"As tart and delectable as lemon meringue pie...a pure delight." - Jennifer Weiner, Author of Good in Bed, In Her Shoes, and Little Earthquakes
It isn't every day a movie star steals your husband. When that day comes for Chiffon Butrell of Cayboo Creek South Carolina, she looks to the Bottom Dollar Girls to help her out of one fine mess.
Husband Lonnie has run out to Hollywood and holes up with famous star Janie-Lynn Lauren. He's left behind Chiffon, her three children and a very tiny bank account. Chiffon breaks her ankle and has to rely on her estranged sister Chenille to lend a hand.
When the tabloid media gets wind of her husband's torrid romance, sleepy Cayboo Creek lands on the star map. Under the glare of camera lights, the two sisters must put aside longtime grievances to forge a newfound relationship. Meanwhile the rest of the gang is cooking up a questionable scheme to raise money for the senior center.
The Bottom Dollar Girls are back and in fine form in this hilarious sequel to Bet Your Bottom Dollar.
Praise for A DOLLAR SHORT:
"Those plain-speaking, cheeky Bottom Dollar gals return with more rollicking adventures in Cayboo Creek, South Carolina...Never a dull moment...this fast-paced screamer of a romance begs a giggle, if not a guffaw." - Booklist
"Laugh-out-loud antics as...Gillespie continues her entertaining Bottom Dollar Girls series...Certain to please women's fiction fans of all ages." - Romantic Times (Top Pick)
"A fine romp of a book, well-written and thoroughly entertaining." - The Winston-Salem Journal
"A hilarious saga of loss, sisterhood and the will to survive." - Tucson Citizen
"Bet you a dollar you'll laugh...This is a book to treat yourself with-and then share with sisters and friends." - The State (Columbia, SC)
"A Dollar Short is meant to entertain, and it does. It takes talent to sustain this level of comic writing for over 300 pages. Gillespie keeps the ball in the air, spinning madly, until the end." - The Boston Globe
"Funny, fast-paced and full of quirky but loveable characters..." - Celia Rivenbark, Award-Winning Columnist
Books in the Bottom Dollar Southern Fiction Series:
BET YOUR BOTTOM DOLLAR (#1)
A DOLLAR SHORT (#2)
DOLLAR DAZE (#3) May 2015
Part of the Henery Press Chick Lit Collection, if you like one, you'll probably like them all...
Karin Gillespie is national bestselling author of five novels and a humor columnist for Augusta Magazine. Her nonfiction writing had been in the New York Times, The Writer Magazine and Romantic Times. She maintains a website and blog at Karingillespie.net. Sign up for her newsletter on her website, follow her on Twitter or connect with her on Facebook.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I really enjoyed the 1st book in the series, thought the storyline unique. I found book #2 boring.
I really liked this story better than the first one, they both were good I just liked this one better. Attalee was funny, the characters were more slimed down. I don' t know if I will buy anymore of the series. I read this book in a day.
I liked this book better than its predecessor. Although disappointed with the fact that Liz is more a support than the heroine, the Grace sisters are a hoot! Chiffon is at the end of her rope. Stuck home after winning a trip to meet her favorite actress to care for her sick youngest, her two timing husband falls for the actress and refuses to come home Chenille gets fired from her teaching job, and she and neurotic dog Walter move into Chiffon's to help out after an accident that breaks Chiffon's foot. Seems Chenille has boyfriends she doesn't quite know what to do with, as Chiffon deals with the real and imagined fallout of her marriage. However, she does learn...the hard way....and with the support of her sister and friends, both Grace sisters learn how to face the future with style,grace...and an old tiara