THOSE PLAIN-SPEAKING, CHEEKY BOTTOM DOLLAR GALS RETURN…
“As tart and delectable as lemon meringue pie...a pure delight.” – Jennifer Weiner, Author of Good in Bed, In Her Shoes, and Little Earthquakes
It isn’t every day a movie star steals your husband. When that day comes for Chiffon Butrell of Cayboo Creek South Carolina, she looks to the Bottom Dollar Girls to help her out of one fine mess.
Husband Lonnie has run out to Hollywood and holes up with famous star Janie-Lynn Lauren. He’s left behind Chiffon, her three children and a very tiny bank account. Chiffon breaks her ankle and has to rely on her estranged sister Chenille to lend a hand.
When the tabloid media gets wind of her husband’s torrid romance, sleepy Cayboo Creek lands on the star map. Under the glare of camera lights, the two sisters must put aside longtime grievances to forge a newfound relationship. Meanwhile the rest of the gang is cooking up a questionable scheme to raise money for the senior center.
The Bottom Dollar Girls are back and in fine form in this hilarious sequel to Bet Your Bottom Dollar.
Praise for A DOLLAR SHORT:
“Those plain-speaking, cheeky Bottom Dollar gals return with more rollicking adventures in Cayboo Creek, South Carolina…Never a dull moment…this fast-paced screamer of a romance begs a giggle, if not a guffaw.” – Booklist
“Laugh-out-loud antics as...Gillespie continues her entertaining Bottom Dollar Girls series...Certain to please women's fiction fans of all ages.” – Romantic Times (Top Pick)
“A fine romp of a book, well-written and thoroughly entertaining.” – The Winston-Salem Journal
“A hilarious saga of loss, sisterhood and the will to survive.” – Tucson Citizen
“Bet you a dollar you'll laugh...This is a book to treat yourself with—and then share with sisters and friends.” – The State (Columbia, SC)
“A Dollar Short is meant to entertain, and it does. It takes talent to sustain this level of comic writing for over 300 pages. Gillespie keeps the ball in the air, spinning madly, until the end.” – The Boston Globe
“Funny, fast-paced and full of quirky but loveable characters…” – Celia Rivenbark, Award-Winning Columnist
Books in the Bottom Dollar Southern Fiction Series:
BET YOUR BOTTOM DOLLAR (#1)
A DOLLAR SHORT (#2)
DOLLAR DAZE (#3) May 2015
Part of the Henery Press Chick Lit Collection, if you like one, you'll probably like them all...
The latest in Gillespie's lighthearted Bottom Dollar Girls series (after Bet Your Bottom Dollar), set again in the small town of Cayboo Creek, S.C., chronicles how Chiffon Amber Butrell finds the inner strength with the help of her friends to stand up to rather than stand by her man. Chiffon has never had much money, but her wayward husband, Lonnie; three children; and Bottom Dollar Emporium friends Elizabeth, Mavis and Attalee enrich her life. When Lonnie is cast as an extra in a Janie-Lynn Lauren movie, he apparently abandons his family for the star. A distraught Chiffon hurts her ankle, loses her waitressing job, is accosted by paparazzi and finds her failing marriage splashed all over the tabloids. Gillespie alternates Chiffon's story with that of her older sister, Chenille, a never-married 40-year-old who moves back to Cayboo Creek when she loses her teaching job. While some readers may enjoy Gillespie's down-home humor (Attalee's spicy Southern maxims), some of the episodes (e.g., Chiffon fends off reporters with water guns) are too cute to believe. The novel's predictable ending aims for empowerment: Chiffon grows a backbone, Chenille finds love and Janie-Lynn wins an Oscar but still cries for Lonnie.