Thursday, December 29, 2011

The Ladies Temperance Club’s Farewell Tour / Jeff Lee

Reviewed by: BigAl

Genre: Humor

Approximate word count: 75-80,000 words

Kindle US:
YES UK: YES Nook: NO Smashwords: NO Paper: YES
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A native Californian, Jeff Lee has spent thirty years as an award winning copywriter and creative director in the advertising industry.


After twenty years of abuse from her alcoholic boyfriend, Vonda Mae Ables finally fights back and in the process crushes his skull with the football trophy he didn’t win, but does display, in his home office. Now she and her best friends are on the lam. “Imagine Thelma and Louise meets Lucy & Ethel -- It's about good friends, good wine, manslaughter and the lengths we’ll go for those we care about.”


I wish the author hadn’t used the “Thelma and Louise meets Lucy & Ethel” line in his description. Then in a rare burst of creativity, I could have (at least in theory), come up with the line myself. It’s the perfect description. Participating in some female bonding while on the run (like Thelma and Louise), the group of friends who call themselves The Ladies Temperance Club keeps getting into situations that are very much Lucy and Ethel. The murder hanging over their head provides conflict and tension, but the humor in the situations the ladies get into is what sets this book apart. When it’s all over, someone may have some ‘splaining to do.


Some adult language.

Format/Typo Issues:

There were a small number of typos and other proofing errors. The version I received for review was a Word document file, so I am unable to comment on formatting.

Rating: **** Four stars

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