Everybody needs a little salt in their lives
If you know me at all, you know that my family is from Mississippi. I love me some Mississippi and I miss it! Some of my most treasured years were spent there and somewhere deep in my heart, I still think I’m going to move back someday For those of you that know Boomama, Sophie Hudson, you know that she is from Mississippi as well. If not, well, now you do What you may not know is that my aunt Missy grew up with her husband! I didn’t know this either until the other day. Missy is still living in the motherland (as we call it) down in Meridian, MS. Life is slow, bows are big and people are FUNNY.
What does this have to do with the price of eggs in Egypt? Well, the good news for you in this little family history session is that my aunt Missy wants to send one of YOU one of Sophies new books! Have you heard of it? If not, here’s Missy’s review:
“ I know my review of “A Little Salty To Cut The Sweet” will sound basically like so many other of the reviews left on Amazon, Barnes and nobles, etc. However, I believe that is a good thing because it demonstrates Sophie’s uncanny ability to elicit the same emotions and responses in everyone who reads it. She has a gift of conveying that sense of home, nostalgia, and the real roots/culture if the South. Reading this book, which is filled with chapters about her family and friends, I was struck with such a sense of nostalgia that I wanted to just sit and relive those “good ol days” that she stirred in my memory. It made me long for my childhood so that I could just go back and revel in those moments and really try to understand how precious those times with my family were. It also made me wistful for high school- which is no easy feat! But you see, her husband and I graduated together and were great friends. Sadly, it’s been “a sweet forever” since I have seen him because of “adulthood, jobs, life, etc. As I read, I felt the irony of the situation because I was guilty of not keeping up with friends! . Also, reading this book is extra special because I KNOW some of these people! And trust me, she has Martha pegged to a “T”!! I think her next book should be about Martha alone, because Martha is so funny and so so sweet.
Sophie does a great job of weaving her faith into so many situations and that is what really makes this book special. . (She has skills y’all! ) If you read her blog (and if you don’t – WHY NOT?) then you know how funny she is. She can convey and capture the spirit of southern culture better on paper than most can express verbally! I read this book in a day – and it only took that long because work somehow interrupted me. But really, it is a wonderful book and if you’re from the South, you’ll appreciate it a lot. If you aren’t from the South, you’ll wish you were!!
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