Friday, January 23, 2015

Home is Where My People Are Review

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 About the Book

All roads lead to home. It's easy to go through life believing that we can satisfy our longing for home with a three-bedroom, two-bath slice of the American dream that we mortgage at 4 percent and pay for over the course of thirty years. But ultimately, in our deepest places, we're really looking to belong and to be known. And what we sometimes miss in our search for the perfect spot to set up camp is that wherever we are on the long and winding road of life, God is at work in the journey, teaching us, shaping us, and refining us--sometimes through the most unlikely people and circumstances. In "Home Is Where My People Are," Sophie Hudson takes readers on a delightfully quirky journey through the South, introducing them to an unforgettable cast of characters, places, and experiences. Along the way, she reflects on how God has used each of the stops along the road to impart timeless spiritual wisdom and truth. Nobody embodies the South like Sophie Hudson, and this nostalgic celebration of home is sure to make even those north of the Mason-Dixon line long to settle in on the front porch with a glass of sweet tea and reflect on all of the people in our lives who--related or not--have come to represent home. Because at the end of the day, it's not the address on the front door or even the name on the mailbox that says home, but the people who live and laugh and love there, wherever "there" might happen to be. (Goodreads)

My Review


I suppose I wasn't sure what to expect with this book. It's a memoir but I guess I had hoped for a bit more. This is the first book by Sophie I have read and she definitely has her own quirky writing style, which is always fun! There is a bit of humor, some will find it more humorous than others. I enjoyed it but at times I was a bit irritated with the constant sarcasm. Sophie really paints a picture of life in the south during the 70s-90s. Everything from her hair to her clothes to her experience with college and a home cooked meal is discussed. I enjoyed some of her stories on her life more than others. The last few chapters I think were my favorite because she really hit the nail on the head about home and what it means. It's always interesting to hear someone's life story but it was difficult for me to get into her life a few times.
This is a fun spontaneous read where you can pick it up and get a few laughs and God moments. 

Four stars. 

"I received this book from Tyndale for free in exchange for an honest review."









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