Saturday, December 17, 2011

Sharon De Vita, The Estrogen Posse

Title:  The Estrogen Posse
Author:  Sharon De Vita
Rating:  Four Siren Stones

Genre:  Comedy
Sub-Genre:  Mystery
Keywords:  Mystery, Humor
Word Count:  125,000     
ISBN E-Book:  978-1-61937-059-3
Price:  $5.99
Publisher:  Musa Publishing
Reviewer:  Nikki

Tagline:  "The Estrogen Posse is a hoot! I laughed, I cried, I couldn't put it down! For every woman who needs a pick me up, this is the book for you!” 
Janet Evanovich, NYT bestselling author of the Sephanie Plum mystery series

Once upon a time Ellie Briotti had a quiet life as a suburban housewife. Until… she confronts her wealthy husband Nicky about doing the pecker polka with another woman, and Nicky tosses Ellie out of his life like some misbehaved household pet. Until… Gram Crackers, her dotty mother begins passing out house keys to homeless bums. Until… Joey, her eleven-year old son starts on a new career path: breaking and entering. Until… Rina, her best friend, a single, successful, entrepreneur learns she's about to become a mother. Until… Candi, Nicky's 22-year-old mistress turns up murdered with traces of furniture polish on her bare backside! A rip-roaring ribald mystery about a woman’s journey to discover what she really wants in life. Now, if Ellie can keep her son from becoming a second-story man, while trying to hide everything from the gorgeous cop who’s started sniffing around, Ellie might be able to get a new life. That is—if she doesn’t go to jail for murder first!

A blast of humor, a dash of mystery, and a pinch or two of romance, The Estrogen Posse is a romp of fun!  The characters are so quirky and unique, and the plot is filled with action and drama.  Sharon De Vita writes with such humor and spunk that this book was hard to put down.  The author really put a lot of time into the characters because I felt various emotions for each of them, depending on the scene.
The book revolves around Ellie, and what a heroine she is.  Despite being faced with life altering events, she holds herself well and has to learn to adapt and deal. The cast of people around her help bring this story to life and make it charming.
This is one of the most refreshing books I've read in awhile.  If you love genre's blended into one great novel, then don't miss The Estrogen Posse

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