The Supremes Sing the Happy Heartache Blues
A novel of friendship, family and forgiveness, from the author of the bestselling The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat, perfect for fans of The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul.
When a late life love affair blooms between Mr. Forrest Payne, the owner of the Pink Slipper Gentleman's Club, and Miss Beatrice Jordan, famous for yelling warnings of eternal damnation at the Club's...more
This sequel to The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat revisits three women - Odette, Clarice, and Barbara Jean - who grew up as best friends in Plainview, Indiana. Affectionately called 'The Supremes', the trio of African-American women, now in their sixties, have supported each through life's ups and downs for decades.
I strongly suggest that interested readers start with the first book.
Odette and her husband James are happily married empty nesters, whose children and grandchildren live i ...more
Mr. El Walker, a great guitar blues man comes to Plainview, Indiana to perform at the wedding ceremony of Mr. Forrest Payne, owner of The Pink Slipper Gentlemen's Club, and Miss Beatrice Jordan. He has regrets and secrets and hopes to quietly and quickly leave town.
El Walker is the central figure in Ed ...more
Moore is a compelling ...more
Still an interesting read.
This second book is pure joy. Amid pathos, wonder, family, belly laughs, music (the blues), a few friendly ghosts, a pivotal transgender issue that has nothing to do with bathrooms, and Beethoven, you have something for everyone.
This volume revolves around James, Odette's husband and his father who James suffered at the hands of when the boy was four.
Cousin Veronica sees her come uppance. Clarice's and Richmond's concepts of marriage are explored. Not so much time spent at Earl's, but he's not forgotten.
Grab a lemona ...more
A wedding has brought a famous Blues musician, El Walker, into town and James, Odette's husband discovers that he is his long lost father. El has lived a very hard life and knows that he can't right the wrongs, but is brave enough to face his old hometown.
Love is in the air, along with a wedding, unusual as it is with those tying the knot - Mr. Forrest Payne, owner of the Pink Slipper Gentlemen's Club, and Miss Beatrice Jordan, who is usually outside the club "yelling warnings of eternal damnation" to those who have just visited the club. With the surprise appearance of Mr. El Walker, the great blues guitar-man, giving a "command" performance at the wedding ...more
Although I hadn't read the first book, it didn't matter. This was a very enjoyable book and something different from my norm. Loved the design of the cover! Whilst I rarely write what a story is about for fear of spoiling for others, I do recommend.
Four-and-a-half stars, really. I just love Edward Kelsey Moore's novels about the Supremes, three high school friends who continue to nurture, support and appreciate one another throughout their lives. Perhaps because I am an Indiana native of approximately the same age as these characters (although I grew up in northern Indiana, not southern, and am white, not African-American), I slip into these stories so easily and comfortably that they are pure joy for me to read. The problems they face jus ...more
I won a copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway for this honest review.
I should have waited. Forever.
I started making retirement plans while listening to this thing and I'm 46. That is how long and boring this was. I don't like to not finish a book plus I used an Audible credit and I so hate to give low star reviews but if I can save someone from the aging process of this snoozer ... you're welcome.
Same characters, s ...more
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