Count Your Blessings: A Novella

Count Your Blessings: A Novella

by Sharon Sala

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Previously titled Color Me Bad, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Sharon Sala dishes up Count Your Blessings, a contemporary romance piled high with love, laughter, and plenty of heart in Blessings, Georgia!

As the respectable wife of the town preacher, Patty June Clymer never thought she'd have to worry about a cheating husband. But when things come to a head, Patty decides to take charge of her life by kicking her no-good husband out her house, and getting a total makeover at the popular local salon. With a new spiky black haircut and a new outlook on life, Patty goes from mousy and meek to living large and in charge, and fairly starts a revolution in the small town of Blessings, Georgia.

"Southern fiction at its absolute best! I, for one, can't wait to visit Blessings, Georgia again!" -Sharon's Garden of Book Reviews

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781492619284
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 05/05/2015
Series: Blessings, Georgia Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 20,625
File size: 561 KB

About the Author

Sharon Sala, who has also written under the name Dinah McCall, has 85-plus books in print, published in four different genres-Romance, Young Adult, Western, and Women's Fiction, and her Young Adult books have been optioned for film. She has been named a RITA finalist seven times by Romance Writers of America, and in 2011 they named her the recipient of the Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award. Her books are New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly bestsellers and published in many different languages. She lives in Oklahoma, the state where she was born.

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Count Your Blessings: A Novella 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
46 pages. I wouldn't call this a romance, this was a story about women finding out their husbands were living a lie and the wives reactions when they find out what their hunbands were hideing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
82 pages and 2 mini stories that really got me hooked. But then the next book is $10????? No way Jose. I am not paying that for a book that might just be another mini story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A 75 page very well- written free story of Blessings, Georgia and the divorcee who moved there to set up the beauty shop The Curl Up and Dye. Lol This is a tale of southern woman in the best tradition of Steel Magnolias. This is an adult book with adult situations and adult language. Bless Your Heart! My only complaint - it wasn' t long enough. Here's to the women of Blessings, Georgia.
Cynthia181 More than 1 year ago
Terrific Novella This was a great story from Sharon. Kinda funny how you get back at the one you love. Then to have all the women stand behind you.
ForTheArtOfIt More than 1 year ago
Absolutely loved the book. It was funny and couldn't help but root for Patty as she stepped out and turned her lifeguards down for the better.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My only disappointment was all the swear words in the book. Other than that, I laughed my way through the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oh my I HAVEN'T LAUGHED SO HARD READING A BOOK! I love this series and finding out so much more about all the characters!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Have bever read a bad book by this writer.
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Was easy to get lost into this read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it!!! Can't wait for the next book!!!!
My_Peace More than 1 year ago
In Count Your Blessings (formerly Color Me Bad) we are introduced to a group of women in Blessings, a small town in Georgia. Curl Up and Dye is the hair salon in Blessings, run by 4 women. It is a hub of activity, change, and friendship. It is in Curl Up and Dye that customer Patty finally admits to herself the direction her life is taking and the changes she's going to have to make. She's suspected her husband, the preacher, is having an affair ... and it is in Curl Up and Dye that she confronts not only this reality, but the other woman! This sets in motion change and new beginnings for not only Patty, but many of the women in Blessings. When Patty takes charge of her life and her future, she is at first ostracized, but soon admired. But her acceptance and friendship from the ladie's in Curl Up and Dye is never changing. Sharon Sala gives us a fast paced, witty novella with Count Your Blessings. Count Your Blessings is a novella about change, hope and new beginnings. Patty demonstrates well that you can either curl up and cry, or move on to greater adventures when your life takes an unexpected turn. Patty unexpectedly turns out to be someone others can learn from...ok, not from everything she did, but who wouldn't want to do what she did if given the opportunity?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think I just found a new favorite author. Loved the characters and their interactions with each other. Parts of the story made me laugh out loud - and I was on the bus!
gaele More than 1 year ago
4.5 stars – rounded  From the blurb, I was expecting a story that carried the feel of Steel Magnolias, with the southern overlay, a hair salon being the heartbeat where worries and gossip are shared equally, with a few quirky moments from characters to enhance the story.  What I got, despite the abbreviated length of this book was so much more: depth and heart and soul-searching that introduce the town and people of Blessings, Georgia as viewed through the catalyst of a simple appointment at the hair salon.  Patty June is the preacher’s wife, and in the middle of a small personal crisis, coming face to face with her husband’s mistress at the Curl Up and Dye. It doesn’t go well (hilariously so) as Patty June decides enough is  enough, and takes out her frustration with her husband’s infidelity on Bobette, his mistress. Ruby (the owner), Vesta and Velma (twin hairdressers) and Mabel, the manicurist have a front row seat to the goings-on, and are first in line for the recap after the fact.  Patty June doesn’t necessarily come off well in terms of town approval after her meltdown, but the shockwaves her explosion has caused for all the men in town is hilarious. With an offhanded remark about another man’s faithlessness, and plenty of characters who behave in slightly over the top ways that are actually quite normal  for a small town story, the pages flip by.  You’ll want to savor this story, laugh often and dive right into the next. The prequel to The Curl Up & Dye, you’ll want to grab that just as I did to enjoy Sala’s writing and the town of Blessings.  I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this story!! Though I dont know how it could have been any longer, I wasnt quite ready for it to end!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This sounds like a great book to read and little children can not read this becae it soumds like to me that this book has some bad wears in it and they will not understand it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just lost an uncle last sunday morning and it was very heard for me because he was the bestest uncle ever and i went over his house as much as i can to see him and the lost time i saw him was on christmas eve and my family went to go see him so this week is going to be heard for me and my family and he died in heartford hosptial om the 10th of the mouth