PLEASE NOTE: Although this book is part of the IRISH LOTTERY SERIES, there is no cliffhanger. It is true that the characters get older as the series progresses, but each book is a complete story, and can be enjoyed without having read the previous book.
Revenge may be a dish best served cold, but hardened mother of seven Fionnuala Flood plans on serving hers up frozen. Or so she thinks.
The bells are ringing out in Derry, Northern Ireland, as the dirt-poor Floods and the rich and entitled Riddells prepare for the pairing in matrimony of their families and a bridging of the gap between the two sniping communities. But some are not best pleased, and it might be more a case of For Whom The Bell Tolls.
What is the price to be paid for a mother's love? For daughter Dymphna and son Lorcan, dangerously high. Fionnuala is already furious Dymphna has put her arch nemesis, Ursula Barnett, on the wedding list. Then beloved son Lorcan, fresh out of prison, announces he's emigrating to the USA. He'll get there. Unless Fionnuala gets her way.
In Wisconsin, Ursula and husband Jed will find a trip to Derry difficult, as Jed's gambling has them teetering on the brink of bankruptcy. The last chance to save their floundering beef jerky business will be to appear on Attack of the Killer Investors! But Fionnuala has ripped up their invitation, in any event. When they hear shocking news of Dymphna's death, getting the investment from the TV show is essential.
Throw in a rabble of geriatric religious fanatics, poisonous ham hocks, an X-rated wedding cake, a gown from Hell, mix with rivers of drink, intolerance, jealousy and shame, and you have Best Served Frozen, a rip-roaring tale jam-packed with dark humor.
Cover by Marco Maldera
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
First Impressions: I first got started with the travails of the Flood family back when I happened on Gerald Hansen's first opus, "An Embarrassment of Riches", on Amazon. The price was right, and I was intrigued with the characters and the location. My family was reputedly Irish in origin, and in many ways I could see my folks in some of the story. Since my grandparents raised their family during the depths of the Great Depression, living in a tent on the banks of a stream in central Texas, I heard a lot of similar stories, though without all the black humor that permeates his books.
In this installment, there is a wedding to be planned, and Fionnula Flood has to figure out a way to keep her estranged sister Ursula Barnett from attending. Thereby hangs a tale with a cast of the usual shady characters, a dysfunctional family that goes to extremes to get their way.
The Flood Family Saga is a strange series: either you love it or you hate it, with very few...
What can I say without revealing the end... other than OMG don't let this be the END of this series! If you haven't read this series, I seriously do not know what you are waiting for, Gerald Hansen is one of the funniest writers today. I read mainly right before I go to sleep at night and while reading his books I tend burst out with sudden loud laughter that can't be controlled, that wakes up my poor husband who just sighs and says "it's one of Gerald's books again isn't it?" LOL This book had more twists and turns in the plot than a roller-coaster so it took me longer than the others to read, only because I would reread whole chapters to make sure I didn't miss anything! This series is worth every penny! Love your writing Gerald, can't wait to see what's going on in that head of yours for the next book!
I loved this book, and looked forward to evenings so I could sneak away and read some more. Now I'm looking at others by this author...I think I'm addicted.
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