Maura Beth Mayhew has her hands full planning her wedding to Jeremy McShay just as her dream of building Cherico, Mississippi's new state-of-the-art library reaches the ground-breaking stage, but trouble is in the offing when her New Orleans socialite mother turns up her nose at the idea of her daughter getting married on the deck of a cabin in a town she can't even find on a map. As if that weren't enough to worry about, Maura Beth's not-so-favorite councilman tries to sneak in a last minute change to the library's design that threatens to ruin the entire project. As always, she turns to the charming members of the Cherry Cola Book Club for advice and support.
Fun and drama unfold when Maura Beth invites her parents to Cherico to see the town and meet Jeremy's family.
The cast Lee assembled to make up the Cherry Cola Book Club is superb, as is his ability to capture the flavor of Old South customs and language. It seems every character has a hand in the plot, and there's plenty going on to keep the reader wondering what will happen next.
* * *Ashton Lee was born in historic Natchez, Mississippi, into a large, extended Southern family which gave him much fodder for his fiction later in life. Ashton inherited a love of reading and writing at an early age as a result of watching his father, who wrote under the pen name of R. Keene Lee, work as a writer and editor in New York right after WWII. At the University of the South, Ashton majored in English and studied Creative Writing.
Ashton lives in Oxford, Mississippi, a university town which gave us William Faulkner and John Grisham. Readers can like Ashton Lee at: Facebook.com/ashtonlee.net.
Published by Kensington Publishing Corp., New York, NY.
Available on Amazon.