The Ladies Temperance Club's Farewell Tour
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The Ladies Temperance Club's Farewell Tour

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Vonda Mae Ables could never hurt a soul. Now she’s on the lam in a huge RV, with her best friends, gallons of Chardonnay and a stiff in the freezer.

Vonda has suffered her alcoholic boyfriend's abuse for twenty years. But when she finally stands up for herself, she overdoes it and crushes his skull with a football trophy. Rather than turn herself in, she enlists her friends...more
Kindle Edition, 242 pages
Published (first published March 23rd 2011)
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Bookmom
The Ladies Temperance Club is made up of three middle-aged women who have been friends for years and share a love of wine and hatred of Jack Thibideau, the man Vonda has been putting up with for years. Jack, an insurance scam artist and good for nothing worm on practically every level, had convinced hard partying Vonda that when she lost her job as a flight attendant to make room for younger ladies years ago, that she was no longer marketable to other men. When Jack suggests he'd rather have his...more
Jean Oram
Really, I want to give this one a 4.5, not just a plain old 4.

I loved this one. A quick, humourous, and fun read. Jeff Lee has voice! Some of the things his character's said just cracked me right up.

Three say-it-like-is friends (well, Kay is still leaning on her say-it-like-it-is trailing wheels) end up on an RV road trip that will either bring them all closer (as if that's possible) or bring them closer to incarceration. Vonda, accidentally, sort-of-on-purpose, kills her awful hubby. While puk...more
Dianne
The Ladies Temperance Club’s Farewell Tour by Jeff Lee

This review should be a 4.5


Vonda Mae Ables, a woman of that certain age, has finally had enough; enough of her boyfriend Jacks lying, his impotence, cheating his old football teammates for cash and rescuing incontinent dying dogs. When the straw finally breaks the camel’s back, Vonda takes action and does so spectacularly; with what some may say is with malice and aforethought, a whole load of wine in her system and a football trophy. Now she...more
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Bursts of laughter punctuated the quiet of our household as I devoured chapter after chapter of this hilarious book into the wee hours of the morning. It takes a lot to get a really good laugh out of me, but author Jeff Lee did it with ease!

Meet Jack Thibideau, the boyfriend who meets his demise early on in the book. Jack hates large women, mousy women, cops, game show hosts, most teachers, actors, professionals, guys who make more than him, guys who make less than him, and a whole bunch of othe...more
Lisa
I loved this book. For anyone who has read Janet Evanovich Stephanie Plum novels, it is similar in style to those, just slightly less content.
It tells the story of 3 friends who form The Ladies Temperance Club. One of them, Vonda, has lived with her abusive alcoholic boyfriend for several years. It's a strange relationship. He also hates her friends. She's finally had enough though and whacks him over the head with one of his beloved trophies and kills him. Her friends stand by her and they hid...more
Stacey Danson
This book should come with the attached warning…”Do not attempt to read this novel whilst drinking any form of liquid; it is guaranteed to make you laugh out loud and spurt the contents of your drink over the nearest available clothing/electronic equipment/intended mother-in-law.

I love a book that makes me smile; I love a book that makes me laugh…This book made me embarrass myself on a crowded commuter train…I snort when I laugh that much, what can I tell you?

Meet the three female rogues…Vonda,...more
Al
I wish the author hadn’t used the “Thelma and Louise meets Lucy & Ethel” line in his description. Then in a rare burst of creativity, I could have (at least in theory), come up with the line myself. It’s the perfect description. Participating in some female bonding while on the run (like Thelma and Louise), the group of friends who call themselves The Ladies Temperance Club keeps getting into situations that are very much Lucy and Ethel. The murder hanging over their head provides conflict a...more
Meg
May 23, 2011 Meg added it
DON'T READ THIS CAUSE IT ACTUALLY WORKS YOU WILL BE KISSED ON THE NEAREST POSSIBLE FRIDAY BY THE LOVE OF YOUR LIFE. TOMORROW WILL BE THE BEST DAY OF YOUR LIFE. HOWEVER IF YOU DON'T POST THIS TO AT LEAST THREE VIDEOS OR YOU WILL DIE WITHIN TWO DAYS. NOW UV STARTED READING THIS DON'T STOP THIS IS SO SCARY PUT THIS ON AT LEAST FIVE VIDEOS IN 143 MINUTES WHEN YOUR DONE PRESS F6 AND YOUR LOVER NAME WILL APPEAR ON THE SCREEN IN THE BIG LETTERS THIS IS SO SCARE CAUSE IT ACTUALLYW...more
Jeff Lee
Jun 15, 2011 Jeff Lee rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
I wrote this book, so it wouldn't be right for me to write a review here.

That said, The Ladies Temperance Club's Farewell Tour is fast-paced, funny as hell and guaranteed to tickle the funny bone of every woman who has ever daydreamed about smacking her mate upside the head with a cast iron skillet.

D.B.
An odyssey of epic and hilarious proportions!
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