My Summer of Southern Discomfort by Stephanie Gayle is about Natalie, a young lawyer who is forced to flee her New York City home due to a scandalous love affair at her old law firm. She moves to Macon, Georgia and becomes a prosecutor. It's about her struggle to forget the past, her struggle to learn to work with her crotchety coworker, her struggle with prosecuting a man accused of murder who may get the death penalty (she is opposed to the death penalty), her struggle to help a co worker's abused sister, and her neighbor LaLa who has a great garden...are you getting the point?
I have mixed feelings about this book. At first I really disliked it. I hate to say negative things about books, but this one just bugged me. First of all the cover is misleading because I feel like Natalie wouldn't be caught dead in that outfit, nor would she be relaxing while reading in the grass. I felt like the attempts at showing southern culture were a bit patronizing and judgemental...like she was better because she was from a northern state.
I do have to say that it got better, and I didn't hate this book. I just feel like I read the middle of the story, and I was yearning for the beginning and the end and the thing that would tie it all together.
This is the second book completed for the...