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A little salty to cut the sweet – A giveaway!

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Timestamp: 2013-06-04 22:22:58 UTC

Comment 789 – Beth S.

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I’ve emailed all three winners to let them know. Now the rest of you need to go buy a copy!

Y’all.

I couldn’t be more excited for today because it’s the day my friend Sophie’s first book comes out called A Little Salty to Cut the Sweet. I believe I may have mentioned it a time or two but that’s what happens when your friend does something wonderful and you’re just so proud.

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Here’s the trailer for the book:

I love this book. Not just because Sophie wrote it, but because it’s warm and funny and tender. Sophie grew up in Mississippi and has lived in the South all her life and one of the things I loved about her from the start was listening to stories about her family and her friends and learning that a fish camp is an actual thing where they serve fried catfish and sweet tea.

This book will make you laugh and smile and want to call your grandma and tell her you love her. It will make you wipe away some tears one minute and clap your hands as you laugh the next.

I guarantee it.

And so today I am giving away three copies of A Little Salty to Cut the Sweet. But here’s the deal. I’m only leaving comments open until 5:00 p.m. and then I’ll post the three winners.

And then if you didn’t win, you’ll want to go buy the book and tell all your friends.

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  1. 1

    Can’t wait to read Sophie’s book! LOVE HER!!!! Here’s hoping I win a copy! :-) Thanks Melanie!

  2. 2

    Seriously! I just finished re-reading Sparkly Green Earrings, and I’ve been counting down the days until Sophie’s book comes out to continue my summer of hilarity! Congratulations to both of you lovely ladies!!!

  3. 3

    I thoroughly enjoyed your book and now would love the opportunity to read Sophie’s. thanks for the giveaway. :)

  4. 4
    Amber Graves says:

    I would love to have this book!! I was blessed to hear you two at the Dot Mom event in Frisco,TX! I’ve read your fabulous book, and now ready for hers!!!:)

  5. 5

    I’m just so proud of Sophie and you too! My bloggy buddies turned published authors! :-)

  6. 6

    Would love to win a copy of this book! Thanks for the opportunity!

  7. 7
    Karen Sawyer says:

    Looks great. Hope I get to read it.

  8. 8
    Samantha Lee says:

    Ah! Looks like such an awesome book to read!! Hope I win a copy! Thanks for the giveaway!

  9. 9

    Yay BooMama! Can’t wait to read it!

  10. 10

    I’d love to win a copy!

  11. 11
    Ginny Scarbrough says:

    I hope I win, this book sounds like a nice summer story. I’m trying to relax!

  12. 12

    I’d like to win too!

  13. 13

    I’m so excited to read it!!!

  14. 14
    Amy in Italy says:

    Hooray! Thanks!

  15. 15
    Jenna M says:

    I have been waiting for this book for a while! Can’t wait to read it!

  16. 16

    Excited to read the book. I grew up in MS too and my wedding rehearsal dinner was at a fish camp.

  17. 17

    This sounds like a great book! Can’t wait to read it!

  18. 18

    Great giveaway! I would love to win!

  19. 19
    Remy Lawrence says:

    I would love the chance to read it!

  20. 20
    Susan P says:

    Can’t wait to read Sophie’s book! Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

  21. 21
    Sarah Kate in WA state says:

    Your blog and Sophie’s were probably two of the first blogs I started reading. Loved your book, and now I can’t wait to read hers! :)

  22. 22
    Patricia Q says:

    Tossing my hat (and it would be a Great Gatsby hat) into the ring for an opportunity to win Sophie’s book!

  23. 23
    Lori M. says:

    I can’t wait to read Sophie’s book. I hope I win a copy.

  24. 24

    I just love Sophie. She’s cute as a button, funny as all get out, and sweeter than a southern glass of tea. I’d love to read her book!

  25. 25
    Kimberly says:

    Oh, I already read the first chapter in the preveiw and I know the book is going to just be soooo good! I really hope I win a copy :)

  26. 26

    I just know this book is going to be great!

  27. 27
    Michelle says:

    Thank you so much for doing a giveaway! I would love to read her book!

  28. 28

    I think I am too late to get in on this darn wish I saw this earlier. Would love win a copy <3

  29. 29

    Can’t wait to read Sophie’s book.. I loved your book.

  30. 30

    I love Sophie’s blog, too!

  31. 31

    Can’t wait to read it…sounds right up my alley! Thanks for promoting it and the giveaway. You’re awesome Melanie.

  32. 32
    Lynette says:

    Pick me!!! I am from the south and married a Mississippi boy so I really look forward to reading this book!

  33. 33
    Mk Nakano says:

    I so enjoy Boomama’s blog, can’t wait to read her book.
    No book budget this month, but next month…
    Thanks for the give-away!

  34. 34

    I love me some Sophie. I always find myself nodding uh huh when I read her blog.

  35. 35

    So excited for this book! It will be hard to wait until 5:00 to see if I win before I buy it! :)

  36. 36

    Yes Please!

  37. 37

    Pick Me! Can’t wait to read Sophie’s book. I know it will be as wonderful as your book.

  38. 38

    Would love to win a copy of Sophie’s book!

  39. 39

    I so want a copy of this book. Buying it is not an option for me right now. But, if I don’t win one, as soon as I get a little extra cash it is going to be one of my first “luxury” items I buy!

  40. 40

    What a fumny lady and a funny friend for you. I died laughing at your podcast the other day. Can’t wait for next year!

  41. 41

    If its anything like eating Peanut M & M’s (as the title suggests), it will be the perfect treat!

  42. 42

    Thanks for the giveaway

  43. 43

    Well, I’ve been looking forward to this for a while, and will read it, one way or another, but winning a copy would be sweet!

  44. 44

    Can not wait to read this book!

  45. 45
    Jenn H. says:

    So excited to read Sophie’s book!!

  46. 46

    Would love to win a copy!

  47. 47
    Brooke Shipley says:

    Cant’t wait to read the book!

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    Jessica O says:

    Can’t wait to read this book! Winning it wouldn’t be bad, either!

  49. 49

    What a treat this book will be!

  50. 50

    What a fun giveaway! Thank you!

  51. 51

    I would love to read it!

  52. 52

    I loved your book and I know I will love hers too! Would love to win……..

  53. 53
    Erin Lynn says:

    Thanks for a giveaway. Sounds like a perfect read!

  54. 54

    I love books that stir all my emotions…looking forward to this one….

  55. 55

    Can’t wait to read it!

  56. 56
    Rebecca says:

    Would love to read this!

  57. 57

    I’d love to read Sophie’s book! I’m almost finished reading Sparkly Green Earrings :)

  58. 58

    I love books that make me laugh and cry at the same time!

  59. 59

    i read the first chapter on Sophie’s blog and i liked it a lot. so much that i want to have the book

  60. 60
    Heather Bailey says:

    Can’t wait to read this book….win or no.

  61. 61

    It’s so super cool that one of your friends has also now written a book! Congrats to Sophie ! I can’t wait to read it!

  62. 62

    How fun! Win or not, I’ll be reading this book.

  63. 63

    I need a good Summer read!!

  64. 64

    I love to read about the south either non-fiction or fiction. Thanks for making this available.

  65. 65
    Elizabeth says:

    I would love to win this book! Sparkly Green Earrings was great and I need a new one! THANK YOU!

  66. 66

    I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win this book!!

  67. 67
    Christie says:

    Ooooooh, pick me, pick me!

  68. 68
    Rachelle Mc says:

    I recently became a step and expectant mom, your transparency of the challenges of motherhood are encouraging. It’s awesome to see women I faith remind that we don’t have to be perfect because we walk in grace. Thank you for your book,, that I currently reading and your blog!

  69. 69
    J. Johnson says:

    Win or lose, I am going to read this book. Can’t wait!

  70. 70

    Please enter me! Want to read this so bad!

  71. 71
    Jennifer W says:

    Loved Sparkly Green Earrings…Can’t wait to read A Little Salty to Cut the Sweet.

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    Cheryl Hawthorne says:

    I would love to win this book! Read Sparkly Green Earrings recently and loved it.

  73. 73

    Sounds like a great book! Would love a chance to win a copy, but will be purchasing also.

  74. 74

    Ohhhhh, I hope I win!!

  75. 75

    I fell behind on my blog-reading last week and am so glad I picked today to get caught up. Also I was at LPL this weekend and saw who I thought were you and Sophie sitting next to Beth and said to my friend, “there’s Boo Mama and Big Mama” and she looked at me like I was crazy. She doesn’t read your blogs so she thought I’d given new names to Beth and her assistant. Glad you all enjoyed the weekend – despite enduring lackluster restaurant selections!

  76. 76

    I really hope I win!!! I love Sophie’s blog….and yours, too! Fingers crossed!!

  77. 77
    Marilyn says:

    So excited to read this!

  78. 78

    I’d love to win, thank you!

  79. 79

    I could use some laughter in my life right now!

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    MA HARDY says:

    Need to read this.

  81. 81
    Mary Arredondo says:

    So excited to read this book!!!!

  82. 82
    Heather Feenstra says:

    I just finished reading Sparkling Green Earrings last week and am so looking forward to this book too!!

  83. 83

    Cannot wait to read Sophie’s book!!

  84. 84

    This looks like a laugh out loud book. My favorite kind!

  85. 85

    Looks like a great book!

  86. 86
    Rose Ranweiler says:

    Just discovered your blog–would be blessed to dive into
    Her book or yours——

  87. 87
    Nichole H says:

    Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy!

  88. 88

    So excited about this book! Would love to take it on vacation with me next week.

  89. 89
    Jennifer Jackson says:

    I would love to win a copy! I’m moving back to the South after being gone on the West Coast for 6 years!! Boy do I miss Southern hospitality!

  90. 90
    Allison says:

    Looks like a great book to read this summer!! I will have to add it to summer reading list

  91. 91

    Already ordered a copy, but I’d live to win one for my mom!

  92. 92

    LOVED your book! It made me cry and laugh out loud. I would LOVE to win a copy of Sophie’s book.

  93. 93
    Kelly b says:

    so happy for BOTH you and Sophie!!! excited to read her book!

  94. 94
    Jenny F. says:

    I kept thinking about needing to purchase a copy of this book. Imagine my delight when I read my email this morning that my copy was available for download to my kindle. I purchased preordered the book in January and forgot about it! So excited to start reading it. A free copy would be wonderful to give to my sister…

  95. 95

    Her accent sounds like mine even though I’m from West Texas! I’d love to win the book!

  96. 96

    I can’t wait to read the book! I’ve watched the trailer over and over!

  97. 97

    Sounds like the perfect summer read!

  98. 98

    I can’t wait until 5:00! I’ll buy the book now, then if I win I will have one to share.

  99. 99

    Thanks, looking forward to reading her book!

  100. 100

    Can’t wait to read!

  101. 101

    Love the cover and am sure the inside is just as great!

