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10 thoughts on “Dancing Naked in Dixie

  1. Buggy Buggy says:

    Opening LineThe new editor needs you, Julia Dolores Stanley leaps over the cubicles and follows me like a panther stalking its prey This was an unexpectedly good read and I say that because I went into Dancing Naked In Dixie never having heard of author Lauren Clark before and with a limited idea about the story However Dancing turned out to be one of those awesome little surprise find books and fans of the chick lit genre in particular will enjoy this one Travel writer Julia Sullivan g Opening LineThe new editor needs you, Julia Dolores Stanley leaps over the cubicles and follows me like a panther stalking its prey This was an unexpectedly good read and I say that because I went into Dancing Naked In Dixie never having heard of author Lauren Clark before and with a limited idea about the story However Dancing turned out to be one of those awesome little surprise find books and fans of the chick lit genre in particular will enjoy this one Travel writer Julia Sullivan gets paid for the glorious task of gathering snippets of culture and piecing them together into quirky stories for Getaways magazine It s a dream job, glamorous and exciting Jett setting around the globe a week in the Riviera, exploring the Great Barrier reef, basking on Bermuda beaches, Rome, Bali, Belize Oh sure it gets bit lonely and all those flights can be exhausting but really her life is just about perfect except for her lack of organizational skills and some small issues with deadlines but she s getting that sorted out as of today Back in her New York office Julia is rushing around as usual , spilling latt s and knocking over stacks of old magazines while trying to figure out her new iPhone that will hopefully ensure she never misses another deadline, appointment or flight when she s informed that the new editor wants to see her in his office Now up until this moment she d been dying to meet the new boss, wondering where she d be off to next, since she usually gets the choice assignments but the moment she enters his office Julia s world comes crashing to a halt It seems that Getaways and her new boss want to take the magazine in a different direction, focusing on out of the way Americana,road trips with a route 66 feel and less Paris in the springtime Julia s new assignment Alabama with a take it or leave your job clause.Now Julia would rather Dance naked then go to Alabama hence the title, which did have me wondering But she also wants to keep her job so she sets out for the Heart of Dixie Eufaula Alabama to be exact Home to sweet tea, grits, RC cola, Moon pie the food descriptions here are fantastic glorious old mansions, a cult like following of college football and the annual pilgrimage With the charming and handsome Shug Jordan as her guide Julia plans on getting in and out of town as fast as possible Wrap up a quick tour, do a couple of interviews, snap off some photos and be back in New York by the following night for her book club meeting and still with plenty of time to make her deadline Of course life never goes as planned and Alabama may just prove to be exactly what Julia needs The opening chapters grabbed me right away, Julia s running internal dialogue is witty and downright hilarious kind of Brigitte Jonsey And I liked how the identity of her boss wasn t revealed right away it had me guessing and then left me withquestions than answers I also really enjoyed the stark contrast from the hustle and bustle and anonymity of New York to the sweet laid back charm and hospitality of Alabama Where people have time to stop and chat, everybody knows your business and you get called sweetie Does everyone talk here nonstop Personally I could relate to the small town aspect because I m from one and most of the idiosyncrasies are true However I m also Canadian so the southern hospitality, culture and language were all new to me and a hell of a lot of fun I felt like I d taken a mini vacation while reading this and as I said the food descriptions had me hungry, craving sweet tea and grits, which I m not entirely sure how to eat or what they are My only real complaint here is that I would like to have seen a littleaction in the romance department but the unique and charming yet flawed townsfolk along with a surprise mystery somewhat made up for it.With well written, engaging characters this was an unexpectedly good read and I will definitely be seeking outfrom Lauren Clarke in the future Cheers.Note I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review Originally Reviewed for THC Reviews


  2. KyBunnies KyBunnies says:

    This book has two main characters Julia and Shug Okay what a name Shug Well if you are from the south then you know we have names or are give weird names at birth Sometimes these names are acquired while we are growing up and they stick with us for life Shug was suppose to be named after a coach at Auburn University.Julia is a writer for a national travel magazine Shug works at the historical commission in the city of Eufaula, Alabama Yes, this is an actually city in Alabama Even the even This book has two main characters Julia and Shug Okay what a name Shug Well if you are from the south then you know we have names or are give weird names at birth Sometimes these names are acquired while we are growing up and they stick with us for life Shug was suppose to be named after a coach at Auburn University.Julia is a writer for a national travel magazine Shug works at the historical commission in the city of Eufaula, Alabama Yes, this is an actually city in Alabama Even the event Pilgrimage is an real event that happens in Eufaula pronounced you fall uhs The words underlined will take the reader directly to the websites After reading about these actual events I am planning on making one of these amazing tours just to enjoy this history.Her new boss gives Julia an ultimatum Either go to Eufaula or you no longer have a job at this magazine Julia is furious Of course she is furious, who would not be However, Julia knows that she needs to change some things in her life she just does not know how She keeps saying that if she would organize her life it would help but we all know what happens when we just talk about something and never act on what we think Julia tells the new boss that she had rather dance naked Well she might not actually dance naked but she comes close to that while in Eufaula.Poor Julia is a magnet for bad things If it could go wrong or happen then it happens to Julia To me, Julia is one of those people who everyone loves but would hate being She is always missing an appointment, deadline or just cannot find what she is looking for She cannot keep anything organized including her desk, life or just stick to a schedule She is always on the go Never stopping for a breath or to smell the roses.When Julia meets up with some southern hospitality, she is in awe After living in the north and traveling all her life, she does not know how to react to the open friendliness Yes, in the south, we have never met a stranger and everyone is called sugar, hon, sweetie or something along those lines I admit that I do that to everyone I will be at work and say Hey sweetie, will you to an associate or a temporary employee The younger generation just laughs at me When I have traveled for work and say something along those lines I will admit to receiving strange looks.Needless to say, I loved this book Then it was high in southern terminology This book takes an on the go person who never stops for the small things in life and turns her into one who knows how to enjoy the little things that life offers.If I have to write a quick short blurb about this book, it would be the following The best read for southern life and hospitality.The bunnies and I give this book carrots


