Monday, April 26, 2010

"They say that kings are made in the image of God. If that's what he looks like, I feel sorry for God" Frederick The Great

Some men just don't know when to stop. Stella Hardesty had enough abuse from her husband, Ollie. She finally hit him with a wrench and removed the problem. So many people testified about Ollie's abuse, that Stella pleaded to self defense and didn't face any jail time.

Now, women who don't know how to rid themselves from abusive situations, approach her as a problem solver.

Stella is a fifty year old woman whose mood is darkened with the effects of menopause. She owns an assortment of guns and tools that she puts to use to convince heavy handed men that they had better smarten up and behave.

One woman who asks her help is a girl named Chrissy. She informs Stella that her husband Roy Dean took her son, Tucker. Chrissy has been abused in the past by Roy Dean and Stella had to give him a lesson in proper behavior.

With Tucker missing, Stella attempts to trace Roy Dean's trail which leads to some illegal activity Rod Dean was involved with. In her attempt to learn more, Stella makes a tactical mistake and ends up in the hospital.

The sheriff is Stella's friend and possibly more, once he leaves her bedside at the hospital. Chrissy arrives and becomes more forceful. She demands to be more of an active participant in her son's search and so the two women begin working together.

Stella is a fresh voice in women's literature. The author must have enjoyed creating this overweight, menopausal, former abused woman as her central figure in the novel. Her arrival makes this reader think of Daisy Duke from the Dukes of Hazzard, aged thirty years and put on considerable weight and decide to begin her adventures.

Enjoyable and entertaining.


Tiffany Harkleroad said...

This sounds unique and interesting!

Jeanne C. said...

this one sounds good!

JP - The Mistress of Corgi Manor said...

Oh, yeah, and throwing in the menopausal factor? Fasten your seatbelts!

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