By Mary Kay Andrews
(HarperCollins, Hardcover, 9780060564643, 432pp.)
Publication Date: September 2004
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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 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.
"Laced with humor and a sense of place that oozes the aroma of magnolia blossoms."
"Southern-fried romp...the furnishing descriptions are scrumptious and the love story's sweet."
"A good old-fashioned romp with a modern Southern belle taking no prisioners...entertains on many levels.
"When Andrews throws a fun 'Hissy Fit,' just give up, give in...entertaining."
-Star News (Wilmington, NC)
"There's plenty of substance here for fans of dark comedy and high-end interior design."
-Fort Myers (Fla.) News-Press
"Aimed at the shopaholics among us."
-Memphis Commercial Appeal
"Sweet and light and fun."
-St. Petersburg Times