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There's nothing quite like family--for good or bad. But in a world where we sometimes know more about the Kardashians than we do the people sleeping right down the hall, it's easy to forget that walking through life with our family offers all sorts of joy wrapped up in the seemingly mundane. There's even a little bit of sacred sitting smack-dab in the middle of the ordinarThere's nothing quite like family--for good or bad. But in a world where we sometimes know more about the Kardashians than we do the people sleeping right down the hall, it's easy to forget that walking through life with our family offers all sorts of joy wrapped up in the seemingly mundane. There's even a little bit of sacred sitting smack-dab in the middle of the ordinary. And since time's-a-wastin', we need to be careful that we don't take our people--and their stories--for granted. Whether it's a marathon bacon-frying session, a road trip gone hysterically wrong, or a mother-in-law who makes every trip to the grocery store an adventure, author Sophie Hudson reminds us how important it is to slow down and treasure the day-to-day encounters with the people we love the most.Written in the same witty style as Sophie's BooMama blog, "A Little Salty to Cut the Sweet" is a cheerful, funny, and tender account of Sophie's very Southern family. It's a look into the real lives of real people--and a real, loving God right in the middle of it all....

Title : A Little Salty to Cut the Sweet: Southern Stories of Faith, Family, and Fifteen Pounds of Bacon
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ISBN : 9781414375663
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 224 Pages
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A Little Salty to Cut the Sweet: Southern Stories of Faith, Family, and Fifteen Pounds of Bacon Reviews

  • Robin O'Bryant
    2019-01-12 08:45

    The first book I've read in a long time that I couldn't put down. I read the whole thing in 24 hours (I read really fast) and loved it. Heartwarming and laugh out loud funny. If you like good ole Southern storytelling you will love this book. If you grew up in the South, you'll feel like she's writing about your family!

  • Cindy
    2019-01-13 03:41

    This book is a celebration of relationships and the joy of being a southerner. It felt like a Sunday Afternoon Family Reunion with laughter, tears, and did I say laughter? I feel as though I have just finished a special family dinner, satisfied, content, and grateful.

  • Ginger
    2019-01-03 04:51

    I loved this book and not only because I know the author and it's about my hometown! I also loved it because my husband also read it and loved it. This is the 2nd book he's read in the 4 years we've been married. It took him a year to finish the first and three days to finish this one.

  • Melissa
    2018-12-25 09:29

    Loved this book. It's a perfect mix of family stories, spiritual tidbits and a TON of humor. This is easily one of my favorite reads of the year. I laughed till I all but cried at more that one spot and I giggled throughout.

  • Erin
    2019-01-03 03:44

    Sweet and funny with some thoughtful biblical applications woven into her stories. I don't often laugh out loud, even at books I think are quite hilarious. But her chapter about helping her mother in law learn to use a kindle had me giggling all throughout.

  • Melissa Herring
    2019-01-02 09:39

    As I read this book, I kept picturing all the family gatherings and dinners around my granparents kitchen table. It was an easy read that was fun and tugged at my memory strings.

  • Rose
    2018-12-24 04:42

    I've followed and read Sophie's work but just now reading her first book. Sophie is one of the best storytellers around but along with her stories of family and life, she weaves in truths from the Lord. All her charming and southern stories made me laugh, cry, and hail back to my youth when life was simpler yet God was using that to form me into who I am today. This is a great read! Plus you get some amazing recipes at the end!

  • Jill Robinson
    2019-01-04 07:49

    Like visiting the YaYa Sisterhood with some spiritual encouragement along the way. This was my "read in the middle of the night when I can't sleep book".

