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Whistlin' Dixie in a Nor'easter: A Novel Paperback – Bargain Price, September 28, 2010
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From Publishers Weekly
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Advance Praise for Whistlin’ Dixie in a Nor’easter:
"Funny, heartfelt and loaded with southern charm…You'll laugh out loud at as Leelee Satterfield plants her debutante flag on the snowy fields of Vermont. You'll be whistlin' "more, more!" by novel's end. I promise. "
--Adriana Trigiani, bestelling author of the Big Stone Gap series and Lucia, Lucia
“Just when you think there's nothing new under the sun, here it comes---the North/South split as seen from a brand new perspective. I absolutely DEVOURED this yummy novel, all at one sitting. Lisa Patton serves up genuine romance, wisdom, and humor at this B&B---with plenty of smart social observation on the side. Sweet, sassy, and very entertaining!”
--Lee Smith, author of The Last Girls
Lisa Patton draws you into each moment of this wonderfully heartbreaking yet hilarious journey of self-enlightenment. Whistlin’ Dixie is truly a page-turner from beginning to end. --Jeff Bridges
“Memphis belle Leelee heads for Vermont, trading iced tea and kudzu for black ice, black flies, and a winter that lasts well into May. The results? An amusing, touching novel about a steel magnolia who faces an extreme culture clash and must decide if she wants to set down roots in red clay or snow. Whistlin’ in Dixie in a Nor’easter is a fabulous, feel-good read.”
--Karin Gillespie, author of Dollar Daze
"Lisa Patton brings Northerners and Southerners together in this heartwarming and funny tale."
--T. Lynn Ocean, author of the Jersey Barnes series
"In her debut novel Lisa Patton paints a beautiful portrait of friendship, and one woman's journey finding herself, with tears and laughter along the way. I loved it."
--Christopher Cross, Grammy Award-winning Singer-songwriter
Lisa Patton knows her way around "Southern Belles" and "Vermonsters" alike-and spares neither with her humor and wit in this fun romp....a promising debut for comic fiction.
--Tracy McArdle, author of Real Women Eat Beef
"Whistlin' Dixie in a Nor'easter gives you a heroine to root for and a book that keeps you turning pages. A delightful read."
--Linda Francis Lee, bestselling author of The Ex-Debutante
More About the Author
After three sub-zero winters, though, Lisa's compass pointed south again and she sped back to Tennessee to de-thaw. A year later she returned to the Music Industry and went to work for recording artist, Michael McDonald, working on several albums and DVD projects including the Grammy nominated, certified Platinum, Motown. When Historic Carnton Plantation in Franklin, Tennessee called with an offer to produce the Summer Concert Series, Lisa eagerly accepted and remained in that position until writing became a full-time job.
Lisa is now the bestselling author of WHISTLIN' DIXIE IN A NOR'EASTER and YANKEE DOODLE DIXIE. Both novels have been featured on the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA) Bestseller List and her third novel, SOUTHERN AS A SECOND LANGUAGE, is the final book in the Whistlin' Dixie series.
When she's not writing Lisa guides walking tours of Historic Downtown Franklin, her hometown in Tennessee and is a contributing writer for SOUTHERN EXPOSURE magazine. Currently at work on her fourth book, Lisa is the proud mother of two sons and a little Havanese pooch named Rosie. To learn more about her, please visit Lisa's Web site at www.lisapatton.com.
Top Customer Reviews
While from the South, I found the references to Southern ways to be so very true, we need to giggle at ourselves sometimes.
I found the universal truths in the book to come from the character development of many of the characters, but especially LeeLee. I could so relate to her in the way that she had to pull it together for her family's survival and in the process became a stronger person. Each of the main characters developed as the story unfolded, again making this book so relevant at so many levels.
I truly enjoyed reading a book that was related to real life and made me laugh at the true reality of it all!
Seriously, I did love this book and barely put it down from start to finish. It was entertaining! It was light! It was fun! And Miss Lisa was 100% spot on with Leelee's southern voice! If you are looking for an upbeat book that will leave a smile on your face, I recommend Whistlin' Dixie in a Nor'easter, especially if you were raised in the south. And never mind that Leelee started out as maybe a little sheltered and closed-minded in the beginning. She grew, and that's what characters in a novel are supposed to do.
And by the way, just so you northern girls won't think I gave this book so many stars for all the wrong reasons, I wasn't a cheerleader, I didn't have a rich daddy who left me a trust fund, and even though I can still barely believe it, I didn't marry a philanderin', good-lookin' southern boy, but of all things, a Yankee! I still can't hardly believe it!
Oh, and one more thing: Leelee was right about Pepsi!!!
The "heroine" is spoiled, selfish, self-absorbed, sheltered and close-minded. Granted, this all gets put to the test, but the narrator of this book is so unlikeable that you pretty much don't even care about her after a while. It sounds as if she wanted to write a book about being a popular cheerleader in high school who snags the cutest guy, then goes onto be a sorority girl in college with her best friends from childhood (heaven forbid she should befriend someone who isn't exactly like her), then leads a easy, privileged life off Daddy's money and connections.
Then she stuffed a plot around this and called it a day.
This is a character most readers are able to relate to?
With WAY too many great books to read, I wouldn't recommend someone else wasting their time or money on this one.
and read it in two days. I really look forward to Lisa's next novel and hope
it picks up where this one leaves off. A wonderful book. Congratulations,
to a great writer. No boring moments.
Okay, kidding aside, I really wanted to like this book. But as others have pointed out, it was so riddled with stereotypes that it bordered on the ridiculous. Southern women are Steel Magnolias, y'all, and ain't no one ever gonna love you more than your sorority sisters and Daddy. Southern men are philanderin', good-lookin' devils, bless their hearts. Yankees...well, ever since the War of Northern Aggression, I think y'all know where we stand on them uptight, repressed, unfriendly fatties.
Sigh. Hard to believe this one got published. So disappointing. This book is a strike against Southern authors everywhere.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book and the 2 that follow left me wanting more of the characters. I love everything about it and it eft me with a huge smile.Published 4 months ago by Lesley H.
Very funny. Again, I loved all three books in this series.Published 4 months ago by Dorinda K. Norrell
Overall the book was predictable and most of the characters were based on lazy (ignorant?), provincial stereotypes. Read morePublished 6 months ago by BARRY A THOM
I thoroughly enjoyed this book! Stayed up way too late trying to finish!Published 6 months ago by Janet Moroy
A fun southern read - I made sure to get the sequel Whistlin DixiePublished 8 months ago by Norma Lewis
I didn't expect to love this book, but I did. I'm usually not drawn to women's fiction, but this one's cover drew me in! I guess I was in the mood for a giant peach dacquiri. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Dog Lady
Not a blessed thing going on in this book. The main character moves from TN to VT, and longs to return. That's the book. Read morePublished 9 months ago by T. P. Austin
A fun book that explores the climatic and cultural differences faced by a southerner suddenly finding herself in the northeast - and takes off her white gloves to conquer her daily... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Constance C. Jones
Good read for anyone who enjoys the trials and tribulations of a a "good old southern gal." Can't wait to read book two of the series.Published 10 months ago by NotBob