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Southern as a Second Language

(Dixie #3)

3.68  ·  Rating details ·  1,071 ratings  ·  123 reviews
Since the debut of Whistlin' Dixie in a Nor'easter, Lisa Patton's character Leelee Satterfield has entertained tens of thousands of readers. Watching the former-Southern Belle tackle life and love in Vermont was only the tip of the iceberg when it came to antics, charades, mischief, and romance. Now, back in Memphis and beginning a relationship with the namesake of Yankee ...more
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published October 15th 2013 by Thomas Dunne Books (first published September 10th 2013)
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Jan 26, 2014 rated it liked it
This is the sequel to "Whistlin' Dixie in a Nor'easter". Frankly, it was not as good. It was somewhat of a slog to get through. Also, I really really hate when authors write in dialect, and even more than that I hate when they write in people's speech problems. There was a character who couldn't say his "R" sounds, and everywhere that he tried, the author put a W instead of an R. I find that annoying and offensive. Plus, a guy like Pierre, who's French but has been living in the US for quite som ...more
Thank you Ms. Patton for continuing to carry the stereotype of southern women forward.You have overly drawn the characters until they have become caricatures of southern women and thus we shall continue to be viewed as silly little belles who dress up at football games and say "Y'all come back now, ya hear!"

If you want to read GOOD, fun chick-lit with a southern twist might I suggest books by Sarah Addison Allen, Joshilyn Jackson and Linda Francis Lee.

If you want southern literature about STRO
Jun 14, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018
It's summer. I needed a light, happy read. This 100% fit the bill. I enjoyed the continued story of Leelee Satterfield and her family/friends. How she worked to get her new restaurant off the groun only to have it derailed by Helga in Vermont. How she struggled with her new love and the return of her ex husband. How she interacts with her old nanny Kissie (which this part of the story is just beautiful) and her kids. everything wraps up with a bow and everyone gets the happiness or hit by a car ...more
Mar 23, 2015 rated it liked it
This was so much better than the second book, although the first was the best. Leelee became more annoying in each book. There were several mistakes in this book but the one that caught my eye the most and needed to complain about was part when Kissie found Leelee in the basement with a boy during her high school years. Kissie calls her Leelee Satterfield which is her married name. Leelee kept pining for Peter all through book two and then when they are finally together, she is constantly creati ...more
Nov 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
This book ended the fun, quirky Dixie series. I enjoyed this series as an easy read. I grew to appreciate Leelee as the story progressed and found myself even rooting for by the end of this book. Although, she did give several moments I just rolled my eyes at her.

Peter is definitely a Yankee a Southern Belle could love.

