Robert Dalby, author of Waltzing at the Piggly Wiggly, takes us back to Second Creek, Mississippi, for another warm, enchanting story about the interesting residents. Kissing Babies at the Piggly Wiggly is a welcome return to the town with a reputation for eccentric people and weather patterns.
Laurie Lepanto was President of the Nitwits, a group of influential, wealthy widows, until she married Powell Hampton, the man who danced with the women while the Nitwits tried to save their local grocery store, the Piggly Wiggly. She still has clout with the group though, and her return from the honeymoon means that she's hatched another scheme for her friends. Hale Dunbar Junior, Mr. Choppy, the owner of the Piggly Wiggly, is running for mayor now that he closed the store. Laurie hopes that her plans, along with Powell's radio spots, and the support of the Nitwits, will take Mr. Choppy over the top in his campaign against Floyce Hammontree, the mayor with his hand in his pocket. It's going to take a great deal of scheming, and maybe some luck, to topple the man who has been in power for so long in Second Creek.
Robert Dalby has written another enjoyable story about the unpredictable town of Second Creek, and its odd residents. This one digs a little deeper into the characters of the Nitwits, who have all overcome their past in order to succeed as strong, influential women. Kissing Babies at the Piggly Wiggly succeeds because of the care in which Dalby handles current issues, such as Alzheimers, gay children, library funding, and second marriages. Let's hope there are more stories coming out of Second Creek, Mississippi, a community with heart.
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