  3. Anna del C. Dye Anna del C. Dye says:

    What a fun ride Dancing Naked in Dixie has been I wondered about the name and almost didn t pick it up I am glad I did If not I would have missed out on an excellent, clean tale I really enjoy the witty and accelerating scenes that seem to leave you without breath until you turn to the next page It is a well done tale, written in a very fun and fast pace The given descriptions and history are quite complimentary to this story and are delivered nicely.Reporter Julia Sullivan lives a hurry u What a fun ride Dancing Naked in Dixie has been I wondered about the name and almost didn t pick it up I am glad I did If not I would have missed out on an excellent, clean tale I really enjoy the witty and accelerating scenes that seem to leave you without breath until you turn to the next page It is a well done tale, written in a very fun and fast pace The given descriptions and history are quite complimentary to this story and are delivered nicely.Reporter Julia Sullivan lives a hurry up life in the middle of New York The fact that she is attention deficit doesn t help Her pace has doubled since her mother died two years before Her father had left her mother after she was diagnosed with a terminal illness Julia will never forgive him for that, nor that he packed up her mother s apartment after she died and before Julia could look at it Now this man has become her new boss and she is furious Especially when he sends her to a small town in Alabama The Southern hospitality almost kills her when it takes her from one big plight to another These range from killer bees that attack her to the manicured nails of the town s Barbie who sets herself to keeping Julia from taking away her boyfriend Each problem brings new people into her life and many possibilities for her news article.This is a very well written story that will thrill you to the last page You will find action, secrets, love, andin every chapter of this tale It is great entertainment for any reader from late teens to adults


  4. Andrea Guy Andrea Guy says:

    When I first started reading this book, I wasn t sure if I was going to like it much I really wasn t sure how I felt about Julia She didn t really click with me much at the beginning However that changed when she arrived in Georgia and she turned into a sort of Calamity Jane Broken car windshield, fire ants, bee stings and turned ankles Nothing good seems to happen to her in Eufaula, except maybe Shug, who comes with a quirky family and a very possessive girlfriend, Mary Katherine, who you w When I first started reading this book, I wasn t sure if I was going to like it much I really wasn t sure how I felt about Julia She didn t really click with me much at the beginning However that changed when she arrived in Georgia and she turned into a sort of Calamity Jane Broken car windshield, fire ants, bee stings and turned ankles Nothing good seems to happen to her in Eufaula, except maybe Shug, who comes with a quirky family and a very possessive girlfriend, Mary Katherine, who you will love to hate I really love how quickly the city girl Yankee takes to the small southern town.There s a lot of charm in Eufaula I wish a littletime could have been spent on that, rather than the dilemma of Phase III which involved ridding the town of some historic houses It left me wondering what she would be writing about sometimes.What I did love was how she jumped in to try to help Shug and his family trying to preserve the buildings I also loved how she was a walking disaster It took awhile, but midway through the book, Julia felt real and I liked her and wanted good things for her.The nice thing was, there was only one villain in the story and it wasn t her boyfriend I like how Lauren handled every aspect of that relationship.If you like books with a southern setting that have a little bit of romance and humor, this is a good choice I look forward to readingof Lauren s in the future


