When Leelee is left swindled and snowbound, she's forced to confront the true depth of her Southern grit in this foreign town.
©2009 Lisa Patton; (P)2009 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Southern women overcoming adversity - NATURALLY!! LeeLee's adventure is worth the read. Not earth shattering literature, but fun. Worth the purchase.
I really enjoyed listening to the book. I listened on the way to work and almost couldn't make myself get out of the car when I got there. The characters are all very colorful.
I loved this book, I am a chick lit freak but... this book was soooo much more. SO MUCH MORE!!! The story was fresh, funny, heart warming and the charactors were so vivid. I did not want this book to end. The author has a new book coming out next month and I will buy again (as it is a sequel SO HAPPY!!!!) You will not regret spending a little time in Vermont with this southern belle and her friends new and old!!!!! Like good warm apple crisp and a cup of coffee. Too good to put down!!!!!! Carleyjune
I am a retired high school American Sign Language teacher. Ph.D in multicultural Education. Married, 2 grown daughters.
A bit shallow plot but easy listening while driving to work. Didn't like the last chapter.
I loved the title of this book and I really wanted to like the story, but I got stuck in the little Southern woman's subservience to the big strong Southern selfish man. I almost quit several times. But I did stick it out and got to see the little Southern doormat wife begin her rise to the top. LeeLee Satterfield is not my favorite character of all time, but I came to respect her as she dug herself out of the hole her husband put her in. The Vermont characters are a hoot and by the end of the book I was rooting for the Southern Belled to stay in Vermont. It ended with somewhat of a cliffhanger so now I have to read the second book.
I'm not sure. My husband and I listened to the first half together and he refused to listen any further. I trudged ahead without him, but it improved only slightly.
The main character is portrayed as a spoiled, whiny, entitled little rich girl in the beginning. I expected to see her personality develop more, but it just didn't happen. Also, the "yankees" seemed to be portrayed as mindless idiots who didn't have enough sense to come in out of the cold.
The narration was fine.
I think I would have punched up the story a bit, giving it, and the main characters, more depth and personality. I felt that too much time was wasted on unimportant issues and points. I never really connected with LeLe and I tried. I'm a transplanted yankee and have been living life as a southerner for 30 years, so I normally enjoy and relate to stories about southern women. Not this time!
I always read the reviews before purchasing a book and this one got pretty positive feedback. I suppose you can't please everyone!
Really enjoyed this fun story and the characters were great.
Leelee has spunk! Love Southern girls!
Yes and I didn't want it to end.
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While the book's premise was promising, I couldn't finish Whistlin Dixie. Leelee (wife/mother) was just too stupid for words, when she allows her selfish husband to relocate their family from Memphis to Vermont.
Since I didn't connect with any character or the fictional setting (Vermont is actually a lovely state with highly educated residents), I lost interest less than a third of my way through this book. While Lisa Patton wrote some humorous moments, I thought this book was a dud.
I really like the story, it was funny...really made me laugh. The narrator was great and I really liked the way she did the accents. What I didn't like was the ending ... just felt so unfinished and I felt cheated out of my happy ending.
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