It takes a heavenly wink and a couple of wannabe angels desperate to win their wings for Mary Louise "Pickles" Carson and Cam Hollinwell to realize they're soul mates. A Las Vegas teacher with a proclivity for all things vintage, Pickles dreams of having a baby, but considering her sex life is a big fat zero that seems impossible. Cam is a washed up journalist whose only goal in life is to return to mainstream reporting. Pickles is playing video poker at the grocery store when the angels bowl her over with the news she's pregnant courtesy of an obscure scientific miracle called parthenogenesis - conception without the benefit of a male found in plants and lower level species. Cam's journalistic career tanked as the result of a false date rape charge and now he's reporting on Elvis sightings for a national tabloid. The angels tell him that if he'll publicize their miracle they'll help resurrect his career. Our hero and heroine soon find themselves in a world of murder, mayhem and all things Elvis. Add in a budding romance, a hunky devil, and an inept villain - then set the story in a Vegas that tourists rarely see with a cast of eccentric characters, and you have all the elements of a rollicking good time. Sometimes it takes a miracle to discover true love.
Used availability for Ann DeFee's In A Pickle
October 2012 : USA Paperback