Georgia Bottoms by Mark Childress
In Georgia Bottoms, Georgia has a lot on her plate--a mother one appetizer short of being “out to lunch,” an unemployed brother more off the wagon than on, and a series of clandestine lovers scheduled six out of seven nights a week.
Although she’s always been able to juggle her unusual responsibilities, Georgia’s Saturday night man, Eugene Hendrix--who also happens to be the town’s (married) preacher--finds himself riddled with guilt. That guilt, in turn, results in a confession to his wife, Brenda. Eager for retaliation, Brenda demands that Georgia’s secrets be revealed to the entire town…via the church pulpit. Georgia employs her vast feminine wiles to avert a last minute disaster. Her next step is to arrange surreptitious relocation for Eugene (and his family) to another congregation…far, far away.
With that debacle under control, she anticipates smooth sailing. But Georgia hasn’t heard the last of Brenda Hendrix. And other buried skeletons threaten to emerge from her closet, secrets even MORE shocking than her multiple affairs with the town’s most powerful men. Will Georgia be able to regain her equilibrium or will her carefully hidden life become community fodder? For the answer to this question and more, pick up a copy of the latest title by Mark Childress and enjoy!