15 Southern Belle Recommended Books

A few weeks ago I gave my list of 10 Recommended Series so here is my list of Recommended books.

1) Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell.  I think every Southern Belle should read this at least once in their lifetime and don’t let the number of pages scare you away.

2) Rhett Butler’s People by: Donald McCaig.  This is a nice “sequel” to Gone With the Wind.

3) Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.  It’s a classic, and if you are only going to read one Jane Austin book in your life I would recommend this one. 

4)  The Royal We by Heather Cocks.  This is a fun read in which an American girl falls in love with a prince while at college.  Will their road lead them to marriage?

5) Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld.  This is a fun modern day version of Pride and Prejudice set in Cincinnati.  But I would recommend reading it in addition to not instead of Austen’s original version.

6) Message From Nam by Danielle Steel.  This book holds a special place in my heart that I will share with you soon.

7) Black Hills by Nora Roberts.  I was surprised I liked this book as much as I did.  I especially enjoyed it since I have been to the black hills.  It’s a type of book I would not usually go for.

8) Pemberley Ranch by Jack Caldwell.  This is Pride and Prejudice meets Gone With the Wind.  Need I say more.

9) Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple.  This is an laugh out loud book that entertains.  

10) Table for Five by Susan Wiggs.  This is a touching book that will make you cry.  

11) At the Altar of Speed: The Fast Life and Tragic Death of Dale Earnhardt by Leigh Montville.  No words can express this book.  It was a nice insight that was the man known as the man in Black.  

12) Driver 8 by Dale Earnhardt Jr.  At the time this came out it was a breathe of fresh air coming from a quite man.  I’m sure it could use some updating now but still a good read.  There were tears for this Southern Belle so be warned.

13) A Week at the Beach by Varginia Jewel.  This was one of the first books I ever read on an e-reader and it was set in the Outer Banks, that in it self makes a favorite for me.  

14) Summer Rental by Mary Kay Andrews.  Another Outer banks based books and my first Mary Kay Andrews book.  A great book about friendship and love.

15) Spring Fever by Mary Kay Andrews.  I have only read a few of her books but she brings the Southern Charm, which I love, and this is no exception.  
These are in no order.  I hope you find my list helpful. 

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