Shay Henke has mixed feelings about going to her family’s next reunion. On the one hand, she’ll get to see everyone in her mama’s family—folks she loves unconditionally. On the other hand, she knows there’ll be more drama than you can shake a stick at.
The days leading up to the event bring one surprise after another. First Shay must deal with her sister-in-law’s deep, dark secret. Then she has to contend with the childish ways of her business-mogul twin cousins. And when her high school crush wants to be her date to the reunion . . . well, it may have been a dream come true for Shay’s teen self, but the woman she’s become doesn’t know what to make of this.
Shay’s contentment is challenged, and she’s determined to shake things up a bit. But will she find the excitement she’s looking for, or will Shay realize she prefers her quiet and predictable life? One thing is certain: Life in the Bucklin family is never boring.
4 **** stars
High Cotton is the latest in first in the “Bucklin Family Reunion Series”, a Christian contemporary series about a Southern family who is crazy about family reunions. The story is told from the perspective of few different females in the family and alternates between them. From the young, twenty- something wealthy entrepreneurial twins, Sarah and Sally, to Shay, in her 30’s and still looking for Mr. Right, to Puddin’ and Missy, both been married for a couple decades each and having their own relationship challenges. The story culminates with the family reunion, a local long-standing tradition that is famous in that area for its antics and people who aren’t related long to go to, attended by all the nosey busybody Bucklin relations, each trying to outdo the other with the culinary delights they bring and stories of their own successes. I thought the faith message twining through the tale nicely done and shown the Biblical guidelines practiced in a contemporary real-life way. I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review– thank you!
Debby Mayne has published more than 30 books and novellas, 400 print short stories and articles, more than 1,000 web articles, and a slew of devotions for women. She has also worked as managing editor of a national health magazine, product information writer for HSN, a creative writing instructor for Long Ridge Writers Group, and a copy editor and proofreader for several book publishers. For the past eight years, she has judged the Writers Digest Annual Competition, Short-Short Contest, and Self-Published Book Competition. Three of Debby’s books have been top ten favorites by the Heartsong Presents book club. Love Finds You in Treasure Island, Florida received 4-1/2 stars from Romantic Times Magazine, and was named a Top Pick for the month of July 2009.
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