  102. 102

    I know one of those books is meant for me,,,,,

  103. 103

    So excited for Boomama and for me to read her book.

  104. 104

    Enjoyed your book, can’t wait to read this one!

  105. 105
    Michelle H. says:

    Pick me! Pick me!
    Loves your book and have been anxiously awaiting the release of Sophie’s.

  106. 106
    Margaret Stewart says:

    I would love to have this book!!!

  107. 107
    Diane N says:

    So excited to read this!!!

  108. 108

    Enjoyed Sparkly Green Earrings and can’t wait to read Sophie’s book!

  109. 109

    Loved your book and I am looking forward to reading Sophie’s as well!

  110. 110

    It looks wonderful! Thank you for the opportunity!
    Blessings!

  111. 111

    Can’t wait to read the book.

  112. 112

    Looking forward to reading it. Way to go Sophie!!

  113. 113
    Sallie Baker says:

    Can’t wait to read it!

  114. 114
    Lorraine says:

    Can’t wait to read this!!

  115. 115

    This book looks really good, I can’t wait to read it!

  116. 116

    Can’t wait to read this book!

  117. 117

    Can’t wait to read it!!! :-)

  118. 118
    Emily E says:

    Can’t wait to read it!!

  119. 119

    I would love to win this book, and if I don’t win I’ll still go out to buy it. Any book you recommend or write, I need to check out.

  120. 120
    Joan Serice says:

    I can’t wait to read it!

  121. 121

    Would live the chance to win a copy of Sophie’s book! You two are hilarious :)

  122. 122

    Yea!

  123. 123

    SOOO excited about this book! My copy is supposed to arrive today but would love to pass one onto my friends. Yay for both of you!

  124. 124

    I loved your book and planning to buy copies for my daughters. Looking forward to reading Sophie’s book too. If I could win it, it would be great!

  125. 125
    Shanna H says:

    I can’t wait to read this book! Thanks for the chance to win it!

  126. 126

    I want one!

  127. 127
    Amy in PA says:

    So excited for her book!!

  128. 128
    Lori Cundiff says:

    Thanks for sharing! I can’t wait to read this book!

  129. 129
    Melanie Harrington says:

    I have preordered a copy already but would love extras to give to friends! Love me some Boomama!

  130. 130

    So excited it’s finally out!

  131. 131

    I can hardly wait to read the book. Thanks for the opportunity!

  132. 132

    Would dearly love to read this book. It’s bound to be entertaining and a great Summer read! Heading to the beach soon, what’s better than a great book by the shore.

  133. 133
    Susan Pustejovsky says:

    Looks like a great read!

  134. 134
    Kris Kalinock says:

    Would LOVE to read this book!!

  135. 135

    Thanks for the giveaway!! I would love to win! =)

  136. 136
    Keturah says:

    LOVED the first chapter….can’t wait to read the rest!

  137. 137
    Jill Ann says:

    Can’t wait to read BooMama’s book!

  138. 138
    lisa G in TN says:

    Looks like a fun summer read. Hope it does well. Blessings!

  139. 139

    Can’t wait to read it! Perfect beach read!

  140. 140

    I really really want this book. Pick me!

  141. 141
    Kellie N says:

    I agree….I will love this book!

  142. 142

    I sure hope she mentions Martha and the stein marts. Would love a chance to read her book!

  143. 143

    Sounds like a great book!

  144. 144

    Can’t wait to read this book!! Thanks for doing the giveaway.

  145. 145

    Could use a good laugh right now! I’m curious for sure.

  146. 146

    Hello, I’d love to win Sophie’s book! Thanks for the opportunity.

  147. 147

    Would love to win her book!!

  148. 148
    Crystal Geary says:

    Looking forward to reading! Hope I win :).

  149. 149
    Teresa Kissell says:

    I would love a chance to win this book!

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    Breanna says:

    I read the free first chapter of this book about a month ago and cried like a baby! As a Mississippi Girl myself, I am delighted to see a book on the real heart of the Hospitality State, it’s people. Mississippi often gets a bad rap, but you won’t find kinder people anywhere!!

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    Amy Hobbs says:

    I’d love to be the winner of this book! Sounds so good :)

  152. 152
    michele says:

    What a great summer read!

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    Cheryl L. says:

    Sophie’s blog is a hoot…I’m sure this book is the same….can’t wait!!!!!

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    Susan Tilney says:

    I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy (but am hoping I win it); there seems to be a serious lack of joy and hilarity these days and this sounds like it might just be the ticket for everyone! ;o)

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    Wendy Barber says:

    Loved your book! I know Sophie’s book will be a hoot. Can’t wait to read it!

  156. 156

    LOVED reading your book, and I can’t wait to read Sophie’s!!!

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    Julia R. says:

    Ooooooooh, this looks like a great read! Keeping my fingers crossed!

  158. 158

    I am beyond excited to read Sophie’s new book! You two always make me smile.

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    Jean too says:

    Sounds like a fun read. Please count me in.

  160. 160

    Looks like a great read!

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    Christen says:

    Can’t wait to read it!

  162. 162

    It’s my birthday today, so Sophie’s book would be the perfect gift!!!

  163. 163

    Fingers crossed…otherwise I will be buying a copy :-)

  164. 164

    I love your podcast with Boo Mama and would love to win a copy of her book! :)

  165. 165

    Pick me! :)

  166. 166

    Cannot wait to read this one!! I think it should come in a two pack with Sparkly Green Earrings!!

  167. 167

    Looks like a wonderful book!

  168. 168

    I would love to win a copy of the book! Please pick me! Thanks!

  169. 169

    The music in the trailer, alone make me want to read this book!! “At the end of the day- no matter what- I adore my people!” Sounds wonderful!

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    Holly K says:

    I’d love to win this book!

  171. 171

    I’d love to win a copy and hope Sophie’s day is filled with celebration.

  172. 172

    Love her blog. Can’t wait to read it!

  173. 173
    Donna Kotecki says:

    Loving sweets & raising our own bacon…..sure sounds like a great book & one I need to read! I need some joy & laughter in my life and this sounds like the perfect antedote! Can’t wait to read it!

  174. 174

    This sounds fabulous!!! Thanks for the opportunity!

  175. 175

    Would love to win this book.. .I am sure it is HILARIOUS! :)

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    Allison says:

    So excited for Sophie!

  177. 177

    So happy for Sophie and can’t wait to read her book!

  178. 178

    I love Sophie’s stories on her blog. How fun to have them in convenient book form.

  179. 179
    Elizabeth says:

    I would love to read this! I thoroughly enjoyed your book.

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    Darcie Y says:

    I would love to win a copy of this new book! I have been reading BooMama’s blog for a while now and I am so excited that her book releases today!

  181. 181

    Loved your book and I’m sure I will love Boo’s!

  182. 182
    Tonya Weaver says:

    I’m so excited about this book. I’ve already read yours and it was fab-u-lous! I can’t wait to read Sophie’s!

  183. 183

    Congrats to Sophie

  184. 184

    You girls ROCK…thanks for following the Lord and your heart and sharing your life stories. It makes me wish I had and also to know my world ain’t so strange after all :)

    • 185

      Me,again,,,forgot to Thank you Mel for sharing your friend with the rest of us. She is a real southern HOOT…Bless Her heart :)

  185. 186

    I’m so excited about Boo Mama’s book! I enjoyed your book so much, too. I hope I win!

  186. 187

    I can’t wait to read this book too! I found Sophie (and you!) through PW’s entertainment section and started following her blog so I’m super excited to read more. I loved your book so I’m sure I’ll love hers!

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    Shannon Stafford says:

    I would love to win this book, but even if I don’t, it’s at the top of my list of summer reads! Can’t wait to get my hands on it!

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    Would love to win!

  189. 190

    Congratulations Sophie! Thanks for the give away Melanie.

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    Mandy S says:

    I am looking forward to reading Sophie’s book. :-)

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    Susan T says:

    Can’t wait to read it!!

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    Heather says:

    I cannot wait to read this book! Congratulations, Sophie!! Is it creepy to say I’m super proud of her, too, even though we’ve never met?? I kind of feel like I know you both! :)

  193. 194

    Pick me! Pick me! Pick me! :)

  194. 195

    This looks like such a fun book! Thanks for sharing! :)

  195. 196

    Omigoodness!! I am so excited!! I need Sophie’s book to go along with yours Melanie!! I read your book on the way to Louisville, Ky to visit my daughter and her family and we are off to California to visit my second daughter and I can read Boo Mama’s book on the way to see her!! Yay.. I hope I win, but if I don’t, I’ll definitely be purchasing a copy for the trip!! Thanks ladies!! Y’all always make my day!! Love you!!

  196. 197

    If it is anything like yours I am going to love it! Sparkly Green Earrings was great!

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    Ashley Cresswell says:

    Would love to have this book for my trip to the beach!

  198. 199

    Pick ME!!!! Though I will buy it if I don’t win… :)

  199. 200

    I would love to take this book to the beach with me ;)

  200. 201

    Finished Sparkly Green Earrings in a day and LOVED it – can imagine this is just as fantastic!

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    Danielle says:

    I love Sophie and would love to read her book! :)

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    Sylvia Buffington says:

    I loved the trailer on this book. Family is what it’s all about, and I know this would be an easy reading, pass it on type of book! I would love the opportunity to share Sophie’s stories with so many others. Thank You!

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    need this book! ;)

  204. 205

    Can’t wait to read this book. What I really want to do is download it immediately on my Kindle but I want to hold that pretty book in my two hands when I read it so I am practicing restraint and patience and all that. Can’t wait to read it!

  205. 206

    I would love to win a copy of this book! Thanks for giving me the chance to win!

  206. 207

    I want to win this book! :)

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    T Carney says:

    Looks like a great read about family…I know I would enjoy it!!

  208. 209

    I want to win this book! :) Can’t wait to read it.

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    Mandy M. says:

    Dying to read this book! I know it will be hilarious and heartfelt!

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    Mindy Savage says:

    I would love to win one of these books!! If not, then I will just have to go out and buy one!

  211. 212

    I would love to win the book. It looks great!

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    Stephanie Zapata says:

    I would love to win this book! It’s summertime and that’s the only time I get to read-except for your book which I read during the school year-GASP!! Thanks for the opportunity.

  213. 214

    I can’t wait to read this book! I’ve been anticipating it as much as I did your SGE!

  214. 215

    This looks great! I’ve lived in the South my whole life and love it!

  215. 216

    I’ve enjoyed reading Sophie’s blog for many years and I’m looking forward to reading her book.

  216. 217

    I would love one, can’t wait to ready it!

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    Erica L says:

    Can’t wait to read the book, would love to win!

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    Can’t wait to read this book.

  219. 220

    I’m excited about this book. I ‘m thinking it will be a great summer beach read.

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    I want it! :)

  221. 222

    Can’t wait to read it!

