Jane Ellen Ashley wasn't raised in the best of circumstances. She lives in Apalachicola Bay, Florida. She lives with Nate. Jane Ellen never thinks about her poverty, she just deals with it. Jane Ellen reads all the time. She always has her nose stuck in a book, regardless of what it is. People feel sorry for her and give her all kinds of books. Eventually, Jane Ellen gets a job at a bar shucking oysters. She's saving all her money so she can go to Europe, maybe Paris. She has always dreamed of getting away.
What happens when the two of them eventually meet? What of the murder Harry committed? Who exactly did he kill? What of the coffin on the boat? What does it contain? Just who owns the boat Harry is on? And how does a Florida Senator fit into all of this?
OYSTER BLUES is an exceedingly humorous book of circumstances
and how they all tie in together. Even though this is not my normal type of book to read, I have to admit I loved it! It's extremely
original, the plot moves along, and everything ties in together beautifully at the end. It's wonderfully
amusing to watch this comedy of errors
as Harry and Jane Ellen meet and fall in love. I highly recommend Michael McClelland's OYSTER BLUES to anybody in need of a laugh.