I received a copy of this book in exchange for this review. As always, all opinions are my own.
With the long Memorial Day Weekend behind us, it looks as though summer has finally arrived! The temperatures are soaring into the mid-80s here in NYC, and it’s clear that everyone has summer on their minds. One of my favorite things about summer? Beach reading! I’ve been reading through a bunch of fun reads that I think are perfect for your summer reading list and here’s my first review for you!
Home Is Where Your Boots Are by Kalan Chapman Lloyd is a fun read loosely based on the author’s own experiences in her small Southern hometown. Having grown up in the South myself, I can vouch for the authenticity of the picture she paints of life in a Southern small town. The crazy characters, dirt roads, heading to church on a Sunday morning come hell or high water, and the fierce loyalty small Southern towns breed. There’s just nothing else like it, and I loved revisiting that part of my life even for just a little thanks to this book.
The main character, Lilly Atkins, left her hometown of Brooks, Oklahoma to be a big city lawyer in Dallas. When she discovers her fiancé cheating on her with his secretary, she packs up her things, and runs back on home to Brooks. With the help (and love) of family and friends she sets up shop in Brooks, and starts life fresh. When her ex-boyfriend comes to her for legal help with his divorce, trouble with a capital T erupts! This isn’t a romance novel, but there’s a bit sprinkled in – there’s a big mystery to solve and a healthy dose of laughter along the way.
In short it’s a perfect book to start the summer with. I can’t wait for the next installment in the series, These Boots Are Made For Butt-Kickin’ due out June 2015. I am very much looking forward to my next visit with Lilly and Brooks, Oklahoma!
Home Is Where Your Boots Are is currently available on Amazon.