Two books you MUST read: Whistlin’ Dixie in a Nor’easter and Yankee Doodle Dixie. I stumbled across Lisa Patton’s trio of LeeLee Satterfield books and I’m hooked!
In the first book, readers are introduced to the charming and zany LeeLee Satterfield, a southern belle to the core who picks up her life and moves to run an inn in Vermont with her husband, two young daughters, and her dog- Grace Kelly. Not long after getting there, her husband leaves her and she’s stuck running the place by herself. Plus, she has to survive a northern winter, which brings in a host of antics in itself. Patton keeps you laughing out loud with LeeLee, her stories, and her crazy friends. Oh yeah, toss a hot chef into the mix and you’ve got yourself a novel you can’t put down!
In Yankee Doodle Dixie, LeeLee is back in Memphis with a whole new set of shenanigans. Standing on her own two feet, she gets a job at a radio station, has fling with a rock star, and proves that love is just as sweet second time around. Kooky neighbors, creepy bosses, and those crazy BFFs of her, keep you hooked until the very last page. Starting over can be hard, but LeeLee Satterfield proves that hard times can open up doors to dreams you never knew possible.
There’s one more book in the series, Southern as a Second Language, and that’s on my list of book to read eventually! In the meantime, these two are highly recommended.