Skip to main content
PBS logo
Want fewer ads?

Search - Bitsy's Bait & BBQ

Bitsy's Bait & BBQ
Bitsy's Bait BBQ
Author: Pamela Morsi
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, Emma is right. But it is not until they drive...  more »
Info icon
ISBN-13: 9780778324232
ISBN-10: 0778324230
Publication Date: 2/1/2007
Pages: 344
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 158 ratings
Publisher: Mira
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
Reviews: Member | Amazon | Write a Review

Top Member Book Reviews

Kairbear avatar reviewed Bitsy's Bait & BBQ on
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.
cyfan avatar reviewed Bitsy's Bait & BBQ on + 21 more book reviews
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.
DanielleFM avatar reviewed Bitsy's Bait & BBQ on + 177 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
great book amazing story couldn't put it down. vivid details!
FabN46 avatar reviewed Bitsy's Bait & BBQ on + 103 more book reviews
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!
Expeditious avatar reviewed Bitsy's Bait & BBQ on + 499 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
A rollicking story that hits all the buttons at the right time. Super read!
Read All 33 Book Reviews of "Bitsys Bait BBQ"

Please Log in to Rate these Book Reviews

reviewed Bitsy's Bait & BBQ on + 137 more book reviews
Delightful story about two sisters, the youngest of whom has a 5 year old boy, who purchase, sight unseen, what they think is a Bed and Breakfast, but in fact, turns out to be the only restaurant (and side revenue from the adjacent bait shop). The small town feel is reminiscent of Debbie Macomber style setting, and the plot, though predictable, is comforting. I highly recommend this book as light reading for feel good finish.
reviewed Bitsy's Bait & BBQ on + 5 more book reviews
One of my new favorite authors! I had this book on my TBR pile for awhile and I'm sorry it sat there so long collecting dust.

I just wish there was a sequel for the sister!
voraciousbookluver avatar reviewed Bitsy's Bait & BBQ on + 5 more book reviews
I really liked this book. Some really good life lessons and reminders on how to treat others. I would recommend to anyone wanting a leisure and/or encouraging-type read.
jjares avatar reviewed Bitsy's Bait & BBQ on + 2507 more book reviews
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.
reviewed Bitsy's Bait & BBQ on + 20 more book reviews
I really enjoyed this book. It was a quick read and a nicely written story.
marcym avatar reviewed Bitsy's Bait & BBQ on + 159 more book reviews
Two sisters, one with a 5 year old, move to a small town in the mountains. One believes that she just bought a B&B on Ebay, but she is getting a Bait and BBQ instead. The eldest put college on hold yet again to bail her baby sister out. Locals are a colorful crowd that will keep you smiling as the help keep her new business going. Add a little romance with the ex husband, and that rounds off this very enjoyable book.


Want fewer ads?