  5. Rebecca Berto Rebecca Berto says:

    Dancing Naked in Dixie is the type of novel to have you laughing on page one I really did this, and I was on the train and pacing that doesn t bore you, or speed past you.Dancing Naked in Dixie is a must read for any fans of Jennifer Weiner or Sophie Kinsella It s a bundle of laughs Poor Julia is a clutz, to put it mildly She seems to attract trouble What I loved about the story is nothing felt forced, and the narrative and scenes flowed.It s a light read, perfect for a long drive, a plane Dancing Naked in Dixie is the type of novel to have you laughing on page one I really did this, and I was on the train and pacing that doesn t bore you, or speed past you.Dancing Naked in Dixie is a must read for any fans of Jennifer Weiner or Sophie Kinsella It s a bundle of laughs Poor Julia is a clutz, to put it mildly She seems to attract trouble What I loved about the story is nothing felt forced, and the narrative and scenes flowed.It s a light read, perfect for a long drive, a plane ride hopefully less eventful than Julia experiences , or to cheer up a boring weekend.An aspect of chic lit novels are how some characters are shallow well I loved all the characters All varied, and they didn t all mesh into one constant voice Julia is clutzy, Mary Katherine is cooky and OTT Over The Top , Shug is a nice guy, Andrew is the too perfect boyfriend, PD is someone you d want to have as a sister in law, Ella Rae is a little shit of a child and it goes on.True to Chic Lit, this novel is about empowering Julia I felt sorry for her as she grew up attached to her mum, never got to know her father, but then her mum died young When her dad turns up as Julia s boss, I really felt like punching him because he spoke acted a bit obnoxiously To Lauren Clark s credit, he was always real and relatable on some level.Being an Australian, I rely heavily on descriptions in novels to take me to American settings Few books interest me in this regard, because the place town hasn t transported me there I can proudly say, that Dancing Naked in Dixie makes me want to see Alabama, ya ll And eat all the yummy food, and see all the historic sites, and, and, and.Unfortunately, though, there were some aspects that didn t quite satisfy me One was Julia s constant knack for screwing everything up Even when I didn t think it was possible The storyline about the political side of things, I felt, was introduced too late, and then for a chunk it overpowered other aspects of the story, such as the love interest Also, the ending dragged on for a little too long, with many things explained by the characters speaking dialogue to each other this felt like it was there for the reader s knowledgeso.Overall, this novel has relatable characters, a hilarious thread of comedy strung through the story, and never dulls in pacing.4 stars and recommended to ya ll read the book to get the insider s joke


  6. Tracie Banister Tracie Banister says:

    From the hustle bustle of Manhattan to the easygoing charm of small town Alabama, author Lauren Clark takes the heroine of Dancing Naked in Dixie, as well as readers, on a memorable journey How travel writer Julia Sullivan s experiences in these two wildly different locales affect and change her is the heart of this very engaging story Thanks to her profession, Julia has spent most of her time on planes and in hotel rooms She s a bit scattered and commitment phobic when it comes to men, so th From the hustle bustle of Manhattan to the easygoing charm of small town Alabama, author Lauren Clark takes the heroine of Dancing Naked in Dixie, as well as readers, on a memorable journey How travel writer Julia Sullivan s experiences in these two wildly different locales affect and change her is the heart of this very engaging story Thanks to her profession, Julia has spent most of her time on planes and in hotel rooms She s a bit scattered and commitment phobic when it comes to men, so this nomadic lifestyle suits her Unfortunately, it all comes to a screeching halt when her new boss at Getaways magazine calls her on the carpet for the declining quality of her work She s got one last chance to redeem herself and save her job, but in order to do so she has to head down south and cover a tour of historic homes called The Pilgrimage in Eufaula, Alabama, an assignment that she considers to be beneath her.With its eccentric residents and behind the scenes drama, Eufaula is so muchthan Julia expects it to be and before she knows it, she finds herself connecting with the people, including handsome local history expert Shug Jordan, and being drawn into their troubles I live in the south myself, so I was really impressed by the author s deft hand at describing the setting in Dancing Naked in Dixie I swear I could taste the biscuits and gravy and smell the gardenias when I was reading the Eufaula passages.What I really liked about this book was how much growth the heroine showed Through all of her trials and tribulations, she really learned something and was able to resolve the issues in her life that were holding her back The book ended on a really hopeful note and I felt like my time with Julia Sullivan and Co was well spent I now look forward to going back and reading Lauren Clark s first novel, Stay Tuned, which I somehow managed to miss


  7. Nikki McCarver Nikki McCarver says:

    I have seen this book plastered all over the blogs and even though I haven t read anything like this before, I was intrigued So when I saw it pop up on the circuit, I immediately grabbed it and was not in the least bit disappointed in the read I instantly felt a kinship with Julia I m never late to work, but other places Wellthat s another story And even though organization isn t my strong suit, I get my stuff done Just don t try to figure out my system..lol..you won t And I swear that I have seen this book plastered all over the blogs and even though I haven t read anything like this before, I was intrigued So when I saw it pop up on the circuit, I immediately grabbed it and was not in the least bit disappointed in the read I instantly felt a kinship with Julia I m never late to work, but other places Wellthat s another story And even though organization isn t my strong suit, I get my stuff done Just don t try to figure out my system..lol..you won t And I swear that if ADHD had been around when I was growing up, I probably would have been slapped with that title I have the hardest time paying attention Sometimes I truly wonder if medicine can help that So that s Julia in a nutshell, organized in her own way, flighty, commitment phoebe, lacks the will to focus, and hides all of her pain and loneliness behind a polite professional smile She has a glamorous career writing for a magazine that deals with travel So she travels the worlds hot spots reporting back with articles on the local attractions and out of the way quaint and quiet cafes in Rome, Belize, and Paris But all that comes to a halt when a new editor is brought on And surprise surprise, her next exotic destination is Alabama Alabama Wrapped in her New York fast paced, never sleep life, Julia has missed out on so much And it takes an unusual down south family to make her realize just how many holes were in her life Sometimes we all get so caught up in the rat race we take for granted all that we have and the things we have achieved It took the span of three days, which she tried several times to cut short, to change her perspective on life Julia actually did some growing The best part is that you were there to watch her and understand that she is a walking disaster magnet LOL This book was funny and will definitely pull at your heart strings I truly enjoyed reading this


