Not only do Southerners talk slowly, but sometimes the whole language is hard to understand. No one realizes that more than Memphis belle Leelee Satterfield. Since she debuted in Whistlin’ Dixie in a Nor’easter, Leelee has entertained tens of thousands of listeners. Watching her tackle life and love in Vermont was only the tip of the iceberg when it came to antics, charades, mischief, and romance. Now that she’s back in Memphis, and starting a new relationship with Peter, the Yankee chef from her New England inn, you’d think she’d sit back and enjoy her newly crafted life back home in Dixie. But that just wouldn’t be as much fun.
Opening up a new restaurant with Peter isn’t as easy as she had anticipated, especially when it comes to the differences between the North and the South. When Leelee’s ex-husband, Baker, returns unexpectedly, everything else goes haywire. Throw her three crazy best friends into the mix; Riley, her meddlesome next-door neighbor who sells Pampered Chef for a living; and Kissie, Leelee’s beloved second mother who claims Riley sits on her “last raw nerve,” and you have the perfect recipe for a sassy, Southern delicacy.
Lisa Patton's Southern as a Second Language is an endearing and chuckle-inducing tale that keeps us guessing up to the very last page how it all works out in the end. Whether among maple trees in Vermont or magnolia-filled Memphis, Leelee’s charm, heart, and laughter will delight listeners in any climate.
©2013 Lisa Patton (P)2013 Audible Inc.
This is a great wrap up to the light and breezy southern chick lit series by Lisa Patton. I loved that it tied up all the loose ends, but miss the reader from the other two books. Lisa's attempt at accents made listening almost downright painful and if I did love the stories would have probably not made it to the end.
Fun story line with a sweet ending
Bad attempt at accents was huge distraction for me.
The ending was really nice.
Not sure who would like it - it was silly = story was awful
Let someone else read it and make LeeLee not so pathetic.
Jenna Lamia - the narrators for Lisa's books did not sound southern and her man voice was like a special ed voice.
If you promote a book on its "southern-ness" it should be read by an authentic southerner - believe me - southern people don't sound like that - Kissie was the most authentic.
The author could have taken the story more seriously and actually let LeeLee develop and grow a little instead of acting like a 17 year old all her life. Growing up southern isn't an excuse for stupidity.
There was no story.
The narrator for the 2nd book, Marguerite Gavin or just about anyone else. Every male character sounded like a version of Elmer Fudd and while that was ok for the character of Riley, Peter, LeeLee's father or any other male shouldn't have sounded the same.
Riley. There is only so much a person can take of that kind of irritation.
I almost didn't finish this book, not only because of the writing but especially because of the narration. It got so bad I had to finish reading a text copy of the book just to get to the end.
I am a high school American Sign Language teacher. Ph.D in multicultural Education. Married, 2 grown daughters.
Too much fill in writing that did not add to the story. Lisa Patton is NOT a good narrator. Her character voices are really bad. So much so I almost stopped listening a few times.
The goofy neighbor!
Yes, I enjoy the southern-ness.
Nooooo..............she should really stick with writing. She ruined this book for me.
no, I had to take breaks from her voice. Actually skipped some parts to get to the end.
I think I have to return this one, sadly.
LeeLee Satterfield has finally opened her restaurant, The Peach Blossom Inn, in Memphis TN. Her true love Yankee Doodle Dixie, Peter Owen, has moved to the south to be her chef and life is good. But, then, LeeLee finds out her old nemesis, Helga is suing to keep LeeLee from using the Peach Blossom name and Baker returns to try to win her back. What else can go wrong? Don't ask. Of all LeeLee and the girls' (Virginia, Alice, and Mary Jewell) adventures, the Pampered Chef Cookie Swap party was the funniest. Wonder if Hedge ever found the egg nog in the beer stein? And will Peter and LeeLee have a happy ever after or will Baker win out? And what is the future of the Peach Blossom? I almost hate to see this trilogy end. It has been very entertaining and warmed my southern heart.
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