Recently published in ebook and print version by Brighton Publishing, this scintiliting tale of social warfare in Santa Fe is sure to delight a reader looking for a delicious treat.
Who says there are no civil wars in America? Santa Fe, New Mexico is the epicenter of epic battles fought between the two Queens of the local social scene. Told through a series of episodic tales, this satirical novel lurches back and forth between stories of the two Divas; tracing the rise and fall in the fortunes of Sonora and Connye, as they try to outdo each other and reign as Queen.
But the battles are played out in the most civil of terms. Dinner parties, social events, and outside journeys to Puerto Vallarta, New Orleans and New York City carry the action through southwest style political intrigue; the search for buried treasure; battles to control visiting royalty; a Hollywood movie premiere, and the colorful exploits of an additional cast of sexually complex, supporting characters.
But it’s not all Champagne and acid. There are also many touching moments. Lost children reunited with a missing parent. Unexpected generosity. The care of aging parents. The gratitude of a good friend for help in starting a new business. And a Nativity scene mysteriously appearing in Sonora’s back yard on Christmas Day.
Finally the climax comes when a new competitor arrives on the scene, Amanda Beor-Bink, a world-class fashion designer, who actively conspires, using her celebrity and money, to claim the crown of ‘Queen of Santa Fe’ for herself. Sonora & Connye, constant competitors up until then, unite to oust this New York City interloper, who dares to challenge their social supremacy.
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