Book Review – Bound South

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Written By: Susan Rebecca White
Published By: Touchstone, a Division of Simon & Schuster Inc., 2009, First Edition, 368 pages, paperback
ISBN 978-1416558675

Bound South is a vibrant yet laid-back story that entertains, as it gives you a big-helping of the beautiful South.”

Product Description – From Amazon.com
“By turns hilarious and poignant, the lives of three vibrant and unique Southern women — a proper Atlanta matron, her rebellious teenage daughter, and their housekeeper’s young daughter — intersect in unexpected and extraordinary ways in this richly compelling debut novel of family, friendship, and folly.”

Bound South starts off slowly, easing you into the lives of the somewhat dysfunctional, Parker family. This smoothly flowing story is very entertaining and gives you a real taste of the South. The plot is unique and creatively deals with a few fairly serious topics, but it does not get bogged down. The characters and the emotional situations that they get into and go through, are amusing and sincere. There is a real depth of character that stirs your interest. The Author has a wonderful way of capturing the protocol and the eccentric, social etiquette that surrounds some of the people from the south. Though I have never been to the southern states, after reading this book, it felt like I had a nice visit there. This story grabbed my attention and held it to the end. I really enjoyed this story and I highly recommend this book!

♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ (8 out of 10 Diamonds) – Thoroughly enjoyed it
 

Link to the Author’s website:
http://www.susanrebeccawhite.com/
Link to the Publisher’s Website:
http://www.simonsays.com/

A special thanks to Simon & Schuster for sending me a copy to review.

Copyright ©  Book Reviews By Bobbie — Bobbie Crawford-McCoy

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10 thoughts on “Book Review – Bound South

  1. Hi Kathy,

    I think you will enjoy the story. :-) The South sounds like a beautiful place full of laid-back, sweet tea drinking, old fashioned, super polite people.
    Am I close Kathy? ;-)

  2. Good to know you liked this book — I’ve been hearing about it and wondering.

  3. It sounds like this book characterizes, or mimics characterizing, real people, which would give it a strong flavor! I myself love eccentricities and would probably thoroughly enjoy it!

  4. Hi Christina,

    Yes, you are right. This book has a very real feel to it and the characters are believable and very ‘human’. If you read a copy, please let me know what you thought of it, okay? :-)
    Thanks.

  5. Hi Cindy S.,

    I’m glad you like the premise of this book. I love the cover too. It reminds me of when I was young (I’m only 28, but still) and carefree. ;-) I’d love to know that you think of it!

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