"A bowl of my Mama's gumbo and a little wine will solve any problem you've got," said every single Gumbeaux Sistah ever.
Five Southern women wage a hilarious war against the ageism problems of one of their deep-in-trouble sisters using their improbable friendships, evil-genius schemes, oh-so-numerous cocktails, and a shared passion for good gumbo.When southern artist, Judith Lafferty, loses her long-time, prestigious museum job to a much younger man, she finds herself devastated, alone in her sixties, and on the brink of financial disaster. Enter the incomparable Gumbeaux Sistahs, who deliver day-old coffee to her front door as a ploy, then go on to kidnap her, feed her excellent gumbo, and come up with outrageous solutions to her problems. Their motives are just good excuses to drink wine, have a great time, argue over whose mother makes the best gumbo, and, most of all, help a sister out. Ageism, dangerous boyfriends, deep loneliness, and any other challenges that can face the over fifty crowd don't stand a chance against these five resourceful ladies. The Gumbeaux Sistahs is a heart-warming, smart story of friendship and unexpected shenanigans that you do not want to miss.
About the Author
Jax Frey was born in New Orleans and came into this world whooping and hollering with a sense of celebration for Southern culture, food, family, and fun. Translating that celebration into her writing and art is her true calling. These days Jax splits her time between New Orleans and Natchez, MS with her loveable, tornado-of-a-pug, Lucy, and her new sidekick pug, Ethel.
A true New Orleans soul, Jax Frey has carved another piece of the universe in her new book, "The Gumbeaux Sistahs." Frey's creative whimsy and attention to detail shines in a tale of love, life and getting even. Her signature, "Sistahs" come to life in a healing circle of gumbo gab stocked with a heavy dose of sassy drama and comedic flair. Deborah Burst, author and freelance writer and photographer, deborahburst.com
Congratulations -- "The Gumbeaux Sistahs" is a delightful read and Sista-hood at its finest!
Jenny B Tilbury, author of Welcome to the Garden Club