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Deep Fried and Pickled (The Rachael O'Brien Chronicles Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Paisley Ray
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Book Description

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 quick-witted, south-of-the-Mason-Dixon romp.

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From the Author

I often get asked by readers what order THE RACHAEL O'BRIEN CHRONICLES books should be read in. Each book can be read without any prior knowledge of any of the others.
That said, some readers do want to follow a chronological list of events in Rachael's southern fried, 80's college life antics so here it is.
SUMMER FLAMBÉ by Paisley Ray
TOAD IN THE HOLE by Paisley Ray
JOHNNY CAKES by Paisley Ray
SWAMP CABBAGE by Paisley Ray
PRAISE THE LARD by Paisley Ray - Coming Soon

Product Details

  • File Size: 1029 KB
  • Print Length: 415 pages
  • Publisher: Paisley Ray; 1 edition (January 5, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AABHU70
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #82,056 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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46 of 48 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun, quirky and moments that make you laugh out loud! October 26, 2013
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After reading some of the "disappointed" reviews, I had to weigh in on this series. If you are looking for a serious book addressing college drinking, etc. in a serious way - this is not the book for you!! I attended college as an older adult, so I am NOT running down memory lane, I just enjoyed this book and its continuing series for the absolute silliness of a fun book. There is great dialogue, the mysteries are mostly misunderstandings, and every time she tries to throw herself into a basic college situation to lose her self-control - it never ends up as she planned, and you want to laugh at how it does end up. I am an older adult who can still enjoy a funny, sassy, silly, young person's POV, and I really am waiting patiently for hr next installment. Don't you remember what is was like to be young, and make some bad choices or have things go in a very different way than you planned? Those are the things that make us laugh later in life, how we survived it all! It's fun FICTION, it's not how I would have my daughters or grand-daughters behave, but so many young people do in an attempt to find their own way in life, told in a funny light-hearted way. Enjoy!!
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40 of 44 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So many 80s memories, so little time... December 5, 2012
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This one's a charmer! Anyone who grew up in the '80s will enjoy a trip down memory lane with Rachel O'Brien, a heroine who keeps the story moving like a gifted emcee. Rachel is relatable, earnest and totally clueless--just like most of us stumbling our way through the college years. If you're looking for some good, old-fashioned nostalgic escapism, curl up with this book.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars laugh out loud May 6, 2013
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Loved the southern fried chicks. Glad there was a side mystery to hang the plot on. Green fried tomatoes meets Bridget jones!
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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious Ride Down Memory Lane December 5, 2012
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Paisley Rae's Deep Fried and Pickled is a hilarious journey through the eyes of a college freshman in 1986. Whether you went to school in the 80's or after, you will love this book. As Rachael O'Brien navigates her way through new friends and boys, you will laugh out loud. It is the perfect winter break read!
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130 of 159 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't Finish December 31, 2012
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After slogging 1/3 of the way thru, I could not finish it. The story revolves around repeated sterotypical drunken college parties, attempts to get laid, irresponsible behavior and road trips. There was nothing to hold my interest. I don't normally give up on books, but after the umpteenth drunken party, I put it down. I guess I'm too old now to really reminisce fondly about the frat parties and random hookups that this book is filled with.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Deep Fried and Pickled May 1, 2013
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What a great read!! Each charecter had secret turns, and you aren't sure who the good guys are til close to the end! A fun romp thru the dorms and "The Bern" and New Orleans, with a mystery woven thru!!! Can't wait to read more from Paisley Ray!!!
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars As southern as it gets August 18, 2013
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I am sure I knew this Rachael by another name. I laughed my southern behind off ,to the very end,
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars O'Brien Chronicles October 4, 2013
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I absolutely love Paisley Ray. This is the first book I have read of hers and had to buy all 3 and am anxiously awaiting book 4. I could not put them down. Paisley is one of my all time favorite authors now. You will so enjoy these books!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars The author forgot to fry the pickle
There were a lot of subplots with no follow through, it would have been interesting to capture one major plot rather than the rambling that took place. Read more
Published 12 days ago by Judy J
5.0 out of 5 stars Wimsical Who-dunit
After reading this book by Paisley Ray, it has inspired me to read the rest of her Rachel O'Brien chronicles
Published 12 days ago by shellbell
4.0 out of 5 stars Must read!
Great read, fun and enjoyable! I'm getting ready to start the 2nd book in the series. I hope it's just as good.
Published 1 month ago by JrzyGirlinVA
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I really enjoyed this fun book and am looking forward to reading more books in the series.
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars I wanted to love it....
I just finished this and read the tidbit of the next offering.
I'm not sure where I stand.
On the one hand, Mizz Ray's writing is easy to read, flows well, and is... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Julia M
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
Boring and trite. Not sure why I kept reading it.
Published 1 month ago by Caroline Okun
5.0 out of 5 stars A fun read
A funny and entertaining read that I didn't want to put down. Can't wait to see what all happens next.
Published 1 month ago by Mary J. Hubbard
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!
I liked the main character's witty descriptions of her college antics with her friends. I also like the author's southern
colloquialisms throughout the book. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Melissa Z
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed
I found this to be too dull. One weekend college party that was short of captivating. I felt like it was a bad spin of Fast Times at Ridgemont High and Footloose. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Amy Geary
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice Surprise
Likeable and memorable. Laugh out loud funny at times. It reminded me of being a teenage girl in the south in a small town.
Published 2 months ago by Allison Birdsong
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More About the Author

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. Book 7, Praise the Lard, is due for release summer 2015.

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