- By Karin Gillespie

Bet Your Bottom Dollar

  • Title: Bet Your Bottom Dollar
  • Author: Karin Gillespie
  • ISBN: 9781940976730
  • Page: 426
  • Format: Paperback
  • Bet Your Bottom Dollar Welcome to the Bottom Dollar Emporium in Cayboo Creek South Carolina where everything from coconut mallow cookies to Clabber Girl Baking Powder costs a dollar but the coffee and gossip are free For

    Welcome to the Bottom Dollar Emporium in Cayboo Creek, South Carolina, where everything from coconut mallow cookies to Clabber Girl Baking Powder costs a dollar but the coffee and gossip are free For the Bottom Dollar gals, work time is sisterhood time When news gets out that a corporate dollar store is coming to town, the women are thrown into a tizzy, hoping to save thWelcome to the Bottom Dollar Emporium in Cayboo Creek, South Carolina, where everything from coconut mallow cookies to Clabber Girl Baking Powder costs a dollar but the coffee and gossip are free For the Bottom Dollar gals, work time is sisterhood time When news gets out that a corporate dollar store is coming to town, the women are thrown into a tizzy, hoping to save their beloved store as well their friendships Meanwhile the manager is canoodling with the town s wealthiest bachelor and their romance unearths some startling family secrets The first in a series, Bet Your Bottom Dollar serves up a heaping portion of small town Southern life and introduces readers to a cast of eccentric characters Pull up a wicker chair, set out a tall glass of Cheer Wine, and immerse yourself in the adventures of a group of women who the Atlanta Journal Constitution calls, the kind of steel magnolias who would make Scarlett O Hara envious.

    1 thought on “Bet Your Bottom Dollar

    1. I got this book free from Firstreads. This is my honest review.What a cute book! I was definitely in the mood for something lighthearted and this book, full of southern charm and wit, was just perfect to float my boat. Sisterhood, a bit of romance, mixed with some mystery, and huge belly laughs, these ladies of Cayboo Creek, South Caroline grew on me like white on rice. Ups, beware, reading this book might just change your speech patterns. Ladies from 20's to 80's meet and work in The Bottom Dol [...]

    2. Pleasant story about nice people in the South, but not recommended.Based on other reviewers, I was hoping for romantic comedy, but got neither. I didn't laugh or chuckle. I wasn't surprised or delighted. The relationship that developed did not draw me in enough emotionally to be able to categorize this as a romance novel. Some of the plot points concerned family secrets, which were somewhat predictable. The characters were not interesting enough.Story brief: Smart, nice and humble girl Elizabeth [...]

    3. Conflict: p. 51 “This is about huge companies coming here with their corporate backing and their big bank accounts and knocking aside the little guys.”Gentle small town humor.Some chapter headings:“If you don’t like my driving, stay off the sidewalk.”“Don’t give up. Moses was once a basket case.”“Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine.”“Look at life through the windshield, not the rearview mirror.”

    4. What an unexpected delightful book! I've got to read the rest in the series . This book had me smiling and laughing out loud. There are serious moments and its not all fluff, but its such a feel good, over all book! The characters were so real and just precious. Another bonus is I'd be comfortable giving this book to my teenager to read! There's a little mystery and a little romance and a lot of family and friends. Truly a book with heart.

    5. A fun sweet book about a group of ladies who work at a Bottom Dollar bargain store in a small southern town. Has a little romance and a little mystery, lots of friendship and laughs.Going to read the other books in the series.

    6. Really enjoyed this sassy, Southern series from Karin Gillespie. I feel that I know this small town and the women in it. A really sweet romance with a suspenseful twist!

    7. I LOVED this book! It's hilarious but not over-the-top, and the characters are so fun. (The sequels are great too!)

    8. The author has never claimed to have written the next great classic so i definitely do not understand why anyone would read this and not write a positive review. It's a fun read. It's a feel good, make you smile, wish you were there yourself type book. And yes, it takes place in the south. The Bottom Dollar is just what it sounds like, a dollar store in a small homey town where everyone knows who you are. And as is happening all over the country right now, a big box store moves in and the future [...]

    9. ***I won this book through a giveaway***I was a little slow on the uptake with this book because it felt like the story of saving the Bottom Dollar just wasn't that interesting - but, it turned out that was really just a peripheral story line. The real story was about family secrets and lineage and was really interesting. I believe the book description is a bit misleading.Add to the story line the charming characters and great dialogue and it made for a very enjoyable read. I enjoyed the colloq [...]

