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The Chili Queen By Sandra Dallas,

  • Title: The Chili Queen
  • Author: Sandra Dallas
  • ISBN: 9780312303495
  • Page: 417
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Life may have been hard on Addie French, but when she meets friendless Emma Roby on a train, all her protective instincts emerge Emma s brother is seeing her off to Nalgitas to marry a man she has never met And Emma seems like a lost soul to Addie someone who needs Addie s savvy and wary eye It isn t often that Addie is drawn to anyone as a friend, but Emma seems differLife may have been hard on Addie French, but when she meets friendless Emma Roby on a train, all her protective instincts emerge Emma s brother is seeing her off to Nalgitas to marry a man she has never met And Emma seems like a lost soul to Addie someone who needs Addie s savvy and wary eye It isn t often that Addie is drawn to anyone as a friend, but Emma seems different somehow When Emma s prospective fails to show up at the train depot, Addie breaks all her principles to shelter the girl at her brothel, The Chili Queen But once Emma enters Addie s life, the secrets that unfold and schemes that are hatched cause both women to question everything they thought they knew With Sandra Dallas s trademark humor, charm, and pathos, The Chili Queen will satisfy anyone who has ever longed for happiness.
    The Chili Queen Life may have been hard on Addie French but when she meets friendless Emma Roby on a train all her protective instincts emerge Emma s brother is seeing her off to Nalgitas to marry a man she has nev

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    1. Something smells at the Chili Queens s house of ill repute, and it s not in the kitchen The Chili Queen is a tale about a tough as nails madam with a tender heart who takes in an abandoned bride, who repays her by turning her well ordered life upside down At times hilarious, at times tender, even sad, the Chili Queen is a colorful adventure of the old west filled with ladies of the night, bank robbers, and con artists Sandra Dallas s wonderful prose recreates the honky tonk atmosphere of frontie [...]

    2. This book was so much fun If you are expecting a book about homesteading women sitting around talking about their quilt squares like I was, you are going to be surprised I don t want to give away any of the plot, but it was a different twist on a western with lots of surprises This is my favorite of the Sandra Dallas books I have read so far.

    3. Sandra Dallas writes about a wide variety of women mostly from a historical perspective Addie French is certainly an unusual protagonist Addie is a madame of a brothel in a small New Mexico town There is humor as Addie befriends Emma Roby, who doesn t realize shenis staying in a brothel Not a boarding house But things turn serious as Addie and her outlaw boyfriend, Ned Partmer, assist Emma on tricking her brother out of the money that is rightfully Emma s It is a good story with tension and unex [...]

    4. I m not the right audience for this novel, but I think it s an interesting book It is fun in the last third of the book after a slow exploration of the characters and their relationships before the quick finish Unfortunately I did not connect with any of them except a bit with the Chili Queen herself, nurturer and protector, even if flawed, comes closest For me, it appeared that the author didn t get the genre tone consistently right either drama, chick lit, con artist wry wink, old west moralit [...]

    5. I didn t enjoy this book as much as I did some of the other books by Sandra Dallas that I ve read It was very slow going until the last third, and I really couldn t connect with any of the characters I don t think it was that the story was told from multiple points of view, it was that their emotions and inner thoughts were portrayed so shallowly, I think It s still a pretty good read, just not exceptional.

    6. I picked up this book because it had the word Queen in the title no lie part of my current queen fetish Regardless, I found the book to be very interesting I enjoyed all aspects of this book I like how the characters were constructed, the placement of the setting, and the building of the plot and subplots figured out the first twist, but was surprised by the second It has all the things that make a good afternoon read I would recommend this book Very entertaining.

    7. My first reading of this book was years ago before I was on GoodReads I am surprised that I ever liked this book or read it twice What was I thinking First, Sandra Dallas is obviously fascinated by prostitutes they make it into nearly every book Enough already Tell a different story please It s not that that story is unimportant, just that it s a theme she seems to be stuck on Prostitution and quilting view spoiler The book had an absolutely gruesome, horrible rape scene It was actually a double [...]

    8. I have mixed feelings about the Chili Queen because the novel tried to tackle too many genres It started out fairly lighthearted and it almost seemed like I was reading a Janet Evanovich novel In the late 1800 s, Addie is leaving Kansas City to return home to Nalgitas, NM by train when she meets Emma Roby As a mail order bride with conservative upbringing, Emma is on her way to Nalgitas to meet her future husband Addie runs the hook house in Nalgitas but Emma mistakenly thinks it is a boarding h [...]

    9. Addie French is has The Chili Queen, a hookhouse in Nalgitas, New Mexico, where she makes some great chili, among other things She meets Emma Roby on the train back to Nalgitas, and Emma seems like a well brought up young lady from Kansas, a mail order bride however Addie has a friend, Ned Partner a bank robber and a woman who helps around the house, named Welcome The three of them scheme a plan to get Emma s money out of her brother John.Meanwhile, the three of them also plan to rob the bank in [...]

    10. I was surprised by this book It took me a while to really get into it because I honestly thought it was just going to be about a hook house but by the end you realize it is about so much This book is about secrets, cheating, facades, depression, and over coming lost love Addie is a madam of a whore house, The Chili Queen, with a background no one can imagine She, against everything she believes in, takes in a seemingly sweet and innocent Emma Roby But Emma is not all she appears, though it seem [...]

