Friday, October 11, 2019

Review of The Gumbeaux Sistahs by Jax Frey

Welcome to the book blast for The Gumbeaux Sistahs by Jax Frey! I have an excerpt for you to enjoy today, plus I'll let you know my thoughts and opinions on it. If you follow the tour, you'll get to read even more excerpts and reviews. Be sure to let Jax know what you think along the way and then enter the giveaway!

The Gumbeaux Sistahs

Five Southern women wage a hilarious war against the ageism problems of one of their deep-in-trouble sisters using their improbable friendships, evil-genius schemes, oh-so-numerous cocktails, and a shared passion for good gumbo.

When southern artist, Judith Lafferty, loses her long-time, prestigious museum job to a much younger man, she finds herself devastated, alone in her sixties, and on the brink of financial disaster. Enter the incomparable Gumbeaux Sistahs, who deliver day-old coffee to her front door as a ploy, then go on to kidnap her, feed her excellent gumbo, and come up with outrageous solutions to her problems. Their motives are just good excuses to drink wine, have a great time, argue over whose mother makes the best gumbo, and, most of all, help a sister out. Ageism, dangerous boyfriends, deep loneliness, and any other challenges that can face the over fifty crowd don't stand a chance against these five resourceful ladies. The Gumbeaux Sistahs is a heart-warming, smart story of friendship and unexpected shenanigans that you do not want to miss.

Read an excerpt:
“While he talked, he kept slamming his fist against the countertops. He threw things like the salt and pepper shakers and the tea kettle across the room, and slammed a couple of open drawers shut. Each slam sounded like a gunshot to me. He went on and on. Luke always did like the sound of his own voice. I sat there waiting for the first punch, the first shove, the first something. I remember thinking that I knew he wouldn’t stop this time. I knew Luke was getting ready to kill me. I waited for the end. And I know this sounds crazy, but I remember that I was thinking that poor Bea was going to come home to a horrible mess in her house. Isn’t that the craziest thing?”

“You’re a kind person. It doesn’t surprise me a bit, honestly. Did he hurt you badly, Helen?”

“No,” she said, simply, “Bea killed him.”

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**My thoughts**
I love these women, every single one of them. They are the kind of women I aspire to be now, even in my 40s, let alone when I am in my 60s. That fierce sense of loyalty and friendship and desire to boost each other up in the face of adversity is the kind of clan every woman needs in her life, even if she doesn't realize it. As we go through the book as they are trying to get revenge for Judith's firing, we see how each woman came to be the strong woman she is today and how she realized that these other women were exactly what she was looking for, even if she didn't know it.

This book reminded me of classics like Fried Green Tomatoes, Steel Magnolias, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, and so many more. And just like those books, I could see this one unfolding on the big screen as well. 

You'll fall in love with their quirkiness. You'll want to go down to visit them. And you're going to get really hungry, craving some gumbo. Lots of fun! And I'm hoping we see these ladies again!

About Jax Frey

Born in New Orleans, Jax Frey came into this world, whooping and hollering, with a sense of love and celebration of Louisiana culture, food, family and fun. Translating that celebration into her writing and onto canvas is her true calling. Her colorful art depicts everything-Louisiana from her dancing Gumbeaux Sistahs paintings to her popular line of original Mini paintings. Because over 25,000 of the mini paintings have been created and sold into art collections worldwide, Jax holds a world’s record for The Most Original Acrylic Paintings on Canvas by One Artist.

Jax is also the co-founder of the Women of Infinite Possibilities, an empowering women’s organization started in Covington, LA, where Jax lives today with her loveable, tornado-of-a-pug named Lucy. The Gumbeaux Sistahs is her debut novel.

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Jax Frey will award a randomly drawn winner a $25 Amazon/BN GC and will award a second randomly drawn winner a print copy of the book (US only). Follow the tour for more chances to win!

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