Item description for Jail Bertie and the Peanut Ladies (Sweet Meadow Series #3) by Dolores J. Wilson...
Bertie is at it again. It starts when she wants a traffic light at a dangerous intersection. But because the purchase of an automatic traffic counter would cut into the city council's Christmas party fund, Bertie is forced to count each car personally and present a report. Then Bertie, in her inimitable fashion, gets into it with one of the council members. When he dies of a heart attack, she's accused of causing it. Goaded into running for the now-open position, an unlikely political career is launched. That's not all. She finds herself running against Booger Bailey, he of barking goat fame. That's going to be interesting. Who, for instance, is the mysterious donor financing his campaign? And then there's the two octogenarians who talk Bertie into backing them in a business venture: street vending their boiled peanuts. But what are they really up to? Seemingly insignificant events once again twist Bertie's life into a series of improbable, and hilarious, misadventures. Because Bertie is off and running.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.1" Width: 6.1" Height: 1.1" Weight: 1.25 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2007
Publisher Medallion Press
ISBN 1933836113 ISBN13 9781933836119
Availability 0 units.
More About Dolores J. Wilson
Dolores J. Wilson and her husband own a body shop and towing service. She lives in Florida.
Reviews - What do customers think about Jail Bertie and the Peanut Ladies (Sweet Meadow Series #3)?
Another winner for Wilson! Jul 6, 2008
I love to read about Father Tim & Cynthia in the Mitford series by Jan Karon, but I'm equally fond of Sweet Meadow, Georgia. A new book about Bertie Byrd and her cast of kooky town citizens is like another visit with old friends. In the tradition of Karon and with the humor of Tamar Myers, Wilson writes an engaging and funny tale. I eagerly await Book 4 in this series (Dolores, are you reading this? Hint, hint)
Bertie is at her delightful best May 2, 2007
In Sweet Meadow, Georgia, tow truck driver and mechanic Roberta "Bertie Byrd" Fortney prefers the town council cut the tree down that blocks vision at the Oak and Haverford intersection, but takes action when they don't; she is arrested for tree cutting without a license. Avoiding the anger of the tree-huggers she wants a traffic light installed at that intersection that has kept her busy with accidents. However, she is willing to settle for asking for an automated counter to validate her case that a light is needed. However, there is no money unless the town council reprograms funding from their Christmas party, which is heresy. Instead they order Bertie to tally the traffic and provide a report of her findings to them. Stunned by their lack of priorities, Bertie and council member Bob Bord heatedly argue her request until he dies of a heart attack, leaving an opening on the council.
Bertie runs for the vacancy against Booger Bailey and his renowned barking goats making her chances of winning doubtful as everyone knows not to compete against animal stars. It is virtually impossible for her to gain the seat that most people believe her tirade opened up, her opponent has incredible financial backing from a mysterious "redneck mafia" benefactor while she runs her campaign on peanuts.
Bertie is at her delightful best as she tries to do what she believes is right for her town. Although the lighthearted story line amusingly focuses on small town living in rural Georgia where a debate over a traffic light can become extremely heated and lethal, Bertie owns the tale. Readers will appreciate Bertie's latest antics and escapades as she drives everyone around her to distraction in her latest romp (see BIG HAIR AND FLYING COWS).