Bonnie said, "Here's another one for the state of Georgia. I've written a review of Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen by Susan Gregg Gilmore on my blog."
The narrator is Catherine Grace Cline, a teenager who wants more than anything in this world to get out of the little town of Ringgold, Georgia. Her daddy is the preacher at Cedar Grove Baptist Church, which was founded by Catherine Grace's great-granddaddy William Floyd Cline, who had been "one of the most prolific bootleggers the state of Georgia has ever known" (p. 12). "William Floyd found the Lord somewhere in the congregation's third singing of the fourth verse of 'Just As I Am" (p. 13), and within days he was "sermonizing from his own makeshift pulpit next to a grove of cedar trees" (p. 14). When he died, his son took over the pulpit, and now Catherine Grace's daddy was the current Reverend Cline. A humorous look at one girl's desire to reach the big city of Atlanta.
Maybe this will explain my long absence from this blog. Please re-submit any book suggestions you've made that I failed to get posted.