Friday, May 27, 2011

Book Review: Gone With a Handsomer Man by Michael Lee West

It is my absolute pleasure to share this fabulous book with the blogosphere!

I am a pushover for books set in the South Carolina Lowcountry.  LOVE THEM (!) and Michael Lee West does not disappoint with her newest release, Gone With a Handsomer Man.

Life of a Southern Belle says...GO BUY IT NOW!!!  If you're a southern belle (or just a lover of a good mystery that will keep you on your toes) you'll not want to put this book down. We belles have a way of getting ourselves into a pickle and Teeny Templeton is no exception. There were moments in the book when I thought, Good heavens...that sounds like ME! (and we ALL know what an intriguing individual I am!!!)

Here's what others have said...

"GONE WITH A HANDSOMER MAN is hilarious, endearing, and tasty!"
  --Diana Gabaldon, New York Times bestselling author of the Outlander series and Lord John books.

"West's diverting debut plays nice variations on several mystery subgenres—Southern, romantic, screwball, culinary… Readers will look forward to more helpings of Teeny Templeton." --Publishers Weekly

"Gone With a Handsomer Man is fun, funny, and fabulous."                                                                 
--Janet Evanovich, NYT bestselling author of the Stephanie Plum series

"Michael Lee West fans rejoice! Gone With a Handsomer Man has a fresh, funny and delightfully flawed heroine that you'll fall in love with from the get go. Teeny is a trouble magnet, and it is wholly diverting to follow her tumbling joyride through bad men and good recipes. By turns sweet and surprising, it's a wonderful quirky escape." --Joshilyn Jackson, NYT bestselling author of Backseat Saints

"Great cook – thought reluctant detective – Teeny Templeton keeps the pot bubbling as she dishes out pathos, humor, and intrigue in equal measure. Gone With a Handsomer Man is a delicious debut to this new series." --Lee Smith, NYT bestselling author of The Last Girls

"Please tell me she is writing a sequel!! It was a wonderful read from beginning to end. And the last sentence only left me wanting more."  --Wanda Jewell, Executive Director of SIBA

"Michael Lee West turns her considerable storytelling gifts and her keen wit toward Charleston, where a lovable Teeny Templeton must negotiate romance, murder, and mayhem, all in the midst of polished cotton, poison, and fine southern cuisine. Gone with a Handsomer Man is sometimes funny, sometimes frightening, and always absolutely delicious!" --Darnell Arnoult, author of Sufficient Grace


  1. I totally agree!! Loved it! And Michael Lee is one of the sweetest, most generous ladies in the entire world!

  2. I'll have to read this one. It sounds great! Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. I know you are counting down the days until school is out! Love & blessings from NC!

  3. I am at my family's house at Pawleys right now and I need a good book to read! Thanks!


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