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Folks around Dexter, Georgia, where Abby Houston grew up, say the obituary writer turned worldwide bestselling author is the luckiest woman alive. Her mama, though, says: "Lucky in life means unlucky in love." Her mama must be right, because Abby's been getting her heart broken since sixth grade. Then one day she waltzes into the tiny town of Bliss, Mississippi. Abby's useFolks around Dexter, Georgia, where Abby Houston grew up, say the obituary writer turned worldwide bestselling author is the luckiest woman alive. Her mama, though, says: "Lucky in life means unlucky in love." Her mama must be right, because Abby's been getting her heart broken since sixth grade. Then one day she waltzes into the tiny town of Bliss, Mississippi. Abby's used to making up quirky, charming characters in her books, but here in Bliss it almost seems like those characters have sprung to life-and Abby is fantasizing about moving right in. The townspeople have set their matchmaking minds in motion-and they aren't about to let Abby leave without a little love in her heart....

Title : The Town That Came A-Courtin'
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ISBN : 9780425206201
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 320 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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The Town That Came A-Courtin' Reviews

  • Carly
    2018-10-30 06:18

    This is certainly not one of the best books I've ever read, but it's a perky little story full of delightful anecdotes. If you're looking for an easy read with simple southern charm, romance, humour, and a little bit of drama, then introduce yourself to Ms. Abby Houston, a protagonist whom you can't help but love. In her own words, she is a “storyteller, a simple creature graced with the DNA that permeates the bloodlines of most people born in the Deep South…nothing special, no different than most of my kinfolk, who can hold your attention with a spellbinding account of their trip down the driveway to the mailbox.” And that pretty much sums up the reason that Abby’s experience in a practically perfect little town called Bliss, Mississippi is fun to read about. Although the end of the book is ridiculously melodramatic, I found the rest of it simply adorable!

  • StacieM. Ritchie
    2018-10-28 13:15

    This book was outside my normal reading. It was quirky story that was an entertaining read. If there are stereotypes in the South, this book had them. Now I don’t think the author really meant to put them in there, but I got the feeling she was writing what she knows, namely Deep Southern small towns. I have lived in small towns for most of my life, so it was entertaining to read about a different type of culture than what I am used to. With a kidnapping and a town matchmaking, I would recommend this book to anyone that wants a light read.

  • Patty
    2018-11-02 13:07

    I really enjoyed this book by a local N. GA author. The whole premise is based on a true story that the author experienced where a whole town kept telling her "you need to meet our mayor - he needs a wife." So funny! A really enjoyable read. Anyone who likes a good Southern story or a little quirky romance should read this book.

  • Lori Mason
    2018-11-05 09:02

    "I learned that every person has a story, if you'll just take the time to dig down and find it." ... "Sometimes you find those people and those stories in the darkest places. But always, you just have to slow down and take the time to see it." p. 43

  • Jodi Sykes
    2018-10-23 11:04

    I really loved this book! Having lived in the South for most of my life, Ronda Rich truly captured the "flavor" of Southerners perfectly. I have friends whose mother reminds me of Abby's Mama 110%! What a delightful read!

  • Katie
    2018-11-09 07:06

    Adorable story by a local writer! I loved her column in the paper so I decided to read this book. I found it as cute, sweet, and as southern as her articles. I'm looking forward to reading some of her non-fiction books too!

  • Lisa
    2018-10-14 07:57

    There were a number of places that had me laughing. I related far too well with the character's troubles with her mother. The pace was good. A number of the characters reminded of people I knew. Poor Elmer - I almost cried.

  • Dianna
    2018-10-30 06:25

    What a fun book! Glad Cindy picked this up by accident. If you want a fun quick read, (I read it in a day!) grab this book. You'll fall in love with these characters (yes, even Mama)and learn some insights along the way. Recommended.

  • Emily
    2018-10-13 10:18

    I read this book in condensed form. I thought it was okay, but kind of silly. It was based partly on an experience the author had, but I felt like everything happened too fast in the book and seemed too cheesy.

  • Karen
    2018-10-24 05:21

    An amusing little southern romance that absolutely delighted my mother. Although most of it is predictable, it does offer one off beat twist.

  • Jess
    2018-10-27 10:03

    It was a nice quick read.. apparently I'm a sucker for sweet southern novels. I love the small town feeling that was portrayed.

  • Leslie Lamb
    2018-10-15 11:58

    Kind of sappy and silly. I liked that it was a good clean book. I was surprised at the kidnapping, which gave it some excitement.

  • Susan Phelan
    2018-10-30 07:58

    I enjoyed this.

  • KATY
    2018-11-04 06:06

    I read this when I first started working at the library on a recommendation from a patron. Note to self: not all patron recommendations should be followed.

  • Glenda L
    2018-10-28 09:16

    This was a cute good old-fashioned love story ... not a lot of substance, but entertaining. It is full of romance Southern style ... sweet and funny.

  • Vickie
    2018-11-09 05:58

    so much fun! laugh and cry at the same time. just fun

  • Mellisa Stroman
    2018-10-19 10:59

    sweet book

  • Clint Smith
    2018-10-19 10:08

    Great story fun and touching - a small town setting with a big heartBeing produced as a movie to be shown on the UP cable network in Jan 2014

  • Sherri
    2018-11-13 05:17

    "I learned that every person has a story, if you'll just take the time to dig down and find it."

  • Kim
    2018-10-18 06:03

    Good book. Fast read.

  • Sherri
    2018-10-17 06:00

    FUNNY - LIKED THE POINT OF VIEW - A SUCCESSFUL AUTHORESS... MY DREAM!

  • Cindy
    2018-11-01 10:02

    Pick this book up by accident and actually was pleasantly surprised. Another great summer read. 3.5 stars for making me feel good!

  • Mandy
    2018-10-30 10:18

    Funny read. Makes you want some high heels.

  • Ashley Bailey
    2018-10-27 11:05

    HATED this book....i only read the first two chapters and was bored to death so i took it back to the library...it was just so slow ....