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Friday, June 16, 2017

BOOK REVIEW: A Dollar Short by Karin Gillespie

A Dollar Short: The Bottom Dollar Girls Go Hollywood (The Bottom Dollar Series #2)
by Karin Gillespie (Goodreads Author)
Paperback, 260 pages
Published February 10th 2015 by Henery Press (first published 2005)

Goodreads synopsis:
It isn’t every day a movie star steals your husband. When that day comes for Chiffon Butrell of Cayboo Creek South Carolina, she looks to the Bottom Dollar Girls to help her out of one fine mess. 

Husband Lonnie has run out to Hollywood and holes up with famous star Janie-Lynn Lauren. He’s left behind Chiffon, her three children and a very tiny bank account. Chiffon breaks her ankle and has to rely on her estranged sister Chenille to lend a hand. 

When the tabloid media gets wind of her husband’s torrid romance, sleepy Cayboo Creek lands on the star map. Under the glare of camera lights, the two sisters must put aside longtime grievances to forge a newfound relationship. Meanwhile the rest of the gang is cooking up a questionable scheme to raise money for the senior center. 


4 stars

This is the second book in the Bottom Dollar Series. This series has a lot of the same cast but each book features a different set of characters from the same town. This book focuses on Chiffon Butrell and her sister, Chenille.

It wasn’t a surprise to Chiffon that her husband had taken up with another harlot. The only surprise was that this harlot was a mega movie star. And this movie star liked to antagonize Chiffon in every way she could. 

You root for Chiffon. Will she finally do what is best for her? Will her sister, the teacher unduly laid off from her job find love with the local boy?

I am so used to reading cozy mysteries that it took me awhile to realize there wasn’t going to be a mysterious dead body showing up. The book kept my interest all the way through.  And I have to say that this book gave me a lot of stress. So it reads as really real. Kudos to the author.

I paid for this with my own money.

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