Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Southern as a Second Language

Idgie Says:

This is the third book in a series revolving around a Southern Belle finding her way in life.
Leelee has been fun to follow on her life adventures as she moved North, experienced some pretty awesome culture shock and then fled back home again, working to pull her life back together.  I can't believe she's stuck dealing with that idiot ex-husband again.  ;)

As always, I truly enjoy the side characters in her story, they sparkle with personality. 

There's sassiness, sweetness and smarts in this novel and it's a great way to escape your life for a while as you sink into Leelee's.  


Southern as a Second Language
Author: Lisa Patton
Third in the Dixie Series
Thomas Dunne Books (October 15, 2013)

Book Description:
Not only do Southerners talk slowly, but sometimes the whole language is hard to understand. No one realizes that more than Memphis belle Leelee Satterfield. Since she debuted in Whistlin’ Dixie in a Nor’easter, Leelee has entertained tens of thousands of readers. Watching her tackle life and love in Vermont was only the tip of the iceberg when it came to antics, charades, mischief, and romance. Now that she’s back in Memphis, and starting a new relationship with Peter, the Yankee chef from her New England inn, you’d think she’d sit back and enjoy her newly crafted life back home in Dixie. But that just wouldn’t be as much fun.

Opening up a new restaurant with Peter isn’t as easy as she had anticipated, especially when it comes to the differences between the North and the South. When Leelee’s ex-husband, Baker, returns unexpectedly, everything else goes haywire. Throw her three crazy best friends into the mix; Riley, her meddlesome next-door neighbor who sells Pampered Chef for a living; and Kissie, Leelee’s beloved second mother who claims Riley sits on her “last raw nerve,” and you have the perfect recipe for a sassy, Southern delicacy.

Southern as a Second Language is an endearing and chuckle-inducing tale that keeps us guessing up to the very last page how it all works out in the end. Whether among maple trees in Vermont or magnolia-filled Memphis, Leelee’s charm, heart, and laughter will delight readers in any climate.