This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.
Bless Her Heart
Summary: Laugh-out-loud funny and unabashedly uplifting, with just the right amount of Southern sass, Sally Kilpatrick’s wonderful novel centers on one woman’s journey from unhappy marriage to a surprising second chance . . .
On the day Posey Love discovers that her born-again husband has been ministering to some of his flock a little too eagerly, she also learns that he’s left her broke and homeless. Posey married Chad five years ago in hopes of finding the stability her hippie mother couldn’t provide. Instead she got all the trappings of security–house, car, seemingly respectable husband–at the price of her freedom.
Posey’s mother, Lark, accepts her daughter’s return home with grace, though her sister can’t resist pointing out that being a sweet Southern wife hasn’t worked out as planned. And so, with the Seven Deadly Sins as a guide, Posey decides to let loose for once. Envy is easy to check off the list–Posey only has to look at her best friend’s adorable baby for that. One very drunken night at The Fountain bar takes care of gluttony. As for lust–her long-time friend, John, is suddenly becoming much more than a pal. One by one, Posey is bulldozing through her old beliefs about love, family–and what it really means to be good. And she’s finding that breaking a few rules might be the perfect way to heal a heart . . .
Traveling With T’s Thoughts:
Having enjoyed some of Sally’s earlier work (The Happy Hour Choir and Better Get To Livin’) when Bless Her Heart was sent to me- I knew I wanted to read it.
I’m Southern. I know what Bless Her Heart means. I also know that some people say it and mean it in a very nice way, but I could totally understand why Posey took offense to the phrase. While I don’t live in the town that Posey lives in (I actually don’t even live in the same state) a lot of Southern towns are similar- so I can always relate to Sally Kilpatrick’s stories.
What I liked:
The cover! So cute!
Posey. She’s had some hard knocks, but she’s finding out that she’s stronger than she thought.
Bottom line: This is a cute and fun book with lessons and wisdom all tucked up inside. Very enjoyable!
*This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration. All thoughts and opinions are mine alone.*
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T @ Traveling With T
2 thoughts on “Bless Her Heart by Sally Kilpatrick”
Oh, yes! Here in TN we hear the saying “Bless her heart” quite often — in a not so nice way!
Same here in MS 🙂