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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Steph Reviews No Grits No Glory by Elaine Calloway

Publisher: The Writer’s Canvas, LLC
Series: Southern Ghost Series #1
Format Read: Paperback
Source: From the publisher for an honest review
Release Date: October 1, 2014
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Blurb from goodreads:

Brianna fled to Savannah to escape the voices of the dead. Just when she thought she’d left all paranormal things behind, she discovers her house is haunted. Not just haunted, but haunted by Southern ghosts. These persistent beings not only hide her white shoes after Labor Day, but they leave grits-caked dishes in the sink, and swear to wreak havoc on her life – - unless she helps them.

Steven put Savannah in his rearview mirror years ago to follow his passion for music. When his band splits up and he can’t reach his little sister for weeks, he races home—only to learn his whole family died in a mysterious house fire. The house Brianna now lives in.

Together, Brianna and Steven learn who murdered Steven’s family and become caught in a web of intrigue that will risk their careers, their homes–but especially their lives

Steph's Thoughts:

I love ghost books so when this came across for review, I jumped on it. I was hoping for fun and humorous and hey it takes place in Georgia. However, "No Grits No Glory" did not meet my expectations.

 My idea of a 5 star read is one I pick up and can’t put down until I finish it, even if that means being exhausted for work the next day. The story was easy to put down and hard to pick back up. It has a lot of potential; I have loved TV shows with people that can hear and help ghosts resolve their unfinished business but this book just did not live up to my expectations. It has some neat parts. For example, when she goes to get "help" from a mysterious lady and when she turns back around to ask another question...The lady has disappeared.

Unfortunately, I did not find Brianna and Steven interesting enough to keep reading for an extended length of time. They were kind of boring and Steven is kind of shallow. I understand the whole dysfunctional family thing but not coming home after you can't reach your beloved sister for years??? Ummm, I found that hard to believe and Brianna just starts helping him because the ghosts ask her to help. Ghosts talking to me or not, I am not sure I want to be friends with somebody who left his little sister and doesn't come looking for her until years later. My sister and I might not talk everyday but if she went missing, I would move heaven and hell to find her.


  1. Ah, I'm sorry you were disappointed - if you want a sweet and fun ghost story, I'd recommend you a new series by Angie Fox (Southern ghost hunter mysteries). I've read the prequel and really enjoyed it :)

  2. I'm sorry this book didn't work for you. The things you mention would drive me nuts, too, so thank you for the warning!


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