humor
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark (February 4, 2014)
ISBN-13: 978-1402283963
E-Book File Size: 1255 KB


This series was introduced with the novella Color Me Bad, which was a perfect escape. You can read my review here.

The character getting a fresh start in this story is LilyAnn Bronte. She was on top off the world, honor student, cheerleader, Peachy – Keen Queen and engaged to marry her high school sweetheart. Then  her fiance enlisted in the military and was killed in Iraq. She lost her zest for life, became withdrawn and gained some weight. When a new guy comes to Blessings, she decides that now may be the time to get her life back on track. But will she discover that her new love was already in town and was just waiting for her to realize it?

Dollycas’s Thoughts
I normally read mysteries but I love to add books like this to the mix. The Curl Up and Dye was such a fun read once I started reading I just could stop.

LilyAnn just stopped really living her life for 11 years after her finance was killed. She lived in her childhood home left to her by her parents, stayed working at the same local drugstore, and she never finished college. Her friends moved on and most of them away. The only thing she treated herself to was a weekly hair appointment at The Curl Up and Dye.  Ruby, the owner and Vera and Vesta, the other stylists wished there was something they could do to help her. Then Ruby had an idea….

This book is not your typical romance novel. It is jammed packed with humor and sensitivity. It has been labeled as Wally Lamb meets Steel Magnolias and that sure fits. A beauty shop anywhere is the place for gossip and The Curl Up and Dye is no exception.

I just love the expression “Bless her heart” and knowing its true Southern meaning. But it is lines like this that really had me smiling.

“Dang girl, you’re not nearly as big as you were the last time we were here.”

“Eddie Gleason! I can’t believe that just came out of your mouth. I’m sorry LilyAnn. I have yet to meet a man who could breathe and make sense at the same time…”

This story was a breath of fresh air and I truly enjoyed it from start to finish. Blessings, Georgia is a special place full of good people and Southern charm. I hope I get to visit there again real soon!!

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Check out the rest of The Curl Up and Dye Virtual Book Tour (this is not a Great Escapes tour)


Monday Jan. 27 Cocktails and Books
Night Owl Reviews
Ashley Winters
Tuesday Jan. 28 You Gotta Read
Escape With Dollycas
Wednesday Jan. 29 From the TBR Pile
Thursday Jan. 30 Paranormal and Romantic Suspense Reviews
Friday Jan. 31 Zee Monodee
Monday Feb. 3 Reading Between the Wines
Book Reveiws and More by Kathy
Tuesday Feb. 4 Book Soulmates
Wednesday Feb. 5 The Romance Dish
Thursday Feb. 6 Chick Lit Pad
Im A Voracious Reader
The Reading Café
Friday Feb. 7 Royal Reviews
Monday Feb. 10 Thoughts in Progress
Confessions of a Book Addict
Tuesday Feb. 11 Romancing the Book
Wednesday Feb. 12 Peeking Between the Pages
Thursday Feb. 13 Deb’s Book Bag
Beth’s Book Reviews
Friday Feb. 14 Dyeingtolive
Sun. Feb. 16
Monday, Feb. 17 Ramblings from this Chick
Tuesday, Feb. 18 Clue Review
Chick Lit Central
Wednesday, Feb. 19 Delighted Reader
Thursday, Feb. 20 So Many Precious Books, So Little Time!
Friday, Feb. 21 Born To Read Books
Monday, Feb. 24 JeanzBookReadNReview
StoreyBook Reviews
Tuesday, Feb. 25 Romantic Reads and Such
Wednesday, Feb. 26 Sharon’s Garden of Books
Thursday, Feb. 27
Friday, Feb. 28 Book’d Out
Monday, March 3 Jersey Girl Book Reviews
Tuesday, March 4 My Book Addiction and more



Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. Receiving a complimentary copy in no way reflected my review of this book. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”