Georgia Bottoms has secrets. There’s the married preacher she entertains every Saturday night, for instance, or the judge she sees every Sunday night, or the doctor on Wednesdays, or the editor of the local paper . . . but you get the idea. Her BIG secret is her nearly grown son in New Orleans, whose father was black, which wouldn’t be very acceptable in small town Alabama.
Georgia’s other problems include her criminal brother, her racist mother’s slipping into dementia, her best friend’s feelings for Georgia, and the ruin of her annual luncheon. Author Mark Childress sure makes things hard for Georgia.
Not very deep, this quick, frothy read contains some serious holes in its plot, tho it goes by so quickly you might not notice. The result is a cross between a coming out story and “Harper Valley PTA.”