AUTHOR: Lauren Clark
PUBLISHED BY: Monterey Press
PUB DATE: May 9, 2012
Julia Sullivan is a travel writer for the Getaway Magazine and she is given an assignment that takes her to Eufaula, Alabama to cover the annual Winter Pilgrimage event. Julia is use to traveling to exotic locations and going to Alabama doesn’t thrill her at all, but she doesn’t have a choice. Her new boss isn’t fond of her and to keep her job she has take the assignment.
She is surprised to see how friendly the Eufaula locals are and takes in the Southern life, meeting quirky characters such as Shug, PD, Roger, and many others. Julia is emotionally drained for her mother’s passing and her battered relationship with her father. This simple assignment is turning into more of a life changing event, as she deals with her personal problems and unexpectedly finds romance.
At first glance at the plot, a New Yorker visiting a small southern town, I thought to me “This has been done to death.” As I started into the first chapter, I became interested in Julia’s unorganized life. I don’t blame her new boss for wanting to fire her, as she is never on time with her assignments, but everyone deserves a chance for redemption. The Winter Pilgrimage is an actual event held in Eufaula (Sounds like a village from a Dracula movie), Alabama, which gives the story a more realistic feel to it. I enjoyed all the supporting characters as they added a charming appeal to the plot. Of course this is a romance novel, so some sparks fly between Julia and Shug (What a name!). By the time I finished reading the last page, I found myself actually liking the “sweetness” of Dancing Naked in Dixie. I recommend the book to all romance readers!
*I would like to thank Goddess Fish Book Tours for providing me a review copy.
Lauren will be awarding a $25 Amazon GC to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour and to the host with the most comments. The tour dates can be found here: http://goddessfishpromotions.blogspot.com/2012/03/virtual-book-review-tour-dancing-naked.html
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