A Little Salty to Cut the Sweet: Southern Stories of Faith, Family, and Fifteen Pounds of Bacon
This book is full of very amusing stories of quirky personalities, and touching reminiscences. The tales are almost always upbeat, but the drama of life is included too. I love the writing style; I can almost hear them talk. As the author says, Ã¢ÂÂÃ¢ÂÂ¦this book is not meant to be An Airing of the Grievances; itÃ¢ÂÂs meant to be a celebration of family.Ã¢ÂÂ And that it is. The author celebrates life and relatives and friends beautifully (even if she admittedly embellishes here and there). I was alternately touched and laughing aloud. I felt welcomed into her family. Sophie Hudson mentions a few Bible verses, and talks about how the Lord wants us to share stories, talk, laugh, and remember. She even includes recipes. I am glad I bought this book.
August 31, 2013
Heart-Warming with a Touch of Humor
A Little Salty to Cut the Sweet is a collection of heart-warming stories that will make you laugh and wish for home. The author shares some of her most cherished family memories and the people that made the memories worthwhile. In her stories, readers fall in love with her family from her loving parents, quirky mother-in-law with a heart of gold, sweet great-mother-in-law, as well as her siblings, aunts, uncles, husband, son, and cousins whom seem very close to the author. These stories also give you a glimpse of what it is like to be in such a close family unit where everyone seems to adore each other and celebrate family moments. What I really liked about her stories, however, is that she included her own spiritual insights and the lessons that she has learned along the way starting from childhood to present day. From these stories, I saw a picture of a family that loves Jesus and each other. They seem like a family that takes time to help each other out without expecting or asking for anything in return and this reminded me that this is how God intended families to be. I believe that God intended families to model unconditional love towards each other as He loves each of us unconditionally and I saw this model being played through the pages of this book. Another thing, which I appreciated about this book were the recipes in the last chapter. I canÃ¢ÂÂt wait to try them out and when I sit down to share them with my family, it will help to remind me of the lessons I learned by reading this book.
August 30, 2013
This was a wonderful book. It had me laughing (and sometimes crying), pretty much the whole way through. Sophie is hilarious and it translates well in her writing. Although it was written somewhat like a blog, it made for an easy, funny read, with sweet and tender moments. I would definitely recommend this book to others.
August 24, 2013
This book is absolutely delightful! It had me crying, laughing and everything in between. SophieÃ¢ÂÂs writing makes the reader feel like theyÃ¢ÂÂre in the story right along with the characters. The book keeps the stories engaging, but real and always in an environment of complete respect which was one of the very best parts. She manages to tell great stories that can make the reader laugh or cry but never at the expense of the main characters. A whimsical read!
August 5, 2013