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.

Comment 368 – Denice

Comment 600 – Nancy

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


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. Aubrey says

    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!!!

  2. Rhonda says

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

  3. 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!!!:)

  4. Samantha Lee says

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

  5. Ginny Scarbrough says

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

  6. Adria says

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

  7. 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! :)

  8. 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!

  9. says

    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!

  10. 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 :)

  11. Pamela says

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

  12. Lynette says

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

  13. 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!

  14. Carol says

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

  15. Kim says

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

  16. Pippa says

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

  17. Amanda says

    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!

  18. says

    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!

  19. Cheryl says

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

  20. JC says

    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!

  21. ioana says

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

  22. Monika says

    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!

  23. mc says

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

  24. Elizabeth says

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

  25. 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!

  26. Jennifer W says

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

  27. Cheryl Hawthorne says

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

  28. Julie says

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

  29. Donna says

    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!

  30. Lisa says

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

  31. Heather Feenstra says

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

  32. Rose Ranweiler says

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

  33. 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!

  34. Allison says

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

  35. Amber says

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

  36. 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…

  37. Debbie says

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

  38. Cindy says

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

  39. Michelle H. says

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

  40. Lisa says

    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.

  41. Meagan says

    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!

  42. Jane says

    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!

  43. Melanie Harrington says

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

  44. Amy says

    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.

  45. Andrea says

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

  46. 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!!

  47. Cheryl L. says

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

  48. 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)

  49. Wendy Barber says

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

  50. Connie says

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

  51. alli says

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

  52. Lisa G says

    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!

  53. 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!

  54. 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!

  55. 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!

  56. Mary says

    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 :)

    • Mary says

      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 :)

  57. Sarah says

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

  58. Summer says

    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!

  59. 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!

  60. 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! :)

  61. Kim says

    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!!

  62. Becky says

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

  63. Beth says

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

  64. 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!

  65. Cheryl says

    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!

  66. Katie says

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

  67. 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!

  68. 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.

  69. Kim says

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

  70. Debbie says

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

  71. Juli says

    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!!!

  72. Beth says

    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!

  73. Casey says

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

  74. Kristina in GA says

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

  75. Lisa M says

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

  76. Michele says

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

  77. 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.

  78. jenn says

    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!!

  79. Amy Parker says

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

  80. Lydia says

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

  81. Laura Knapp says

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

  82. 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! :-)

  83. Chris says

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

  84. Marie says

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

    Hugs from Minnesota

  85. peach says

    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.

  86. Karen says

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

  87. Stacy says

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

  88. 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!

  89. 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.

  90. Teresa says

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

  91. Shannon says

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

  92. Nereida Claudio says

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

  93. Gabe says

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

  94. 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!

  95. Caitlyn says

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

  96. Kristen says

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

  97. says

    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.

  98. 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. :)

  99. 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!

  100. Tara says

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

  101. says

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

  102. Drisdy Kee says

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

  103. Whitney S.K. says

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

  104. Cindy L. says

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

  105. says

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

  106. 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.

  107. Meredith says

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

  108. Kimberly M. says

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

  109. Patti says

    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!

  110. Melissa says

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

  111. Jill says

    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.

  112. Alyssa says

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

  113. 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!

  114. Nichole Cunningham says

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

  115. Emily Ragland says

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

  116. Ruth says

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

  117. Melissa Wilson says

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

  118. says

    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.

  119. Wendy C. says

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

  120. 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!

  121. Ashleigh Johnson says

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

  122. Lea says

    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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  124. Lynnette R says

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

  125. says

    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!

  126. Alison F. says

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

  127. Meg B says

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

  128. Jennifer S says

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

  129. Tamra B says

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

  130. Brandi W. says

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

  131. 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 : )

  132. Cindy says

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

  133. Angela says

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

  134. says

    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! 😉

  135. says

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

  136. says

    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)

  137. 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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  138. cherry says

    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!

  139. says

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

  140. Dawn says

    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!

  141. Melanie says

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

  142. Shelby says

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

  143. Michelle says

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

  144. 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! :)

  145. AnnG says

    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! :-)

  146. Jennifer Archer says

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

  147. Katy says

    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. :-)

  148. mary says

    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!

  149. 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!

  150. kim says

    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!

  151. Lisa says

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

  152. Maureen says

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

  153. says

    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!

  154. 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!

  155. 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. :-)

  156. says

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

  157. 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.

  158. says

    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!

  159. 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! :)

  160. says

    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,

  161. Rebbie says

    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.

  162. Christi says

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

  163. Traci says

    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!

  164. Krissy says

    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.

  165. 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.

  166. 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.

  167. says

    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. :)

  168. says

    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!

  169. 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!

  170. 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!

  171. Janelle says

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

  172. Tracy says

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

  173. 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!

  174. Erin says

    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.

  175. 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!

  176. Shirley Platt says

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

  177. Linda says

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

  178. Jamie says

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

  179. Jailynn says

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

  180. Julie in Michigan says

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

  181. Stacy Bainter says

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

  182. Julie says

    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!

  183. says

    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!

  184. says

    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!

  185. Madora says

    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!!

  186. 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.

  187. 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!!

  188. Tracy W says

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

  189. Nikki H says

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

  190. Angie says

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

  191. 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!

  192. 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!

  193. 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!

  194. Wendy Hope says

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

  195. Trystan says

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

  196. says

    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!

  197. Amy Tuttle says

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

  198. 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”.

  199. Jean Watkins says

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

  200. 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 : )

  201. Brandy says

    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)!!

  202. 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. :-)

  203. Shannon says

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

  204. Trena says

    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!

  205. Shan says