June 27, 2013

A Little Salty to Cut the Sweet

by Sophie Hunter
Christian Memoir
Southern stories of faith, family, and fifteen pounds of bacon
Tyndale Media Description:
There’s nothing quite like family—for good or bad. But in a world where we sometimes know more about the Kardashians than we do the people sleeping right down the hall, it’s easy to forget that walking through life with our family offers all sorts of joy wrapped up in the seemingly mundane. There’s even a little bit of sacred sitting smack-dab in the middle of the ordinary. And since time’s-a-wastin’, we need to be careful that we don’t take our people—and their stories—for granted. Whether it’s a marathon bacon-frying session, a road trip gone hysterically wrong, or a mother-in-law who makes every trip to the grocery store an adventure, author Sophie Hudson reminds us how important it is to slow down and treasure the day-to-day encounters with the people we love the most.

Written in the same witty style as Sophie’s BooMama blog, A Little Salty to Cut the Sweetis a cheerful, funny, and tender account of Sophie’s very Southern family. It’s a look into the real lives of real people—and a real, loving God right in the middle of it all.
As the bearer of a southern heart, I fell in love with this book reading the blasted introduction! The rest of the book doesn’t disappoint, either. ;) Even though my upbringing was somewhat different, I easily relate to these stories, and can almost swear Sophie Hudson’s relatives and mine are the same! (Bless their hearts.) What a charming 90-percent-true-ish memoir!

My word, you’ll laugh and you’ll cry reading this book, but mostly, you’ll walk away with the feeling of belonging to this delightful, imperfect, inspirational southern family. And, heavens to Betsy, being a peach in this salty pie is a sweet thang!

Cover: Like it
Title: Love it
Publisher: Tyndale Publishing
Pages: 174
Pace: Fast
First Line (introduction): One of the great blessings of my life is that I grew up in a family of storytellers.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received the Advanced Review Copy free from the NetGalley book review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The options I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 

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