“I have the prettiest vine growing on my fence. I didn’t plant it; I don’t know where it came from,” Asha Hamilton says to her friend, Dixie, in Book 4, Ride A Pale Horse.
Oh, boy; there’s trouble! Dixie didn’t even have to see it; she just knew what it was, because anyone who has spent any time in the south knows about kudzu.
“Oh, girlfriend, bless your heart” she says, horrified, “You’ve got kudzu, you poor thing. It’s not called “Foot-A-Night-Vine” and “Mile-A-Minute-Vine” for no good reason. The next time you visit me in Atlanta, I’ll show you a billboard that reads, “The Only Thing With Better Coverage Than Georgia Electric is Kudzu!” Run, don’t walk, to buy some Roundup and get rid of that bad boy!”
Asha and her husband, Tim, moved from Vermont to Tennessee, building a new home in Riverwood. Lifelong Yankees, they have a lot to learn about the south and readers will be amused.
Asha is mentioned in Book 1, Fool Me Once, introduced in Book 2, A Bitter Wind Blows, becomes a main character in the third book in the series, Signs of Life, recently completed and is also a main character in Book 4, Ride A Pale Horse.