Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Hillbilly Debutante Cafe

Do you know the Hillbilly Debutante?  She is Kathie Truitt, the author of the blog by the same name!  Kathie grew up on El Dorado Springs, Missouri and married her high school sweetheart.  They travelled the world and lived in Mississippi and England and then returned back to El Dorado Springs.
Kathie spent over 20 years as a radio personality and in 1996 she was crowned Mrs. Missouri.  In 2001, her husband moved her and her children to Washington, DC, and I can identify with this...she moved kicking and screaming!

Upon arrival in the East coast city, Kathie became a victim of a crazy neighbor lady that stalked her for 5 years.  The family was forced to move to another county for their safety.  This was the basis for Kathie's first novel "False Victim."

I recently finished reading Kathie's second book, "The Hillbilly Debutante Cafe."  It's a much lighter, more fun novel!  The setting is in El Dorado Springs, Missouri.  Since Kathie can't up and move from Washington, DC back El Dorado Springs, she thought she'd just write about it.

In the book, Molly McCarty moves back to her hometown after deciding she's had enough of the big-city life as a politician's wife in Washington.  Some of the characters are based on real people in the town, which is struggling financially.  Molly tries to help the newly-formed downtown revitalization committee.  However, the whole town is in an uproar over Roy Bob Benson, who is trying to buy the old Hacker's Jewelry building and turn it into a "girly" bar.

"The Hillbilly Debutante Cafe" is available on Amazon

You can shop at Kathie's Hillbilly Debutante Boutique for these and other cute "Hillbilly Deb" pretties...

A cute throw pillow

Show your pride with a cute little tee

Love this tee and the whole outfit...maybe with some boots, also available on the site!

Get the book, you'll love it for your summer reading!  You visit Kathie's blog HERE and she's also on Facebook.


Mona said...

I enjoyed reading both of her books, and am looking forward to her next!

Annemarie said...

Sounds like a great book! I am going to add to my Amazon wish list now. xo

Anonymous said...

Howdy Doo, Miss Janice! Oh, the poor lady! How awful it must have been to be stalked for all that time. There are some scary people out there. I do chuckle at the title of that book. I'll look into it.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Farrah said...

I adore Miss Kathie! As soon as I have the chance I'm going to get the book.

Rose said...

I read False Victim after you recommended it a while back. I then passed it onto my neighborhood ladies (none of whom are crazy!) and we talked about how easily that could happen to any of us. I look forward to reading her second book.