Can a Southern Belle Survive in Vermont?

whistlin dixieSometimes I tend to get stuck in my comfort zone of reading familiar authors and hesitate to read a first book by an unfamiliar author.  But I’m sure glad that I decided to give Lisa Patton’s “Whistlin’ Dixie in a Nor’easter”  a try.

LeeLee, a southern lady living a picture perfect life in Memphis, Tennessee, is shocked to learn that her husband is planning to uproot the family and move them to Vermont. Not only to live in this chilly climate, but to indulge his dream of owning and running an inn.  To say that this was a culture shock for LeeLee is putting it mildly.

The author will have you rooting for Leelee discovering solutions and thriving in her new life. I found myself laughing out loud at some parts of the book, especially when a couple of her best-friends from Memphis arrive to bring needed “southern style” support and encouragement.

I’m already on the hold list for the sequel, “Yankee Doodle Dixie” which is on order for Clermont County Public Library and looking forward to reading more about Leelee and friends.

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