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The Chili Queen
by Sandra Dallas

Published: 2003-09-10
Paperback : 304 pages
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Life may have been hard on Addie French, but when she meets friendless Emma Roby on a train, all her protective instincts emerge. Emma's brother is seeing her off to Nalgitas to marry a man she has never met. And Emma seems like a lost soul to Addie-someone who needs Addie's savvy and ...

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Life may have been hard on Addie French, but when she meets friendless Emma Roby on a train, all her protective instincts emerge. Emma's brother is seeing her off to Nalgitas to marry a man she has never met. And Emma seems like a lost soul to Addie-someone who needs Addie's savvy and wary eye. It isn't often that Addie is drawn to anyone as a friend, but Emma seems different somehow. When Emma's prospective fails to show up at the train depot, Addie breaks all her principles to shelter the girl at her brothel, The Chili Queen. But once Emma enters Addie's life, the secrets that unfold and schemes that are hatched cause both women to question everything they thought they knew. With Sandra Dallas's trademark humor, charm, and pathos, The Chili Queen will satisfy anyone who has ever longed for happiness.

The Chili Queen is the winner of the 2003 Spur Award for Best Western Novel.

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  "the chili queen"by trishafern (see profile) 01/20/11

Enjoyed it a lot!

 
  "The Chili Queen"by CWWilson (see profile) 10/29/10

A fun, quick read.

 
  "Chili Queen"by pqmoo (see profile) 10/28/10

Enjoyable easy read.

 
  "The Chili Queen"by vreader10 (see profile) 10/27/10

 
  "Enjoyed the setting, characters and the twist at the end"by kdr4xmom (see profile) 03/16/07

Another great book by this author. Sandra Dallas is a favorite author of mine. You should try Alice's Tulips and also The Diary of Mattie Spenser.

 
  "Not what I expected, but I liked it"by sjgress (see profile) 09/16/06

Many twists and turns. The author is a master at character development. It held my attention beginning to end.

 
  "Life may have been hard on Addie French, but when she meets friendless Emma Roby on a train, all her protective instincts emerge. With Dallas's trademark humor, charm, and pathos, "The Chili Queen" wi"by hgress (see profile) 09/14/06

I really enjoyed this book, not as much as "Persian Pickle Club," but I enjoyed her story telling. Dallas is very good at developing her characters and keeping the readers interest. I espe... (read more)

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