My sister, Maxine, and I talk a lot on the phone. She lives in Wilmington, NC close to the Carolina seashore and I live in the foothills of North Carolina. Both of us enjoy reading books and recently she has told me about reading books by Mary Kay Andrews. As most of her books are based in Savannah, Georgia, I really became interested in reading one of her books. Last week my husband and I visited the library and he has been listening to audio books for a long time. As I was standing in the audio book section, I looked for a Mary Kay Andrews book and found Blue Christmas. I thought it would be a great way to give an unknown author a try as I could listen to the book very quickly. I loaded the book on my Walkman so I could listen to it while at the gym.
I LOVED IT. It was so wonderful to hear about events happening in one of my favorite cities because I could picture River Street and the beautiful downtown area as Mary Kay wrote about it. It was funny but at the same time it had a story to it that kept me interested in the plot of the book.
As I reached the end of the book, it closed with recipes and I was especially interested in Mary Kay’s recipe for corned beef dip. The great holiday of St. Patrick’s Day is coming soon and that is a big day in Savannah. I found the recipe on the butterybooks website and here is the link to it:
The website suggested having a Blue Christmas book party and include Mary Kay’s recipe for the corned beef dip. I think it would be great for a book club meeting, girl’s night out or a St. Patrick’s Day event.
Here is a link to Mary Kay’s website and I just signed up for her newsletter.
As I was listening to the book, I realized I had read one of Mary Kay Andrews books before about Bebe and it was Savannah Breeze. There are so many successful Southern authors that have written such vivid books about the South. What gifted Southerners!!!!!!!!!!!!
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