  • Renn Shearin
    2018-12-25 09:46

    There’s nothing quite like family—for good or bad. But in a world where we sometimes know more about the Kardashians than we do the people sleeping right down the hall, it’s easy to forget that walking through life with our family offers all sorts of joy wrapped up in the seemingly mundane. There’s even a little bit of sacred sitting smack-dab in the middle of the ordinary. And since time’s-a-wastin’, we need to be careful that we don’t take our people—and their stories—for granted. Whether it’s a marathon bacon-frying session, a road trip gone hysterically wrong, or a mother-in-law who makes every trip to the grocery store an adventure, author Sophie Hudson reminds us how important it is to slow down and treasure the day-to-day encounters with the people we love the most.Written in the same witty style as Sophie’s BooMama blog, A Little Salty to Cut the Sweet is a cheerful, funny, and tender account of Sophie’s very Southern family. It’s a look into the real lives of real people—and a real, loving God right in the middle of it all. A Little Salty to Cut the Sweet by Sophie Hudson is a fun, honest book that is overflowing with the love, tears, joy, and other issues and emotions that arise when you put a close, Southern, extended family together. As a member of a large Southern family myself, I was able to immediately relate with the experiences and family members that Sophie described in her book. The book is written in a delightful style and was a simple yet personally convicting read. I liked Sophie's easy style and her inclusion of her personal experiences, feelings, and struggles throughout her lifetime. The book also comes with recipes of classic Southern recipes that Sophie has talked about at different points in the chapters. Overall, I would highly recommend A Little Salty to Cut the Sweet to any reader, Southern or otherwise, who is looking for a sweet yet humorous read that blends hot summers and delightful Southern food in a satisfying way. I received this eBook for free from Netgalley and Tyndale House Publisher in exchange for an honest review.

  • Tammy
    2018-12-28 04:55

    With all of the reality shows on TV, I wonder if people forget that the family God gave them are the "real" people we need to be with!??!I love the title of this book because that's exactly how a family unit can be classified . . . a little Salty with the Sweet by Sophie Hudson is a timely reminder that we need not take for granted the family that God has given us. Family, that group of people that we have so much in common with, those peoples who are there for us through thick and thin. The ones we fight with (salty) and have fun with (sweet) and make memories with. Our family is the one we make "our story" with . . . they are the ones who know us best.Remember that one (or maybe more than one) vacation that went terribly wrong. You know the one, where the rear axle on your family car kept coming off as you made your way home from Grandma's house and your dad kept stopping every couple of miles to fix it. But in the end we had to get a hotel room and didn't go to church that Sunday because dad was fixing the axel? We ate doughnuts for breakfast and read Good Housekeeping! See, if you have a memory like that you probably have a family that has many memories. Keep those memories and write them down.Great book! And a great gift, too! I'm thinking that this will make a great grandparents day gift...or a great gift for that baby shower in July!

  • Sharon Chance
    2019-01-18 06:31

    Oh my goodness! Sophie Hudson needs to put warning sticker on her books stating "Warning - you just might have an accident from laughing too much!" I just absolutely adored every single word of this fun-filled and family-filled book.Sophie tells tales on her beloved family and friends in such a manner that you "bless their hearts" and shake your head at the same time! Being blessed with a Southern family of my own, I could relate to most of the hilarious stories collected here. But what I most appreciated about this book was Sophie's very real love of her God and the faith she shares so readily. I want to be this gal's best friend - or at least in her circle - for the food alone! (Sophie and her mother graciously share several of their family recipes at the end of the book - as sweet Southern women would!) I highly recommend this book as well as Sophie's second book, "Home Is Where My People Are,"

  • Candace
    2018-12-19 05:37

    I listened to the audiobook, read by the author, and wondered a few times if it would have been easier to follow and/or more enjoyable if I'd read it myself. There were a couple of stories that I found mildly humorous, but most were just okay to me. And I get a little annoyed when people try to assign a "spiritual" lesson to everything, because most of the time it is either a stretch or just flat-out bad theology.

  • Kayla Hewitt
    2018-12-19 08:35

    (2.5 stars.) I feel bad giving only 2 stars because the author is so darn likable. But, likable or not, I thought the book was only so-so. Some of the "lessons" gleaned from the anecdotes seemed forced. The stories involving mother-in-law Martha were quite funny. If the author had been a bit more selective in which stories were included, I think the quality would have improved greatly. There were just a few too many fillers for me.

  • Jennifer Hubert
    2018-12-30 02:50

    (3-1/2) a sweet book - nice change of pace from the "growing up Southern, and boy am I messed up because of it" that I seem to have read a fair amount of recently. A fair amount of biblical quotes, but I didn't mind them and she fit them in well. Becky and Ann Marie, I thought of y'all a lot while reading this!

  • Ramona
    2019-01-07 08:43

    If it weren't for the holy-roller preachy part of it, I would have enjoyed this book more and rated it higher. The author has a great sense of humor and some great views on life. While I certainly don't hold anything against her regarding her religious beliefs, I just felt they were being shoved down my throat.

