Friday, October 25, 2013 - 5:00pm


The riotously-funny and charmingly-romantic conclusion (with a few bumps along the way) to Lisa Patton's widely acclaimed Dixie series

Since the debut of Whistlin' Dixie in a Nor'easter, Lisa Patton's character Leelee Satterfield has entertained tens of thousands of readers. Watching the former-Southern Belle tackle life and love in Vermont was only the tip of the iceberg when it came to antics, charades, mischief, and romance. Now, back in Memphis and beginning a relationship with the namesake of Yankee Doodle Dixie, you'd think Leelee might just sit back and enjoy her newly-crafted life. But that just wouldn't be as much fun . . . Opening up her restaurant with her boyfriend, Peter, proves to be harder than she originally anticipated—especially when her unpredictable best friends are involved!  Toss in a lisping neighbor, a male dog named Roberta, and the return of her evil ex-husband who started the whole mess in the first place . . . Well, this is a recipe for just the kind of novel readers expect from Lisa Patton. As life and love challenge Leelee's resolve and sense of humor, Southern as a Second Language is an endearing and chuckle-inducing conclusion to a very beloved character who keeps us guessing up to the very last page as to whether or not it all works out in the end. Whether in maple tree Vermont or magnolia-filled Memphis, Leelee's heart and laughter will delight readers of any climate!

About the Author

LISA PATTON spent over twenty years in the music industry before discovering her passion for novel writing and is now the bestselling author of Whistlin' Dixie in a Nor'easter and Yankee Doodle Dixie. Both novels have been featured on the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA) Bestseller List, and in 2010 Lisa was selected by Target as an Emerging Author. Born and raised in Memphis, Lisa spent time as a Vermont innkeeper until three sub-zero winters sent her speeding back down South. When she’s not writing Lisa guides walking tours of Historic Downtown Franklin, her hometown in Tennessee, and also writes for Southern Exposure Magazine. Lisa is the proud mother of two sons and a little Havanese pooch named Rosie.

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