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Saturday, August 17, 2013

Weekend Cooking and Book Review - Wedding Belles by Beth Albright (and a sassy recipe for Fried Green Tomatoes!)

I just love books that feature yummy-sounding food, and love even more when those books include the recipes for some of those luscious treats!

Author Beth Albright gives great book love to foodies with a selection of 15 recipes along with her charming story in her latest release, "Wedding Belles."

About The Book:

The Sassy Belles are back… and this time, wedding bells are ringing!
Seven months pregnant and head over heels in love, Vivi Ann McFadden is busy pulling together the final details for her wedding to Lewis Heart, famous play-by-play announcer for the Crimson Tide. But with two wedding-planners-gone-wild, a psychic giving her advice, and the ceremony happening on the same day as the wildly popular Crimson Tide kickoff game, chaos reigns supreme. Luckily, maid of honor Blake O'Hara Heart is on the job. She'll tackle this wedding if it's the last thing she does!
But not everyone is cheering for the happy couple. News of the upcoming nuptials has brought Lewis's old flame back to Tuscaloosa—and she's got a secret that could mean the end of Lewis's marriage …before it even begins.
Sexy Southern fun …with a hint of magnolia!

My Thoughts:

Beth Albright once again brings the sass and the class Southern style in this charming, fast-paced story which is the sequel to her debut novel, THE SASSY BELLES.

Albright populates her story with a cast of quirky and personable characters that anyone would want to friends with. I really enjoyed the close friendship of Blake O'Hara Heart and her BBF Vivi McFadden - they are the kind of gals who stick together through thick and thin, and get into the most incredible situation - kind of reminds me of a certain wacky red-head and her side-kick buddy!

And I loved that "Wedding Belles" is set in Albright's hometown of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. She captures the essence of the town and it's down- home, college town atmosphere perfectly and since we were just there a few weeks ago on vacation it was fun picking out the local landmarks and settings that she uses!

If you enjoy Southern fiction with a generous dose of humor and high spirits, then WEDDING BELLES will be a genuine delight. 

As a special treat for her readers, Beth recently filmed a video featuring the fine art of making a Southern delicacy - Fried Green Tomatoes! 

Beth also has a video showing off her fabulous Peach Cobbler - here is the link - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYB9800Pva4

About The Author:

Beth Albright is a Tuscaloosa native, former "Days of Our Lives" actress, and former radio and TV talk show host. She is a graduate of the University of Alabama School of Journalism. She is also a screenwriter, voice-over artist and mother. She is married to her college sweetheart, Ted. A perpetually homesick Southern Belle and a major Alabama Crimson Tide fan, she splits her time between San Francisco and, of course, Tuscaloosa.

Be sure to check out her Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/beth.albright.belles

I purchased this book for my personal library. I was not compensated for my opinion.

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Carole said...

Good one, Sharon. I do hope you'll link it in to the August Books You Loved over at my place - carole's Chatter! Cheers

Vicki said...

Love the sound of this book so I'm adding the series to my list.

We LOVE fried green tomatoes, and make them just like Beth does!!

Beth F said...

I love fried green tomatoes too! What a fun video.

(Diane) bookchickdi said...

This sounds like such a cute, fun read.

Christine said...

Yum! I love fried green tomatoes!