    11. This was such a good book I don t want to give one thing away If you like Sandra Dallas or maybe never read her give this one a try It s a light historical fiction with a tiny touch of quilting I ve liked every book she has ever written

    12. dumb how many times can you say whore in 1 book oh wait, I don t need to find out next time use a thesaurus.

    13. I found this interesting and quite enjoyable From the beginning I felt there was something at work then just a mail order bride traveling to New Mexico The first time you meet Emma and John I felt that there was going on then is presented in the first few pages As the story unravels you know something is wrong but you can t quite put your finger on it Once Emma and Addie meet on the train things seem just a little too pat Once Emma arrives on the doorstep of the Chili Queen, Addie s brothel no [...]

    14. This book was a surprising journey that I never expected or anticipated It twists and turns so many times, its a bit like a roller coaster ride I ve never read this author before, but I m intrigued enough to try some of her other books I don t want to say too much, it is just better experienced without any clues I would recommend it for anyone who enjoys a good mystery romance historical novel I did have one problem with the timing It doesn t give the year but it seems to be a decade or so after [...]

    15. The Chili Queen was a unique book for me I enjoyed the author s humor as she created a clear picture of a hookhouse in the West I liked the way Sandra Dallas created and developed the characters and plots Every once in a while, her words made me laugh out loud I didn t see the twists and turns of the plot coming.

    16. This felt like a western movie Interesting twists to the plot I had a tough time getting into it, maybe I should have read an overview first Maybe then I would have better understood the direction the book was going to The ending was a nice wrap up.

    17. Although there were a few slow spots at the beginning, it really picked up and I enjoyed the book immensely.

    18. Read the beginning, got bogged down very unusual for me with a book by this author , and read the end Just not as thoughtful or interesting as her other books.

    19. This book started out kind of light hearted and cute Chapter 7 takes a serious turn and has some disturbing content We get back on a light hearted track after that An enjoyable read.

    20. This book was a selection for the Boyden Book Club I found it entertaining and liked the unexpected twists in the book and the character development It wasn t a deep read but it was fun and sometimes that just what you need.

    21. I read this book so fast I didn t even do a half way review Which would have been nice to see what I would have given it since it was way better in the beginning The ending was ok, but the very ending was super awkward I don t know what it was, but that last chapter sucked Sandra Dallas failed there, the characters lost their color and the story lost it s charm And those are the two most special traits of a Sandra Dallas novel There was also a lot that should have happened in terms of story deve [...]

    22. In all fairness, I m somewhat disappointed in Sandra Dallas The Chili Queen No doubt this author is very talented and I ve certainly been enjoying 3 or 4 of her previous books, especially Buster Midnight s Caf , which is truly a little gem of original story telling It s the authentic feel and freshness of her stories, and the quirkiness of her characters that mainly appeal to me The people she brings to life are simple but extraordinary at the same time That s what I like.As for The Chili Queen, [...]

    23. I loved this book It was engaging all the way through with a real twist at the end This is Sandra Dallas at her best The characters seem alive with all their quirks and inconsistencies At the end it is just pure fun I also resonated with the names I have relatives who are from What Cheer, Iowa and an Aunt Addie who lived here and she was born in Jasper County I felt like Sandra Dallas had looked at my genealogy I have always been fascinated with the name No one is exactly sure how it came to be [...]

    24. The Chili Queen by Sandra Dallas is another great historical novel set in New Mexico Although I have enjoyed the characters in all the books by Dallas that I have read so far, the characters in this novel were the most memorable to me The primary characters in this book are Addie, the madam of a brothel named Chili Queen Ned, a handsome man who makes a living robbing banks and is also Addie s lover, Emma, a female with a tragic history who has become a bunko artist, and Welcome, a Negro who is d [...]

    25. HmmmI m not sure what to say about this book I actually even feel a little sketchy putting in the western genre It s mostly a chick lit, set in an old west setting Addie runs a whorehouse but she lets her knew acquaintance, Emma board with her, when Emma is jilted by her fianc Ned is the outlaw that Addie services on occasion Welcome is the larger than life black servant that works for Addie The four concoct a scheme to cheat Emma s nasty brother out of some money view spoiler In the end, Emma a [...]

    26. Things are not always as they appear should be the theme of this book Addie French, owner of a house of ill repute, the Chili Queen, is on a train A man and woman get on the train and the man makes the woman, Emma Roby, sit next to Addie Emma is on her way to marry a man she had never met The groom to be does not make an appearance at the train station Emma goes to Addie s boarding house There are a lot of interesting characters in this book.First, there is Emma s rough, demanding brother John.w [...]

    27. Addie French is a proprietor of a house of ill repute on a train back to her establishment, the Chili Queen, she meets Emma Roby, who is heading to Addie s town, bound to wed a man she s never met because it will be better than staying with her domineering older brother, who has denied her her half of their inheritance When they reach Naglitas, though, Emma s intended won t have her, and she turns to Addie for help and even stays in Addie s home Addie s lover, the bank robbing Ned Pardner, comes [...]

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