Savannah Blues

Savannah Blues Quirky endearing characters make Savannah Blues one heck of a good time Jennifer Crusie Mary Kay Andrews has perfect pitch when it comes to endearing smart mouth heroines and she has caught the lan

  • Title: Savannah Blues
  • Author: Mary Kay Andrews
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 340
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Quirky, endearing characters make Savannah Blues one heck of a good time Jennifer Crusie Mary Kay Andrews has perfect pitch when it comes to endearing, smart mouth heroines, and she has caught the languid looniness of the Low Country perfectly Anne Rivers SiddonsMeet Weezie aka Eloise Foley, a feisty antiques picker, banished by her spiteful ex husband from the h Quirky, endearing characters make Savannah Blues one heck of a good time Jennifer Crusie Mary Kay Andrews has perfect pitch when it comes to endearing, smart mouth heroines, and she has caught the languid looniness of the Low Country perfectly Anne Rivers SiddonsMeet Weezie aka Eloise Foley, a feisty antiques picker, banished by her spiteful ex husband from the house she herself restored in Savannah s historic district, who must come to terms with a life that has suddenly changed and not, it, seems for the better In Mary Kay Andrews s delectable New York Times bestseller, Savannah Blues, readers will feel the sultry Georgia breezes and taste sea salt in the air, as they lose themselves in a wonderful, witty tale brimming with sass and peopled by a richly endearing cast of delightfully eccentric characters Revenge is sweeter than sweet in Mary Kay s capable hands, and readers of Fannie Flagg, Adriana Trigiani, Emily Giffin, Rebecca Wells, and Jill Conner Browne will definitely want to spend some quality time in Savannah.

    One thought on “Savannah Blues”

    1. One of the things that triggers my geek button is when an author writes about legal issues but doesn't bother to do any real research first. I particularly hate the "clause in the Will" plot that pops up in romance. (Yeah. You know who I'm talking to Rachel Gibson!)But this author, Mary Kay Andrews, actually gets the legal mumbo jumbo right. In fact, she writes the crazy whodunit theme very well and she is witty to boot! Her characters are colorful, the romance is hot, her dialogue is smart and [...]

    2. This is probably a 3-star book, but I actually liked it enough to give it four. In fairness, I should say that there were a few things working in this book’s favor independent of its objective quality. One was timing – I’ve had a run of heavy non-fiction books, some of which were highly depressing, and was craving something light and undemanding. The resulting contrast effect between this book and the others I’ve been reading probably made me more forgiving than I otherwise would be. The [...]

    3. I've owned this book for a couple months now. I picked it up at my library's used book sale. I'm fairly certain I've read at least one book by Mary Kay Andrews and since moving to Savannah I've enjoyed picking up books set in the city. While this was a mystery and technically what I'd call a “cozy mystery” the main character, Weezie, never once had the thought to be an armature detective or that she could solve the murder before the police. Nope. She wanted nothing to do with it. That alone [...]

    4. I first read Savannah Blues in the mid-2000s. It's such a fun read, then and now in 2015. I adore the second book, Savannah Breeze, even more. While I did enjoy the Savannah Blues the second time around, I've noticed I'm not as big a fan of the "good southern girl" stories/heroines. I find that mentality annoying and limiting (as a southerner myself). It's purely personal and not that big a deal. ANYWAY. Savannah Blues is a fun story, with wacky shenanigans and a neat little murder mystery. Weez [...]

    5. The first two-thirds were good. The last third kind of dragged.It was pretty good - a lot of interesting characters. It’s a mystery with a chick lit feel. Someone is murdered early in the story which gets solved by the end. Weezie’s plan/hope is to buy a cabinet from an estate sale which she will sell for a large profit to allow her to start her own antiques store. There are delays/problems/questions regarding the cabinet which are resolved at the end.There is an on and off romance for Weezi [...]

    6. I will go to amazing lengths to find the perfect audio book. I listen when I am driving for work and I usually want something light, humorous and with a bit of mystery. Sometimes I will listen for awhile to something and then decide it takes too much concentration and I have to quit.Savannah Blues was perfect. It took me awhile to get into the story, but once I accepted the premises that Mary Kay Andrews was going with, I was hooked.Weezie Foley is a picker. She knows what antiques people will b [...]

