Tuesday, May 31, 2016

The Secret to Hummingbird Cake by Celeste Fletcher McHale

About the Book:

In the South you always say “yes, ma’am” and “no, ma’am.” You know everybody’s business. Football is a lifestyle not a pastime. Food—especially dessert— is almost a religious experience. And you protect your friends as fiercely as you protect your family— even if the threat is something you cannot see.
In this spot-on Southern novel brimming with wit and authenticity, you’ll laugh alongside lifelong friends, navigate the sometimes rocky path of marriage, and roll through the outrageous curveballs that life sometimes throws . . . from devastating pain to absolute joy.

And if you’re lucky, you just may discover the secret to hummingbird cake along the way.

My Thoughts:

One of my favorite movies is "Steel Magnolias".  I love the camaraderie and the richness of the relationships between the female characters.  And, yes, I always cry whenever I watch the movie.

That's what "The Secret to Hummingbird Cake" feels like.  The intense sisterhood of Maine, Ella Rae, and Carrigan is so powerful.  Each member of the trio of BFF's has her flaws.  Sometimes these Southern ladies let loose with some colorful language.  Please don't let that stop you from reading the book!

I thoroughly enjoyed every page, and you can count on buckets of tears and quite a few laugh out loud moments.  Be prepared to be changed by the time you turn the final page.  Highly recommended, with a warning about language.

Happy Reading!



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