HIGH COTTON BY DEBBY MAYNE
Some families are filled with so much love they can't help but drive each other crazy.
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 reunions . . . 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 predictable life? One thing is certain: Life in the Bucklin family is never boring.
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Debby Mayne is the author of more than 40 novels and novellas that have received the "Top Pick" award from Romantic Times Magazine and been among the "Top 10 Favorites" in the Heartsong Presents book club. She writes family and faith-based romances, cozy mysteries, and women's fiction. She has also written more than 1,000 short stories and articles as well as dozens of devotions for busy women. She has worked as managing editor of a national health publication, product information writer for a TV retailer, creative writing instructor, and copy editor and proofreader for several book publishers. She is currently an etiquette writer for The Spruce, one of the DotDash (formerly About.com) companies.
Debby grew up in a military family, which meant moving every few years throughout her childhood. Debby was born in Alaska, and she has lived in Mississippi, Tennessee, Oregon, Florida, Hawaii, and Japan. Her parents were both from the Deep South, so she enjoys featuring characters with southern drawls, plenty of down-home cooking, and folks with quirky mannerisms.
She and her husband currently live in the Charleston, South Carolina, area. To learn more about Debby:
Website - debbymayne.com
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I was very excited to read this book by a wonderful author. The thought of going to a family reunion when I was younger made me ill to think about. My family was not close and family reunions usually meant fights and overall chaos. This book is nothing like that. I loved how everyone in the book talked about the reunion and seemed to be happy to go. Of course there are always the relatives that feel the need to brag. To me its like being at a class reunion. Everyone trying to out do the other. It does make for some laughs and good times.
The characters were fun to get to know and if I had to pick a favorite it would be Puddin. I love her name and my heart went out to her. She has some self esteem issues and I wanted to hug her and tell her she is perfect just the way she is. I love the twists in the book and secrets that slowly come out . The southern theme in the book is perfect. I'm from the south and we sure love our sweet tea and get together's. It's true we love to celebrate and have a good time. There are a few surprises in the book which were fun to find out. I loved the foods mentioned in the story and best of all this is a new series, so we will get to know this family really well. It's time to grab a glass of sweet tea and settle in for a charming story.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher. The review is my own opinion.