  222. 223

    Can’t wait to read this book! Saw you two at Beth Moore in Atlanta this past weekend :) wasn’t it great!?!?!? My husband and my friends husband were two of the “brave men” there. Thanks for this giveaway!!!

  223. 224

    I’d love to read this book!!!!!

  224. 225

    I can’t wait to read!

  225. 226
    Rebecca says:

    Love her blog! Can’t wait to read her book!

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    Can’t wait to read it! I just discovered your blog after being given a copy of “Sparkly Green Earrings” and I am sure I will love Sophie’s book just as much!

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    the retired mama says:

    I hope it is as funny as Sparkly Green Earrings

  228. 229

    This is going to be a great summer beach book! Can’t wait to read (especially with sand between my toes!)

  229. 230

    Can’t wait to read this book!!!

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    Debbie H says:

    I would love to read this book. Thanks for the chance to win!

  231. 232

    This sounds like a great summer time read.

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    Kristina in GA says:

    On my B&N wish list already. Hope I win, but if not, guess I’ll have to buy it! :)

  233. 234

    Sounds like a great read! I’m always looking for something new.

  234. 235

    Loved your book and have been looking forward to reading this book. Would love to take it with me on vacation.

  235. 236

    Yeah Sophie! Congrats!!!

  236. 237

    I would love to win this book! Thanks for the opportunity.

  237. 238

    Sweet, but salty congratulations to Sophie! So happy and excited for her!

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    Tammy Elrod says:

    Can’t wait to read it!

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    So excited to read this book!

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    scarlett says:

    would love to read this!!

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    Michele says:

    Looking forward to this guaranteed-good-read! Thanks for the chance to win, Yay Sophie!

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    Karen Colver says:

    Sounds like a great Book! :-)

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    Julianne says:

    Just watched her book trailer and now I am super eager to read it! Love your close friendship and the way you two delight in one another. What a blessing to treasure.

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    Jennifer says:

    So, so excited about this book!

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    Love the title of this book, can’t wait to read it!! I am an ex-northern, been living in the south for last 8 years and love it, like I was born to live here!!

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    Rachel Gray says:

    I would LOVE to win! :)

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    Megan in GA says:

    Pick me pick me!!!

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    I love Sophie’s blog! I will definitely be buying her book.

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    LindseyA says:

    If the book is half as good as yours, then count me in! :)

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    Anne N. says:

    So excited to read her book!

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    Amy Parker says:

    I would love to win! I think her blog is absolutely hilarious!! (Loved your book as well!!)

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    Courtney says:

    I want!

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    I would love to read this!

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    Jenny M says:

    Hoping to win!

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    I love her blog so I know I will lover her book!!

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    Julie B says:

    It’s a good day to have a great day! Can’t wait to read it!

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    I would love to win a copy of her book.

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    I would love to read this!!

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    I have wanted to read this book since I first heard about it months ago! It’s on my wishlist! Hoping to win!!!

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    I’m in the middle of your book (Love it!) & can’t wait to read Sophie’s!

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    Christy says:

    I would love a copy.

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    I can’t wait to read this!

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    Laura Knapp says:

    I first found BooMama’s blog when I stumbled across one of her Diptacular events. I’ve been hooked since then :)

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    Sounds like a great read! I would love a copy!

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    Jennifer says:

    Love, love, LOVE Sophie! So hope I win!!

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    Stephanie says:

    Excited about this book! Would love to win it!

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    I can’t wait to read this! Hope I win!!

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    I cannot wait to read Sophie’s book!

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    missy owens says:

    Me, Me, Me!!! If it a read like your book. I can’t wait.

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    I’m thrilled it is finally out today!! How very exciting for all involved! :)

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    Sounds like it would be a good read! Count me in.

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    Ginny M says:

    Can’t wait to read it!

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    Melissa says:

    I am really looking forward to reading this book. This book makes me think of my own southern family and all the times we have shared and continue to share. Good times, bad times, sad times and lots of laughter, a great family! I love them all! :-)

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    Thank you for opportunity to win one of these books – it sounds super good.

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    Michelle says:

    Pick me, pick me!

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    Aunt Nancy says:

    Can’t wait for a new read!!

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    I’d love to read this because the title is so great.

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    Puck me! Pick me!

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    Love Sophie! I always try and imagine her accent as I read her blog. Weird, I know…
    Can’t wait to read her book!!!

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    Love BooMama!!

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    Sherrer says:

    I can’t wait to read it!

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    Robin M. says:

    I would love to have this book!

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    Here’s hoping I win something today. Congratulations to both of you.

    Hugs from Minnesota
    Marie

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    Brittany says:

    Can’t wait to read Sophie’s book!!

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    Love Sophie’s blog & would love to win a copy of her book!

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    Would love to win a copy! I bet it is hilarious.

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    I can’t wait to read this!

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    Can’t wait to read this book!

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    i have a friend that grew up in Mississippi and would love to give her a copy. sophie actually remembers my friend from youth group.

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    kim ford says:

    I just read yours, so I am looking for something to sink my teeth into.

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    Louise in NE OK says:

    Would love to win this book! Can’t wait to read it!

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    can not wait to read this book

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    Jennifer Z. says:

    I’m so excited about this book. I’d love to win it!

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    Denise V says:

    thanks for the chance to win this book.

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    I’m sure it will make great beach reading while the kids are on summer break, but break doesn’t start until next week (ugh!) and I don’t think I can wait that long!!!

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    Melissa C. says:

    Woohoo! Can’t wait to read it :)

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    Count me in!!! Can’t wait to read it!!!

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    I grew up in mississippi and I suspect that I can relate to this book!

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    Mine shipped this week! Would love one to share!!!

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    I’d love to win the book!!

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    I’d love to read this book!

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    Would love to read more about Sophie! Enjoy her blog so much from miles away in Minnesota!

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    Heather Rattray says:

    Looking forward to this book! Thanks!

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    SuzanneB says:

    It is on my to read list, can’t wait!

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    Can’t wait to read the book!

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    I’d love to win!

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    Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Sounds like such a fun read! With summer on its way, I hope to get a copy to add to my reading list.

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    I would LOVE to win her book!! :)

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    Pat Futch says:

    Sophie’s blog has been a favorite of mine for years now, and I already know I will LOVE reading her book. Thanks for giving us all a chance to win, Melanie!

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    Mollyanne says:

    I didn’t even know they made trailer videos for books, but that sure was cute! I may have to buy a copy on Kindle for my 94-year-old grandmother whose eyesight is too bad to read regular print – but she loves her some Kindle books with about 4 words per page.

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    I would love to have this book to add to my “summer reading stack”!!!!

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    Sounds like a perfect summer afternoon read!

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    Sounds like a great book!

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    Yes please! LOVE Boomama!

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    Would love to win! Sounds like a GREAT read!

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    Sarah P says:

    So excited to read this book!

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    Love it! :)

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    Would love to win a copy of her book!

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    I can’t wait to read her book. I love her blog.

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    Laura C says:

    Can’t wait to read it. Yay for Sophie!!

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    OH I want to read this book so badly.

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    Jennifer R. says:

    Can’t wait to read BooMama’s book!

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    Salty & Sweet has always been a favorite of mine. I can’ t wait to read it.

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    Mary Elizabeth says:

    I would love to read this book. It looks great!

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    Shannon says:

    Thanks for referring me to Sophie’s blog a couple days ago, and now her book too! I’d love a copy!

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    Nereida Claudio says:

    Woot! Does it count if I love Salty & Sweet nuts mix??? Maybe not, but I wanna win!!!

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    Annette says:

    Hooray!! a must read this summer!

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    This would be a great opportunity to surprise my wife with this book. I might even read it myself!

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    Heather Maudlin says:

    So excited to check out this book!

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    Justine C says:

    So glad my friend shared your blog with me…am loving it! Looking forward reading the book, sounds like a great read for the summer!
    ~J~

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    Spirit mom says:

    Yea Sophie!!! So excited for her.

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    Congratulations, Sophie!

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    Caitlyn says:

    I just finished your book (loved it!) and so I could really use another book to read!

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    Fried catfish? A fabulous cookbook for sure; there are few foods better than that!

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    Kristen says:

    I am excited about her book so much too! I read the first chapter and absolutely loved it!

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    Loved your book and would love to read this one!

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    Yea! I’m in need of some new reading material!

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    I would love a book!

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    Just found your blog and already drawn in! Blessings-

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    Sounds like a perfect summer read!

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    I would love to read this book!

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    Melissa says:

    Can’t wait to read Sophie’s book! I loved yours!

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    Vearnail says:

    I can’t wait to read it!

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    I can picture myself reading this at the pool and all the kids looking at me as if I’m crazy; laughing, crying and clapping. Great way to make friends.

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    I have read you both for so long! I would love to win her book!

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    Karen Tee says:

    You are both such wonderful bloggers . . . thanks for the giveaway !

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    Jessica Breeden says:

    I’m so glad this is a quick contest because I really can’t wait! If I don’t win, I’m on my way to Barnes and Noble. :)

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    Heather says:

    I love yours and Sophie’s blogs! I would love to win her book!!

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    Can’t wait to read it!

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    Cynthia Stuckey says:

    I am so excited to read this book! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Yay!! I can’t wait to get my hands on it and read it! Love y’all!

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    JennyRP says:

    I’ve been waiting for her book to come out and excited to have the chance to win a copy! There are only a few blogs I read every single day and two of them are yours and Sophie’s!

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    Can’t wait to get my hands on this book…winning a copy would make it even better! Thanks so much for the chance!

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    Sounds too good not to read!

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    A new book would be a great way to start summer vacation!

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    YAY for Sophie and her book! I would love to win a copy, but I will definitely be reading it no matter what!

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    I hope i win. Love her blog…

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    mcjaime says:

    Been interested in this one for a while…hope I win!

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    Frankie says:

    Sounds great!

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    Love Boo’s blog – can’t wait to read the book!

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    Jennifer says:

    I’m so looking forward to reading this book!

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    I can’t wait to read the book either! Hoping for a chance to win it :)

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    Johanna says:

    Tax for a great giveaway, Big Mama!

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    Drisdy Kee says:

    bacon and sweet tea and writing?! Of course! Thanks for doing the giveaway!

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    Would love to win this! Love the cover;)

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    Can’t wait to read her book! Would love to win a couple to share, too!

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    Would love to read this book. I sure id enjoy yours!

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    Oh, this just sounds wonderful!!

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    yes Please!!!

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    Would love to read this!!

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    Krissie says:

    Awww…awww,…and aww!!! Looking forward to this book!!:)

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    Would love to win!!

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    Thank you for this, Melanie! Can’t wait to read Sophie’s book.

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    would love to win this! sounds so good!

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    Colorado says:

    Would love to win the book, I really enjoy Boo Mama!

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    Whitney S.K. says:

    YAY! I would love a hard copy of Sophie’s book! It’s going to look SO pretty displayed!!!

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    Cindy L. says:

    I enjoy her blog and looking forward to reading her book. Thank you for the giveaway!

