Good day everyone! I’m excited to bring you a new book today called Yankee Doodle Dixie by Lisa Patton releasing September 13/11! Don’t you just love that title and what about that gorgeous cover – I love it! One of my favorite genres is women’s fiction and I can’t wait to start reading this one. I’ve just started her first novel Whistlin’ Dixie in a Nor’Easter and I’m really enjoying it. Yankee Doodle Dixie is described as heart-warming and funny-bone-tickling. Ok, how much better can it get! Let’s find out more about the book and the author and make sure to check out the fabulous giveaway at the bottom of the post!
About the Book (from Lisa’s website)
“We’re going home” were the words Leelee Satterfield had longed to say almost every single day during her stint as the proprietor of a rural Vermont inn. As a pure-bred southerner nothing seemed as foreign as living in a state where people don’t bury their dead in the winter, snow drifts higher than rooftops, vampire black flies and a winter lasting well into May— a month that by any definition should be considered spring. So when her Inn was finally sold, she eagerly packed up her two daughters and headed due South; a decision made even easier considering her two-timing ex-husband was not coming with them.
Eager to start over again in her hometown of Memphis, Leelee Satterfield returns home expecting to pick up right where she left off—namely in the comfort of her three dearest friends…and the delicious peach daiquiris they regularly provide. But, as she soon learns, life doesn’t work that way. The town gossips have a field day when they discover the reason for her return, not to mention the noticeable absence of her charming ex, a former college-football-star. Doing her darndest to keep her red-head held high, Leelee tries her hand at single motherhood on a much-reduced budget, and with a pompous, bully of a boss to boot— proves she had true Southern grit all along.
Chock full of a comedic cast of characters, including the return of Leelee’s beloved childhood housekeeper – her second-mother Kissie, a host of harebrained nonsensical radio hosts, Elvis impersonators, and a 1980s pop heartthrob who tries to sweep Leelee off her feet—Lisa Patton returns to the laughs and sass she debuted in Whistlin’ Dixie in a Nor’easter. Still, no southern belle lets love have the last laugh—and readers will anxiously await a particular Yankee with unfinished business.
A laugh-out-loud romp around Memphis, with the heartwarming truths about coming home, Yankee Doodle Dixie is a testament to women, mothers, family and friends—in snow or sunshine, alike. Once a happy, well-adjusted wife with a personality some might consider doormatish, newly singled mom, Leelee Satterfield learns how to stand up for herself again, although this time she makes sure to trade her snow boots back in for sandals.
About the Author (from Lisa’s website)
First – Lisa the writer. Putting words together and having them sound funny has always been a love of mine. I’d written press releases, company newsletter articles, news promos and even radio and TV spots but I’d never endeavored to accomplish anything this huge until 16 years ago. I got the idea for Whistlin’ Dixie in a Nor’easter just having moved back from living in Vermont for three years. Discovering the dichotomy between the two regions was enough for me to know it had all the makings of a good story, but could I actually write a novel? It went in and out of my drawer for years until I decided to stop at nothing to see it through. I tend to do things backwards. The people closest to me are not surprised that I’ve managed to get a novel published before a newspaper article or an op-ed. It makes no sense but then again that’s the way my life goes 50% of the time.
My biggest influences are some of the all-time great southern writers. Fannie Flagg, Flannery O’Connor, Pat Conroy, Adriana Trigiani, Rebecca Wells, Harper Lee and Lee Smith – to name just a few.
Currently I’m working on two more novels. There will be a third book in the Whistlin’ Dixie series although I’m not sure which I’ll finish first.
I have a great giveaway of 5 copies of Yankee Doodle Dixie by Lisa Patton up for grabs! To enter…
- For 1 entry leave me a comment with an email address to contact you (no email, no entry).
- For 2 entries, follow my blog. If you already do, thank you, and please let me know in your comment so I can pass the extra entry on to you as well.
- For 3 entries, blog or tweet this giveaway and spread the word!
This giveaway is open to US & Canadian residents (no PO boxes) and I will be drawing for the winners on Saturday, August 20/11. Good luck to you all!
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