    7. Weezie= dishonest, selfish, and self-absorbed everyone did favors, etc for her, while she really did nothing for them in return.Bebe was constantly there for her with help/shelter/advice/groceries/clothes/other needs, but Weezie makes her pay the "$50 profit" she would make on a cheesecake when she wanted to cut into it? All of the things Bebe did for her, but she mentions that and accepted the money from her. then proceeds to help her eat it of course. Weezie couldn't even share a cake when Beb [...]

    8. This was pretty terrible to be honest. First, it like says it's a mystery and it's just totally not. Second, the main character's boyfriend is THE WORST. He actually comes off kinda rapey and irrational and it honestly worries me that the author thought she should write a character like this for the romantic interest. Third, it also concerns me that a book set in the south only features like super white people. There is not a single non-white person is this entire book, hmmmmm I wonder why. The [...]

    9. Meh. I won't be reading any more books by this author. I love Southern literature, and I was pleasantly surprised to find this book was a Southern mystery, which was fun. But the character names bothered me (Weezie? Bebe? Gag.) and the story/character development wasn't good enough to offset the content I felt to be inappropriate. I HATED the way it ended too.

    10. Meet Weezie (aka Eloise) Foley, a feisty antiques “picker,” banished by her spiteful ex-husband from the house she herself restored in Savannah’s historic district, who must come to terms with a life that has suddenly changed…and not, it seems, for the better. In Mary Kay Andrews’s delectable New York Times bestseller, Savannah Blues, readers will feel the sultry Georgia breezes and taste sea salt in the air, as they lose themselves in a wonderful, witty tale brimming with sass and peo [...]

    11. Meet Weezie (aka Eloise) Foley, a feisty antiques “picker,” banished by her spiteful ex-husband from the house she herself restored in Savannah’s historic district,.Personally I adore Savannah (although probably would never live there) and readers can feel the sultry Georgia breezes and taste sea salt in the air, as they lose themselves in a wonderful, witty tale brimming with sass and peopled by a richly endearing cast of delightfully eccentric characters. I laughed, was touched, and most [...]

    12. Book as a whole - 4 StarsStoryline with that douche Daniel Stipanik as a love interest- 1 StarHow can I get such wonderful, realistic female characters and the best the author can do for a love interest is an agro, sexually aggressive, fragile masculinity archetype??Give our women men who deserve them.

    13. It was a cute, quick read. I loved that it had a few different plots going on all tied to Weezie. I always enjoy Mary Kay's books. Every book I have read by her, is well written, the story flows great, and its a quick but enjoyable read! Would definitely recommend this book! :)

    14. I am pretty sure I already read this at some point in the mid/late 2000s. But I can't be sure. It was enjoyable for sure. And now I want to go to Tybee even more!

    15. I found this book to be mildly more entertaining the originally anticipated. The mystery part was the only thing that keep me reading. However, the portion of the book that still makes it full on chicklit, is of course the main part that annoys me.The whole dynamic between Weezie and Daniel was SO annoying! They couldn't have been more wrong for each other, but who cares apparently, because they are both hot! They are hot and hot for each other, so forget that neither person actually likes the o [...]

    16. This book is for all antique lovers, yard sale-a-holics, junkers & rummage goers! Even if you don't consider yourself to be one of the above, this book also comes highly recommended for all people who love a good whodunit chock full of quirky southern humor! This was a great book! A funny, quick, page turning read! The main character, Eloise "Wheezy" Foley, is an antiques dealer/pickermeone who goes to yard sales, thrift stores, etc looking for all things vintage & antique in Savannah, G [...]

    17. The good: Funny, almost (but not quite) laugh out loud funny. LOVED Daddy. You keep sweet now, y'hear?Impeccably researched details, including historical preservation, random legal nuts and bolts, and antique lore. Entertaining story lines and characters, especially the minor ones.The bad: The romance was weak and not very believable. In real life I would predict that Daniel and Weezy would last maybe 6 months. Ya gotta sell a happy ending sometimes, and I was definitely not sold here.This one i [...]