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    I would love to read this book. thanks!!

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    Shari Ingram says:

    I would love to read this book! I know I would enjoy it!

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    I would love to win a copy!!

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    Can’t wait to read this one!

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    Thanks for the chance to win & read the book!!

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    If it’s as good as your book, I’ll want to read it!

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    I can’t wait to read her book.

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    If its near as good as yours, I’d love to read it!

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    I can’t WAIT to get my hands on a copy! Sophie’s writing always makes my born-in-Tennessee heart smile :)

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    I have been counting down the days, and can’t wait to read it!

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    I would LOVE to read this book. Thanks for the chance to win it!

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    Michelle says:

    Enjoy both your blogs, so I am sure I’ll love her book! Y’all make me smile as I drink my coffee in the morning.

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    Miranda says:

    I want to win! :)

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    Meredith says:

    I loved the first chapter that Sophie posted online! I’m looking forward to reading it!

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    I can’t wait to read this!

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    Kimberly M. says:

    I can’t wait to read this book of Southern stories by such a sweet lady!

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    I was at Sams the other day and looked for Sophie’s book, hoping they accidentally put it out early. So anxious to read it!

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    Pick me! Pick Me!

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    Melissa says:

    I married into the southern culture. I love it, but it sure is different. Would love to read this book.

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    I can’t wait to read the book. I have read her blog FOREVER and have actually snorted from laughing so hard!! I have had people walk by my office and think I have lost my mind.

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    Andrea in Aggieland says:

    Can’t wait to read this book!!

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    Loved the trailer, can’t wait to read the book! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Shelley Viestenz says:

    I can hardly wait!!

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    shawnda says:

    I love Sophie’s blog – I bet her book is just as good!

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    I need a good summer read! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Sophie’s live blogging during the Miss America pageant had me rolling. Can’t wait to read her book!

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    Kelly C says:

    Can’t wait to read it!! I don’t know if it will be as good as yours but I’d love to find out!

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    Jessica W says:

    Congratulations to Sophie! I’d love to read her book!

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    Aunt Annie says:

    Thank you!

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    I would love to win!

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    Would love to read the book (and blog about it for my Canadian friends!). Thanks for the giveaway.

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    I always enjoy a good read. Thanks for the chance to win!

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    I would love to read it!!! Love Sophie!

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    Gotta get this book in my hands ASAP!

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    Kristi H says:

    I look forward to reading this book….and I would love to win!

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    Nichole Cunningham says:

    I have been waiting patiently for her book. I can hardly wait! I hope I win a copy!!!!

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    Melissa says:

    Would love to read this book!

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    Deb Young says:

    Sounds like my kind of book!

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    Marybeth says:

    I love the support and friendship you two girls share…it warms my heart.

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    How fun! Thanks for the opportunity to share in this!

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    Emily Ragland says:

    I’m about to go on vacation and it would be great to take this book with me!

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    What a fun summer read this would be!

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    I am a born and bred Yankee. I would LOVE to read some stories and humor from the South!

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    Melissa Wilson says:

    I LOVED your book and I just can’t wait to read Sophie’s!
    I’d love to win!

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    I can’t wait to read this book! I am a Mississippi girl too, and relate so much to Sophie’s stories. Hoping I win, but if I don’t, I will definitely be buying it myself.

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    Totally gonna win :). Would love to reader book as well

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    Melissa Wilson says:

    I would love to win a copy but if not, off to Barnes & Noble we go!

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    Can’t wait to read it!

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    Can’t wait to read it!

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    Jennifer S says:

    I cannot wait to read the book!

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    Me pls! Looks like the perfect summer read!

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    Would love to win this book! Thank you for the giveaway.

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    Debra D. says:

    I would love to win this book! Thanks for the chance!

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    Wendy C. says:

    Sophie is one of my very favorite bloggers, and I hope that I win a copy of her book!

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    Yea! I’d love a copy :)

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    Lindsay says:

    Yes! I’ve already told everyone I know to get Sparkly Green Earrings, and I’m sure that is how I’m going to feel about Sophie’s book, too!

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    Ashleigh Johnson says:

    Can’t wait to read this book! Looks like the perfect summer read.

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    Looks like a great summer read! Thanks for the “giveaway”!!!

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    I would love to win a copy. I loved reading your book and I know that I will love hers too.

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    CARLA VACA says:

    I LOVE TO READ YOUR BLOG MELANIE, BECAUSE OF YOU I FOUND SOPHIE AND I LOVE HER TOO.

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    I would love to read Sophie’s book. I have looked forward to it for months.

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    Thanks for the giveaway. I would love to read it!

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    Carrie Hollon says:

    pick me! pick me!

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    Danielle Parker says:

    I loved your book and I can’t wait to read Sophie’s!!

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    Kayla R says:

    I can’t wait to read this book!!

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    Ellen P says:

    Looking forward to reading the book!

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    Lynnette R says:

    Love you. Love Sophie. Can’t wait to read her book. Would love to win a copy.

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    Jackie Ingram says:

    I NEED Sophie’s book! :)

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    Big Mama-
    just read your book while on vacation! laughed out loud and cried out loud! can’t wait to read Sophie’s!
    thanks for the opportunity!

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    Mary M. says:

    I’ve always loved you and BooMama! I hope this does well

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    Thanks for the chance to win…would love to read her book too!!

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    Can’t wait to read Sophie’s book.

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    Alison F. says:

    Yay for Sophie! I would love to win her book, thanks for the chance, Melanie!

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    Can’t wait to read this! Love BooMama!

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    Amy Ray says:

    I’m so excited about this book! Yeah! :)

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    I’ve been trying to win a copy of her book from her website all week! Here’s hoping!

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    Yes please! :)

  456. 457

    I would love to win the book, she’s hilarious on her blog!

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    I would love to win the book!

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    Pick me! Thank you for hosting!

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    I would love to win Sophie’s book!!!

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    Jennifer S says:

    I am a southern girl recently transplanted into a metropolitan city. I would love a little taste of home!

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    Tamra B says:

    Who wouldn’t love a freebie?! Looks like my next summer must-read either way!

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    Yeah! Sophie’s book! Can’t wait to read it! :)

  463. 464
    Brandi W. says:

    I can’t wait to read this book. I just finished your book, and I loved it!

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    christy w says:

    I would love to have this book…..plz keep me in mind :)

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    Can’t wait to read her book!

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    Joanna H. says:

    I would love to win a copy!

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    Nikki G says:

    I want to laugh and clap my hands!!!! If my grandmother was still alive, I’d love to ring her up and have a good ol’ heart to heart. Sigh…so, I’ll take the book, and live vicariously through Sophie : )

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    Wow! I’m excited!

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    I really enjoyed the first chapter of her book. Would love to win this. I also enjoyed your book.

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    Can’t wait to read this! Love Boomama!

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    Can’t wait to read this book!

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    Susan B says:

    I NEED a book like that right now! ;) Love Sophie’s blog!

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    Oh, I can’t wait to read this!

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    Love to win, thanks,

  475. 476

    I’m so excited about Sophie’s book! Hope I win a copy!!

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    Looking forward to reading this book!

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    So excited to read this book!

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    Can’t wait!

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    LindaRR says:

    Thank you for letting us know about this book!

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    Yay! Can’t wait to read this book!

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    Would love to read this book. If it’s half as good as yours, I’ll love it!

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    Sounds like a great book!

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    nancygirl says:

    this book is gonna be a hoot!

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    Cannot wait to read it!!!

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    If Sophie’s book is 1/2 as good as yours, it will be an awesome read!! Thank you!!

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    I’d love to win! Love Sophie’s blog…it makes me laugh out loud…and then I have to read it to my hubby! ;)

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    Tisha Ward says:

    I can’t wait to read this!!!

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    Can’t wait to read this book. If it is even half as entertaining and heartwarming as “Sparkly Green Earrings,” I will be blessed!

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    Pick me! Pick me! I love a good read!

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    Courtney says:

    Looks like a great read!

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    Jennifer in Ohio says:

    So excited to read this book!

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    I would love to win this – the book sounds great!

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    Melissa says:

    I can’t wait to read it!

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    Amanda C. says:

    This book looks so good! Can’t wait to read it!

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    Janelle says:

    I would love to win a copy of this book!

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    Looks very entertaining!

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    I can’t wait to read it! Love her blog:)

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    Alessandra Hightower says:

    Excited for this book! Pending on my amazon wish list… :)

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    Can’t wait to read this!! I’d love to win a copy :)

  500. 501

    Can’t wait to read this!

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    I’ve had this book on my Amazon wishlist for months :) It can have a place of honor on my nightstand right beside Sparkly Green Earrings & I’ll read it in the best southern drawl this PA girl can manage (in my head, of course. accents sounds strangely Amish when I do them out loud, regardless of what I’m attempting)

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    would love a little laughing and smiling… sounds delightful…

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    kuliejellogg says:

    Yea!

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    This southern girl would love a copy!

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    Oh, I sure hope I win!!

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    I would love to win a copy!!!

  507. 508

    What a fun book! Can’t wait to read it.

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    Annette says:

    I have had my eyes on this gem and would be so so excited to win a copy. Thank you, thank you Melanie for offering this giveaway!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Kathy @www.missgracefilledlife.blogspot. I would love to read this!

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    Can’t wait to read Sophie’s book!

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    Jill Talbert says:

    I own a copy of your book and I would love to own a copy of this one!

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    Have read your book out loud to my husband.(He got tired of me saying, “Listen to this part!” and just said, “Just read it ALL to me!?!?!”) Hoping I can do the same with Sophie’s book!

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    With all the clapping and crying, I’ll feel like I’m reading Sparkly Green Earrings all over again! Love you both!!

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    mongupp says:

    I would looooove to read this book!

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    Woop woop! Pick me! :)

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    Traci C says:

    I would love to win Sophie’s book!! I know it’s going to be wonderful!

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    Would love to win this book!

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    I saw her book on Amazon this morning! Was reading Sparkly Green Earrings and had to control my laughter to keep from waking my husband up!

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    Melanie says:

    I hope I win – my mother-in-law would love this book! And so would I! thanks for the chance. :)

  520. 521

    I hope I win!!! I don’t ever win anything but I would love to read it!

  521. 522

    As a Mississippi girl, and fan accomplishments by all Southern women, I am dying to read this book.

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    Nicki Baum says:

    I can’t wait to read this book! I love both of your blogs :)

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    Michelle says:

    New follower here. Would love to read Sophie’s book. Thanks so much for sharing!

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    Angela B says:

    Just recently started following both you and Sophie, and I’m loving both blogs! I have started reading your book, and love it and look forward to Sophie’s as well. As a southern gal myself I can totally relate! :)

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    Katie B says:

    Oh, how wonderful! I would love to win a copy!

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    I cannot WAIT to get my hands on this book!