  8. Tee loves Kyle Jacobson Tee loves Kyle Jacobson says:

    First I would like to give a huge THANK YOU to AToMR tours for allowing me to be a part of this tour This is the first book I have read by Lauren Clark and let me tell you it will NOT be the last Dancing Naked in Dixie was full of humor, suspense, and romance Julia is a travel Journalist and she goes from story to story reporting back what she can Then one day her assignment is to report on a historical project from Eufaula Alabama If any of you readers are familiar with the south you will First I would like to give a huge THANK YOU to AToMR tours for allowing me to be a part of this tour This is the first book I have read by Lauren Clark and let me tell you it will NOT be the last Dancing Naked in Dixie was full of humor, suspense, and romance Julia is a travel Journalist and she goes from story to story reporting back what she can Then one day her assignment is to report on a historical project from Eufaula Alabama If any of you readers are familiar with the south you will enjoy this book Lord Julia is so out of her element because she goes from the fast lane to the slowest of slow lanes when she goes to Eufaula Alabama.As she starts to uncover what is happening with the historical project she finds herself in a place as rare a a diamond because everyone knows you and everyone knows each others business Julia is determined to get to the bottom of this and on her she gets a few lessons in life, love, and happiness Yes people here seem like they are from another planet but thetime she spends with them and helps them out theshe is impressed by their no nonsense attitude and slow ways.This is a summer beach must read Want a great laugh andread this book and you will not be disappointed


  9. SOS Aloha SOS Aloha says:

    A woman is like a tea bag you can t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water Eleanor RooseveltI requested to review DANCING NAKED IN DIXIE because I have a good friend who was born, bred, and returned to Eufaula after her husband s military career Plus my father s family is rooted in Mississippi, just over the Alabama border How could I not want to plunge into this story of southern hospitality Julia quickly learns how strong she can be when she lands in hot water with her bo A woman is like a tea bag you can t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water Eleanor RooseveltI requested to review DANCING NAKED IN DIXIE because I have a good friend who was born, bred, and returned to Eufaula after her husband s military career Plus my father s family is rooted in Mississippi, just over the Alabama border How could I not want to plunge into this story of southern hospitality Julia quickly learns how strong she can be when she lands in hot water with her boss Eufaula may be Julia s last chance to redeem herself as a travel writer yet it becomes an open door to self discovery Julia immerses herself in the town s pilgrimage and embraces its quirky personalities She finds romance along the way Scarlett O Hara would be proud Lauren Clark accurately depicts the southern charm that oozes from Eufaula It was a treat to read along as Julia reacted to the friendly folk The story is sweetened with humor, friendship, and tradition that readers will find endearing Recommended read for those enjoy a light hearted look at a clash of culture I received an electronic copy from the author for this review


  10. Dina Dina says:

    I was so honored to receive an advance copy from the author, and am equally pleased to share a great review In Dancing Naked in Dixie, author Lauren Clark beautifully creates two worlds for one woman as she comes to terms with how her mother s death has truly caused her to lose sight of her own life Set in New York and Eufaula, Alabama, the story engages the reader in both southern hospitality and urban intensity A wonderfully written character driven plot is filled with unexpected surprises I was so honored to receive an advance copy from the author, and am equally pleased to share a great review In Dancing Naked in Dixie, author Lauren Clark beautifully creates two worlds for one woman as she comes to terms with how her mother s death has truly caused her to lose sight of her own life Set in New York and Eufaula, Alabama, the story engages the reader in both southern hospitality and urban intensity A wonderfully written character driven plot is filled with unexpected surprises and every imaginable emotion So get ready for a great time as you travel along with travel writer, Julia Sullivan, as she yearns to fall in love with life, family and syrupy southern sweet tea A fun, easy read, and the perfect vacation book I know, b c I read mine on vacation Also, the book introduced me to my new favorite expression, nervous as a long tailed cat in a room full of rockers I will find a way to use this in conversation Enjoy


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Dancing Naked in Dixie [Download] ➾ Dancing Naked in Dixie By Lauren Clark – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Travel writer Julia Sullivan lives life in fast forward She jet sets to Europe and the Caribbean with barely a moment to blink or sleep But too many mishaps and missed deadlines have Julia on the verg Travel writer Julia Sullivan lives life in fast forward She jet sets to Europe and the Caribbean with barely a moment to blink or sleep But too many mishaps and missed deadlines have Julia on the verge of being fired With a stern warning, and unemployment looming, she s offered one last chance to rescue her Dancing Naked Kindle - career Julia embarks on an unlikely journey to the Heart of Dixie Eufaula, Alabama home to magnificent mansions, sweet tea, and the annual Pilgrimage Julia arrives, soon charmed by the lovely city and her handsome host, but her stay is marred by a shocking discovery Can Julia s story save her career, Eufaula, and the annual Pilgrimage.

