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Whistlin' Dixie in a Nor'easter by Lisa Patton
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Jan 30, 10

Read from January 27 to 29, 2010

While not great literature, this sure was fun to read. With abandon, Patton skewers Northerners and Southerners alike (although I did wonder how she thought that Fran Drescher sounds like a New Englander - huh?)

I liked the story of Leelee's journey.....how she rose to the challenge of running an inn in Vermont, on her own, when she never even wanted to move there. She is clever and does not dwell on her situation, but makes the best of it. She starts out totally dependent and ends up as .... a Steel Magnolia!

The author painted a lovely picture of female friendships and how they get us through the bad times. Too many authors depict their female characters in isolation and that is just unrealistic.

I loved the unusual ending too. Clever.

Funny and heartbreaking, this book kept me turning the pages. I hear a sequel is on the way and look forward to it.
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