  527. 528

    I’ve loved both you and Sophie for 4 or 5 years so I’m excited to get the chance to read more of her writing! Already whipped thru yours! :-)

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    Thanks for this opportunity to win her book.

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    Jennifer Archer says:

    I’m new around here–glad I found you! Would love a good read this summer!

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    Marty Monterey says:

    I so want to read this book!

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    Love Boo Mama!

  532. 533

    Pretty please pick me!!! Pretty please!!! Did I say please? Happy Tuesday. I would really love to read the book. I moved to Tennessee from New York when I was 10 years old and let me tell you it was a WHOLE NEW WORLD to me. :-)

  533. 534

    Ooo, pick me, pick me :) I’d love a copy, I loved your book and looking forward to reading Sophie’s! It sounds like a perfect summer read!

  534. 535
    Chrissy Jones says:

    I would love to win a copy! Excited to read the book! :)

  535. 536
    Trudy L. says:

    You and your friend Sophie are 2 gifted, funny writers. I turn to both of your blogs every day for laughter and encouragement. I can’t wait to read the book! Thank you!

  536. 537

    I would love to read this book. Can’t wait!

  537. 538

    I really want to win this book! Thanks for the giveaway!

  538. 539
    bethany says:

    This looks wonderful! Can’t wait to read it

  539. 540

    I would be thrilled to win a copy of this book so that as soon as I’m finished reading Sparkly Green Earrings, I’ll have another great book to read! :) thanks for the opportunity to win!

  540. 541

    I love Sophie…she makes me laugh like you do. I think you are both in my head when I talk to myself

  541. 542

    Can’t wait to read Sophie’s Book!!

  542. 543
    Maureen says:

    Looks interesting. I just finished your book and this would be a great book to read next.

  543. 544

    I was so excited when y’all both mentioned your books coming out! I’ve read yours, and OF COURSE LOVED IT! NOW, I’m so ready to read Sophie’s!

  544. 545

    This book sounds right up my alley! Would love to read and share with others! Thanks for the giveaway!

  545. 546
    Angie Robertson says:

    I would LOVE to read this book! It looks great! Have a great day!

  546. 547
    Lisa C. says:

    With a house full of big boys, it is so refreshing to get together and laugh with the girls. Sparkly Green Earrings was a fun way to do that, and A Little Salty to Cut the Sweet sounds like it will fit the bill, too. Can’t wait to read it!

  547. 548
    Johanna says:

    The book sounds simply delightful – I would love to read it, then share it with my two daughters and three daughters-in-law. :-)

  548. 549

    I would love to win this book but if not, I will definitely be buying a copy! Can’t wait to read it!!

  549. 550

    Thanks! :)

  550. 551
    Ashley Phelps says:

    Woop-woop! Fingers crossed & knees to the ground! How fun! :)

  551. 552

    Sounds like a great book! Would be fun to win :)

  552. 553
    Whitney Moreland says:

    I would love to win a copy of this book. I read your book “Sparkly green earrings” & loved it. Can’t wait to read this one.

  553. 554
    Kristin H says:

    Perfect timing! I’ve been looking for a new book!

  554. 555
    Sarah Sullivan says:

    The competition is fierce, but I would love to read her book!

  555. 556

    I wanna read it!!!!

  556. 557
    Alicia D says:

    Can’t wait to read it!

  557. 558
    chandra Jonkman says:

    Who doesn’t love a good book.

  558. 559

    Would love to read Sophie’s book!

  559. 560

    I have been waiting for months to read it!

  560. 561

    I already preordered the book on Amazon (I ordered your book also…and Jen Hatmaker’s book “7”. I’m very, very excited about all three of them.) However, I have a very Southern grandma and a very Southern mama, so I would definitely send them a copy if I were to win one!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  561. 562
    Karin Allison says:

    I scrolled past 550 comments – that’s how badly I want a copy of this new book! :) Sounds intriguing! And after reading your book and discovering your blog, I trust your recommendation almost blindly! :)

  562. 563

    I would LOVE to read this. I havent found anything I feel like reasing after your book. It kept me so entertained. this just might be the answer!

    Blessings upon blessings,
    Rachel

  563. 564
    Darlene says:

    I would love to read her book! Thanks for the giveaway!

  564. 565

    Sounds like my kind of book! I really enjoyed reading your book and have lent it to several family members and friends who loved it as well.

  565. 566

    I would love to read Sophie’s book. Sign me up!

  566. 567
    Christi says:

    I have been waiting on this, and would LOVE to win a copy!! Yay, for my fellow Mississippi girl!!

  567. 568
    Kathleen says:

    I would love to receive this book. Congrats to Sophie!

  568. 569
    Karen S says:

    me, too!

  569. 570

    If you recommend it I know it will be good! Reading Sparkly now and love it!

  570. 571

    New to your blog….just finished your book. If this book is half as funny as yours it will be worth every word read! Thanks for making my heart smile!

  571. 572
    Erin Baker says:

    I would love to win! Congratulations to her!

  572. 573

    Pick me :)

  573. 574
    Nadine P says:

    Looking forward to reading the book! Thanks.

  574. 575
    Michelle says:

    Pick me! I want to read this now!

  575. 576
    Kimberly Oliver says:

    I’d love a free copy!!

  576. 577

    I’m reading your book now and I’d love to read Sophie’s book. I grew up in TX and live in AL now, so I’m a true southern girl. Thanks Melanie for a great giveaway.

  577. 578
    shatcher says:

    Can’t wait to read it! Would LOVE to win!!

  578. 579

    I’m so excited for this book!

  579. 580
    Mary in Idaho says:

    I loved “Sparkly Green Earrings” and that’s why I’m here. Your endorsement of this book is good enough for me. Thanks for a chance to win a copy.

  580. 581
    Nicole Ross says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! I can’t wait to read Sophie’s book!
    Nicole

  581. 582
    Kathy Spann says:

    If she is a friend of yours, she is a friend of mine. Passed along my copy of “Sparkly Green Earrings ” to my daughter in law. I loved it. My neighbors probably wondered why I was laughing alone on my patio.

  582. 583

    So excited to read her book! Loved yours and know I will love this one too! If I don’t win, I’m going to buy it anyway. :)

  583. 584

    Melanie-I would love to win a copy of this book! If it is anything like yours, I know I will love it. I will read it and then pass it on for someone else to enjoy. Thanks for the opportunity!

  584. 585
    Heather Luth says:

    I would love to win a copy of this book … have already recommended to my library to buy it. Hoping I win and hoping if not, that the library will pick it up. Thanks for the chance!

  585. 586

    Looking forward to reading it !

  586. 587
    Gretchen says:

    I can wait to read this book!! Hope to win one of them!

  587. 588

    I loved your book and I can’t wait to read Sophie’s!!!

  588. 589

    Would love to win Sophie’s book.

  589. 590
    Marsha W. says:

    Would love to win a copy of Sophie’s book. I’m still talking about running in to you and Sophie at LPL this past weekend. What a hoot!

  590. 591

    Pick me! Pick me!

  591. 592
    Jennifer Bice says:

    Love Sophie !!!

  592. 593
    Janelle says:

    I have been looking forward to the release of this book- I would be thrilled to win a copy!

  593. 594
    susan miller says:

    Dying to read this!!!! Please pick me!

  594. 595

    I love her blog, so I definitely can’t wait to read her book! Thanks for the chance to win it!

  595. 596

    I sure hope I win! I love love love to read! Did I mention I love to read? :)

  596. 597

    I have been dying to read this!

  597. 598
    Donna C. says:

    Would love to have a copy of Sophie’s book. I enjoyed your book and it made me laugh out loud many times!

  598. 599

    I want to win!

  599. 600

    Yea for Sophie!!!

  600. 601

    I can’t wait to read it!

  601. 602
    Shana H says:

    Can’t wait to read this! Thanks for the giveaway!

  602. 603

    I will read this either way. I am having trouble loving my family right now :) I am sure this would be a great book to help me appreciate them more.

  603. 604
    Cynthia M. says:

    Looks like a fabulous book! So proud of Sophie… Can’t wait to read it!

  604. 605

    Yay!!! Looks great! Fingers crossed

  605. 606

    I know it will be HILARIOUS!

  606. 607
    Rachel Q says:

    Looking forward to reading this book! Thanks

  607. 608
    CarrieC says:

    I would love to win a copy of this book, but even if I don’t, I’m going to have to run out and buy it right away!

  608. 609
    Stephanie says:

    I can’t wait to read this.

  609. 610
    Melissa P says:

    Crossing my fingers!

  610. 611
    Shirley Platt says:

    I have been looking for some good reads for the summer. I really need this in my life right now…..

  611. 612

    Would love to be entered!

  612. 613

    I would love to read this. I grew up listening to my Grandmother and her sisters telling stories on the front porch.

  613. 614
    Allison says:

    I love the title A Little Salty to Cut the Sweet! Can’t wait to read :)

  614. 615

    Hope I win! Can’t wait to read this new book!

  615. 616

    I can’t wait to pick up this book! I’d love to potentially win it!

  616. 617

    Looks Like a great summer beach read! would love to read, I need some laughter in my life!

  617. 618

    Soo excited to read Sophie’s new book!
    Kara-N Texas :)

  618. 619
    Jailynn says:

    I read the forward and I think Chapter One and cried, laughed and cried again.
    Sweet, sweet book.

  619. 620

    Sounds like the perfect summer book! I’d love to read it!

  620. 621

    I am excited to read this book!

  621. 622
    Sharon Flasche says:

    I would love to read this, sounds wonderful.

  622. 623
    Julie in Michigan says:

    Yes please, I need another good read after reading Sparkly Green Earrings!!

  623. 624

    618 is my lucky number!

  624. 625
    Stacy Bainter says:

    Looking forward to reading this! Loving the books with stories of faith in them!

  625. 626

    Can’t wait to read this book!!

  626. 627

    Loved your book and love being introduced to authors I haven’t heard of or read before! I would thoroughly enjoy reading Sophie’s book….thanks for the opportunity to win one. You are a great friend to do this for her :) Have a great day from sunny Michigan!

  627. 628

    I would love to win! I am a Mississippi girl too!

  628. 629

    Me Me Me! Just finishing Sparkly Green Earrings and would love another good read! :) Love you both in a non-stalkerish, never met but know a lot about you from your blog, kinda way!

  629. 630

    Can’t wait to read this book!

  630. 631

    Win or lose, I can’t wait to read this book!

  631. 632

    Excited to read Sophie’s book!

  632. 633

    oh pick me!

  633. 634
    Patricia M. says:

    Can’t wait to read this nugget of awesomeness! So happy for both of you.

  634. 635

    I can’t wait to enjoy this book with my family!

  635. 636

    Always looking for a good book. Just found this blog and really enjoy it!

  636. 637
    Erin Seaman says:

    Love y’all’s big boo podcasts and I know I’ll love the book!

  637. 638

    Pick me, pick me :)

  638. 639

    Started reading it weeks ago when you posted a sample. Can’t wait to finish it!

