Book Review: Dancing Naked In Dixie


Author: Lauren Clark

322 Pages

Publisher: Monterey Press

Release Date: May 15, 2012

Genre- Romance, Women’s Fiction, Chick Lit

Synopsis (From Amazon)

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 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?


This book  has a light feel to it. The words spill effortlessly page after page. This is a really hard book to put down. Julia, a travel writer, is a character that you begin to like quickly. Through Lauren Clark’s writing you can almost see Julia becoming charmed by the small town in Alabama.

I can relate to Julia being a former Journalist and with the pain of losing a parent. Lauren Clark gets the feel of the deep south down in the book. From syrupy sweet tea to biscuits and gravy.

Julia really grows throughout the book and starts to see that she isn’t the city girl that she thought she was. She also begins to see that her and her father have a lot more in common than she thought.

The book progresses at a good pace and the supporting characters all bring something to the book in a different way. Shug is a good example of what a southern gentleman is and Aubie is a good example of how the choices we make in life affect us greater than we realize.

I loved all of the dynamic relationships in this book from parent-child to meaningful friendships.

Dancing Naked In Dixie is available on Amazon.

Happy Reading and Writing,



4 thoughts on “Book Review: Dancing Naked In Dixie

  1. Thank you so much Chineka! I am thrilled that you enjoyed the novel and found it difficult to put down. That’s an amazing thing for any author to hear! Eufaula, Alabama is a place near and dear to my heart and it is my hope that the book reflected the beauty of the area and the warmth of the people! xx, Lauren

  2. A librarian and writer at an RWA meeting gave this book to me….still have to read it. I love Southern humor, parent-child relationships, and how relationships are affected from past events. This seems like a good read. I’ll have to add it to my reading list! Great review and blog!

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