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Publisher's Summary

Keeley Murdock's wedding to A.J. Jernigan should have been the social event of the season. But when she catches her fiance doing the deed with her maid of honor at the country club rehearsal dinner, all bets are off. And so is the wedding. Keeley pitches the hissy fit of the century, earning herself instant notoriety in the small town of Madison, Georgia. Even worse is the financial pressure A.J.'s banking family brings to bear on Keeley's interior design business. But riding to the rescue, in a vintage yellow Cadillac, is the redheaded stranger who's bought a failing local bra plant. Will Mahoney hires Keeley to redo the derelict antebellum mansion he's bought. Her assignment: decorate it for the woman of his dreams, a woman he's never met.
Only a designing woman like Keeley Murdock can find a way to clear her name and give her cheating varmint of an ex-fiance the comeuppance he so richly deserves. And only Mary Kay Andrews can deliver such delicious social satire. With Hissy Fit, she's created a story as outrageous, dishy, and true as Savannah Blues and Little Bitty Lies.
©2004 Mary Kay Andrews (P)2004 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.
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Critic Reviews



Audie Award Finalist, Fiction (abridged), 2005
"Mixed in with the mystery and romance is a liberal helping of comedy, thanks to Isabel Keating's delightful, down-to-earth, and completely Southern vocal characterizations." (AudioFile)
"This is the third Andrews title...and it's obvious she's on a roll....Andrews' descriptions of antique furniture and heart-pine flooring are so lush and appealing that they will seduce even the decorating-challenged. Throw in the idyllic southern setting and the humorous, often-scintillating banter, and you've got yourself another winning read." (Booklist)
"Darker than the book's fluffy title suggests, this black comedy is riven with shocking secrets. And Keeley's vast knowledge of all things antique offers a fascinating peek into the luscious world of designer home furnishing, sure to make readers drool with envy over sideboards and sofas." (Publishers Weekly)
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2 out of 5 stars
By Taunya on 05-20-05

Good story, but a Southern narrator is better

I listened to this book from the library and from Audible. I liked the library version read by Moira Driscoll a lot better than Audible's reader.

Aside from the narrator, this book was a nice, light, summer read with smart women at the center of the story.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Aimee Stagner on 05-27-16

A miss on the Southern accent

I love Mary Kay Andrews and her books, I just wish they could find someone who is actually from Georgia to read them.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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2 out of 5 stars
By Sandra on 09-27-15

Poor

Sorry to say I found all but the main female character fairly flat. The so called romantic interest came across as being quite shallow and unmanly. Not what you'd be looking for in a romantic lead.

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