  639. 640

    So excited to read this book!

  640. 641

    I would love to win!

  641. 642

    Sounds like JUST the summer reading this weary teacher needs!

  642. 643
    jennifer says:

    Yay! I loved your book and I can’t wait to read this one :)

  643. 644

    Count me in!

  644. 645
    Melanie says:

    I would love to have this book!!
    Have a GREAT Day!

  645. 646

    I’m ready to win a giveaway! :)

  646. 647
    Ashleigh says:

    Just adore y’all, can’t wait to get my hands on some salty sweetness :)

  647. 648

    I hope to win – but either way – I am purchasing this book!!!!!!! Thanks for the opportunity to win it! I hope I will laugh and cry as hard as I did while reading your book!

  648. 649

    This looks great, I’d love to win a copy!

  649. 650

    Can’t wait to read her book!!!

  650. 651
    Judy Bennett says:

    Loved your book and can’t wait to read this one!

  651. 652

    Yay for Sophie!!!!! Can. Not. Wait!

  652. 653
    Ashley D says:

    I love Sophie’s blog and I’m sure would love her book as well.

  653. 654
    Amber V. says:

    Can’t wait to read it!

  654. 655

    I would love to read this book. Your podcasts together are great!

  655. 656

    If your review didn’t get me then that cute cover did. Seriously could frame that!

  656. 657

    I’m new to Melanie and Sophie’s blogs but I’m sure enjoying the experience. I would love to read this book of Southern flare!!

  657. 658

    Can.not.wait.to.read.it!

  658. 659
    Melanie says:

    I enjoy Sophie’s blog and your blog, look forward to reading them each day. I hope I win. Thanks for the chance to win, what I am sure will be a wonderful book.

  659. 660

    I’m “new” to your blog, and I love it…so…I’m quite sure I’d love anything you recommend ~ including Sophie’s book :D

  660. 661
    SherryC says:

    I’d love to win a copy.

  661. 662

    I have been waiting to buy this book. Would be awesome to win one! Thanks!

  662. 663

    I would love to win a copy, can’t wait to read it!

  663. 664
    Tiffany Y says:

    I’d really love to win! Looks like a great book!

  664. 665
    Nancy R. says:

    Looking forward to the summer so I can actually read your book and this one!

  665. 666

    I would love to read this. I went to school at MSU.

  666. 667
    Amy Nalley says:

    Would love to win a copy of this book! I’m a Mississippi girl, born and raised! Now living in TN-can’t stand the thought if leaving the South. Love to hear the tails and yarns of great Southern gals!!! Bring it on!!

  667. 668
    Jessica says:

    YAY for free stuff that you actually really want!

  668. 669
    Kristy Laird says:

    I want one!! Please!!

  669. 670

    I want to read her book at the pool this summer!

  670. 671
    Amanda D. says:

    I can’t WAIT to read her book! :)

  671. 672
    maggie p says:

    Looks like a super fun read!

  672. 673
    Tracy W says:

    Sophie’s love of SEC Football makes me smile! I can’t wait to read her book. Thanks for the opportunity!

  673. 674
    Nikki H says:

    I love that title and the cover. So, I don’t know, Southern? Can’t wait to read it.

  674. 675

    Amazon just let me know that my copy shipped, but I have friends!!

  675. 676

    yes, please!

  676. 677

    Sounds like a good summer read!

  677. 678

    I would love a copy of the book – especially since I am almost certain it will be as good as your book :-)

  678. 679
    Audrey B says:

    Listening to the trailer and the part of family getting under our skin…but we still love them really hit home! This will be a great beach read as we camp with 30+ of our closest family and friends this summer!

  679. 680
    Trisha Crawford says:

    Regardless if I win, I plan to get this book!

  680. 681

    I’m hoping this book is as good as yours! I want a copy!

  681. 682
    Valerie Bothell says:

    I would loveto win her book!

  682. 683

    It sounds lovely! Here’s hoping. :)

  683. 684
    Jenny Penland says:

    Would love to ready the book – who probably WILL read it, would love to WIN it! Love you blog and your recommendations!

  684. 685
    Brittney K says:

    Can’t wait to read it!

  685. 686

    Can’t wait to read Boomama’s book!

  686. 687

    Pick me!!!! :)

  687. 688

    I’d love to read Sophie’s new book. Love the title!!!

  688. 689

    I’d LOVE to win Sofie’s book!!!

  689. 690

    can’t wait to read this!!

  690. 691
    Mary Kat's Mom says:

    I’m getting a couple of copies today at her book release event but I need more to give to people! Thanks for the opportunity!

  691. 692
    Teresa W says:

    Would love to read this and win it!

  692. 693
    Merlene says:

    Title sounds familiar…my Daddy would say the same! Love to have a copy.

  693. 694

    Might as well throw my hat in the ring!

  694. 695

    Just finished your book yesterday, and would love to read Sophie’s book!

  695. 696

    Oh, I would LOVE to win a copy! Thanks for sharing!

  696. 697
    Wendy Hope says:

    Ok seriously?!!! The cover is so stinkin cute I would buy it just to have it sitting on my coffee table!!

  697. 698

    I can’t wait to read the book!!!

  698. 699

    Here’s to MIssissippians who love sweet tea and books! ;) Can’t wait to read the book!

  699. 700
    Janet Teeter says:

    This looks like a great book for the summer!

  700. 701

    Pick me! thanks.

  701. 702

    looks wonderful!!

  702. 703

    This Southern girl can’t wait to read it!

  703. 704

    I hadn’t thought about fish camps in forever. Can’t wait to read the book!

  704. 705

    Would love to win a copy!

  705. 706

    Would love to win this book!

  706. 707
    Alana Morgan says:

    Lots of response here! Thanks for the opportunity.

    Alana

  707. 708
    Trystan says:

    I would love a copy! You can throw in a copy of yours while you’re at it too. ;)

  708. 709
    Mary Kay says:

    Yes! Please:)

  709. 710

    Oh my… I would love this for me – but I know my sister needs this right now! With her hubby recovering from surgery over the next two weeks – she can use some laughing out loud, some family stories, and some crying too… all good releases!

  710. 711
    Amy Tuttle says:

    Oh, I would love a copy! I really enjoyed your book — what a gift you have! :)

  711. 712

    I am SO anxious to read this, whether I win it or buy it!

  712. 713
    amymiller says:

    I’d love to read Sophie’s book! Love both of your blogs :)

  713. 714
    KimberlyOKC says:

    Yay!! I want a copy but I’m gonna buy one either way cuz I just figured out my gift for my sis-in-law for when I visit Omaha the end of this month…a copy of “Sparkly Green Earrings” and a copy of “A Little Salty to Cut the Sweet”.

  714. 715

    Would love, love, love to read this.

  715. 716
    Jean Watkins says:

    I am halfway through reading your wonderful book and can’t wait to read Sophie’s! Please choose me!

  716. 717

    Sounds like a great read!

  717. 718

    Pick me! Pick me!! :)

  718. 719
    Rebecca Osman says:

    I can’t wait to read it! Sounds like the perfect summer book!

  719. 720

    I would love to win a fun summer book!!!!!

  720. 721

    Can’t wait to read it!

  721. 722

    I would looove it.

  722. 723

    Pick me, pick me, pick me (-:

    Can’t wait to read it!

  723. 724

    I CANNOT wait to read it!

  724. 725
    Karen H. says:

    Sounds like a great book but not sure which one to read first “A Little Salty to Cut the Sweet” or “Sparkly Green Earrings” – Tough choice! I know they’re both good : )

  725. 726

    Thanks for the opportunity to win Sophie’s book. I would love to read it!

  726. 727

    Just what I need – a pick me up book for driving 20+ hours in a van with our three children to a family “vacation” (notice the quotations)!!

  727. 728

    As a Southern girl myself…. I would love to read Sophie’s book too!

  728. 729
    Melissa Wise says:

    Would love to win a copy of this book. I enjoyed Sparkling Green Earrings so much and if Sophie is a friend of yours, I’m sure she’d be a friend of mine. :-)

  729. 730
    Shelley in Ft. Worth says:

    Would love to read this book!

  730. 731
    Christine J says:

    Would love to read it!

  731. 732
    Lindsay says:

    Looking forward to another great read – loved your book!!

  732. 733
    Ruth Ann says:

    Fingers crossed, hoping to win!

  733. 734
    Heather Marshall says:

    What a great summer book! Pick me!!!

  734. 735
    Shannon says:

    Win this book today or buy it tonight, one way or another I will be reading it soon

  735. 736

    Looking forward to reading her book!

  736. 737

    I finished your book about a month ago, then had to order copies for my mom & sister since I knew they would love it, & I’m selfish & didn’t want to loan mine! Now I find myself needing a new book & would love to win Sophie’s! Thanks for the giveaway!

  737. 738

    I would like to win! Thanks!

  738. 739
    Heidi C. says:

    I am looking forward to reading her book!

  739. 740

    I would love this for a great summer read!

  740. 741
    Melissa R says:

    This book looks fabulous. Can’t wait to read it!

  741. 742

    Can’t wait to read Sophie’s book. LOVE her blog.

  742. 743

    Reading Sparkly Green Earrings now and laughing out loud! I love your book! Here’s hoping I win Sophie’s too!

  743. 744

    please let me win. I have been trying to win this book like forever. I go on her blog then I go on yours and both are talking about her book. I want to read it. I can’t afford to buy it. so I’m trying to win it. She had three or four for prizes but I didn’t win one. Maybe I’ll win here.

  744. 745
    Tabitha says:

    Am ready to read this!

  745. 746

    If it’s even half as funny as yours, I’ll love it.

  746. 747

    This is me, waving hands wildly in the air, jumping up and down, screaming out “OH! OH! OOOOOOOOH! Pick ME! Pick ME! PLEASE, with the prettiest of please and sugar on top – cherry even, PLEASE PICK ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    You’re welcome.

  747. 748

    Would love to read her book!

  748. 749
    Nanette R says:

    Thanks for celebrating your friend’s accomplishment! That’s what friends do! I can’t wait to read it!

  749. 750

    Loved your book and have really been looking forward to this one also!!! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  750. 751
    Brandi P says:

    I’d like to win the book. Thanks.

  751. 752
    Jessica G. says:

    So excited to read the book! Would love to win!

  752. 753
    Jill Rome says:

    Sounds like a book that definitely needs to be on the summer must read list!

  753. 754
    Sherilyn says:

    I’d love to win! Pick me!

  754. 755

    I love your book and would love to read this one too. Thanks!

  755. 756
    Jenny K says:

    Really excited to read this book!

  756. 757
    Tiffany says:

    This would be a great read as I have the next few weeks off on maternity leave. :)

  757. 758

    Love Sophie!!!

  758. 759
    Sarah B. says:

    Can’t wait to read this – anyone who loves bacon like I do is clearly awesome.