  • Ann Marie
    2019-01-14 02:56

    This book made me so homesick - I could vividly hear some of the voices as I was reading.... And I did genuinely laugh out loud at least once or twice, too.

  • Lynn Hilbert
    2018-12-29 02:33

    Great book! Made me laugh and cry. Reminded me of growing up in the south.

  • Mary Pasquerette
    2019-01-06 08:29

    I have to say that although I don't hail from the South, my mother-in-law's family is as southern as they get and Sophie's portrayal of southern family life was spot on! Reading her book made me feel as though I had been adopted into her family. I loved sitting around the table with them and enjoyed the tales of Martha and Sissie, Mamma and Choxie and the rest of the family. She sums it up perfectly on the last pages..."For the first half of my life, probably, I thought that the whole point of the table was the food. But now that I'm older, I know better. And it's comforting, somehow, to recognize that while the food may be what brings us to the table, it's not the main course by a long shot. He (the Lord) knits together our hearts, strengthens our bonds, and connects our narratives. The table is where He links the generations, where He prompts us to join hands and bow hearts and remember and laugh and pass our stories back and forth to each other." It was good to sit at your table, Sophie. Thanks for sharing!

  • Barbara
    2018-12-22 09:49

    Boomama is a popular blog by Sophie Hudson that I’ve read off and on through the years, so I was happy to find this book of hers on sale for the Kindle a while back.The book mainly is anecdotes about Sophie’s real life extended family and their quirks, interactions, and funny moments, undergirded with faith and life lessons.I’ll admit that every now and then I felt a little like a guest at someone else’s family reunion, but that quickly faded as I got into the stories. Overall a very pleasant read.My full review is here:https://barbarah.wordpress.com/2017/1...

  • Edgar
    2019-01-11 09:48

    This book is the anti-Will Durant or anti-Simon Winchester. While those authors of sweeping histories have sometimes left me with Existential angst, wondering if I even matter in a universe that rolls on like a Jagannath chariot that crushes worshippers in its path, the author of this sweet memoir reminds me that there is power in the small units of individuality and family, and what can save me from feeling insignificant is reminding myself that I am significant to the loved ones who depend on me.

  • Anne Trinkle
    2019-01-02 04:43

    This was a cute and funny and spiritual little book. It is very much a Christian book,3 It is HYSTERICAL. Sophie is from a small town in Mississippi and her tales of family gatherings, road trips and funny relatives with bizarre Southern names is to die for. Sophie reads it herself, which lends to the fun of it. If you want something mostly light with a few deep moments in it, this book is for you.

  • Alice V.
    2018-12-25 03:29

    If you're a southern gal, or know any, you've got to read this book! Hudson makes her family feel like yours. Thought I was going to bust a gut laughing while I read her book. Then I had to buy it for all the women in my family. Do yourself a favor, and get your copy today!

  • Yvette
    2018-12-21 05:51

    Sophie made me feel as if I had been invited to join her at the dinner table! She did a great job of portraying my Southern family (East Texas) reunions that it is hard to believe she wasn't part of them. I hope Sophie keeps writing.....

  • Elizabeth
    2018-12-26 10:59

    I have heard Sophie Hudson on a couple of podcasts and I enjoyed her writing too. I wish I could have found an audio version of this book; I think I would have liked it even better read aloud.

  • Stephanie
    2019-01-15 09:30

    quick easy read. Made me think of several friends and family back home. I laughed out loud several times. Loved every minute!

  • Amy
    2019-01-01 03:29

    funny! great and easy read

  • Kelly
    2019-01-13 02:38

    Y'all...there is no better way to get to know someone than standing at a stove while you fry up 8 pounds of bacon....Sophie Hudson

  • Sandra
    2019-01-02 10:45

    A Little Too SweetA fun read but a little too sweet. It felt like she was trying too hard to work Scripture into a funny story.

  • Cara McQueen
    2019-01-14 03:38

    If you want to laugh and cry in the same book and fulfill any “homesickness” you may have... this is the book for you. ❤️

  • Joanne
    2018-12-23 02:39

    Super funny true Southern stories!Lee Ann Williamson, this book will bring such sweet memories! You may even be acquainted with this delightful author. Let me know your thoughts.