    10. SuccessThe first in this series and new author for me. I had little trouble getting into the story at first but characters started grow on me as they well developed especially Elizabeth. In Cayboo Creek, South Carolina a dollar is about to loose customers to supermarket. Elizabeth is the assistant manager she has plan to the the business. There are hints that there is mystery in Elizabeth's past might interfere with her love life. There is no sex or violence. I will read the next book A DOLLAR S [...]

    11. I'm a Southerner- born and bred. I like sweet tea, fried chicken and front porches. I like reading books about The South- even quirky Southern towns on occasion. However, this book repulsed me! I couldn't even get halfway through it. The characters were insultingly simple and mind-numbingly boring. There were the typical Southern stereotypes, which I'm normally OK with, but this book "laid it on a little too thick"; it was overkill. For me, reading this book was like drinking a glass of lemonade [...]

    12. I absolutely LOVED this book. The characters were so real and likable and it totally kept me entertained. I especially liked the quotes at the beginning of each chapter. I am definitely hooked on this series and will definitely be looking to read the others as they come out. It's a southern setting with southern people who are laid back and very well written characters. The story was very entertaining and I read this in one sitting. I just could not put it down!!

    13. What a wonderful, refreshing book! I was disappointed halfway through because I thought I had figured out all the mysteries regarding Elizabeth's past, but I was pleasantly surprised to see there was a huge twist involved that nobody could've guessed! I thought it worked out strangely with Timothy and Elizabeth, but if it's technically ok, then there's nothing to worry about! The sayings at the beginning of each chapter were a hoot - I wrote down half of them to use later! Loved this book, can't [...]

    14. This book was a fun look at a simpler life. It particularly made me happy to read the book knowing the towns the book was based around. This is a book written by a local Augusta author and she incorporated local sights and sounds into her writting. It was a fun light hearted read that I thoroughly enjoyed. I am going to read the next in the series.

    15. Totally satisfying audio title. except for the mispronuciation of the city of Augusta. It was pronounced like the month with and "uh" on the end rather than stressing the GUS as the natives would !!!

    16. It was quirky, it was funny and yes a little sad! The characters were so funny and made me laugh! The main character was smart, sensitive and caring. It kept you turning the pages to see what new twist was coming.

    17. Heart Warming!I loved this book! Loveable quirky characters and a small town setting made this an enjoyable quick read. I can't wait to read the next book in this series.

    18. Thank you for selecting me to receive a copy of this book. I totally loved it. It was a laugh-out-loud story and reminded me of Mary Kay Andrews' books. The character of Attalee reminds me of Jill Shalvis' character Lucille in her Lucky Harbor series.When a big-dollar Super Saver store has decided to build in Cayboo Creek, South Carolina, the employees of the Bottom Dollar Emporium are scared the new store will put them out of business. Owner Mavis is afraid she will have to move to South Dakot [...]

    19. Recently I found myself in our little local shopping mall, with an hour or more before my ride home would arrive and nothing to read (since the bookstore there closed last fall.) Fortunately there was still Big Lots, which I recalled usually has some books on a shelf near the greeting cards. Among all the cookbooks and self-help there were a very few novels, and I was fortunate to find this one, which whiled away the time quite nicely. It's set in a small town in South Carolina near the Georgia [...]

    20. ( note: this is NOT the cover on my e-book)What a nice book( hey, it's Henery Press) but the story, albeit a bit predictable if you watch Soap Operas, can be a bit hard to follow.Elizabeth is a late 20-something whose hometown is very predictable.We open with the ending of an engagement, her job is in jeopardy, she figures she'll end up being a crazy cat lady workin' at the Dollar Store.And then, it not only rains it pours. A "liftoff box store" is moving into Cayaboo Creek, a new beau pops up, [...]

    21. Entertaining. Cute. Sweet. Likeable main character. Quirky supporting cast.I "read" in audio and this narrator pronounces Augusta wrong. This time Augusta was featured. Synopsis: Elizabeth started working at the Bottom Dollar store 10 years ago at age 16 and is great friends with the owner and her elderly co-worker. She was content with life as she was always told her type of people didn't aspire to much more. Her fiancé mysteriously breaks off their engagement and the Bottom Dollar is threaten [...]

    22. Bet Your Bottom Dollar is a fun and easy read. It is a wonderfully warm southern novel set in Cayboo Creek, a small town in Aiken County, SC just outside of Augusta, GA. With characters with names like Mavis, Attalee, Boomer, Taffy, and a dog named Maybelline, you know you are in for some old fashioned southern humor. It is filled with lots of southern phrases and hyperbole that made me laugh and smile. Along with all the humor is the warmth and connectedness that make a small community so desir [...]

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