In the spirit of the south, I recently read the book The Sweetest Thing by Elizabeth Musser. I had no idea upon ordering it that it was christian (an unexpected plus) but I only went off the synopsis that I had read:
"The Singleton family's fortunes seem unaffected by the Great Depression, and Perri--along with the other girls at Atlanta's elite Washington Seminary--lives a carefree life of tea dances with college boys, matinees at the cinema, and debut parties. But when tragedies strike, Perri is confronted with a world far different from the one she has always known.At the insistence of her parents, Mary "Dobbs" Dillard, the daughter of an itinerant preacher, is sent from inner-city Chicago to live with her aunt and attend Washington Seminary, bringing confrontation and radical ideas. Her arrival intersects at the point of Perri's ultimate crisis, and the tragedy forges an unlikely friendship.The Sweetest Thing tells the story of two remarkable young women--opposites in every way--fighting for the same goal: surviving tumultuous change."
It was cute. Not the most mind-blowing book in the world, but it did have some good insight in how to rely on God when dealing with tragedy. The bit that kept me hooked though was the setting. Endless dances, sorority sisters, pop-calling evenings, horse-back riding....the list goes on and on. Once again I am reminded on the importance (and the level of addiction I have) of living a beautiful life.