Once a Camellia always a Camellia is the motto Sarah was raised with as a Camellia Society debutante. Attending the Charleston Cotillion Training School is a rite of passage for Sarah and her friends. In her debut novel author Katie Crouch introduces the reader to the rituals of a Southern Debutante.
I was initially drawn to this book by its cover. For me, the cover screams feminine and carefree, evoking images of pecan pie, lemonade and pearl necklaces. It has always amazed me as I travel around the country how different we are in our style. Here in Southern California I often think that the women all dress alike. In Washington D.C. I noticed lots of pearl necklaces and collared shirts. The women in Chicago all had style with their scarves and sweaters.
If you want to be introduced to the life of a Southern debutante I am giving away a copy of my gently read copy of Girls in Trucks. For a chance to win this book just leave a comment on your favorite Southern dish, along with a way to contact you. The giveaway ends June 7th. Sorry this is only open to addresses in Canada and the United States.
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