Friday, April 22, 2011

Things I, Will Flores, have learned about Harlow Cassidy

From Pleating for Mercy, a Magical Dressmaking Mystery
by Melissa Bourbon

Ten things I’ve learned about Harlow Cassidy during the few months I’ve known her.  
  1. She mutters under her breath.  A lot.
  2. She’s keeping a secret.  Weird stuff happens in the house, and when I bring it up, she changes the subject.  
  3. Gracie loves her.  It’s like they’re connected on a mother-daughter level.  Except that they’re not mother-daughter.
  4. She’s curious.  Maybe too curious for her own good considering a murder happened in her front yard.
  5. She can sew circles around anyone who can, you know, sew.
  6. People around town are kind of...what’s the word?...cautious of her and her family.  
  7. She misses Manhattan, but I think she’s glad to be back home in Bliss.
  8. She walks everywhere because Loretta Mae’s old jalopy doesn’t work, but I bet Bubba can fix it.
  9. I’ve heard her say that I remind her of Tim McGraw, Toby Keith, and Pancho Villa.  All at once?  Is that a good thing?
  10. She's unpredictable.  I’m hoping she’ll go to Josie’s wedding with me.  

So, clue me in.  Is being a compared to Tim McGraw, Toby Keith, and Pancho Villa a good thing?

About Pleating for Mercy:

When her great-grandmother passes away, Harlow Jean Cassidy leaves her job as a Manhattan fashion designer and moves back to Bliss, Texas. But when she opens a dressmaking boutique in the turn-of-the-century farmhouse she inherited, Harlow senses an inexplicable "presence". Her old friend Josie orders a gown for her upcoming wedding, but when Josie's boss turns up dead, Harlow has to find the killer-with a little help from beyond.

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  1. Will, it's a good thing. Have you invited Harlow to the wedding?

  2. Will, I think it means she'd like to go to Josie's wedding with you. Ask her soon, though. She probably has nothing to wear and will have to whip up an outfit.

  3. It can never be bad to be compared to Tim McGraw! Never!

  4. I'd say it's a good thing! But don't keep pondering it, get a move on and invite her to the wedding! I'm hoping to read all about it!

  5. Tim, Toby, and Pancho??? Wow. And get to asking!

  6. Wow. I think it's definitely a good thing to be compared to those three!

    And I have to add my vote that you'd better ask Harlow to that wedding -- pronto!

    ~ Krista

  7. I don't know about the Poncho Villa thing, but it does sound good. Ask her to the wedding. I'm sure she'll love to got with you.

  8. Pancho Villa has that swarthy somethin going on, and when tempered by Toby and Tim, though Toby's got the bad boy thing, too, I think it works. ;)