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Kentucky Blues

4.78 of 5 stars 4.78  ·  rating details  ·  9 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Elise Drummond has never forgotten her first love-and never expected to learn via the grapevine that he was back in Brookville and living with her mother. Sam McCade had broken her heart, and she wasn't about to let him destroy her mother's as well. A quick trip back to Kentucky to lay down the law and she could go back to the safe life she'd built for herself in Kansas Ci ...more
Paperback, 278 pages
Published June 20th 2010 by Turquoise Morning Press
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Dodie's Review

Cat Shaffer has done a fabulous job creating a complex cast of personalities in a small Kentucky town. As is often the case in small towns, the ties that bind the people together are tight, and complex. Elise Drummond grew up with Sam McCade, and they were high school sweethearts. Growing up, Sam McCade formed a close relationship with Hannah Drummond, Elise's mom. As Sam finds himself on the run, he returns to a place where he knows that he can trust the people, Brookville. Sam an
Suzanne Barrett
Turquoise Morning Press is on fire with another blockbuster book in Cat Shaffer's Kentucky Blues, newly released this week.

Hotshot Kansas City realtor Elise Drummond makes a hasty trip back to her small Kentucky hometown when her brother informs her that their mother is living with a much younger man-Elise's old boyfriend Sam McCade. Elise has never entirely gotten over the town bad boy and she's determined that Sam doesn't break her mother's heart as he did hers. That's the teaser, in itself a
Marissa Dobson
Kentucky Blues is the first novel I have read by Cat Shaffer, but it won't be the last. Cat Shaffer has the ability to write books, with characters that you feel and love.

I found Sam to be a solid, honorable character, who did right by people. The people of Brookville thought less of Sam, because he was the town drunks son, no matter what he did it would never please people. The only one that gave him a chance was Hannah Drummond. So when his sister was in trouble and they needed a place to say
Romancing the Book
Review by Valerie:

Oh, did I love this book...from the beginning to the end! When Tim calls his sister, Elise, to tell her their mom is shacked up with a younger guy, the fun started. I laughed so much when she gets to town and indeed, the younger guy is staying with her mom AND they are whispering and sharing knowing glances. The history between Elise and her mom’s boytoy is too much for her to handle and I had so much fun reading about her reactions while getting glimpses into their past.
ARe Cafe
The author manages to do a sensitive job with the tougher issues and blends humor into the easier ones. It’s fun to watch Elise try to figure out how to cope with the relationship she perceives between her ex beau and her mother. They aren’t much help as they manage to play for her watchful eyes.

The more serious issue of spousal abuse makes most of the characters gather themselves together to be the best possible people they can be. Ms. Shaffer gives us a realistic view of the emotional upheaval
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