Title: No Grits No Glory
Author: Elaine Calloway
Published Date: October 1st 2014
***THIS BOOK WAS GIVEN TO ME IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***
Brianna fled to Savannah to escape the voices of the dead. Just when she thought she’d left all paranormal things behind, she discovers her house is haunted. Not just haunted, but haunted by Southern ghosts. These persistent beings not only hide her white shoes after Labor Day, but they leave grits-caked dishes in the sink, and swear to wreak havoc on her life – – unless she helps them.
Steven put Savannah in his rearview mirror years ago to follow his passion for music. When his band splits up and he can’t reach his little sister for weeks, he races home—only to learn his whole family died in a mysterious house fire. The house Brianna now lives in.
Together, Brianna and Steven learn who murdered Steven’s family and become caught in a web of intrigue that will risk their careers, their homes–but especially their lives.
I don’t usually go this far, but I’m just going to say it. This is, hands down, the best book I have read this year. The characters were perfectly crafted and the setting, Savannah, could not have been a better choice. Being one of my favorite places in the world, the accurate descriptions made me feel like I was there.
The main character, Brianna, was fantastic. A cosmetologist for the dearly departed, she was raised in a funeral home and became very comfortable with death (and talking to them) at an early age. The love interest was introduced wonderfully and was pulled into the story with ease.
This story is a great combination of humor, mystery, love and drama. I thoroughly enjoyed the southern humor in the writing. It was a quick read, which I like for these types of stories.
This was the first book I have read from Calloway and I plan to read more. Plus, I’m stoked this is the first in a planned series! I’d give it ten stars but they will only let me go up to five, so there it is. Love, love, loved it.
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