Bead on Trouble
Berkley, Jan 2005, 5.99, 304 pp.
Kitzi Camden and Beth Fairfield have been best friends ever since they met when they were eight years old at Camp Green Clover in Texas. Now in their fifties, they attend the twice yearly Craft Retreats that the camp holds. The two women and Beth's daughter Shannon arrive at the camp.
The teen asks Kitzi to drive her to a hardware store on the first night of camp because Shannon insists she sa... Skeletons In Purple Sage
St. Martin's, July 2002, 23.95, 304 pp.
Purple Sage is a small Texas town founded by nine religious fundamentalist families and even today their influence can be felt. Jolie Wyatt, a newcomer to the town and married to native-born Matt, is hosting a party in honor of retiring Dr. Bill Marchak and Beverly Kendall, who has returned after a three year absence to take care of her ailing father.
The only problem is that most of Pur...