Saturday, August 4, 2012

Dancing Naked in Dixie


Dancing Naked in Dixie by Lauren Clark

Goodreads summary:
Travel writer Julia Sullivan lives life in fast-forward. She jet sets to Europe and the Caribbean with barely a moment to blink or sleep. But too many mishaps and missed deadlines have Julia on the verge of being fired.

With a stern warning, and unemployment looming, she's offered one last chance to rescue her career. Julia embarks on an unlikely journey to the ‘Heart of Dixie’—Eufaula, Alabama—home to magnificent mansions, sweet tea, and the annual Pilgrimage.

Julia arrives, soon charmed by the lovely city and her handsome host, but her stay is marred by a shocking discovery. Can Julia's story save her career, Eufaula, and the annual Pilgrimage?

My review:
What a cute book! Being from the south myself, I absolutely loved this book! It was very realistic while still being creative, and very funny. I laughed out loud on multiple occasions. There was also a little bit of a mystery towards the end of the book that had me very intrigued as well.

Usually, my favorite part of a book is the romance and I get frustrated if the couple is taking forever to get together. While it seemed like it took them a while in this book, I did not think it was a bad thing at all. I was so interested in the rest of the storyline, that I did not want to rush anything. I was very sad when the book ended.

I loved how the story of Julia and her dad is a big part of the story as well. It was a great story of forgiveness and overcoming things together. It was very sweet.

I really enjoyed all of the characters in Alabama. Shug was definitely my favorite (who doesn't love hot southern guys?! ;) but Roger was a close second. He was so fun and was a great friend to Julia when she needed it.

This was a great story that I thought was very true to the south. I really enjoyed it and would definitely recommend it.

5 stars

I received this book for free from the author in return for an honest review.

8 comments:

  1. This sounds like a sweet book. Thanks for your thoughts and the review. :O)

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    1. Hi Diane ~ Thank you for the lovely comment and for stopping by Morgan's blog....She's a sweetheart for having me here!!!

      xx, Lauren

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  2. Thanks for reminding me why I wanted to read this. Need to dig it out.

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    1. Hey Lisa ~~ Cheers! I am thrilled that Morgan's review gave you a little reminder :) I'd love to hear what you think when you finish the novel -- drop me a line at laurenclarkbooks@gmail.com.

      xx, Lauren

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  3. Thank you for sharing with us. I have been curious about this book and enjoy how you have written your review with just enough teasing to make me want to know more and not so much information that I feel I am reading a book about a book ;=D

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    1. Morgan's a good reviewer, right?? Just enough teasing!! I hope you are able to read Dixie (and enjoy it!)

      Thanks for the lovely comment! xx, Lauren

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    2. Hi Morgan ~ Am so glad we connected with the help of my friend and partner in crime Tracie Banister (she's always looking out for me). Her new book just came out (In Need of Therapy).

      Thank you for featuring Dixie & for the great review!

      HUGS! Lauren

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  4. Hi there, would you like to link in to “Books You Loved”. Here is the link Books You Loved August Edition Cheers

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