  759. 760

    I’d love to win a copy. Congrats on the book!

  760. 761

    I want one….sure could use some laughs and cleansing tears. :)

  761. 762
    Misty Smith says:

    If it’s half as funny as your book, I’ve got to read it.
    I laughed until I cried imagining the poop-in-pants under the table scene!!!

  762. 763
    Heather says:

    1) I just finished YOUR book about a week ago and it actually inspired me to write down some of my own musings about my 2 years as a mother thus far. I don’t anticipate they will ever be published into a ‘real’ book but I think it is such a sweet sentiment to be able to share those moments with my daughter when she is a mom and gets to experience first hand what it is like to catch your child’s vomit it your hands (and more than once)
    2) I am so excited to read Sophie’s book! I feel good memories of my southern childhood are going to come surging back. :)

  763. 764

    OOH I HOPE I WIN!

  764. 765

    I have been so excited for Sophie’s book to come out!! Reading the tail end of Sparkly Green Earrings now so I’m ready for hers now! ;)

  765. 766
    Amber Chapais says:

    thank you so much for a chance to win a great book…

  766. 767

    I can’t wait to read this and would love to win it! Also, LOVED your book as well!

  767. 768

    Sounds just like the sort of book I have been looking for….and I love catfish and sweet tea!!
    Thanks

  768. 769
    April L. says:

    I can’t wait to read the book. Love your blog and your book, too!

  769. 770
    Marianne G. says:

    I’m finally getting back in to reading again. Looks like I picked the perfect summer to do it!

  770. 771

    I would love to read her book! I adore the title of it :)

  771. 772

    Fun give away!

  772. 773
    Kathy E says:

    Having grown up in the South….Would love to win this book!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am loving your blog. Great inspiration….

  773. 774
    Elissa B. says:

    Enjoyed your book and look forward to reading Sophie’s.

  774. 775

    I would love a copy. I am so proud of Sophie. The two of you have had quite a year!! Congratulations to both of you!

  775. 776

    EXCITING! YAY SOPHIE!!

  776. 777
    Susan B. says:

    This Mississippi Girl can’t wait to read!

  777. 778
    Courtney Sloane says:

    I’m terribly excited about Sophie’s new book!

  778. 779
    Michelle W. says:

    I loved your book, “Sparkly Green Earrings”, and I read it in one night! And now I can’t wait to read “A Little Salty to Cut the Sweet”!!

  779. 780

    Can’t wait to read this book!

  780. 781
    Rose V. says:

    Hi! I just found your website, I love it. I would love to your friend’s book this summer it sounds great!

  781. 782

    Looks like a great book!

  782. 783

    I’ve been seeing this book everywhere. I would love to win a copy!

  783. 784

    As a transplanted Yankee turned Southern girl, I can’t wait to read this one!

  784. 785

    I wanna win!!

  785. 786

    Sophie is one of my favorite bloggers. I have been reading her blog for years. I remember emailing her once telling her she is so clever and funny that she should write a book..years later, here it is!!! Thanks for including me in the giveaway.

  786. 787

    I so can’t wait to read this book!!! Pick me…pick me…pick me!!

  787. 788

    Would love to read this book! And the cover is awesome too.

  788. 789
    Beth S. says:

    I can’t wait to read Sophie’s book!

  789. 790
    Kim Dot Joy says:

    I would love to read this book! Thanks for the chance to win.

  790. 791

    Sounds great! I would love to read it!

  791. 792

    I would love to win her book. But if I don’t win, I will be buying one right away.

  792. 793

    Can’t wait to read!s

  793. 794
    Shannon says:

    Oh I hope I win. Love you both!

  794. 795
    Stephanie L says:

    I would love, love, love to win a copy!!!

  795. 796
    Britney A. says:

    Can’t wait to read it! Hope I win!!

  796. 797
    Jacki B says:

    I’ve been counting down the days for this one! Can’t wait – really hope I win =)

  797. 798

    Pick me!! I love Sophie’s blog…her book is going to be awesome!! (And, so is yours!)

  798. 799

    Fun, Fun! I am from the South but live in Idaho now…. not the same for sure! Would love to read the book. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

  799. 800

    I’d love to read this book… I loved SGE and this one sounds similar to yours! :)

  800. 801

    Your book had me laughing, crying and nodding my head in agreement–even though I have all boys! I can’t wait to read Sophie’s book!

  801. 802
    Beverly W. says:

    I will be so excited to win Sophie’s book!

  802. 803
    Lindsey says:

    pumped to read it!!

  803. 804

    I would love to read this.

  804. 805
    Kelley Galyen says:

    Love her blog!! She led me to your blog! Would LOVE to read her book1

  805. 806
    Carrie Austin says:

    Me, Me, Me…..pick me ….. pretty please! I am in need of a book to make me laugh, cry, sigh, all of the above!

  806. 807
    Meredith says:

    Looks like the perfect summer reading! I’d love to win a copy!

  807. 808
    Billie Jo says:

    Looking forward to reading this book!

  808. 809
    Daphne PEtrey says:

    I would love a copy of her book! Pick me! PICK ME!!!

  809. 810
    Lisa Curtis says:

    This is on my summer read list!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  810. 811
    LeAnn Maroney says:

    Pick me! Pick me! Pick me!

  811. 812

    Can’t wait to read it!

  812. 813
    Patty Baldwin says:

    Not sure why that book trailer just made me cry like a baby… but I definitely want to read!! Love me some Boomama!

  813. 814

    I can’t wait to read her book!

  814. 815

    Would love to win, I’ll buy if I don’t! Thanks!

  815. 816

    I would love to read it!

  816. 817
    Jolinda Ross says:

    I would love to read her book. I have been tempted to write my family stories myself.

  817. 818

    Can’t wait to read Sophie’s book! Thanks for doing the give away!!

  818. 819
    Dana S. says:

    Yay! I’m so excited to read her book, perfect for the summer!

  819. 820
    Tiffany M. says:

    I would love to read it! I loved Sparkly Green Earrings and this book looks like great fun as well. Thank you for the chance!

  820. 821

    I’m always looking for a good book!

  821. 822
    BraydenandBodiesMama says:

    Yes Please and Thank You!

  822. 823

    Would love this book! So excited to read it!

  823. 824

    I would love to get a copy of Sophie’s book! I’ve been a fan for a long time!!!

  824. 825
    Stephanie C says:

    So excited for Sophie! I would love to win a copy!

  825. 826
    Teresa O says:

    Thank you for the opportunity to win and looking forward to reading the book even if I don’t win.

  826. 827
    Anna Barber says:

    Melanie, This message is too long. So sorry. I’ve been a fan of Beth Moore and Ann Voskamp for years, then loved finding Jen Hatmaker last year. The Lord has used them all for my spiritual good. I just stumbled upon you a few weeks ago, and my word, have I ever laughed. Here’s the thing that I keep thinking about: Beth and Ann come across as rather serious, and Ann as especially eloquent. Jen is unpredictable: serious when she needs to be yet flat-out-fun. Your writing tends to frequent the fun side of things, but you can be serious, too. I guess I’m just amazed by our creative God who knit all these diverse personalities together. I live in B’ham and can’t believe I’ve never heard of Sophie. I have been missing out!

  827. 828
    Beth W in FL says:

    Sounds fabulous! I’d love to read it! Loved your guest post over on Ann Voskamp’s blog the other day, too.

  828. 829
    sheespatti says:

    Love reading her blog and would love to win a copy of her book!

  829. 830
    Jenny W says:

    I just finished reading Sparkly Green Earrings. Being a first time mama, so many of your stories hit home with me. I can’t wait to read A Little Salty to Cut the Sweet. Hope to win a free copy.

  830. 831

    ME ME ME!!!

  831. 832

    Oh, I so want this book! It is on my must reads for the summer

  832. 833
    Christie says:

    Would love to have this book.

  833. 834

    Ooh, I readable excerpt on her book page and it looks so good. Can’t wait to read it!

  834. 835

    Got to have this book!!!

  835. 836

    I’d love to read her book!

  836. 837

    She’s coming to my hometown for a book signing and I can’t wait!

  837. 838
    Chrissy says:

    I love her blog and would love to win!!! Can’t wait to read it!

  838. 839
    Bethany says:

    I can’t wait to read her book!

  839. 840

    Me!!

  840. 841

    Love both your blogs!

  841. 842
    Jenna Pace says:

    I’ve really been wanting to read this, hope I win!

  842. 843

    I’ve had this book on my Amazon wishlist since it first appeared on your blog. I would really like to read it!

  843. 844
    Nichole says:

    Looking forward to reading Sophie’s book, loved Sparkly Green Earrings!!

  844. 845

    what a fun giveaway! can’t wait to read the book!!

  845. 846

    I loved your book and I can’t wait to read Boomama’s :)

  846. 847
    Sarah Doll says:

    This book is totally on my “to read this summer” list. Yay for giveaways!!!

  847. 848
    Helen Reynolds says:

    Would LOVE to read Sophie’s book!

  848. 849
    Lisa Brown says:

    I want one please! I loved your book – I am sure I will love this one too! :)

  849. 850
    Michele Borden says:

    I would love to read Sophie’s book!

  850. 851
    Lydia Grace Hart says:

    I just found your blog, and this queer fifteen-year-old loves it to death. Honestly, can we be friends? :) Love how excited you are for your friend’s book! xx

  851. 852
    Rebecca says:

    Would LOVE to read Sophie’s book!

  852. 853

    I’d love to win her book! She’s awesome!

  853. 854
    Caro S in FLorida says:

    So looking forward to reading this book!

  854. 855

    Thanks for the chance!

  855. 856
    Melissa says:

    As a Reading teacher I love finding new things to inspire my mind!

  856. 857

    What an exciting day for Sophie! I grew up in the South and would love to win a copy of her book! Thanks!

  857. 858
    Chrissy H says:

    Woo hoo! Excited for her book to come out!!

  858. 859
    Beth Wright says:

    Would love to read Sophie’s book! Here’s to hoping I win! :)

  859. 860
    Julie B says:

    It would look so lovely on the bookshelf next to my Sparkling Green Earrings Book :)

  860. 861

    I grew up in MS too. Hope to win!

  861. 862
    Laura Dickinson says:

    I am so excited about this book and cannot wait to read it!

  862. 863
    whitney davis says:

    :)

  863. 864
    Tiffany says:

    Pick me! Pick me! I’ve been looking forward to reading this ever since I first heard about it.

  864. 865

    I’ve read yours (and loved it), and now I’m looking forward to reading Sophie’s.

  865. 866
    Nichole says:

    How fun. Can’t wait to read it!

  866. 867

    Thanks for the giveaway! I’m not from the South but am in love with Southern accents! Y’all are so cute. Love reading both of you lovely ladies’ blogs.

  867. 868

    count me in

  868. 869

    I would love to win! I’m sure it will be great!

  869. 870

    Fingers crossed!!

