Southern Perfection

Southern Perfection

by Casey Peeler


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780990698418
Publisher: Casey Peeler
Publication date: 08/10/2014
Pages: 222
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.47(d)

About the Author

Casey Peeler grew up and still lives in North Carolina with her husband and daughter. Her first passion is teaching students with special needs. Over the years, she found her way to relax was in a good book.

After reading Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neal Hurston her senior year of high school and multiple Nicholas Sparks' novels, she found a hidden love and appreciation for reading.

Her perfect day consists of water, sand between her toes, a cold beverage, and a great book!

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Southern Perfection 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
shahawkins More than 1 year ago
The best book I have read in a while! It made me laugh,cry & UGLY CRY!! Man this book really hit home with this Southern girl! Loved everything about it! A MUST read!! 
CarrieThomas1 More than 1 year ago
Emotional, real southern romance! I love when YA books have a real, emotional, feel-good family theme. Casey did a wonderful job with the characters. So much that you actually feel what they feel. I loved that Rae and Emmett's relationship grew throughout the book. I had time to get to know them, and relate to them. This book reminded me of high school and why I loved it. The emotional connection between Rae and her grandfather was touching. This book reminds me of family, and that sometimes, that's all you need.
Tabitha_Coots More than 1 year ago
Southern Perfection is a story of loss, healing and old love and finding new love. Be ready with LOTS of tissues because you are going to need them. I like Raegan was very close to my grandpa, and when he passed my world shattered around me. Reading Raegan's heartbreak brought back all those emotions about my own grandpa. Southern Perfecting is a heartwarming, yet heartbreaking story that will grasp onto your heart.
BeccaJo More than 1 year ago
I read this in a day! As I sit and write this review tomorrow (sept 9) will be 12 years since I lost my grandmother who lived with me from the time I was born til a month before she passed away. It's also 18 months since I lost my great grandmother who I lived with the past 8 years. This book really hit home because both of these women remind me so much of Reagan's granddaddy! The difference is I don't have a man, my parents are both alive, even though they are divorced, and I'm not in the south(other than southern ohio! Lol). My grandmother that passed away 12 years ago died of a bad heart, my great grandmother died of her heart but due to complications of lymphoma. I can tell you both days like they were yesterday! My one grandma I didn't get to say goodbye to. My great grandmother , I didn't leave her side, I was by her side when the dr told her she had stage 4 lymphoma! She had it for months but her regular dr did not seem to catch it! She didn't want to have treatments but for me she tried! I held her hand during the 8 hour treatment! ONE treatment, before it took her. On March 10, 2013 I got the call in the middle of the night to meet her at the ER! After being transported to a different hospital I watched and held her hand as she slowly went! And the thing is she asked me several times why wouldn't it end, she just wanted to go home! On March 11, 2013 in the early mornings I sat and watched her take her last breath. She was a good Christian lady who fought breast cancer 10 years ago! I couldn't blame god because he was ready for her to come home. It's just something that I will never forget! Because like Reagan and granddaddy, my world revolved around my great grandma! This isn't your typical love story! I love the relationship that Emmett and Reagan have, but I also love that the story is revolved around someone else! This story shows the dynamics of family and the affects they have on relationships! Although Emmett loved Reagan, he understood what family meant to her! I love Casey Peelers books and have been a fan since book 1 and don't think that's going to change anytime soon! Make sure you have tissues nearby because this is a tear jerker but is also a heartwarming tale! Good job Casey on an awesome book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read about relationships and how to overcome what the real world hands you!
Sammyjk More than 1 year ago
3.5 Wish-I-Could-Give-It-More Stars MY THOUGHTS~  This was my first book by author Casey Peeler. I really liked the story as a whole. My rating was mostly influenced by the dialogue throughout the book. It just seemed all wrong to me. It didn't feel natural or even realistic for things that were being said by characters the ages of the people in the book. That fact alone had me putting it in my "DNF" pile within the first 20(ish) percent. Then, I kept thinking about it and ended up picking it back up and finishing it. The story itself was beautiful and sweet. If my rating were based on that alone, it would have been a solid 5, but I had to consider that dialogue that bugged me to no end. Overall, it was a very heartwarming read.
JaciHalloween More than 1 year ago