10 thoughts on “Dancing Naked in Dixie

  1. Buggy Buggy says:

    Opening LineThe new editor needs you, Julia Dolores Stanley leaps over the cubicles and follows me like a panther stalking its prey This was an unexpectedly good read and I say that because I went into Dancing Naked In Dixie never having heard of author Lauren Clark before and with a limited idea about the story However Dancing turned out to be one of those awesome little surprise find books and fans of the chick lit genre in particular will enjoy this one Travel writer Julia Sullivan g Opening LineThe new editor needs you, Julia Dolores Stanley leaps over the cubicles and follows me like a panther stalking its prey This was an unexpectedly good read and I say that because I went into Dancing Naked In Dixie never having heard of author Lauren Clark before and with a limited idea about the story However Dancing turned out to be one of those awesome little surprise find books and fans of the chick lit genre in particular will enjoy this one Travel writer Julia Sullivan gets paid for the glorious task of gathering snippets of culture and piecing them together into quirky stories for Getaways magazine It s a dream job, glamorous and exciting Jett setting around the globe a week in the Riviera, exploring the Great Barrier reef, basking on Bermuda beaches, Rome, Bali, Belize Oh sure it gets bit lonely and all those flights can be exhausting but really her life is just about perfect except for her lack of organizational skills and some small issues with deadlines but she s getting that sorted out as of today Back in her New York office Julia is rushing around as usual , spilling latt s and knocking over stacks of old magazines while trying to figure out her new iPhone that will hopefully ensure she never misses another deadline, appointment or flight when she s informed that the new editor wants to see her in his office Now up until this moment she d been dying to meet the new boss, wondering where she d be off to next, since she usually gets the choice assignments but the moment she enters his office Julia s world comes crashing to a halt It seems that Getaways and her new boss want to take the magazine in a different direction, focusing on out of the way Americana,road trips with a route 66 feel and less Paris in the springtime Julia s new assignment Alabama with a take it or leave your job clause.Now Julia would rather Dance naked then go to Alabama hence the title, which did have me wondering But she also wants to keep her job so she sets out for the Heart of Dixie Eufaula Alabama to be exact Home to sweet tea, grits, RC cola, Moon pie the food descriptions here are fantastic glorious old mansions, a cult like following of college football and the annual pilgrimage With the charming and handsome Shug Jordan as her guide Julia plans on getting in and out of town as fast as possible Wrap up a quick tour, do a couple of interviews, snap off some photos and be back in New York by the following night for her book club meeting and still with plenty of time to make her deadline Of course life never goes as planned and Alabama may just prove to be exactly what Julia needs The opening chapters grabbed me right away, Julia s running internal dialogue is witty and downright hilarious kind of Brigitte Jonsey And I liked how the identity of her boss wasn t revealed right away it had me guessing and then left me withquestions than answers I also really enjoyed the stark contrast from the hustle and bustle and anonymity of New York to the sweet laid back charm and hospitality of Alabama Where people have time to stop and chat, everybody knows your business and you get called sweetie Does everyone talk here nonstop Personally I could relate to the small town aspect because I m from one and most of the idiosyncrasies are true However I m also Canadian so the southern hospitality, culture and language were all new to me and a hell of a lot of fun I felt like I d taken a mini vacation while reading this and as I said the food descriptions had me hungry, craving sweet tea and grits, which I m not entirely sure how to eat or what they are My only real complaint here is that I would like to have seen a littleaction in the romance department but the unique and charming yet flawed townsfolk along with a surprise mystery somewhat made up for it.With well written, engaging characters this was an unexpectedly good read and I will definitely be seeking outfrom Lauren Clarke in the future Cheers.Note I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review Originally Reviewed for THC Reviews

