It’s Friday! Yes, that means the weekend is here, and so is #FridayReads. I have been slacking here lately and missed a few of my normal posts, so please forgive me. This is a book that I am starting today (actually Thursday) and its seems really interesting from what I have heard about it. Then of course its about a woman named Louisiana, living in Louisiana, which just so happens to also be my home 🙂 I couldn’t turn it down.
For Louisiana Richardson, desperate times call for crazy-like-a-fox measures. As the new librarian at Alligator Bayou Parish’s struggling library, she’s returning to her Southern roots and facing trouble hotter than fresh cornbread out of the oven. Somehow, she’s got to draw readers back in and prove the library is still vital—even as domineering parish board head Mrs. Gunderson plans to shut it down for good. If that means Louise has to resort to some unconventional methods—like outrageous inter-library Zumba classes, and forming a book club that’s anything but Oprah-approved—well, it wouldn’t be the first time she went out on a limb…
Soon Louise is doing everything she can to rally the whole community. Before she knows it, she’s sparking welcome changes—and uncovering surprising secrets—throughout her new town. And between glasses of sweet tea, bowls of mouth-watering gumbo and the warmth of a tantalizing new love, the newly single Southern mom might find a life she never imagined—and a place to finally call home.
Emily Beck Cogburn crafts a novel full of charm, delight and acres of heart about the enduring joys of storytelling and the ways hope can write life’s most extraordinary moments.
Don’t forget to check out my review next week!