Although I’m from Chicago and the hubby is from God’s Country (as he calls his home state of New Jersey) we heart the south and we definitely fist pumped to Song of the South this weekend at our friend’s wedding in Wilmington, North Carolina. And even though we guzzled sweet tea and brought some Cheerwine back to DC with us I still want more things Southern, so I’m looking to add more to my reading diet.
Since I don’t live there and can only travel so often, books are the easiest way to immerse myself in the Southern culture. Doe anyone have any good recommendations for me?
Here are some that I love:
Savannah Blues, by Mary Kay Andrews (check out my shiny-new-fangirl review here)
Carolina Moon, by Nora Roberts
A Time to Kill, by John Grisham
Sullivan’s Island, by Dorathea Benton Frank (I highly, highly recommend it)
North and South, by John Jakes (I never read the rest of the series but this is my fave book out of the 5 of his books I’ve read)
There are 2387 million more I could list, it’s just something about the southern twang, sassy southern ladies, history, traditional family names, family traditions and pride in general, and pace of life that just sets the romantic tone for me. Just check out my pic from Saturday at the gorgeous church where my friends got married, note the spanish moss!
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