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Yankee Doodle Dixie: A Novel
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Yankee Doodle Dixie: A Novel

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by Lisa Patton
 

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A charmingly funny testament to second chances in life and love from the acclaimed author of Whistlin' Dixie in a Nor'easter

Lisa Patton won the hearts of readers last year, her book Whistlin' Dixie in a Nor'easter became a sleeper-success. Building on a smashing debut, Lisa's poised to go to the next level—because

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Yankee Doodle Dixie 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
JuniperJenny More than 1 year ago
Leelee is a fun and engaging character. I enjoyed reading about her life. After finishing this book, I found myself questioning why she would seemingly take a step back with her job at the radio station. She became so empowered in the first book when she stood up to the German Witch and I was a little surprised that she would tolerate an overbearing boss after being so empowered. After reading this book, I realized that she returned "home" but it was not the same home she had known before, which enabled her to make seemingly silly or redundant mistakes. She had to create a whole new life for the second time in as many years. That's not an easy task, but she should have carried the insight and confidence from her previous experiences with her as she embarked on her new journey back home. Liam and Riley were unecessary distractions in the book. I wanted to see more of Peter! It was a little hard to believe that they were apart for so many months without any contact after they had fallen in love. I kept reading ahead to see when he would appear! The author also did a lot of retelling of events from the first book, which was completely unecessary.
CharlotteLynnsReviews More than 1 year ago
LeeLee Satterfield follows her Husband, Baker, to Vermont, cause good southern girls stick by their man, to open The Peach Blossom Inn. After making The Peach Blossom Inn a huge success, her husband leaves her and their two young girls for his mistress. LeeLee decides to sell the Inn and move back home to Memphis. When she gets back to Memphis she finds out life is not the same as when she left. Kissie, Alice, Mary Jule, and Virginia are all in the Memphis area to help and support LeeLee as she has to learn how to be a single mother and has to deal with the town gossips. She realizes with her best friends by her side anything can be done. LeeLee manages to find a place to live and a job and still have great fun with her friends and family. LeeLee is the true heroine in this novel. She shows her bravery first by leaving all that is familiar to her and following her husband to Vermont to start a new business in a new town with new friends. When her marriage fails, her bravery shows again, she decides she has to take her children and move back home, where she has no home and no job, but plenty of good friends to help her find her way. Yankee Doodle Dixie truly has me cheering for LeeLee and her girls. I loved that her second mother, Kissie, Took her in and helped her with the girls with no questions asked. The fact that her girlfriends never gave her any grief about her lives decision made them be the kind of friends every girl needs. I won’t give away the ending but it was perfect. Lisa Patton wrote an amazing novel that made me smile and laugh. The southern feel to Yankee Doodle Dixie made it a perfect sunny day read. I cannot wait for more stories about LeeLee.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Should have been the middle book of a trilogy. I was expecting the North to come to Memphis and that didn't happen until the last chapter.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was enjoyable. Not a book that I just couldn't wait to read but it was nice. Kept me interested. Nice simple story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a great book about friendship and getting another chance at a happy life. Highly recommend it.
DylansMomma More than 1 year ago
Loved Lisa Patton's first novel... but the follow up was a disappointment.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Leelee "Fiery" Satterfield married her high school sweetheart and left their Memphis home to build a successful Dixie B&B in Vermont. When her spouse left her and their two daughters for bigger boobs, Leelee decides Vermont was his dream. She sells the B&B and with her kids returns to Memphis. Her only New England regret is leaving behind Peter the chef. Back in Memphis, Leelee's late parents' former housekeeper Kissie helps her take care of the house and the kids. Leelee obtains a job at Classic Hits FM 99 and reunites with her best friends. At the station she becomes victim to DJ Johnny's pranks and the assaults including olfactory of Stan the jock. Rock star Liam White meets and likes Leelee so he invites her to attend his New York show, which breaks the station's rule of no extracurricular activity with the "guests". The second Leelee comedic escapades are an entertaining southern family drama but lose the edgy cultural war of a Tennessee rebel in Vermont that made the first tale refreshingly unique (Whistlin' Dixie in a Nor'easter). Still this is a fun tale starring a thirtyish woman whose family (including Kissie), friends and professional relationships make for an entertaining migration back to Dixie. Harriet Klausner
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