Friday, December 16, 2011

"Waltzing at the Piggly Wiggly" Review

An irresistible Southern charmer about small-town gossip, second-chance romance, strange weather, and ballroom dancing in the most unlikely places. 

Laurie Lepanto is on the horns of a dilemma. Her favorite market, the Piggly Wiggly, of Second Creek, Mississippi, is on the verge of closing its doors, nearly done in by a new Mega-Mart across town. Over the years, the Piggly Wiggly has been more than a supermarket-it's been a community center and town hall, and it's even seen a little romance blossom in its aisles. 

Laurie-who has never met a problem she can't solve- is determined to help Mr. Choppy, the Piggly Wiggly's manager, keep his business afloat. She enlists her fellow "Nitwitts," a formidable array of the town's most influential widows, and the town's most eligible silver fox, Powell Hampton, a sixtysomething widower and former ballroom dance instructor. For two hours a week, Powell will waltz-or fox-trot or tango-at the Piggly Wiggly with Second Creek's ladies while the salesclerks do their shopping for them. 

In a place like Second Creek, where everyone knows everyone, waltzing at the Piggly Wiggly soon becomes the town's most festive event. And after a few turns around the floor with the handsome and charming Powell, Laurie soon begins to make plans for romance as well as civic renewal.

My Thoughts:
This was just a fun, whimsical book to read. If you are looking to read something deep and thoughtful, this is not the book for you. Since I read a memoir last week and didn't enjoy it much, I wanted something fun to read this week. I chose this book, and it fit the bill, therefore, I am awarding this book 3***

I own this book it is part of my personal library.


  1. Hi Ann,

    This certainly sounds like a fun, tongue-in-cheek, easy read.

    Like you say, these kinds of books are just the right thing to suit the mood, either if you haven't enjoyed a book, or if your last read was a really serious and intense one which needed a lot of thought.

    The cover makes you feel cheerful right away and I always think it is fun to check out the place the story is set in, just to make sure it does exist, I can't stand made up places. Sure enough 'Second Creek' is there and it was interesting reading about it.

    Have a great weekend,


  2. Sounds like a fun, light read.

  3. It is good to read these light ones sometimes. I am about due for one of them.