The Yellow Rose Beauty Shop by Carolyn Brown
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
If you love Carolyn Brown books, you will love this story about Cadillac, Texas and what happens when Nancy Baxter decides she wants grandbabies and the surefire way to get them is to put daughter Stella on the church prayer list and find her a husband fast. Nobody knows that Stella is already seeing someone secretly and first she’s worried and embarrased and then she’s just plain furious with her mama!
Stella owns the Yellow Rose Beauty Shop in town and she’s a red headed beauty with a past everyone thinks is as hot as the local jalepneos. She’s trying to mend her ways and move on, but when snotty newcomer Heather decides to start a match making service for all the single ladies in town and plans an elegant but costly ball, Stella and her friends Charlotte and Piper just have to sabotage that plan…
I thought the book was rollicking good fun, sometimes bawdy and outrageous, sometimes prim and proper, as Ms. Brown does so well. It’s also a great story of southern sisterhood in a small town where everybody really does know your name and your business!
Received this book as an ARC from Net Galley.