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The Blue-Ribbon Jalapeño Society Jubilee by [Brown, Carolyn]
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Length: 336 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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In Cadillac, Texas, there is only one thing hotter than the regularly scheduled town gossip: it’s the jalapeños, and who takes home the blue ribbon for growing the spiciest. But don’t let their sweet, southern charm fool you; these Texas ladies are focused on one thing and one thing only: winning. Every year, Miss Clawdy’s Cafe has taken home the prize, leaving owners Cathy and Marty mighty confident of their achievements. Until Violet Prescott, the president of the Blue-Ribbon Jalapeño Society, challenges everything, bringing on an all-out, hot-and-spicy chili-pepper war. In this laugh-out-loud read, best-selling Brown takes her expertise in writing top-notch cowboy romance novels to stir things up in her first work of women’s fiction, which is not about the lust of a rootin’, tootin’ cowboy but, rather, about the love among four female friends, proving that, no matter what, friendship matters most. --Carissa Chesanek

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"Brown brings her cowboy-romance writing talents to bear on this hilarious tale of women in a gossipy small town... . Fast-paced, the intertwined tales collide along a bumpy road toward a surprising calamity at the jalapeño jubilee. A high-spirited, romantic page turner.
" - Kirkus

"An excellent book. I loved every bit of it... " - Fresh Fiction

"Humor and down-home charm make this a first-place prize winner. All the character quirks and small-town appeal are used to the fullest advantage. 4 Stars " - RT Book Reviews

"Absolutely vibrant and fun loving." - Shelly's Journal

"A terrifically fun read. It's got all the spunk and sass of a Fanny Flagg novel" - AJ Arndt's Book Blog

"Brown's story reminded me a bit of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe... Heartwarming and fun to read. " - Long and Short Reviews

"With her trademark wit and down home charm, Carolyn Brown has written a compelling story with an eclectic and vibrant cast of characters that will steal your heart. " - Book Reviews and More by Kathy

"At the heart of the book, you will find a wonderful story about deep friendship. " - http://fromthetbrpile.blogspot.com/2013/02/joint-review-blue-ribbon-jalapeno.html

"In this laugh-out-loud read, best-selling Brown takes her expertise in writing top-notch cowboy romance novels to stir things up in her first work of women's fiction, which is not by the lust of a rootin', tootin' cowboy, but rather by the love among four female friends, proving that, no matter what, friendship matters most" - Booklist

"Chock full of scrapbooking, good southern food and a huge helping of southern sass... A fun book that really takes friendships to heart." - Lonely Owl Books

Product Details

  • File Size: 1484 KB
  • Print Length: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark (March 5, 2013)
  • Publication Date: March 5, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00A2XUU96
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #76,071 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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By Heather Pearson on April 14, 2013
Format: Paperback
Welcome to the ruthless and competitive world of food competitions. To most people, Cadillac, Texas, population of 1524 people, is a pleasant and nurturing place to live. Become a member of the Blue Ribbon Jalapeno Society and it becomes a cut-throat, back stabbing battle ground. Growing the hottest jalapenos and creating food products from them was the founding principle of this decades old club. The competition with the group and between the neighbouring town is quite fierce.

Amid this rivalry, are sisters Marty and Cathy and their dearest friend Trixie. Together they run Miss Clawdy's Cafe, named after the twins' mother. Across the street from the cafe, lives 78 year young Agnes Flynn, feisty aunt of the twins. And across from her, in the renovated garage is Darla Jean and her Christian non-denominational church. Darla Jean is herself a reformed prostitute.

On the far side of town, both physically and financially, is Violet Prescott, self appointed for life Queen of the Blue-Ribbon Jalapeno Society. Everything in town must go according to some plan that Violet has devised, which is solely to the benefit of herself and her son.

Even with all the underhand conniving by Violet, the twins, their aunt and Trixie manage to thrive and deepen their friendships. While their relationships strengthen, they open their hearts and homes to those around them and show that small town warmth that I expected.

This book was funny and highly entertaining but at the same time, it has a sensitive side that makes it a personal story. The main characters range in age from early 20s to almost 80 years old, making it a suitable read for a wide range of readers.

Food plays a big role in this book as you might expect from owners of a cafe.
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Carolyn Brown is most known for her contemporary western romances and I was excited to try The Blue-Ribbon Jalapeno Society Jubilee her first venture into woman's fiction. Brown delivered a humorous tale about four women living in Cadillac, Texas. This was a quick, quirky and enjoyable character driven tale about life in a small town renowned for growing the hottest jalapeños.

Oh my, the things that go on Cadillac Texas! We meet the members of the Jalapeno Society run by; Violet Prescott the town's self-imposed queen and ruler. The tale centers around Trixie Matthews, twins Marty and Cathy Andrews and Darla Jean the newest addition to their social circle. Cathy is planning to wed Ethan Prescott and Violet is planning to control her life just likes she rules her son. Cathy needs to put down her e-reader and smell the burnt coffee! Trixie lives above Miss Clawdy's café and every Wednesday night she has a romp with her ex-husband, police officer Andy. Darla Jean is a reformed hooker who now preaches the word of God. Everyone is worried about the elections and dealing with life's daily drama in small town Texas. As this character driven tale unfolded, I laughed and giggled aloud.

Brown has created a unique, sometimes hilarious cast of characters in this small town. Whether you love them or hate them you certainly won't forget them. Marty, Trixie, Cathy and Darla are all very different and together they are wonderful. Even the twins are night and day; Cathy is soft-spoken and an introvert while Marty just lays it all out there and says exactly what she thinks. Trixie's relationship with her ex-husband Andy and the woman he cheated on her with Anna Ruth was an interesting tread. Darla is an original and often offers the others a shoulder and advice.
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Laughed until I cried! Smart, funny and very well written. Have you ever been in a women's club, been excluded from a women's club, had a parent with memory problems, had a crazy relative, had a man cheat on you, almost married the wrong man, but through it all you had your girlfriends who were there for you. Written in true Texas style loved every minute of this book, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
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This first book of the Blue Ribbon Jalapeno Society sets the stage for this hilarious series. The main theme for the whole series is an antagonism between Agnes and Victoria, both matriarchs of their home town Cadillac Texas. Apparently, both were interested in Bert many years ago, and Bert preferred - and married - Agnes. Now in their sixties with Bert long gone, their feud continues.

Rather than openly fighting with each other, Victoria lords it over the entire community while Agnes much prefers practical jokes and/or "accidents" that spoil whatever Victoria wants. In this case, Victoria wants her son Ethan to be elected their county Representative and has taken over the annual town parade and jalapeno festival. Agnes and her friends are cut out - but find ways to disrupt the event and embarrass Victoria.

As a practical jokester myself, I thoroughly enjoyed the pranks in this book. I wish I had thought of some of them myself!
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I have to admit -- this is so far outside of my preferred genre! I don't even know what possessed me to read it. Boy, am I glad that I did, though! This was light, bawdy, and hilarious! I'll be looking for more like this now!
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