LilyAnn Bronte gave up on life 11 years ago when her boyfriend, a high-school star quarterback, was killed in Afghanistan. Now this former homecoming queen, voted most likely to succeed, is packing on the pounds working as a pharmacy clerk in the small town of Blessings, Georgia. Mike Dalton, her neighbor, has carried a torch for Lily since the tenth grade—not that she’s noticed. So the gals at the Curl Up and Dye beauty salon decide to nudge Lily out of her rut and into Mike’s arms. But the shapely redhead who runs the local B&B with her third husband has designs on Mike as her fourth. And when a hunky stranger roars into town, Mike can’t help but notice LilyAnn’s sudden reawakening. The novel starts strong and leads to a riveting climax, although shifts in point of view midscene can be jarring, and Mike’s mooning is a bit over the top. The triumphant ending feels milked, but readers will be rewarded with a spirited side to LilyAnn that emerges as this light romance takes a dark turn. --Diane Holcomb
"The novel starts strong and leads to a riveting climax...readers will be rewarded with a spirited side to LilyAnn that emerges as this light romance takes a dark turn." - Booklist
"Sala's novel is one of those rare treats that is not only a pleasure to read, but is so enjoyable it becomes difficult to put the book down. An unexpected turn makes the narrative even more entertaining. The kooky neighbors will remind readers of the people in their own small towns and neighborhoods, but the amount of time that Sala devotes to developing them begs for a sequel. " - RT Book Reviews
"Sharon Sala writes a charming story about a second chance at life and love in The Curl Up and Dye
... Sala makes Blessings, Georgia, a vastly entertaining place to visit. " - BookPage
"This is a well-written book. If you are looking for more than escapism, you will enjoy LilyAnn's quest to find herself and love.
" - The Idaho Statesman
"This story was a breath of fresh air and I truly enjoyed it from start to finish. Blessings, Georgia is a special place full of good people and Southern charm. I hope I get to visit there again real soon!" - Escape With DollyCass
"If you are a fan of southern fiction or women's fiction and are looking for an adorable read... I recommend The Curl Up and Dye
. " - Confessions of a Book Addict
Grab a glass of your favorite beverage, cuddle up and have a good time with this wonderful home-town type story. It's well worth the time to read! The characters are endearing and loveable, you get some bad guys to take you temper out on, and lots of great fun!
This book is a great read filled with Southernisms, humor, small town gossip, romance, meddling and some danger.
I loved, loved this book! So with that, we are all aware I'd be reviewing this book screaming at you to go get it... and stop by your salon to get your hair done!
I can recommend it to those who enjoy small town romances with loveable quirky characters.