    18. Okay, I love Weezie and her mother. I love Uncle James. This was a great novel. The best I have listened to in quite a while. I am glad that I found Mary Kay Andrews. I will be at the library as soon as possible to get the next in the series.I like that the murder mystery was not the focal point of the novel. I haven't read a book quite like this. It's fun to see the murder as a part of the whole story. Totally enjoyable.I am waiting to see what happens to Tal.I am still happy, happy, happy that [...]

    19. I've recently started reading all of Mary Kay Andrews' novels. I knew she was a local Georgia author and decided to give her books a try. I have been enthralled by her writing ever since! Savannah Blues is a great example of her work and how well she crafts her characters and plotlines. The main character in Savannah Blues, Weezie, is a 'picker' in Savannah. She finds antique treasures at yard sales, estate sales, and from various sources to sell them to antique stores and private collectors. Li [...]

    20. I wanted to like this book. Andrews creates a great setting with a lot of fun characters. I probably would have stopped reading the book if it wasn't for this. I like books where I learn something about a hobby/career I didn't know much about. But her plot jumped all over the place and I struggled with some of the plots because they seemed a little close minded. I couldn't tell if it was the charcters "voice" or the authors, but it didn't work for me. It is a testament to her writing that I kept [...]

    21. Savannah Blues has it's good points and bad. Andrews does a great job of describing Savannah and it's surrounding areas; I felt like I got to really experience Weezie's Southern home. Unfortunately, I didn't feel like I got to know the characters as much as I would have liked. I got to know Weezie best through her profession as a picker. I found the picker world fascinating, but I couldn't get attached to the characters.Another issue I had with the story was the quick resolution of conflicts (pa [...]

    22. While the book was readable and I did not have any trouble going back to it night after night, I found it to be poorly written. Maybe I'm getting jaded but I don't think so. I've enjoyed other books with simple plotlines and 1 dimensional characters. The book is presented as the story of a woman who has huge problems and needs to contend with her incredibly awful family. I didin't see that at all. Weezie (and what a really stupid name by the way) had very normal issue to deal with, newly divorce [...]

    23. Update: I so totally enjoyed this book and am looking for all of the other novels from this author in my local library.Right after my last post the book took an interesting turn with a murder mystery. Not what I expected (I had forgotten it was written on the book jacket) Ha, so it was a surprise to me. Very fun. I loved how sassy the charaters are, how southern, how intriguing it was and how real. Weezie could be anyone of us in real life. Although she has way more fun. Plus, I long to live nea [...]

    24. This book takes place before Savannah Breeze, with the same characters, Weezie and BeBe. Weeize is recently divorced and living on the same property as her ex-husband and his girlfriend (in the carriage house.) While attending an estate sale, she stumbles upon the body of the girlfriend and is arrested for murder. But the book isn't really a murder mystery in fact, it is a little hard to define and this is why I rated it low. Overall, I enjoyed it, but it lost it's way quite a bit. Weezie has lo [...]

    25. Every now and then, I indulge in a secret "chick lit" session. I was sorely disappointed in my most recent choice. I was looking forward to a good story about a strong Southern woman who is in a bad spot, but comes out on top. That plot was there for me, but I could have done without the distracting side story about her uncle. His story deserved its own book. The main mystery about the murdered girlfriend was left by the wayside, and at the very end, a new mystery about forged antiques appeared [...]

    26. Oh how I love Mary Kay Andrews! I've only read five or six of her books (all of her books are on the WWBL) and all have been highly enjoyable. This labeled a mystery, though the mystery is fairly backstage to everything else going on. All I know, I wanted to smack some pewp-craniums and hug the sweeties. I want friends like both Weezie and BeBe. Strong, resourceful and funny. I felt bad for Weezie and a bit creeped out by her ex-husband and definitely didn't like the ex's girlfriend. I like havi [...]

    27. What an enjoyable book this was!! This was about Weezie (Eloise) Foley. She lives in the Carraige house of this townhouse where her ex-husband now lives with his girlfriend. Weezie is an antiques dealer. She has a good friend, Bebe who owns a restaurant. Her cook, Daniel, becomes Weezie’s hunky boyfriend. When Weezie’s Husbands’ girlfriend is murdered, Weezie is a suspect. Her Uncle James comes to her rescue and does a little research and discovers some interesting info that gets Weezie of [...]

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *