In this novel in the Piggly Wiggly series, Robert Dalby “returns to Second Creek, Mississippi, for a reliably charming Christmas” (Publishers Weekly).
When the new First Lady of Second Creek, Gaylie Girl Dunbar, approaches her new husband, Mayor Hale Dunbar, former owner of the local Piggly Wiggly market, with a civic project involving Christmas caroling around the historic town square, all the local church choirs quickly sign up for the big event.
But when an electrical fire devastates the square’s beautiful old buildings just a week before Christmas, everything is thrown into chaos. It falls to the town’s indefatigable army of matrons—the Nitwitts—to find a way to revive the holiday spirit and raise money to rebuild. It will take a miracle…but it’s Christmas in Second Creek, where everyday miracles are a way of life.
The next Southern charmer from “a talented writer” (Jackson Free Press)
Weddings are big news in the Delta town of Second Creek, Mississippi. Especially when the wedding is that of the town’s new mayor, the seventy-oneyears-young Hale Dunbar, who is about to tie the knot with Gaylie Lyons, to whom he first lost his heart back in the 1940s.
Hale used to be the proprietor of the Piggly Wiggly, which closed a few years back. Unfortunately Gaylie’s spoiled children are trying to shut down the wedding as well. They’re putting up a stink about her move to this small Southern town, no matter how lovely the neighbors are. It falls to the town’s matrons, the Nitwitts, to get the kids on board-and pave the way for more than one new beginning in Second Creek.
“The charmingly eccentric and infinitely lovable characters from Waltzing at the Piggly Wiggly are back” (Louise Shaffer, author of The Ladies of Garrison Gardens)
In Second Creek, Mississippi, Hale Dunbar is taking on the solidly entrenched mayor in the upcoming election. Hale may not have much political experience, but he has something better: he’s being backed by the Nitwitts—the town’s most influential and enjoyably eccentric posse of widows. As the campaign unfolds, everyone is about to discover what’s more important than coming in first—close friends, second chances, and true love. And of course, a good slogan.
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The Piggly Wiggly has been the hub of the community of Second Creek, Mississippi, but now it may be forced to shut down. Determined to keep her favorite market open, Laurie Lepanto enlists the help of her fellow “Nitwitts.” They are influential widows who love to socialize-and remain true to their beloved store. With the help of handsome widower and former ballroom dancer Powell Hampton, they have the ladies of Second Creek foxtrotting back into the market. It’s become the town’s most festive event: waltzing at the Piggly Wiggly (while someone else takes care of the shopping). But it’s Laurie who’s thrown for a whirl when the dancing sparks an unpredictable romance. It may be the best deal she’s ever gotten at the Piggly Wiggly.