  2. KyBunnies KyBunnies says:

    This book has two main characters Julia and Shug Okay what a name Shug Well if you are from the south then you know we have names or are give weird names at birth Sometimes these names are acquired while we are growing up and they stick with us for life Shug was suppose to be named after a coach at Auburn University.Julia is a writer for a national travel magazine Shug works at the historical commission in the city of Eufaula, Alabama Yes, this is an actually city in Alabama Even the even This book has two main characters Julia and Shug Okay what a name Shug Well if you are from the south then you know we have names or are give weird names at birth Sometimes these names are acquired while we are growing up and they stick with us for life Shug was suppose to be named after a coach at Auburn University.Julia is a writer for a national travel magazine Shug works at the historical commission in the city of Eufaula, Alabama Yes, this is an actually city in Alabama Even the event Pilgrimage is an real event that happens in Eufaula pronounced you fall uhs The words underlined will take the reader directly to the websites After reading about these actual events I am planning on making one of these amazing tours just to enjoy this history.Her new boss gives Julia an ultimatum Either go to Eufaula or you no longer have a job at this magazine Julia is furious Of course she is furious, who would not be However, Julia knows that she needs to change some things in her life she just does not know how She keeps saying that if she would organize her life it would help but we all know what happens when we just talk about something and never act on what we think Julia tells the new boss that she had rather dance naked Well she might not actually dance naked but she comes close to that while in Eufaula.Poor Julia is a magnet for bad things If it could go wrong or happen then it happens to Julia To me, Julia is one of those people who everyone loves but would hate being She is always missing an appointment, deadline or just cannot find what she is looking for She cannot keep anything organized including her desk, life or just stick to a schedule She is always on the go Never stopping for a breath or to smell the roses.When Julia meets up with some southern hospitality, she is in awe After living in the north and traveling all her life, she does not know how to react to the open friendliness Yes, in the south, we have never met a stranger and everyone is called sugar, hon, sweetie or something along those lines I admit that I do that to everyone I will be at work and say Hey sweetie, will you to an associate or a temporary employee The younger generation just laughs at me When I have traveled for work and say something along those lines I will admit to receiving strange looks.Needless to say, I loved this book Then it was high in southern terminology This book takes an on the go person who never stops for the small things in life and turns her into one who knows how to enjoy the little things that life offers.If I have to write a quick short blurb about this book, it would be the following The best read for southern life and hospitality.The bunnies and I give this book carrots

  3. Anna del C. Dye Anna del C. Dye says:

    What a fun ride Dancing Naked in Dixie has been I wondered about the name and almost didn t pick it up I am glad I did If not I would have missed out on an excellent, clean tale I really enjoy the witty and accelerating scenes that seem to leave you without breath until you turn to the next page It is a well done tale, written in a very fun and fast pace The given descriptions and history are quite complimentary to this story and are delivered nicely.Reporter Julia Sullivan lives a hurry u What a fun ride Dancing Naked in Dixie has been I wondered about the name and almost didn t pick it up I am glad I did If not I would have missed out on an excellent, clean tale I really enjoy the witty and accelerating scenes that seem to leave you without breath until you turn to the next page It is a well done tale, written in a very fun and fast pace The given descriptions and history are quite complimentary to this story and are delivered nicely.Reporter Julia Sullivan lives a hurry up life in the middle of New York The fact that she is attention deficit doesn t help Her pace has doubled since her mother died two years before Her father had left her mother after she was diagnosed with a terminal illness Julia will never forgive him for that, nor that he packed up her mother s apartment after she died and before Julia could look at it Now this man has become her new boss and she is furious Especially when he sends her to a small town in Alabama The Southern hospitality almost kills her when it takes her from one big plight to another These range from killer bees that attack her to the manicured nails of the town s Barbie who sets herself to keeping Julia from taking away her boyfriend Each problem brings new people into her life and many possibilities for her news article.This is a very well written story that will thrill you to the last page You will find action, secrets, love, andin every chapter of this tale It is great entertainment for any reader from late teens to adults

  4. Andrea Guy Andrea Guy says:

    When I first started reading this book, I wasn t sure if I was going to like it much I really wasn t sure how I felt about Julia She didn t really click with me much at the beginning However that changed when she arrived in Georgia and she turned into a sort of Calamity Jane Broken car windshield, fire ants, bee stings and turned ankles Nothing good seems to happen to her in Eufaula, except maybe Shug, who comes with a quirky family and a very possessive girlfriend, Mary Katherine, who you w When I first started reading this book, I wasn t sure if I was going to like it much I really wasn t sure how I felt about Julia She didn t really click with me much at the beginning However that changed when she arrived in Georgia and she turned into a sort of Calamity Jane Broken car windshield, fire ants, bee stings and turned ankles Nothing good seems to happen to her in Eufaula, except maybe Shug, who comes with a quirky family and a very possessive girlfriend, Mary Katherine, who you will love to hate I really love how quickly the city girl Yankee takes to the small southern town.There s a lot of charm in Eufaula I wish a littletime could have been spent on that, rather than the dilemma of Phase III which involved ridding the town of some historic houses It left me wondering what she would be writing about sometimes.What I did love was how she jumped in to try to help Shug and his family trying to preserve the buildings I also loved how she was a walking disaster It took awhile, but midway through the book, Julia felt real and I liked her and wanted good things for her.The nice thing was, there was only one villain in the story and it wasn t her boyfriend I like how Lauren handled every aspect of that relationship.If you like books with a southern setting that have a little bit of romance and humor, this is a good choice I look forward to readingof Lauren s in the future

