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3.43 out of 53.43 out of 53.43 out of 53.43 out of 53.43 out of 5 3.43 (28 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jean Brashear Narrator: Kymberly Dakin Publisher: BelleBooks Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2012 ISBN:
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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.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jean | 1/30/2014

    " I just downloaded this to my Kindle for free and was surprised how quickly I was into it. Since I live in and love Texas that was a big plus for this book. Then throw in adjectives like eccentric, vulnerable, and heroic well that was enough to get me started. The first 2 chapters enough to keep me going. I let you know what I think when I am finished. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 4chocolate | 1/27/2014

    " What a quirky book. I liked it but it was odd. The main character is on a quest to find her deceased sister who she thinks may be reincarnated as a new person. She picks up some oddball characters along the way. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jariann | 1/26/2014

    " This is just a so-so read. A girl discovers to open up her heart and she discovers that a family sometimes fits a different definition than the traditional one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Victoria | 1/19/2014

    " Reminds me a bit of Barbara Kingsolver, but this chick is at a more beginning level of understanding the world. Still it was fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheri McLelland | 1/14/2014

    " I am in love with the characters in this book. I love how the author does a great job of keeping the characters' mask up but showing you peeks inside here and there. I would snatch up a sequel in a heartbeat! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Melissa | 1/14/2014

    " I can tell I'm not going to like it, don't even want to finish it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amber | 1/5/2014

    " Pea was on a journey to find her sister but what she didnt know she would find her self and a family who were still there and loved her just the same. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 1/4/2014

    " I really, really enjoyed this book although it took a little time to get into it. It is quirky and totally off the wall but the characters are interesting and the author did a good job developing the. I was originally drawn to it because of the title but found myself sad when I finished it - I wanted to know what happens next. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lesley | 1/1/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book. The characters were interesting and the book was hard to put down. It reminds me of books written by Anne Taylor or Jane Hamilton... words drawn with a stark landscape but containing vibrant characters, if that makes sense. It was a freebie on Kindle too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Norma | 12/23/2013

    " This may be the best book I've read this summer. I found it as a free Kindle book. The characters are quirky and interesting. The store delivers a gentle message about what it means to be a family. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 12/13/2013

    " A quirky story of a young woman who finds herself in a small town full of oddball characters. A bit more interesting than the usual story of strangers banding together to become a family. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ree | 12/8/2013

    " Just started this book but I like it so far. It was a freebie on Kindle. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Teena | 11/24/2013

    " I stopped and started this book several times hoping it would get better, but no such luck. The writers pace was a little too slow and I lost interest in the characters. Maybe I will give it another try again. But for now, it goes on the "Gave Up On It" shelf. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Miranda | 11/17/2013

    " Fun vacation book. I related too well to the guy who drives around town on his riding lawn mower. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vicki | 11/15/2013

    " This was my first book on my Kindle. It was free and I thought it was a quick and fun read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lisa | 7/9/2013

    " A poor man's "The Bean Trees". Meh. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mel | 5/27/2013

    " Quirky, funny, sometimes sad. Completely surprising story. I loved it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 5/18/2013

    " This was a free Kindle download so I figured why not... and it was surprisingly good! Only took me a few hours to read. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Teresa Solomon | 5/13/2013

    " A surprisingly different book with quirky yet enjoyable characters and an unusual plot. I found this one by accident and am glad that I stumbled upon it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carissa | 3/10/2013

    " This book was easy to get into and a quick read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Frances | 12/21/2012

    " Lots to think about, a good story all the way through. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mary | 12/11/2012

    " It was an alright book. It got a little hokey towards the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lila | 10/24/2012

    " Enjoy this book! It is not a typical fluff book....very interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 10/19/2012

    " Nothing very deep here, just an easy read that yielded an amazing quote, "There are actions to which we are born, and for which we have a talent exceeding mere teaching." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Candy | 10/6/2012

    " This book was a fun read!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tanya | 8/23/2012

    " Pea O'Brien starts her quest to find her sister and finds herself. She is a wacky and whimsical portrait of a woman who wants what most women want. To feel powerful amid powerlessness, to care for, and to be cared for. She has quite an adventure along the way. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lori Smith | 8/12/2012

    " I'm struggling to get through it. Its a little quirky and I don't have much time to sit down and read it through. I got it because it was free for my Kindle. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kevin Smith | 7/23/2012

    " I really enjoyed this book. It's a really nice story about belonging. Orginal storyline and well written. "

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