Chili Queen

  • by Sandra Dallas
  • Narrated by Barbara McCulloh
  • 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This Literary Guild and Doubleday Book club alternate by best-selling author Sandra Dallas features a bank robber, a mail-order bride, and a cathouse madam joining forces on a quest for happiness in 1880s New Mexico.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 fails to show up at the train depot, Addie breaks 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 cause both women to question everything they thought they knew.


What the Critics Say

"[T]he zesty, offbeat charm of life among these undesirables in the seedy West keeps this tale moving smartly." (Publishers Weekly)


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Customer Reviews

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excellent experience

I thought I had it sussed at the beginning. But such wonderful twists and turns. Excellent Reading.
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- sheila "A reader who loves to sew, which makes Audible ideal. No special trends but always on the lookout for recommended titles. Appreciate good stories not the graphic details which seem to be the trend."


I couldn't figure out who to root for. None of the characters, despite their tragic pasts, were very likable. It was a strange departure from her typical style.
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- lisa campbell

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-27-2009
  • Publisher: Recorded Books