Hissy Fit - Audio CD - Abridged Author:Mary Kay Andrews, Isabel Keating (Narrator) Welcome to the world of Mary Kay Andrews, where manners are polished, reputations are tarnished ... and revenge issweet. — Keeley Murdock's wedding to A. J. Jernigan should have been the social event of the season. But when she catches her fiance doing the deed with her maid of honor at the country club rehearsal dinner, all bets are off. And... more » so is the wedding. Keeley pitches the hissy fit of the century, earning herself instant notoriety in the small town of Madison, Georgia.
Even worse is the financial pressure A.J.'s banking family brings to bear on Keeley's interior design business. But riding to the rescue -- in a vintage yellow Cadillac -- is the redheaded stranger who's purchased a failing local bra plant. Will Mahoney hires Keeley to redo the derelict antebellum mansion he's bought. Her assignment: decorate it for the woman of his dreams -- a woman he's never met.
Only a designing woman like Keeley Murdock can find a way to clear her name and give her cheating varmint of an ex-fiance the comeuppance he so richly deserves. And only Mary Kay Andrews can deliver such delicious social satire. With Hissy Fit, she's created a story as outrageous, dishy, and true as Savannah Blues and Little Bitty Lies.
Abridged: 5 Compact Discs, Running Time: 6 hours, Narrator: Performed by Isabel Keating. « less
A friend and I listened to this on a road trip and both loved it! We both grew up in small towns so especially loved the "small town setting" and colorful characters. The writer really draws you into the story.
I loved this story of a slightly cracked southern bell who throws the referenced hissy-fit at her wedding rehearsal dinner -- with provocation -- and starts rebuilding her life with humor and verve. Yes, it's a bit romance-y and we all know where the relationship with the new boss is going to end up (after his poisonous fiancee is removed from the scene), but it's a fun trip getting there. A subplot involving the disappearance of the main character's mother, years previously, may have been unnecessary but it was well handled even though the resolution became pretty obvious early on.
This is hilarious! Ever see your best friend band your fiance' at the dinner the night before your wedding? Well, here is what all of gals would probably do! I love the Southern humor! I can't to read her other books.