  5. Rebecca Berto Rebecca Berto says:

    Dancing Naked in Dixie is the type of novel to have you laughing on page one I really did this, and I was on the train and pacing that doesn t bore you, or speed past you.Dancing Naked in Dixie is a must read for any fans of Jennifer Weiner or Sophie Kinsella It s a bundle of laughs Poor Julia is a clutz, to put it mildly She seems to attract trouble What I loved about the story is nothing felt forced, and the narrative and scenes flowed.It s a light read, perfect for a long drive, a plane Dancing Naked in Dixie is the type of novel to have you laughing on page one I really did this, and I was on the train and pacing that doesn t bore you, or speed past you.Dancing Naked in Dixie is a must read for any fans of Jennifer Weiner or Sophie Kinsella It s a bundle of laughs Poor Julia is a clutz, to put it mildly She seems to attract trouble What I loved about the story is nothing felt forced, and the narrative and scenes flowed.It s a light read, perfect for a long drive, a plane ride hopefully less eventful than Julia experiences , or to cheer up a boring weekend.An aspect of chic lit novels are how some characters are shallow well I loved all the characters All varied, and they didn t all mesh into one constant voice Julia is clutzy, Mary Katherine is cooky and OTT Over The Top , Shug is a nice guy, Andrew is the too perfect boyfriend, PD is someone you d want to have as a sister in law, Ella Rae is a little shit of a child and it goes on.True to Chic Lit, this novel is about empowering Julia I felt sorry for her as she grew up attached to her mum, never got to know her father, but then her mum died young When her dad turns up as Julia s boss, I really felt like punching him because he spoke acted a bit obnoxiously To Lauren Clark s credit, he was always real and relatable on some level.Being an Australian, I rely heavily on descriptions in novels to take me to American settings Few books interest me in this regard, because the place town hasn t transported me there I can proudly say, that Dancing Naked in Dixie makes me want to see Alabama, ya ll And eat all the yummy food, and see all the historic sites, and, and, and.Unfortunately, though, there were some aspects that didn t quite satisfy me One was Julia s constant knack for screwing everything up Even when I didn t think it was possible The storyline about the political side of things, I felt, was introduced too late, and then for a chunk it overpowered other aspects of the story, such as the love interest Also, the ending dragged on for a little too long, with many things explained by the characters speaking dialogue to each other this felt like it was there for the reader s knowledgeso.Overall, this novel has relatable characters, a hilarious thread of comedy strung through the story, and never dulls in pacing.4 stars and recommended to ya ll read the book to get the insider s joke

  6. Tracie Banister Tracie Banister says:

    From the hustle bustle of Manhattan to the easygoing charm of small town Alabama, author Lauren Clark takes the heroine of Dancing Naked in Dixie, as well as readers, on a memorable journey How travel writer Julia Sullivan s experiences in these two wildly different locales affect and change her is the heart of this very engaging story Thanks to her profession, Julia has spent most of her time on planes and in hotel rooms She s a bit scattered and commitment phobic when it comes to men, so th From the hustle bustle of Manhattan to the easygoing charm of small town Alabama, author Lauren Clark takes the heroine of Dancing Naked in Dixie, as well as readers, on a memorable journey How travel writer Julia Sullivan s experiences in these two wildly different locales affect and change her is the heart of this very engaging story Thanks to her profession, Julia has spent most of her time on planes and in hotel rooms She s a bit scattered and commitment phobic when it comes to men, so this nomadic lifestyle suits her Unfortunately, it all comes to a screeching halt when her new boss at Getaways magazine calls her on the carpet for the declining quality of her work She s got one last chance to redeem herself and save her job, but in order to do so she has to head down south and cover a tour of historic homes called The Pilgrimage in Eufaula, Alabama, an assignment that she considers to be beneath her.With its eccentric residents and behind the scenes drama, Eufaula is so muchthan Julia expects it to be and before she knows it, she finds herself connecting with the people, including handsome local history expert Shug Jordan, and being drawn into their troubles I live in the south myself, so I was really impressed by the author s deft hand at describing the setting in Dancing Naked in Dixie I swear I could taste the biscuits and gravy and smell the gardenias when I was reading the Eufaula passages.What I really liked about this book was how much growth the heroine showed Through all of her trials and tribulations, she really learned something and was able to resolve the issues in her life that were holding her back The book ended on a really hopeful note and I felt like my time with Julia Sullivan and Co was well spent I now look forward to going back and reading Lauren Clark s first novel, Stay Tuned, which I somehow managed to miss