I won an ARC copy by the author and am writing an honest review free of persuasion from the author or anyone else affiliated with this book.  The story starts off with a bang. I like how a story can pull you in from the start and let me tell you that you will be interested from the start in this stand alone book from Casey Peeler. If you have read her Full Circle series (which I highly recommend), this is totally different and set in southern and small town environment,however the vibe from the people are different.  Flash forward to the present and you have Reagan (female lead) and her pawpaw, Mr. Lowery(male co-lead) on the farm. Reagan's point of view is how this starts out you can see how she is the typical all american southern belle on the outside, looks can be very deceiving.  Enter childhood love of her life Emmett(male co-lead), drop dead gorgeous man who has come back to high school just in time for Rea, as her friends call her, needs her the most. This story hit home to me at the end. You seem to know all throughout the book what is going to have to happen to have Rea grow up and rely on, Emmett and Cole (Emmett's step brother).  The story throws you off at times because it goes from Rea's point of view to Emmett's point of view. For some people that can get a bit confusing if you have not read a book like this before, however as you read further in the book you do not even notice the view switch as much and just see a scene play out in front of you. I think that helps clear the confusion for those who have never read a book that switches points of views. I think this story tells a lot about of how keeping up appearances can be hard and deceiving and to be true to yourself. I also like to think that Mrs. Peeler wants us to realize that there are people, true friends we can count on when we need them.  I hope she would consider writing another book to see how Rea and Emmett fair at college and how the farm turns out.
Kim0429 More than 1 year ago
I received an Arc of this book and love the cover! Casey is a beautiful author who can write GREAT books!! I loved all of the characters, the story was great and I was sad to see it end. There has only been 1-2 books that have actually made me cry and now I can add this one to that list! I hope there is a second book to find out what happens with everyone! If Casey Peeler writes it then I will definitely be reading it!
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Chelly1284 More than 1 year ago
On the outside, Raegan Lowery is the perfect All-American girl – honor student, varsity cheerleader, beautiful and nice to everyone, but she has also had a hard past.  At the age of 5, Raegan lost her entire family except for her granddaddy, who will always be number 1 in her life.  When school ends, the hard work begins and she does more than her part in running the family farm to make sure her granddaddy doesn’t overdo it.   Emmett Bridges made his mark on Raegan when he gave her a stuffed bunny after she lost everything.  Little did he know, that small act of kindness made a huge impact on Raegan’s life and she has never forgotten him.  After being gone for a few years, Emmett’s back and he can’t get Raegan out of his head.  He’s been warned to stay away by others who have staked their claim on Raegan, but he’ll let her make that choice.   When Raegan learns that her world may be turned upside down once again, she’s asked to keep the secret within her small family.  This secret is eating her alive and breaking her heart, and she doesn’t know how she’ll survive this again.  Emmett is the perfect southern gentleman and she’s falling for him fast, but can she fully let him in her life?  No one will ever come before Granddaddy and she wills always be there for him, but who will be there for her in the end?  I have had the honor of working with Casey Peeler on all of her projects, and I have loved watching her grow as an author.  I can honestly say that this is BY FAR the best book she has written to date.  Southern Perfection is a beautiful story full of love, healing, southern life, family, and friends.  It is heartwarming, as well as heartbreaking, and I absolutely loved every minute of it.  Keep a box of tissues handy, you’ll need it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Casey you did it again! Another great one! I loved the story & the sweetness behind it! If you want to read a book about a strong country girl with a heart of gold! Then you need to read this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Southern Perfection is an awesome read!!! Casey Peeler has become one of the authors that I automatically one click whenever she publishes something. I loved the whole Full Circle series so I had to read Casey's newest book, Southern Perfection. Southern Perfection is great and I was not disappointed. It's definitely worth one clicking. Raegan is an amazing character. She has had a lot happen in her live. She is so put together. She's not your typical high schooler, she has a lot going on but keeps it;s all balanced. Emmett is swoon worthy. He left town for a while and now he's back. He understands Raegan. He also is the only boy that Raegan has shown interest in. I also loved Grandaddy. The love in Grandaddy and Raegan's relationship is one we all wish we had. Grandaddy is also a strong character, he doesn't miss a beat when he threatens Emmett with his shotgun. I'm not sure if he would really meet Emmett at the door with a shotgun if he didn't bring Raegan back on time but it sure did make me smile when I read it. It's told in the dual POV of Raegan and Emmett. I love dual POVs because you can get into both Raegan and Emmett's heads and she what they are thinking. It's a great sweet story that reminds you how important love and family are. It also an emotional roller coaster of a read and you might want to have some tissues near by just in case.