Grief. Hope. Love. Sword fights. And the crisp glory of fried okra.
Ex-cocktail waitress and "convenience story professional" Eudora "Pea" O'Brien is filled with grief and regret, low on cash, and all alone. Headed down the hot, dusty back roads of central Texas, Pea is convinced she'll find a sign leading her to the reincarnated soul of the sister who raised her. A sign that she's found her place in the world of the living again.
At least that's what the psychic promised.
In an unforgettably funny and poignant journey, Pea collects an unlikely family of strays: a starving kitten, a pregnant teenager, a sexy con man trying to go straight, and a ferocious gun dealer named Glory, who introduces Pea to the amazing, sword-wielding warrior goddesses of Texas author Robert E. Howard - creator of the Conan the Barbarian novels - and celebrated in festival every year. Six foot tall, red-headed Pea looks good with a sword in her hand.
Glory, the goddesses, and a grandmotherly café owner become Pea's unlikely gurus as she struggles to learn swordplay and the art of perfect fried okra. She'll have to master both if she's going to find what matters most - her own lost soul.
"Jean Brashear writes with warmth and emotion truth. The depth of her understanding of human nature marks her as a writer to watch, a writer to read and a writer to enjoy." (Debbie Macomber, number-one New York Times best-selling author)
"The Goddess of Fried Okra is a fabulous read. Riveting. Original. Those characters grabbed my imagination and didn't let go." (Cathy Maxwell, New York Times best-selling author)
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The story was a little slow, but I love any book about Texas!
The Texas "accent" is HORRIBLE! and if you're going to talk about Texas and Texas towns PLEASE GET THE PRONUNCIATION CORRECT! Yes I'm a TEXAN and very proud of it!!!
I love Jean Brashear books and have listened to all that I can find. I was dissapointed in this one because of the lack of the Texas drawl and the names of the town were so badly botched that it took a little thought to figure out what she was trying to say.