HIGH COTTON - Debby Mayne

4 Stars

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 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?

Debby Mayne writes family and faith-based romances, cozy mysteries, and women's fiction and is the author of more than 60 novels and novellas-plus more than 1,000 short stories, articles, and devotions for busy women. Debby is currently an etiquette writer for The Spruce.

Debby grew up in a military family, which meant moving every few years throughout her childhood. She was born in Alaska, and she has lived in Mississippi, Tennessee, Oregon, Florida, South Carolina, Hawaii, and Japan. Her parents were both from the Deep South, so Debby enjoys featuring characters with Southern drawls, plenty of down-home cooking, and folks with quirky mannerisms. High Cotton is the first book in the Bucklin Family Reunion series.

A fun, heartfelt, chick-lit-ish, southern story with a lot of Drama drama drama!

I love southern fiction. I lived in Savannah GA for a couple and I have the best memories! I just loved it there. So anytime I read a book that take place in the south and has that southern flair it warms my heart. And this one was no exception.

I do love books with changing POV (point of view) but with 4 (5 if you count the twins as separate) different characters, that was even a bit much for me. I did get the women confused at times. It took me well into the story before I really knew who was who. But... I still did love the changing POV. It is one of my favorite features of a book. I loved getting to know all these women and their quirky lives. They were all so different and yet all connected. Shay (love that name!) was the main character and I loved her!

With this story comes quite a few laughs and even a tear or two. A very real feeling story-line. I haven't been to a family reunion in YEARS! And honestly, just like the characters in this book, I think I would dread it! I love my family, and love getting together with them, some of them. But, put us all together and it is a recipe for ... CRAZY!

I had never read one by this author before even though she has a ton of books! I would definitely read another!

I voluntarily posted this review after receiving a copy of this book from Litfuse Thank You!!

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