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For those Sandra Dallas fans, here is another one of hers The Chili Queen I just picked it up at the library.

Life may have been hard on Addie French, but when she meets friendless Emma Roby on a train, all her protective instincts emerge. Emma's brother is seeing her off to Nalgitas to marry a man she has never met. And Emma seems like a lost soul to Addie-someone who needs Addie's savvy and wary eye. It isn't often that Addie is drawn to anyone as a friend, but Emma seems different somehow. When Emma's prospective huband fails to show up at the train depot, Addie breaks with all her principles to shelter the girl at her brothel, The Chili Queen. But once Emma enters Addie's life, the secrets that unfold and schemes that are hatched rouse both women to question everything they thought they knew. With Sandra Dallas's Trademark humor, charm, and pathos, The Chili Queen will satisfy anyone who has ever longed for happiness.
Sandra also has a website www.sandradallas.com
 

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Thank you CJ!!! :) Can't wait to read it...
 

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Thanks CJ, I'll put a request in for it.:)
 

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I'm gonna request it right now... almost done with Alice's Tulips!!
 

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Well, this is not a book I will continue to read. I didn't even get the first chapter read and its going back to the library.

Its not at all like her other books and I was really disappointed in it!!! Just so you know!!
 

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Uh oh!! I already requested it... I'll let ya know what I think of it when it gets here.
 

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CJ, can you tell us what you did not like about the book? Was it offensive in any way?
 

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Debster, for me it was offensive. The book may have gotten better but the first few pages can turn me completely off a book. The Chili Queeen is a brothal and here is a quote:

No sense buying good china when the wh_______s (I won't type the full word here) were likely to throw it at the customers, or each other.
Others may like the book and think its one of her best writings. I just wanted to give a bit of warning. I so enjoyed her books Alice's Tulips and The Diary of Mattie Spencer, this one just sorta through me for a loop!!!
 

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I'm going to order The Diary of Mattie Spencer too, just in case! :)
I'm finished with Alice's Tulips... hope they hurry and get here!
 

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Chili Queen is different from Sandra Dallas's other books. The reference CJ listed is one of the worst. I enjoyed the book, once it actually got to a plot. The ending is totally unexpected.
 

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I'm gonna try it... but I got a back up too. ;) If I like it then I will read both! I really liked Alice's Tulips... its the first of her books I've read.
Thanks Pat!
 

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I'm reading this now. I agree that the beginning was a bit offensive, but I'm on page 100 or so, and it's not as bad now.

I was a little surprised by it, but I have to keep reading so I can see how it ends :)
 

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I finished The Chili Queen this morning. It was good, but not nearly as good as her other books. I am going to borrow The Diary of Mattie Spencer at the library this week.
 

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Michelle, I think you'll really enjoy The Diary of Matte Spencer. I really liked that one, it has quite a surprise ending though. I won't give it away.
 

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Even just knowing there is a surprise ending makes it less of a surprise :(
 

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I have never read Sandra Dallas...I'll have to check the Matte Spencer one out :D
 
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