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Set in modern day Oxford Mississippi on the Ole Miss campus bestselling author Lisa Patton’s RUSH is a story about women—from both ends of the social ladder—discovering their voices courage and empowerment When Lilith Whit the well heeled House Corp President of Alpha Delta Beta one of the premiere sororities on campus appoints recent empty nester Wilda to the Rush Advisory Board Wilda can hardly believe her luck What’s Lilith suggests their daughters both incoming freshman room together What Wilda doesn’t know is that it's all part of Lilith’s plan to ensure her own daughter receives an Alpha Delt bid—no matter whatCali Watkins possesses all the qualities sororities are looking for in a potential new member She’s kind and intelligent makes friends easily even plans to someday run for governor But her resume lacks a vital ingredient Pedigree Without family money Cali's chances of sorority membership are already thin but she has an even bigger problem If anyone discovers the dark family secrets she's hiding she’ll be dropped from Rush in an instantFor twenty five years Miss Pearl—as her “babies” like to call her—has been housekeeper and a second mother to the Alpha Delt girls even though it reminds her of a painful part of her past she’ll never forget When an opportunity for promotion arises it seems a natural fit But Lilith Whit slams her Prada heel down fast crushing Miss Pearl’s hopes of a better future When Wilda and the girls find out they devise a plan destined to change Alpha Delta Beta—and maybe the entire Greek system—forever Achingly poignant yet laugh out loud funny RUSH takes a sharp nuanced look at a centuries old tradition while exploring the complex intimate relationships between mothers and daughters and female friends Brimming with heart and hope for a better tomorrow RUSH is an uplifting novel universal to us all


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    5 Spectacularly Southern Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟This was a buddy read with one of my book Besties Mackenzie she started before I did and said the book was reminiscent of “The Help“ and I’d have to agree both books have a very similar vibe and this is very high praise because “The Help” is one of my all time favorite books A lot of this book focuses on the Greek system at Ole Miss by Greek system I mean social sororities and fraternities and buy Ole Mis I mean University of Mississippi I myself was in a sorority when I was in college and both my older kids are currently in a Greek social organization at their universities I thought perhaps because of this tie in I liked the book but my reading buddy Mackenzie Who is not Greek enjoyed it just as much as me Because really whether you are Greek or not southern or not American or not at its heart this book is about compassion acceptance change family and friendshipThis book was told from three alternating points of view Cali A college freshman with a less than stellar pedigree but a heart of gold Wilda A helicopter mother of a girl who is a freshman as well and Cali’s New BFF Pearl the cleaning lady and in house “psychologist“ at the ΑΔΒ sorority housePearl is very loved by all theΑΔ sisters she is their mother away from home and the girls probably tell her than they would tell their actual mothers Pearl was a tremendously likable character I seriously wanted a big hug from her and wish she had been part of my college experience this part of the story really focused on the change that is needed and racial inequality as well as social inequality it also was a very hopeful part of the story I truly believe today’s youth are so much accepting then previous generations and it gives me so much hope for our future The sorority girls actions in the story were a wonderful example of thisThe other part of the book was about sorority recruitment at a huge SEC school where it is pretty cutthroat Cali is not a legacy none of her relatives have ever been Greek and from what I understand this is a huge deal in the south living in California sororityfraternity recruitmentRush is an entirely different animal than in the south where it is the end all and be all of who you are during your college days A lot of this is because the south is so steeped in tradition this book really showed the ugly side of sorority rush and how dirty it can be what house you get into is so important and sometimes it is important to these girl’s mothers then it is to the girls themselves now some of the shenanigans and outcomes in this book I’m not sure could actually happen but this is fiction and the author went to the University of Alabama so she’d know better than me how competitive sorority recruitment has become was really demonstrated well in this book but I absolutely loved Cali’s attitude she wasn’t concerned with getting into a “top“ house she just wanted a sisterhood to belong to Cali was such a wonderful character sweet smart humble compassionate just the kind of girl you’d want your daughter to be friends with and you’d want your son to date I enjoyed this part of the book it brought back memories and my daughter just went through sorority recruitment a couple years ago I also liked how it painted a different picture of sororities then a lot of other books it focus on the sisterhood and their philanthropic activities rather than partying and I really think this book painted the Greek system in a positive light than anything elseThis book really had so much heart at its very core it was really about the bonds between females young and old rich and poor sister or not it was about growing and learning and changing and learning who you really are I fell in love with each and everyone of these characters and hated the book to end because I did not want to say goodbye to these characters this book will leave you with a smile on your face and hope in your heartAbsolutely recommend when you are in the mood for an uplifting hopeful story filled with an amazing cast of characters you won’t soon forget many thanks to St Martin’s Press for my copy of this delightful book 👑 thought I’d share that I am a ΖΤΑ and the mother of a ΚΚΓ and a ΒΘΠ