Harper Perennial, Paperback, 9780060564650, 419pp.
Publication Date: July 10, 2012
Laced with humor and a sense of place that oozes the aroma of magnolia blossoms.
A] Southern-fried romp.
Whether it's a mystery, sassy women's fiction, or a combination of the two, New York Times bestseller Mary Kay Andrews always gives her fans a read to remember. And now she's throwing a Hissy Fit, in the best possible sense. A delicious tale of revenge and renovation, Hissy Fit tells of a wronged spitfire who's determined to see that the no-good lowdown, lying, cheating varmint of an ex-fiance who ruined her life and her business gets the comeuppance he so richly deserves even as she struggles to revitalize a broken-down antebellum mansion for a hunky, if slightly odd, local businessman. If you like the novels of Fannie Flagg, Jennifer Crusie, Adriana Trigiani, and Emily Giffin, or are a devoted follower of Rebecca Wells or Jill Conner Browne's Sweet Potato Queens, then Mary Kay's Hissy Fit is not to be missed.
“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.”
“Readers who enjoy books set in the South that deal with love, friendship, and getting even will find themselves laughing out loud at this latest novel by Andrews.”
-Library Journal (starred review)
“Sweet and light and fun.”
-St. Petersburg Times
“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
“When Andrews throws a fun ‘Hissy Fit,’ just give up, give in...entertaining.”
-Star News (Wilmington, NC)
“A good old-fashioned romp with a modern Southern belle taking no prisioners...entertains on many levels.