Wednesday, March 28, 2018

High Cotton - Bucklin Family Reunion Book Review

Book Overview:

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.

My Review:

The first book in the Bucklin Family Reunion series, High Cotton centers around a female character named Shay.  She's been invited to a family reunion (which are becoming more frequent within the family) and has qualms about going.  In addition to contending with the upcoming family reunion, Shay is hit from all sides with situations that involve her, directly and indirectly. 

This book is told from different character point-of-views, so it took me some time to sort out who was who.  Each character has a connection to Shay.  It reminded me of "The Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon".  There's definitely a Southern feel with this book, including people with the names of Digger and Puddin.  Other than the thick saturation of a Southern personification, I enjoyed this book and am looking forward to reading the others in this series.

I received book for review.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.


Jana Leah B said...

I like stories told from multiple POVs.