I was hoping there would be another in this series, not because it's so riveting but rather to continue to be in touch with the characters and their lives. Did the cafe make it?
Susan Coster
Oct 26, 2013 rated it it was ok
This is not exactly what I had in mind when I picked this up. If you are looking for a chick lit/fluff book set in the South, then this is it. It is light and fast reading. The characters and plot have no depth; it did not move me in any way and it did not explore the ways of the South as thoroughly as I thought. The gist of the story is this: LeeLee Satterfield and her two young daughters leave Vermont after being abandoned by her husband and return to their homeland, Memphis, to open a restaur ...more
Nov 07, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction
I enjoyed some of the "southern terminology" that I haven't heard for awhile. The story occurs primarily in Memphis. I worked in Memphis for two summers while in college. I enjoyed the use of streets and locales that I could picture. I also enjoyed the description of the rabid SEC football fans. Patton needs to check her French. As much as I hated French class in college, I can't believe that I observed word usage/spelling errors. There was another "science" error that I saw immediately. Finding ...more
Margo Lalli
May 29, 2017 rated it liked it
Very cute and easy read. Perfect for a day by the pool or lazy day. I thought it was better than the 1st and 2nd novel. I thought the 2nd novel wasn't necessary to read at all and if someone were to skip the second novel and go straight to this one, they wouldn't have any problems keeping up. The Southern stereotypes got old after a while, same with the North vs. South culture references Even after all she's been through, I really didn't feel that Leelee changed all that much.
Mar 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
better of the three in the series.
Oct 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is the third book about LeeLee, a southern girl and mom through and through. Now that her marriage is over she is back in Memphis, almost ready to open her Peach Blossom Inn. Her chef is the gorgeous Peter who has just professed his love to LeeLee. But in the few months he's been in Tennessee, it's become apparent that his direct northern ways and LeeLee's genteel manners could be heading for an impasse. I've enjoyed all Lisa Patton's stories even though the only Southern in me is my love f ...more
Aug 27, 2018 rated it liked it
I like Lisa Patton's writing and enjoyed this trilogy. I think she just ran out of enough story to make this 3rd book robust and interesting. I also suspect that since this part of the three-part story takes place entirely in the south, the dialogue between the characters seemed a little more cliche and not as clever. Therefore I gave it only three stars because it wasn't a strong novel, but it is a good book and I do recommend it.
May 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the third book in the Dixie series. I read the first two some time ago and when I piked this one up, it fell right into place.
The characters in this/these books are real with no game playing. I enjoyed each and every one of them.
The Christmas Cookie Swap was a hoot!
This book, to me, could have been a stand alone read but I am glad it followed the two before it. The story is fun and keeps you interested.
Thank you, Lisa Patton, for sharing your talent with us all.
May 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Perfect ending to this trilogy. I loved all 3 books. Funny in places, sad in places, and a great cast of characters.
Lynn Shurden
Jan 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Cute book and very Southern.
Oct 23, 2016 rated it liked it
Enjoyable read, reminds me of a Mary Kay Andrews type book. Wish I would have read the first and second books first.
Jan 02, 2019 rated it it was ok
Ok, second of a series.
Marci Wheeler
May 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A highly recommended trilogy for any Southerner, or, like me, one transplanted up north.
Sep 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Lisa Patton is a master storyteller & oozes Southern charm like a juicy Georgia peach !
Jan 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
These are fun books!
Jessica Morgan
Mar 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is an interesting look at how a Southern woman and a Northern man approach the same social issues. It is revealing and funny, but, most of all, it is heartfelt.
Judi Asdell
Apr 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Sally Andrews
Feb 02, 2018 rated it liked it
Nice light read, and the third in the trilogy. It was fun, and everyone ended up happy, so I was ok with it.
Sherrie Cavys
Jun 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Very enjoyable book. It wasn't necessarily one that I couldn't put down but I enjoyed it and would recommend to others.
Allison Armstrong
Aug 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: adult-books, southern
good and funny
Oct 18, 2018 rated it it was ok
Can't believe I bothered to finish this.
Julianne O'Brien
Apr 29, 2018 rated it liked it
It was ok. I didn't like it as much as the first one, but it was nice to have a little more completion to Leelee's story.
Courtney Jordan
Oct 30, 2018 rated it liked it
Liked this book better than the previous (Yankee Doodle Dixie). Had some laugh out loud parts with Riley for sure!
Jul 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I've read and enjoyed all three books in this trilogy. Love the characters, some remind me of my Southern aunts and cousins and a few uncles too. Lots of humor, love, and girl power that will keep you wanting more. Kudos to Ms. Patton, a wonderful story teller, I can't wait for more adventures with LeeLee Satterfield and her gang.

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Not only do Southerners talk slowly, but sometimes the whole language is hard to understand. No one realizes that more than Memphis belle Leelee Satterfie
Chelsey Wolford
Oct 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
The South is definitely the life for me! This book is everything that I imagined it would be: Southern, lovable characters, witty humor, and a lot of Southern dialogue! This story follows Leelee Satterfield as she has moved back home to Memphis after a failed marriage and a no tolerance zone for life up North. She has opened the Peach Blossom Inn with her new boyfriend, Peter, the Yankee chef, so you would think that life would be a big, fat bowl of cherries for Leelee. Wrong! Not long after the ...more
Feb 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I finished Southern as A Second Language quite some time Ago...All 3 books were not enough for me! Hopefully Lisa Patton will continue as a Series.Although the ending was good,Lisa seemed to leave it open.
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 Apr 26, 2016 10:29AM  
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Lisa Patton, author of Whistlin' Dixie in a Nor'easter, Yankee Doodle Dixie, Southern as a Second Language, and Rush, is a Memphis, Tennessee native who spent time as a Vermont innkeeper until three sub-zero winters sent her speeding back down South. She has over 20 years experience working in the music and entertainment business, and is a graduate of the University of Alabama. She lives in Nashvi ...more

Other books in the series

Dixie (3 books)
  • Whistlin' Dixie in a Nor'easter (Dixie, #1)
  • Yankee Doodle Dixie (Dixie, #2)