Monday, March 30, 2015

Home Is Where My People Are by Sophie Hudson


Home Is Where My People Are
by Sophie Hudson
Southern Memoir
Available February 1, 2015
Tyndale House Publishers
256 pages

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

My Thoughts
Told in her signature style—with plenty of parenthesis and all caps!— Home Is Where My People Are is another hilarious book from Sophie Hudson. Sophie tells some great stories (she’s southern after all!), but she doesn’t simply rely on being fun. Instead, she uses these stories to tell her life’s story as well as make the reader think a little more his or her own story. After reading about Sophie’s family and friends, I found myself wanting to hug mine a little tighter, grateful for the gift they are to me.

I love all things Sophie Hudson (The Big Boo Cast, anyone?!), and Home Is Where My People Are is no exception. Snag a copy today and prepare yourself to laugh and hopefully learn a little something about yourself. [5 stars]

I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my fair and honest review, which I have given.

About the Author
Sophie Hudson began her blog, BooMama.net, in 2005, which means she's now been blogging for three times as long as the mid-90s stirrup pants craze. She is also a contributor to the Pioneer Woman's blog, serves as co-emcee of LifeWay's dotMOM event, and the author of A Little Salty to Cut the Sweet. She enjoys laughing until she cries, cheering like crazy during a college football game, and hanging out with her people (preferably while wearing pajama pants). She lives with her husband and son in Birmingham, Alabama. Follow Sophie online at boomama.net.

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