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Gardenias for Breakfast
by Robin Jones Gunn
Robin traces a mother and daughter’s journey from their home in Hawaii to the sticks of Louisiana. Through the journey the mother learns more about herself and what has made her relationship with her mother so difficult. She also learns much about her daughter and how to take steps with her own child to not end up like her relationship with her mom. There are many happy experiences along the way and even a God size miracle or two. Gardenias for Breakfast caused me to reflect on my own life and relationships and to really treasure what God has given to me. Mothers and daughters will enjoy this read as you cross the country with the characters.
Blue Like Elvis
by Dianne Moody
Love on the rocks results in Shelby, a young lady finishing college and preparing for her first job to leave Birmingham for Memphis. In Memphis she becomes a Hostess at a hospital and lives a true adventure falling in love, finding herself, pulling a few bone head stunts and in the end even brushing with Elvis himself. If you love southern charm, Memphis culture and lots of fun you will thoroughly enjoy Blue like Elvis.
Picket Fence Pursuit
by Jennifer Johnson
Jennifer Johnsonis a new author for me to read. I fell in love with her characters from the very beginning. She tells the story of two college age women working at Holiday World in Santa Clause Indiana. You catch them at the beginning of their summer adventure to make money and ends meet as they prepare to go back to college. During their summer both girls find more than they ever thought could happen in the small town they now called home. Kylie, comes from a coal mining family and is determined she will find true love with someone who is financially secure. Through the book she comes to understand that though her family was poor financially they were rich in relationships with each other and with God. As she pursues the picket fence she finds there is more to life than just what the world says is success.
Savannah by the Sea
by Denise Hildreth Jones
If you love the south, you will truly laugh out loud as you read Denise Hildreth Jone’s Savannah series. I was hooked from the first book Savannah from Savannah. I would find myself laughing out loud many times. Savannah by the Sea was my favorite though because it took place in Seaside Florida. Having traveled there many times I could visualize each place Denise described as her characters had another wild adventure. Each of the Savannah books have strong characters with lots of southern charm. From the daughter Savannah who is a serious writer to the over the top mother who is a former beauty queen who still thinks she wears a crown and never cooks anything out of a box. You will laugh and cry with this wonderful family as they adventure by the sea.