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Monday, July 27, 2015

Home Is Where My People Are and A Little Salty To Cut The Sweet by Sophie Hudson

I recently ran across Southern author Sophie Hudson's books, "Home Is Where My People Are" and "A Little Salty To Cut The Sweet," and I am so glad that I did.  These are two of the funniest family friendly and inspirational books I've run across in quite a while.

Sophie, who is the genius behind the BooMama blog (www.boomama.net), writes about family love, faithful relationships and she mixed in a huge helping of Southern fun and the result are books that are just a hoot to read.  And best of all, Sophie includes a measure of inspirational stories and advice that just give the books the cherry to the top that they need.  I highly recommend both books for fans of Southern humor and memoirs!  You will be so glad you grabbed these books!

Here is a little more about each book:

About The Book:

(From the back cover): LISTEN. It’s easy to go through life believing we can satisfy our longing for home with a three-bedroom, two-bath slice of the American dream that we mortgage at 4 percent and pay for over the course of thirty years.

Well, you know what? I think what we’re really looking for is to belong and to be known. And rest as-sured, wherever we are on the long and winding road of life, God is at work in the jour-ney―teaching us, shaping us, and refining us―sometimes through the most unlikely people and circumstances. Because at the end of the day, it’s not the numbers on the front door or even the name on the mailbox that says home, but the peo-ple who live and laugh and love there, wherever “there” might happen to be.

This book is about my journey and all the amazing people and places I found along the way. I hope you’ll enjoy the trip as much as I did.

My Thoughts:

In Sophie Hudson's most recent book, she details her journey through life looking for and longing for home. Not that she didn't have a fabulous family home growing up, but as she became an adult she found herself longing to have a place to call her very own, and in her humorous way, she takes her readers along her journey with charming tales of family, friends, love, and faith.

I really enjoyed this second book from Sophie, as much as I did her first book - "A Little Salty To Cut The Sweet."  This book was a bit more serious in parts and I so appreciated Sophie's honest and open manner of presenting her story. 

I would dare say that Sophie could very well give Fannie Flagg a run for her money as the premier Southern funny lady! 

About The Book:

(From the back cover):  Here’s the Thing: Family is worth celebrating.And since I’m Southern, I would almost always advise that the celebrating should involve a table where both the fried chicken and the laughter are abundant.

But as wonderful as family life can be, it can also be complicated. Family can get under your skin like nobody’s business.

No matter what, though, I love my people to pieces. I imagine you feel the same way about your family. And while food may be what brings us to the table when we get together, it’s the people who provide the real nourishment. As we join hands and bow heads and break bread, God faithfully teaches us deep, lasting lessons about loyalty. About love. About Him.

This book is a collection of some of my favorite family stories. I’m just as tickled as I can be to share them with you.

And I hope you’ll feel right at home.

My Thoughts:

Oh my goodness!  Sophie Hudson needs to put warning sticker on her books stating "Warning - you just might have an accident from laughing too much!"  I just absolutely adored every single word of this fun-filled and family-filled book. 

Sophie tells tales on her beloved family and friends in such a manner that you "bless their hearts" and shake your head at the same time!  Being blessed with a Southern family of my own, I could relate to most of the hilarious stories collected here.  But what I most appreciated about this book was Sophie's very real love of her God and the faith she shares so readily.  I want to be this gal's best friend - or at least in her circle - for the food alone!  (Sophie and her mother graciously share several of their family recipes at the end of the book - as sweet Southern women would!)

I highly recommend this book as well as Sophie's second book, "Home Is Where My People Are,"

About The Author:

Sophie Hudson began her blog, www.BooMama.net, in 2005, which means she’s now been blogging for three times as long as the mid-90s stirrup pants craze. She is also a contributor to the Pioneer Woman’s blog, serves as co-emcee of LifeWay’s dotMOM event, and the author of A Little Salty to Cut the Sweet and Home Is Where My People Are.

She enjoys laughing until she cries, cheering like crazy during college football games, and hanging out with her people (preferably while wearing pajama pants). She lives with her husband and son in Birmingham, Alabama.

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I purchased these books for my personal collection. I was not compensated for my opinion.

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