Thursday, May 29, 2014

Dixie Belle (Uptown Belles) by Debbie Mayne

Book Description:  In book one of the Uptown Belles series, sparks fly when Cissy Hillwood arrives in New York City from her Alabama hometown and meets her uncle’s fiercest competitor.

My Thoughts:  I love the cover of this book.  It reminds of that.coming.of.age where we all spread our wings and fly.
This is a refreshing read.  The author writes about life.  Real life issues! And how to deal with them as a christian.  
Small towns can be ever so cruel and this happens to be the case with Cissy Hillwood.  She's had a crush one of the football players for a very long time and when he asks her out she is so excited.  But they haven't been dating long when she finds out what kind of character he has.
She is visiting with her friends when he comes up and tells her that she will date him exclusively and then too prove it hits her hard across the face.  Cissy tells him no one hits her!  She ends up calling 911.  The police come and arrests Mr. Tough Guy and the town won't let her live it down.  Terrible!  Just terrible!  Like it's her fault!   ugh!
Anyway, Cissy's mother calls her brother in New York and makes a way for Cissy to go live away from the small mindness of the people in their community.
Cissy is no sissy, though.  And throughout the story we find that Cissy is tough as nails.
I love the way that Ms. Mayne writes about christianity.  How it's so easy to be a weekend christian but a follower of Christ is an everyday fellowship, in our every dealings of life.
A great read!
*This book was provided for review by Bookteria*
  • Series: Uptown Belles (Book 1)
  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Realms (May 6, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1621365247
  • ISBN-13: 978-1621365242

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