The Darling Dahlias and the Silver Dollar Bush

The Darling Dahlias and the Silver Dollar Bush

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"It's the spring of 1933 and times are tough all over. The only businessman not struggling is moonshiner Mickey LeDoux, though he still has to steer clear of federal agents. But banks are closing all over the country, and the small town of Darling is no exception. Folks are suddenly caught short on cash and everyone is in a panic. Desperate to avoid disaster, several town leaders--including Alvin Duffy, the bank's new vice president--hatch a plan to print Darling Dollars on newspaperman Charlie Dickens' printing press. The "funny money" can serve as temporary currency so the town can function. But when the first printing of the scrip disappears, the Darling Dahlias set out to discover who made an unauthorized withdrawal. Meanwhile County Treasurer Verna Tidwell questions whether she can trust Alvin Duffy--and the feelings he stirs up inside her. And Liz Lacy learns her longtime beau may be forced into a shotgun wedding. Seems other troubles don't just go away when there's a crisis. There'll be no pennies from heaven, but if anyone can balance things out, folks can bank on the Darling Dahlias.."--
Publisher: New York : Berkley Prime Crime, ©2014.
ISBN: 9780425260616
9780425260609
Characteristics: xvi, 285 pages ;,22 cm.

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Sep 17, 2017

Susan Wittig Albert makes history come alive with this story of the Great Depression and the failure of the town's bank. Really, I'm reading this series because of the variety of engaging characters and their lives, the delightful setting of Darling and the hugely interesting historical events and context. The cosy mystery is the icing on the top.

It's 1932 and the local bank, despite all reassurances, closes! Hard times may become even harder for folks in Darling, Alabama, but not if the local garden club members have anything to do with it. Friendship, crucial connections, and "making do" really can solve local dilemmas.

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CarolAnne_7
Jun 30, 2015

I really enjoyed all of the books in this series. The time period of the depression is interesting and the characters are engaging.

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Axcella
Mar 12, 2015

With the depression hitting folks hard, suddenly Darling is face with the closure of it's beloved Bank challenges the town wondering what to do. Mrs. Verna Tidwell, County Treasure, wonders what is going on with the bank. You will be wondering who is going to be leaving or dying and surprised the out come.

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Mar 12, 2015

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Mar 12, 2015

It's the spring of 1933 and times are tough all over. The only businessman not struggling is moonshiner Mickey LeDoux, though he still has to steer clear of federal agents. But banks are closing all over the country, and the small town of Darling is no exception. Folks are suddenly caught short on cash and everyone is in a panic.

Desperate to avoid disaster, several town leaders—including Alvin Duffy, the bank's new vice president—hatch a plan to print Darling Dollars on Charlie Dickens' printing press. The "funny money" can serve as temporary currency so the town can function. But when the first printing of the scrip disappears, the Darling Dahlias set out to discover who made an unauthorized withdrawal.

Meanwhile county treasurer Verna Tidwell questions whether she can trust Alvin Duffy—and the feelings he stirs up inside her. And Liz Lacy learns that her long-time beau may be forced into a shotgun wedding. Seems other troubles don't just go away when there's a crisis. There'll be no pennies from heaven, but if anyone can balance things out, folks can bank on the Darling Dahlias.

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