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Product Details

  • Paperback: 242 pages
  • Publisher: Bell Bridge Books (March 17, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0984125892
  • ISBN-13: 978-0984125890
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (118 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,775,264 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

New York Times bestseller and USAToday bestselling author of nearly 40 novels in romance and women's fiction, a five-time RITA finalist and Romantic Times BOOKReviews Career Achievement Award winner, Texas romance author Jean Brashear knows a lot about taking crazy chances. A lifelong avid reader, at the age of forty-five with no experience and no training, she decided to see if she could write a book. It was a wild leap that turned her whole life upside down, but she would tell you that though she's never been more terrified, she's never felt more exhilarated or more alive. She's an ardent proponent of not putting off your dreams until that elusive 'someday'--take that leap now.

If you like the stories and families of Nora Roberts, Barbara Freethy, Bella Andre and Robyn Carr, you'll want to try the vivid characters and engaging families of the stories of Jean Brashear.

What They're Saying about Jean Brashear's Books

"Jean Brashear's distinctive storytelling voice instantly draws in the reader. She writes with warmth and emotional truth. The depth of her understanding of human nature marks her as a writer to watch, a writer to read and a writer to enjoy."~#1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber;

"Gifting readers with another emotionally charged romance, Ms. Brashear has a fine knack for commingling full-bodied characters, a fast-moving storyline and just the right measure of passion." ~Romantic Times

"He's dangerous and sexy, with the soul of a love and the heart of a hunter...Ms. Brashear's fresh writing style offers the reader a stylish love story imbued with high drama, substantial conflict, a strong heroine and delectable hero." ~Romantic Times 4.5 stars (Exceptional) Top Pick, WISH Hero

"Jean Brashear's wholly original, funny and poignant novel has a heart as big as Texas. Told in a warm and intimate voice, it's like a road trip with your best friend. Don't miss it!" ~#1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs

"Jean Brashear has that "it" factor. She is an incredibly talented writer who can hit every note with enough clarity to bring the reader tears, laughter, or just, "Oh, my, this is an amazing story." THE GODDESS OF FRIED OKRA is stunning, powerful and raw. Pea is on a journey to heal herself, and find herself--and you will want to go with her to find her dear, dead sister--I do." ~New York Times bestselling author Stella Cameron

"A stunning debut! Filled with passion and intrigue, it SSSizzles with sensuality and suspense from beginning to end!" ~New York Times bestselling author Sharon Sala (on The Choice)

"Author Jean Brashear evokes an atmosphere of unrelenting danger that is further enhanced by the explosive chemistry between the hero and heroine. This fast-paced, sexy page-turner draws the reader into a world of shadows and intrigue. It is top-notch romantic suspense." ~Gothic Journal

"THE GODDESS OF FRIED OKRA is a poignant journey of one woman's search for a place to belong. The characters are as delightful and engaging as can be found between the pages of a book, and the book itself is a road map to happiness - something for which everybody yearns." ~New York Times bestselling author Sharon Sala

"A wonderfully engaging story of one woman's search for self. Jean Brashear tugs on your heartstrings and won't let go." ~New York Times bestselling author Julia London

"THE GODDESS OF FRIED OKRA is a fabulous read. Riveting. Original. Those characters grabbed my imagination and didn't let go." ~New York Times bestselling author Cathy Maxwell

Customer Reviews

I love stories with quirky characters.
J. Bell
The story was ok, but I couldn't find myself liking the main character.
BBC Addict
I so much enjoyed this book - and had a lot of fun reading it.
Kathryn Magendie

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

89 of 92 people found the following review helpful By K. Kitchens on April 30, 2010
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This story follows the traditions of the best southern writers. The characters are offbeat, fascinating and all have skeletons in their closet and yet they are immensely entertaining. This is a fast paced story that you just don't want to put down. When the novel was finished I immediately hoped that Jean Brashear would continue the story line in subsequent novels about these characters. This book is full of strong women determined to make their way in the world and find the only thing that really ever matters - family. Any person who identifies with strong women or loves the south will love this book.
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41 of 43 people found the following review helpful By Tonstant Weader on July 11, 2010
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THE GODDESS OF FRIED OKRA is the kind of book you always hope to find and rejoice wildly when you do.

