by: Virginia Brown
Narrated by: Karen Commins
Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
|Karen Commins Narrator|
|Virginia Brown author of The Dixie Divas|
Karen Commins, presentation of Divas Do Tell, was outstanding. Her rendition of the movie star was perfection. From beginning to end we are artfully drawn into the story with fine Southern renditions and representing more than one Southern accent. Bitty is so well done you can almost get to resent and dislike her because of the way Ms. Commins plays her. Trinkets annoyance and forbearance with Bittys' schemes and over bearing ways is also extremely well done. The excitement level is intense at times and well read. Divas Do Tell is Ms.Commins most splendid of the series. I also enjoyed the story the best of the five in the series. I really don't know how Ms. Commins prevented herself from laughing while reading about items in the 'blue room' of the the lingerie shop Trinket works in part time. I know I had to laugh out loud. I was thoroughly charmed with Karen Commins wonderful reading of this fun, fun, fun, book.
Once again Bitty bullies and cajoles Trinket into one scheme after another that Trinket just knows is going to end badly, and things almost always do. Dixie Lee Forsythe who once lived in Holly Springs Mississippi, wrote a blockbuster book Dark Secrets Under the Holly, based on people and events that happened over the years in Holly Springs. Only problem is nearly every person, with the names changed of course, is in the book and it divulges things they would rather forget about. Dixie Lee Forsythe happens to be a Dixie Diva and naturally knows what goes on at the Divas meetings, and the Divas motto is what happens with the Divas stays with the Divas. The Divas are not pleased with Dixie Lee's revealing Diva secrets. No one in Holly Springs is happy with what they are reading and nearly everyone wants to strangle Dixie Lee.
Hollywood comes to Holly Springs to make a movie based on Dark Secrets Under the Holly. For Hollywood its a natural for movie material, sizzling sex, hot romances, secret liaisons and a kidnapping. Every dirty little secret is in the book and everyone recognizes themselves and they all know who each person is. Bitty is ready to kill Dixie Lee herself. When Dixie Lee starts getting death threats she implores the Divas find out who is writing them and if they should be taken seriously. This is no easy task even for the Divas, when everyone in town has a motive including the Divas. Everyone including the police put it all down to Hollywood sensationalism just seeking publicity.