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Bitsy's Bait and Bbq
Bitsy's Bait and Bbq
Author: Pamela Morsi
"I just bought us a B&B on eBay!" While Emma Collins wonders who in their right mind would use her hard-won divorce settlement to purchase a bed-and-breakfast down in the Ozarks, her free-spirited sister Katy fantasizes dreamily about how this move to a small town will be just the thing for her six-year-old son, Josh. And, as usual,...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781597224796
ISBN-10: 1597224790
Publication Date: 6/7/2007
Pages: 511
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

4.1 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: Wheeler Publishing
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 10
I had never read this author before and thought this sounded like a good read. I don't usually read books of this genre, as I tend to stick with mysteries. The story revolves around two sisters, who couldn't be more opposite of each other. One of them buys a bait & bbq business and the other decides to stay on & help her. The small town and its residents are charming. It reminds me of the town my grandma lived in for many years. I enjoyed this story very much.
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Helpful Score: 9
Emma has always been the big sister looking after her younger sister Katy. Now Katy has bought a B&B on Ebay somewhere in the middle of nowhere. Once they are just getting settled, along comes Katy's ex-husband and mother-in-law.

This book is a good reflection on the people and interactions in a small town. The characters are well-developed in this novel. By the end you feel as if you know each of them. I enjoyed this book by Ms. Morsi, although some of the plot was a bit predictable.
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Helpful Score: 6
great book amazing story couldn't put it down. vivid details!
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Helpful Score: 5
Every now and then you order a book that you think you might 'like,' and then are pleasantly surprised to find that you love it! A thoroughly enjoyable story about two sisters who think they are buying a bed & breakfast on a lake, only to find that it's really a 'bait and barbeque' place. A very enjoyable read. I liked it A LOT and was glad I ordered it!
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Helpful Score: 4
A rollicking story that hits all the buttons at the right time. Super read!
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This delightful book is peopled with an assortment of off-beat characters that just happened to live in the Ozarks. Because the town is so small, everyone does double duty; Curt is both mailman and minister, the school principal is also the towns only real estate agent.

I fell in love with the town immediately; the main characters not so much. This is really the story of the changing relationship between a pair of sisters. Emma, who wants to be an anthropologist, has put her life on hold several times in order to raise and then help Katy get re-established (after her marriage to Sean Dodson failed).

I couldnt get a handle on Katy; she seemed to be a strange mix of joy (in spite of overwhelming problems), naiveté and faith that she would find a great place for herself and Josh (her 5 year-old son) to settle into permanently . I thought she needed a keeper and Emma seemed to be the sane one of the pair.

Katy spends her entire divorce settlement buying Bitsys B & B in Warbler Lake, Missouri. She purchases (what she thinks is a bed-and-breakfast) on eBay sight unseen. When Emma, Josh and Kate arrive, the property turns out to be a run-down bait-and-BBQ disaster. Although Emma knows the best plan is to return to St. Louis, the sisters roll up their sleeves and start cleaning.

After showing no interest in Josh for all of his 5 years, along comes the ex-husband Sean and his mother, Gwen. It is very easy to hate Seans mother; shes the controlling, dictatorial CEO of a large business (left to her by her late husband and Seans father).

Gwen helped split Sean and Katy years ago; now she wants guardianship of her grandson, Josh. After looking at the dismal job she did with Sean, I was underwhelmed by the possibility that Gwen would win custody of Josh.

Katys reaction to Sean is certainly in keeping with her character; however, is she setting herself up for another disaster? I wasnt impressed with Sean or Gwen; by the end, I wasnt sure that Sean had matured enough to make a lifetime commitment to anyone or anything.