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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Magic in Dixie by Beth Albright - Book Review




About The Book:

" Honey, there are secrets in this town for sure but I couldn't believe there were so many-- all buried in one family. And of all places to start digging them up-a funeral."~Vivi McFadden Heart

"I was born into a house full of secrets and bad behavior."

Rhonda Cartwright Bently is having the most important moment of her life. She has finally been asked to help cater the Governor's ball at the Emmy Awards in LA- But before the big day she has to get home to Tuscaloosa, Alabama and bury her estranged father. What she discovers in the aftermath of the funeral turns her life upside down in a matter of seconds.
 
A gift from her father from the grave-a dilapidated southern mansion with an old trunk full of family secrets, will transform Rhonda's life in an instant and make her question everything she's ever believed about her family and herself. And then there's that list--the one she made about her dream man when she was just a teenager. Her perfect love may be right here under her nose, but for Rhonda this is one last complication she could do without. She intended to get home, bury Daddy, sell that dilapidated monstrosity and get back to LA, as fast as she could. But plans never quite work out just as we hope.
 
Rhonda will have to call on her old BFF's, Blake and Vivi, to help solve the family mystery. But what those original Sassy Belles finally create out of that pile of dust could change Rhonda's life for good, make her Hollywood dreams fade to black, and maybe even help her uncover her heart right where she left it-in Dixie. But sometimes things aren't as they seem. And people aren't always who we think they are.

Beth Albright is at her southern best with this new series of sexy romance, laugh out loud comedy, and edge-of-your-seat mystery-exactly what we have come to love in the Beth Albright brand! So grab your girlfriends and put on your seatbelts for this one-- an exciting, unpredictable joy ride though the Deep South that will keep you guessing until the final shocking pages.

My Thoughts:

I'm a huge fan of Beth Albright's "Sassy Belles" series, and was delighted to find she is continuing the stories of smart and sassy gals from the South!  "Magic in Dixie" is a wonderful story of friendship at it's best - girlfriends who stick together can always figure out the most daunting problems, and this is the case in this tale.

Beth takes her readers right into the heart of Dixie with her storytelling and it is always a delight to pick up one of her novels.  "Magic in Dixie" can be read as a stand-alone novel, but treat yourself to the entire "Sassy" experience and pick up the previous three novels as well.  I took this book on vacation with me, and it just so happens we were in the region of Alabama that this story is set in - and I guarantee that Beth has the entire Southern experience down pat in her stories!  You can almost feel the heat and hear the sweet, soft accents as you read.

I highly recommend this book, and any and everything Beth Albright writes! 



About The Author:

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Beth Albright is the author of the award-winning, best-selling series The Sassy Belles.
 
After knowing Beth for just a few short seconds you are sure to learn she is from Alabama. No, its not the lilt of magnolia you can still catch in her voice, or even the way she lovingly describes her undying love for her famous alma mater’s football champions. She will tell you she loves Tuscaloosa, even after living quite literally all over the country. Though Beth has had a remarkable career, from New York City to Hollywood, and all points in between, she has never forgotten where she came from…and what she loves. That’s why when it came time to write, Beth had no choice but to write about Tuscaloosa and The University of Alabama, and all the quirky people she still calls family, though some do not actually share her bloodline!
 
Beth Albright has always been a storyteller. After spending nearly 15 years in talk radio, as a talk show host, playing the part of a principal character on the soap opera, DAYS OF OUR LIVES, owning her own acting school and children’s theater, and raising a son who was a nationally ranked figure skater, Beth has decided to return to her roots; storytelling. When she was in the sixth grade, her teacher gave her the floor every Friday to tell her stories. See, Beth was a talker, a future talk show host in the making, and she was sharing her stories so much that her teacher couldn’t teach. The teacher told 12 year old Beth if she would begin writing her stories down, she would be allowed time to share those stories with the class.
 
 
 
And she’s been writing, AND talking ever since. Beth has interviewed Bob Hope, Oprah Winfrey, Betty White, Wolfgang Puck and George Burns live from the Chinese Theatre, as well as numerous other celebrities, and authors. Then Beth became a principal character on Days of Our Lives. But through all of the excitement of talk shows and soap operas, Beth loved telling stories to her audience the most. With a degree in Journalism from her beloved University of Alabama, She always remains true to her roots, born and raised in Tuscaloosa, “My grandfather was the play by play announcer for the Crimson Tide in the 50s!” Beth will proudly tell you.   She is a down homespun girl, although she currently lives in San Francisco with her TV producer husband and her brilliant son. But her heart is always in Alabama.
 
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I purchased this book for my personal library.  I was not compensated for my opinion.

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