Sunday, April 10, 2016

Review: Magic in Dixie by Beth Albright

SUMMARY
“I was born into a house full of secrets and bad behavior.”

Rhonda Cartwright Bently is having the most important moment of her life. She has finally been asked to help cater the Governor’s ball at the Emmy Awards in LA— But before the big day she has to get home to Tuscaloosa, Alabama and bury her estranged father. What she discovers in the aftermath of the funeral turns her life upside down in a matter of seconds. 

A gift from her father from the grave—a dilapidated southern mansion with an old trunk full of family secrets, will transform Rhonda’s life in an instant and make her question everything she’s ever believed about her family and herself. And then there’s that list--the one she made about her dream man when she was just a teenager. Her perfect love may be right here under her nose, but for Rhonda this is one last complication she could do without. She intended to get home, bury Daddy, sell that dilapidated monstrosity and get back to LA, as fast as she could. But plans never quite work out just as we hope.

Rhonda will have to call on her old BFF’s, Blake and Vivi, to help solve the family mystery. But what those original Sassy Belles finally create out of that pile of dust could change Rhonda’s life for good, make her Hollywood dreams fade to black, and maybe even help her uncover her heart right where she left it—in Dixie. But sometimes things aren’t as they seem. And people aren’t always who we think they are.

MY REVIEW
Southern romance at its finest!  Beth did not disappoint.  I fell in love with the southern romance from page one!
A southern romance without a few deep seated secrets just isn't southern at all!
Rhonda grew up in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  She loved her home town but she always wanted to make her escape and start fresh.  Well she met her now ex-husband and she had her wish.  They ran away to LA and were ready to start a family.  When that dream fell apart, Rhonda had started her own life in LA, single with no intentions of returning to her southern roots.  
She as finally making a name for her self in LA - even though she didn't have a store front or barely any money to her name - he company Southern Comforts was just asked to cater the Governor's Ball for the Emmy Awards!  This was her chance!
An then she got the call.  Her daddy had passed and she needed to return to Alabama.  She packed for a few days and planned to fly in and fly out again with a very short turn around time.

What happens at her fathers will reading changes her life forever.  She will inherit the family home, Granny Cartright's home to be exact.  It didn't seem all that bad till her realized the house was literally falling apart and there were back taxes on the property that she could not afford.  

 There are so many twist and turns, you will be unable to put this book down!  Mysterious family happenings, a handsome boy returns from the past, best friends helping in anyway they can and of course Roll Tide football at its finest!  
So sit back, grab some Sweet Tea or in my case a bottle of wine and enjoy this wild and crazy ride!

DRINK SELECTION
Being that this story is Southern romance at its finest, I have to offer Sweet Tea as my drink of choice! How could I not?
MY RATING 
I loved this story from page one and could not put it down!  Southern romance at its finest and this story deserves five glasses of wine for sure!