In Dying to Decorate, book one of Cyndy Salzmannís series, the Friday Afternoon Club helps one of their group deal with a surprise inheritanceóa house that seems to need some paint and elbow grease, but may have more serious problems, like a ghost.
With wit reminiscent of Erma Bombeck, Liz narrates Dying to Decorate. Liz is a journalist with a gracious living newspaper column, whose own home is always in an uproar. She lives in constant fear of revealed as a fraud.
The members of the Friday Afternoon Club are each lively characters. Lucy has had too much upheaval in her life, and she doesnít need to add a house. We meet Marina the tough cop, earth mother Jessie, quiet perfectionist Mary Alice, and others.
This is Cyndy Salzmannís first novel and itís hilarious. Liz tells her story about irrational teenagers, messy dogs, and endless laundry while she tells a bigger story of friendships, family, and faith. -- Mary Connealy, Christian Book Previews.com
Just as "The Babysitter's Club" series successfully captured a generation of young girls, Cyndy Salzmann's Friday Afternoon Club series lays claim to moms who cherish long-standing friendship...and a bit of mystery. While juggling the responsibilities of carpool, laundry, and ballet lessons, this group of close friends find time to act as sleuths, unraveling mysteries and gaining spiritual truths along the way. Readers will readily identify with these richly drawn characters caught in the chaos of raising a family, maintaining friendships, and sorting out the items of intrigue that draw them in.