Dancing widows in a supermarket? Under what circumstances would such an event occur? Robert Dalby, author of Waltzing at the Piggly Wiggly, has written a delightfully romantic tale which will capture your imagination – and if you’ve ever been the victim of a broken heart, the book will restore your faith that it’s never too late to heal.
The small town of Second Creek, Mississippi, is changing, and most would say that these changes are not for the better. MegaMart has come to town and is putting many small store owners out of business. Mr. Choppy, owner of the Piggly Wiggly, may have to close his doors. Laurie Lepanto, widow and president of the local Nitwitts Club, decides she must try to save her favorite market, and she enlists her eccentric fellow Nitwitts to help. This group of lonely widows devises a plan. They enlist the help of a handsome widower and former ballroom dancer, Powell Hampton, who agrees to dance down the grocery aisles with female shoppers while store employees do the shopping. Will this novel scheme be enough to save the store?
The residents of Second Creek soon find that the best-laid plans can go awry – with surprising consequences. Along with the strange weather patterns that seem to bring people to Second Creek unexpectedly come revelations about love and its healing power.
This is a light read with an important message about never giving up and keeping our spirits alive. Robert Dalby doesn’t preach; he subtly sneaks into our hearts and souls and makes us believe. While the plot has the propensity to become a silly and frivolous tale, the author successfully imbues it with intensity and meaning. He has created characters with feelings and insecurities who we can relate to while keeping them quirky and fresh. A masterful job!