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The Town That Came A-Courtin'
by Ronda Rich
Folks around Dexter, Georgia, where Abby Houston grew up, say the obituary writer turned worldwide bestselling author is the luckiest woman alive. Her mama, though, says: "Lucky in life means unlucky in love." Her mama must be right, because Abby's been getting her heart broken since sixth grade. Then one day she waltzes into the tiny town of Bliss, Mississippi. Abby's use ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published May 2nd 2006 by Berkley Trade
(first published 2005)
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This is certainly not one of the best books I've ever read, but it's a perky little story full of delightful anecdotes. If you're looking for an easy read with simple southern charm, romance, humour, and a little bit of drama, then introduce yourself to Ms. Abby Houston, a protagonist whom you can't help but love. In her own words, she is a “storyteller, a simple creature graced with the DNA that permeates the bloodlines of most people born in the Deep South…nothing special, no different than mo ...more
This book was outside my normal reading. It was quirky story that was an entertaining read. If there are stereotypes in the South, this book had them. Now I don’t think the author really meant to put them in there, but I got the feeling she was writing what she knows, namely Deep Southern small towns. I have lived in small towns for most of my life, so it was entertaining to read about a different type of culture than what I am used to. With a kidnapping and a town matchmaking, I would recommend ...more
I really enjoyed this book by a local N. GA author. The whole premise is based on a true story that the author experienced where a whole town kept telling her "you need to meet our mayor - he needs a wife." So funny! A really enjoyable read. Anyone who likes a good Southern story or a little quirky romance should read this book.
"I learned that every person has a story, if you'll just take the time to dig down and find it." ... "Sometimes you find those people and those stories in the darkest places. But always, you just have to slow down and take the time to see it." p. 43