Full of humanity, humor, fearless creativity, and deep,genuine emotion, this is the story of Eudora "Pea" O'Brien. She is eccentric, vulnerable, and absolutely heroic in ways she herself can not begin to suspect at the beginning of her startling journey.

The book introduces you to a host of vivid characters who will make you care and care deeply, especially "Pea," a woman who truly deserves the title of "heroine." She takes chances, she makes mistakes, she learns,she dares; she is unstoppable--and unforgettable.

Jean Brashear has created a story that works on many levels. It is wonderfully new and original and filled with the local color of Texas. Yet it is also rich in timeless themes and with matters that transcend region or place.

(And, hey, how often do you find a story that seamlessly blends the heroic importance of fried okra as well as a woman's mastery of sword play? A story that is hysterically funny and yet will make you blink very hard to keep from crying?)

This is a keeper. Grab it and cherish it.
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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful By BBC Addict on August 2, 2010
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The story was ok, but I couldn't find myself liking the main character. There wasn't much depth to any of the supporting characters and most of them were cliched. It read more like a screenplay than a book, and it just wasn't believable. The story had a sweet premise - if it had been longer with more character development it would have been easier to like. However, it's much better than a lot of free books, and not too bad for the price.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By NY Reader on September 8, 2010
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This book got some good reviews so I was excited to read it. It is very disappointing. Although the story has some good points, the main character, Eudora, is ridiculous. A thirty year old acting this way is just plain stupid. Getting on the road with so poor a plan, so few resources and making such stupid decisions along the way is crazy. Reading a cheap romance novel and embedding the fiction with so much power is silly. She acted like a 10 year old throughout the whole story except for the sex part. Would have been a good story if Eudora wasn't so exaggerated.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Raspberry G. on September 27, 2010
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Imagine yourself in the greeting card section in your local drugstore. Your assignment is to read every card on the shelf. Now string together all the cliches and romantic notions you found there, throw in an enormous dose of editorializing, add some English usage problems and you have "Goddess of Fried Okra." It's a shame the book is so cliche because it has the rudimentaries of a good book in southern tradition. But it never really becomes anything more than a joke on the reader. If you are looking for good fiction, this isn't it. If you just want a silly read at a 10th grade level, this may be the book for you.

I wish someone had warned me before I spent good money on it.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Kerrie Lee on April 18, 2010
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The Goddess of Fried Okra is the story of Eudora "Pea" O'Brien who strikes out across modern-day central Texas in search of her dead sister's soul, gambling on the chance that reincarnation will reunite her with the last vestige of family. With Texas road markers as her milestones, Pea's fascinating journey becomes one of self-discovery and empowerment as she looks, on a deeper level, for forgiveness, for a place to belong, for strength, for folks to love -- for Home.

From the opening sentence, "Nothing else could have put me on the road again, not after eighteen years of being dragged all over creation," you know you're in for a memorable ride with the "professional" convenience store clerk at the wheel. Because she is desperate--and poignantly brave--Pea drives on in blind faith that the road will eventually be her salvation. As Pea searches every face for "Sister's spooky eyes," she encounters and adopts an assortment of unique-yet-believable souls.

Like Larry McMurtry's writing, the quirky Texas details and hilarious/touching inner dialogue give Goddess its original, appetizing flavor. The presence of Conan the Barbarian and kick-ass women wielding swords in the Texas Hill Country are prime examples. The unforgettable characters that befriend Pea on her mesquite-pocked odyssey are beautifully and frankly etched. As Pea, novelist Jean Brashear writes with an authentic Southern woman's voice, subtly examining themes common to stories of unforgettable women: abandonment, regret, redemption, sisterhood, strength and acceptance.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Kendall Ewan on April 2, 2010
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I'm in the middle of this book and I'm hooked! I keep thinking I'll put it down and go to bed, but then I can't help myself and have to read just a little more. This is one of those kinds of books - you know the ones where you can actually smell the smells, taste the tastes and feel the very sweat running down your forehead. I'm there, right there on that crazy road with my beloved Pea. A front row seat to to her quirky, whimsical, sometimes sad, but always real and honest journey. I have a feeling I won't want this book to end...
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