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Friday, December 11, 2015

Christmas Advent 2015 - Day 11 - Deep Fried and Pickled by Paisley Ray (The Rachael O'Brien Chronicles Book 1)

Deep Fried and Pickled by Paisley Ray
The Rachael O'Brien Chronicles Book 1

Paisley Ray books are not your typical mysteries. A young woman's plan for an art history degree turns into an outrageous series of misadventures in this laugh-out-loud romp about a girl who enrolls in a southern college during the height of the crazy era that was the 1980's. All of the books in this collection cross genres of chick lit, mystery, romance, humor, and action with the possibility of a corpse or two. A keep-you-awake well past your bedtime series. 

 It's '86, the era of Pop Rocks, Jelly shoes, and big hair bands. Rachael O'Brien's freshman plan seems simple: Attend a southern college away from her hometown of Canton, Ohio, earn a degree, party, and meet cute guys--hopefully acing the latter two. 

 But being threatened by a jealous She-Devil, avoiding the advances of a thirty-something redneck, and discovering an art fraud scheme mess with her "to do" list. On top of her troubles at school, Rachael finds herself forging a new relationship with her emotionally shaken father after Mom abandons the family to pursue a psychic calling. 

 Bad decision-making, law-bending behavior, and surprise romances make freshman year challenging in Paisley Ray's DEEP FRIED AND PICKLED.

The Rachael O'Brien Chronicles 
 Book 1: Deep Fried and Pickled 
 Book 2: Summer Flambè 
 Book 3: Shelled and Shucked 
Book 4: Toad in the Hole 
Book 5: Johnny Cakes 
Book 6: Swamp Cabbage 
Book 7: Praise the Lard 
Book 8: Hot Tamale

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Born and raised in rural Pennsylvania, Paisley Ray, a steelworker's daughter spent summer breaks with relatives on the Carolina shores. It didn't take long for a love of southern to become rooted in her veins, and years later, yield the setting for her novels. Most days, Paisley can be found crafting the antics for the newest book in THE RACHAEL O'BRIEN CHRONICLES.

The first thing Paisley thinks of at the thought of Christmas is...
The spirit of the season. Besides the department store parking lot, people seem genuinely more friendly toward one another.

What makes Christmas special for Paisley...
The twinkle lights on a dark night, the scent of fresh wreaths, pine garland on a mantle, and all the trimmings including the homemade bake goods. I have a recipe for a nut roll that's been passed down and I bust out my rolling pin and too many sticks of butter to count. It takes me an entire to day to make these melt in your mouth loaves. When they appear in the kitchen, it's the sign of the grand finale of the year when we take time to slow down and reflect on the year past as well as the journey to come.

Paisley's Christmas Wish for 2015…
The older I become the more I work at remembering to enjoy the simple pleasures. I wish for a healthy and safe family, and a fulfilling journey in the year to come.

Hover over each Christmas bauble for more great books

Sharon x

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  1. This sounds really good, I love anything that's a bit different! Might have to give it a read..!

  2. Sounds like my kind of book! So glad I read your review, as I was just looking for a book for a plane ride next week! You have now saved me hours on Amazon :)


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