Since You're Leaving Anyway, Take Out the Trash

My Heart May Be Broken, but My Hair Still Looks Great

Dixie Cash, Author
Dixie Cash, Author . Morrow $19.95 (310p) ISBN 978-0-06-082618-5
Reviewed on: 08/29/2005
Release date: 11/01/2005

What better way to follow up the debut of the Domestic Equalizers, West Texas's sassiest hairdresser-detectives (Since You're Leaving Anyway, Take Out the Trash ) than by importing an equally spunky heroine all the way from Fort Worth? Wealthy Buck McBride's daughter, Paige, gets a taste of tough love when Daddy decides to cut her off until she learns the value of a dollar. For the first time in her life, Paige needs a job. Chasing a prospect in West Texas, she gets a flat tire; poor but proud aggie grad Spur Atwater grudgingly rescues the leggy blonde. The sparks don't fly until they meet again in Salt Lick, where Paige gets work on a horse farm, while Spur takes over from the local vet. Salt Lick's most famous residents, Domestic Equalizers Debbie Sue Overstreet and Edwina Perkins-Martin, forge a friendship with Paige, and together the Texas belles set a trap for a mysterious horse thief—not that there's much mystery. The fun of reading Cash (pseudonym for two Texan sisters) rests on impudent dialogue between women, pearls of Lone Star wisdom ("You can put a pair of boots in the oven, but that don't make 'em biscuits") and the knowledge that Cash heroines always get their man, good or bad. (Nov.)

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