Here's the thing about being Southern, you never want to say words that aren't kind. It makes a thing a bit heavy when you don't really enjoy something. I think Leann's story is amazing. She seems like a lovely, strong, beautiful woman. Her recipes seem like the good old fashioned things Southern dreams are made of. I just wouldn't buy it. The pictures were all extreme close-ups of food that were not appetizing. Where are the place settings and tablescapes? The elegantly arranged plates? The banter between recipes was choppy and lacked warmth and charm. It left me wanting to hear a good old fashioned story. Perhaps Benita Long's cookbooks raised the bar in my mind's eye. Maybe Sophie Hudson made me crave more literary hospitality. Don't judge it by my lack of interest. Check it out for yourself, maybe it will strike a different chord with you. Love y'all. Buckets of blessings to you.
This book was graciously provided by Thomas Nelson Publishers for review.
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