  870. 871

    I’ve only recently subscribed to your website, so I’m a newbie. I would so love to win this book, it sounds amazing. But since I’m the 871st person to leave a comment, I don’t really hold out much hope!! Plus I live in UK!! Oh dear, not much chance then. But I would love to win it. Thanks anyway. God bless. Sue x

  871. 872

    I can’t wait. Hope I win!

  872. 873

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  873. 874

    Hope I win, I’ve been looking forward to reading this ;)

  874. 875

    I would LOVE to read it!!! Thanks!

  875. 876
    Emily W. says:

    Oh this book looks so good! Thanks for the giveaway!

  876. 877
    Tammy H. says:

    Winning this book would make this mama happy!

  877. 878

    I would LOVE to read this book! If I don’t win a copy, I’ll get one for myself.

  878. 879

    Looking forward to reading Miss Sophie’s book!

  879. 880

    I would love to read Sophie’s book! Yours was fabulous!

  880. 881

    Pick me! Pick me! I’d be thrilled to win! Thank you for the opportunity!

  881. 882

    I would love a copy of this book!

  882. 883
    Jenn P. says:

    Loved your book and would love to read Sophie’s!

  883. 884

    So excited it’s here!!!

  884. 885
    Lisa DeCarlo says:

    Wow!! Look at all these people wanting to win Sophie’s book! Count me in! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  885. 886
    AliGirl 15 says:

    A good southern girl after my own heart!

  886. 887

    I’d love to win! I can’t wait to read Sophie’s book!

  887. 888

    Can’t wait to read Sophie’s book!

  888. 889

    If I dont’ win…I will buy! ;)

  889. 890

    I can’t wait to read Sophie’s book!

  890. 891

    (don’t think my first comment went thru)… I would love to win…if not I will buy! Thx

  891. 892

    I am just hoping, hoping, hoping I win a copy! I go to college in Birmingham and am always hoping I’ll run into Sophie at the grocery store or Chuy’s :)

  892. 893
    Kerrie Bryant says:

    I would LOVE to win a copy of Sophie’s book! It is on my summer book list!

  893. 894

    I’m in need of a new good book!

  894. 895
    Sherri Len says:

    I would love to read this book – the cover itself says, “Come on in and sit a spell!”

  895. 896

    Very excited to read this! Thank you for the giveaway!

  896. 897

    Loved your book and the South and family–and if you love her, then I have to see what this is all about! Thanks!!!

  897. 898

    Let me add my name to the list – I would love to win. I’ve entered Sophie’s drawings and have yet to win so maybe this time will be the trick!

  898. 899
    Ashley Lightner says:

    I can’t wait to read this book!! I hope I win it!!
    By the way, I read your book, Melanie, and LOVED it!!!

    Thanks.
    Ashley L

  899. 900

    I’ve been having a hard time with some of the familial relationships in my life lately and I really feel like I was somehow led to your book today (via Ann Voskamp and Melanie Shankle-love their blogs) Your book sounds like just what I need to help me remember how wonderful family is and to help see the funny side of the craziness. If I don’t win, I will still purchase the book as I think it sounds wonderful :)

  900. 901

    Pick me! Pick me!

  901. 902
    Melissa says:

    I definitely want to read this one at the beach this summer!

  902. 903

    I read your book and loved it! I can’t wait to read Sophie’s. Thanks for the giveaway.

  903. 904

    SO looking forward to reading Sophie’s book!

  904. 905

    You and Sophie are such bright spots to my days! It’s like having a conversation with some of my close friends. When I first read the title of Sophie’s book, it made me think of my grandfather, because he used to always say this after we’d eat something sweet. I learned from him and my mom at a young age, how wonderful chips went with chocolate cake! He also passed on his love of storytelling to me, so being and loving all things southern, I can’t wait to read her family stories!!
    Thanks for the chance to win! Have a blessed week!

  905. 906
    Allison says:

    So excited to read this book!

  906. 907

    i’d love to win!! can’t wait to read the book!!!

  907. 908

    Pick me!!!! I would love to have this book!

  908. 909

    It would be great to win a copy so I don’t have to share mine! Ha.

  909. 910

    There simply isn’t any other kind of book I love as much as Southern girls telling their family stories!! I’m an only child with very few living relatives — closest are second cousins; so I love to hear other family stories and see family pictures, whether I even know the people or not! My two daughters keep wanting me to write our family stories because they are afraid they won’t remember, and there’s nobody else for them to turn to. I am eager to read your dear Sophie’s book because if it’s anything like yours (which I have given to my daughters!), it will be remarkable! And really, as a Southerner myself, I just don’t think anybody in the north knows how to tell a family tale like our people do!!
    Thank you.

  910. 911

    I would love to win. I could really use a book like this right now.

  911. 912

    Fingers and toes crossed that I win a copy!!

  912. 913
    Gretchen says:

    This looks like a good read!

  913. 914

    Your book was hilarious – couldn’t put it down until I finished it. Can’t wait to read this one!

  914. 915

    Would love to read it!

  915. 916

    I loved your book!!! Excited to read Sophie’s!

  916. 917

    I would love this book. Melanie, I stumbled upon your blog when I saw a post you wrote
    a couple of years ago about what to get your “outdoors guy” for Christmas. I’ve been married
    to a bowhunter for 46 years and your ideas were spot-on. Hope I’m one of the lucky readers!

  917. 918

    I’d love to win Sophie’s book! Love her blog so much!

  918. 919

    I am new to your blog—I would enjoy some good and funny reading=:))

  919. 920

    Would love to win!!

  920. 921

    Would love to win and read it!

  921. 922

    Can’t wait to read it! (Just finished yours) :) :)

  922. 923
    Rachel R. says:

    Boomama was the first blog I ever read. Can’t wait to read her book! Thanks Melanie!

  923. 924
    Karen Ledbetter says:

    Count me in. I want to win!

  924. 925
    Susan V says:

    Can’t wait to read it. I’m going to buy it tonight if I don’t win it!

  925. 926

    This book looks like the perfect southern summer read! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

  926. 927

    Sounds like a perfect Summer read!

  927. 928

    Read an excerpt and can’t wait to read the entire book.

  928. 929

    Would love to read her book while sitting on my front porch in Texas sipping sweet tea! thanks

  929. 930

    Another book for my reading wish list! :)

  930. 931

    Looking forward to reading her book.

  931. 932

    This is a great opportunity to tell you kow much I enjoyed reading Sparkly Green Earrings! I was laughing so hard I was crying big tears and coughing like I had The Black Lung. So good. Will have to read A Little Salty to Cut the Sweet because you said it is great and because my mom always said that families are like peanut brittle. You news a lot of sweet stuff to make the nuts stick together… Amen!

    • 933
      Jennifer says:

      Thanks for the giggle, I will have to share this with my own mother, she always said our family was a little nutty!

  932. 934

    I’d love to win a copy! :)

  933. 935

    I want a copy, please! :-)

  934. 936

    Cannot wait to read this book!!!

  935. 937
    Sarah L says:

    There is nothing better than a good summer read. This one looks like fun!

  936. 938

    I would love to win this! Perfect for the summer!

  937. 939

    Very excited to read this!

  938. 940

    Pick meeeeee. :)

  939. 941

    WooHoo!! Its finally here!! Cant wait to read!!

  940. 942
    Jennifer says:

    I would dearly love to win a copy of A Little Salty to Cut the Sweet!

  941. 943
    Cindy Johnson says:

    I’d love to win the book. I just received my Sparkly Green Earrings on my new Kindle. Now I wish I had bought the “book.” I miss books and the ones I read again and again I like to have in my hands.

  942. 944

    Please, please, please! Thank ya’ll :)

  943. 945
    Jennifer C. says:

    Would love to get a chance to read this. I read the first chapter online and it was great.

  944. 946
    Heidi menges says:

    I would love to get her book! She is so fun

  945. 947
    Anna Beth says:

    Love both of your blogs! Your book was awesome, I’m sure hers will be too!

  946. 948

    I NEED a good summer book to read!

  947. 949

    Oh, I’d love to read Sophie’s book!

  948. 950
    carol archer says:

    If it’s anything like your book, I know I’ll love it!

  949. 951
    Mary Ellen says:

    Melanie, I LOVED your book and cannot wait to read Sophie’s! Y’all are the best!

  950. 952
    Jenny G. says:

    Cant wait to read it!!!!

  951. 953

    Looking forward to this summertime read!

  952. 954
    Linda Moreno says:

    Id love to laugh with this book!!

  953. 955
    Jamie Gabriel says:

    Wow! Looks like a great book!

  954. 956
    Tiffany says:

    If I win Sophie’s book, my children will suffer. They’ll suffer from a lack of attention, because I’ll be locked in the bathroom reading her book from cover to cover!!

  955. 957
    Danielle G says:

    I saw her book today at Books-a-Million. I can’t wait to read it! Being in grad school, I need something “fun” to read to counteract all my scholarly books :)

  956. 958
    slbowling says:

    Loved your book and look forward to reading Sophie’s.

  957. 959
    Mary Beth says:

    I’ll definitely buy the book, but winning it would be even better!

  958. 960

    Love her! Love you! On my summer agenda is to read both of your books!

  959. 961
    Chelsea says:

    I love Sophie’s voice! I want to read her book, but I’d rather have her read it TO me. :)

  960. 962

    Can’t wait to read it!

  961. 963
    Wendy T in Indiana says:

    If it’s anything like your book, Melanie, it will be great!

  962. 964

    I read the first chapter online and can’t wait to finish it

  963. 965

    pick me! pick me! pick me! i promise to share with others! :)

  964. 966

    Would love to win the book but if I don’t, I promise to buy a copy!!

  965. 967

    Hope I posted in time, I would love to read this book! I don’t know why I had thought the author was Gully until I watched the trailer…

  966. 968
    Amy claborn says:

    Looks like a great book!

  967. 969

    I’m thrilled to bits to read this book!!!

  968. 970

    After seeing you both at the DotMom conference, can’t get enough of you guys!! Every time I read anything from you all, I can hear your great southern accents. Love it!! Looking forward to reading this one!

  969. 971
    Kathy Baldwin says:

    I am a southern girl also, so I feel that I can relate.

  970. 972

    Sounds like a fun book to read.

  971. 973

    Pick me! I hope I’m not too late….I just got home! Thanks.

  972. 974
    Sharon Edge says:

    I would love to have this book!

  973. 975

    I love a good book! Looks like a good one.

  974. 976
    Michelle says:

    Great! Another way to slap the Moms who WORK outside the home – people with actual jobs that require work, not internet surfing. I was online off and on until 11 last night. Worked from 7:30-5:30 today (went in early after dropping my son off for workouts at school). Got home, fixed supper, mowed the yard and sat down to read my email a little after 8, and see who has posted on the blogs I love – Beth, Priscilla, Ree, the Nester, Sophie and you.

    Really? Comments close at 5? It was a wonderful idea. Thank you.

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