  7. Nikki McCarver Nikki McCarver says:

    I have seen this book plastered all over the blogs and even though I haven t read anything like this before, I was intrigued So when I saw it pop up on the circuit, I immediately grabbed it and was not in the least bit disappointed in the read I instantly felt a kinship with Julia I m never late to work, but other places Wellthat s another story And even though organization isn t my strong suit, I get my stuff done Just don t try to figure out my system..lol..you won t And I swear that I have seen this book plastered all over the blogs and even though I haven t read anything like this before, I was intrigued So when I saw it pop up on the circuit, I immediately grabbed it and was not in the least bit disappointed in the read I instantly felt a kinship with Julia I m never late to work, but other places Wellthat s another story And even though organization isn t my strong suit, I get my stuff done Just don t try to figure out my system..lol..you won t And I swear that if ADHD had been around when I was growing up, I probably would have been slapped with that title I have the hardest time paying attention Sometimes I truly wonder if medicine can help that So that s Julia in a nutshell, organized in her own way, flighty, commitment phoebe, lacks the will to focus, and hides all of her pain and loneliness behind a polite professional smile She has a glamorous career writing for a magazine that deals with travel So she travels the worlds hot spots reporting back with articles on the local attractions and out of the way quaint and quiet cafes in Rome, Belize, and Paris But all that comes to a halt when a new editor is brought on And surprise surprise, her next exotic destination is Alabama Alabama Wrapped in her New York fast paced, never sleep life, Julia has missed out on so much And it takes an unusual down south family to make her realize just how many holes were in her life Sometimes we all get so caught up in the rat race we take for granted all that we have and the things we have achieved It took the span of three days, which she tried several times to cut short, to change her perspective on life Julia actually did some growing The best part is that you were there to watch her and understand that she is a walking disaster magnet LOL This book was funny and will definitely pull at your heart strings I truly enjoyed reading this

  8. Tee loves Kyle Jacobson Tee loves Kyle Jacobson says:

    First I would like to give a huge THANK YOU to AToMR tours for allowing me to be a part of this tour This is the first book I have read by Lauren Clark and let me tell you it will NOT be the last Dancing Naked in Dixie was full of humor, suspense, and romance Julia is a travel Journalist and she goes from story to story reporting back what she can Then one day her assignment is to report on a historical project from Eufaula Alabama If any of you readers are familiar with the south you will First I would like to give a huge THANK YOU to AToMR tours for allowing me to be a part of this tour This is the first book I have read by Lauren Clark and let me tell you it will NOT be the last Dancing Naked in Dixie was full of humor, suspense, and romance Julia is a travel Journalist and she goes from story to story reporting back what she can Then one day her assignment is to report on a historical project from Eufaula Alabama If any of you readers are familiar with the south you will enjoy this book Lord Julia is so out of her element because she goes from the fast lane to the slowest of slow lanes when she goes to Eufaula Alabama.As she starts to uncover what is happening with the historical project she finds herself in a place as rare a a diamond because everyone knows you and everyone knows each others business Julia is determined to get to the bottom of this and on her she gets a few lessons in life, love, and happiness Yes people here seem like they are from another planet but thetime she spends with them and helps them out theshe is impressed by their no nonsense attitude and slow ways.This is a summer beach must read Want a great laugh andread this book and you will not be disappointed

  9. SOS Aloha SOS Aloha says:

    A woman is like a tea bag you can t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water Eleanor RooseveltI requested to review DANCING NAKED IN DIXIE because I have a good friend who was born, bred, and returned to Eufaula after her husband s military career Plus my father s family is rooted in Mississippi, just over the Alabama border How could I not want to plunge into this story of southern hospitality Julia quickly learns how strong she can be when she lands in hot water with her bo A woman is like a tea bag you can t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water Eleanor RooseveltI requested to review DANCING NAKED IN DIXIE because I have a good friend who was born, bred, and returned to Eufaula after her husband s military career Plus my father s family is rooted in Mississippi, just over the Alabama border How could I not want to plunge into this story of southern hospitality Julia quickly learns how strong she can be when she lands in hot water with her boss Eufaula may be Julia s last chance to redeem herself as a travel writer yet it becomes an open door to self discovery Julia immerses herself in the town s pilgrimage and embraces its quirky personalities She finds romance along the way Scarlett O Hara would be proud Lauren Clark accurately depicts the southern charm that oozes from Eufaula It was a treat to read along as Julia reacted to the friendly folk The story is sweetened with humor, friendship, and tradition that readers will find endearing Recommended read for those enjoy a light hearted look at a clash of culture I received an electronic copy from the author for this review

  10. Dina Dina says:

    I was so honored to receive an advance copy from the author, and am equally pleased to share a great review In Dancing Naked in Dixie, author Lauren Clark beautifully creates two worlds for one woman as she comes to terms with how her mother s death has truly caused her to lose sight of her own life Set in New York and Eufaula, Alabama, the story engages the reader in both southern hospitality and urban intensity A wonderfully written character driven plot is filled with unexpected surprises I was so honored to receive an advance copy from the author, and am equally pleased to share a great review In Dancing Naked in Dixie, author Lauren Clark beautifully creates two worlds for one woman as she comes to terms with how her mother s death has truly caused her to lose sight of her own life Set in New York and Eufaula, Alabama, the story engages the reader in both southern hospitality and urban intensity A wonderfully written character driven plot is filled with unexpected surprises and every imaginable emotion So get ready for a great time as you travel along with travel writer, Julia Sullivan, as she yearns to fall in love with life, family and syrupy southern sweet tea A fun, easy read, and the perfect vacation book I know, b c I read mine on vacation Also, the book introduced me to my new favorite expression, nervous as a long tailed cat in a room full of rockers I will find a way to use this in conversation Enjoy

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