The Truth About Roxy

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The Truth About Roxy

Roxanne Palmer’s real job was as a librarian, she also wrote an advice column for the local newspaper under the alias Paula Rockwell. But Roxy dreamed of owning her own bookstore. When the bank manager shoots down her loan application, he tries to break it gently by saying her job at the library was good one was a good girl who should stick to it. Her anger gets the better of her and she slips of deep end. Using her column she starts telling the woman of Thornton, Georgia to stand up top their husbands. Her best friend Mary Lou and her boss at the paper are thrilled. There’s a problem though her friend Noah, whom she has lusted after for years is furious about all the trouble her articles are causing him. Well not her articles, Paula Rockwell’s articles were causing him trouble all over town. She new she was going to have to tell him, but she was afraid of how he was going to react.
The town’s female population was slowly driving Noah Kennedy, Sheriff of Thornton, mad ever since that damn Paula Rockwell had started telling the women folk to revolt. It wasn’t that her ideas were wrong, it was more the way she was telling them to go about it. if that was all bad enough he had walked in on his best friend Roxanne in the shower and now he could stop thinking about her in a way that he never had before and should be now. Things only get worse when his sister’s marriage falls apart and her husband decides it was Roxy’s fault. What he finds out next could tear the bottom out of his world.
A good story with likeable characters. I really enjoyed this and found it a quick read. Gilliam does a good job of keeping you guessing.

Book Blurb for The Truth About Roxy

Roxy Palmer is a walking, breathing cliché. And darned tired of it. Working as the assistant librarian in her small, Southern home town, Roxy also anonymously pens the local love column, ASK PAULA ROCKWELL--Thorton, Georgia's answer to Dear Abby. But when the door leading to Roxy's lifetime dream is slammed in her face by one of the good ol' boys, Roxy brings out the big guns--and turns the genteel town upside down with her racier, feminist, home-wrecking new format. Paula Rockwell is making Sheriff Noah Kennedy's life crazy. He's got angry husbands lined around the block, demanding the cancellation of the column, fights breaking out and women catching their boyfriends' trucks on fire. If he ever gets his hands on that woman… But he's got his hands FULL of Roxy at the moment, and if he ever discovers the truth about Roxy, all hell will break loose.

Night Owl Reviews Dec, 2008 4.00