Rush by Lisa Patton (E–pub/E–book) ë Lisa Patton


  • Hardcover
  • 416
  • Rush by Lisa Patton
  • Lisa Patton
  • English
  • 10 May 2020
  • 9781250020666

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CHARACTERS Rush by Lisa Patton REVIEW ´ Rush by Lisa Patton Lisa Patton ☆ 0 REVIEW 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 matte. 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 sorority housePearl is very loved by all the 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 ineuality as well as social ineuality 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 and the mother of a and a

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Rush by Lisa Patton

CHARACTERS Rush by Lisa Patton REVIEW ´ Rush by Lisa Patton Lisa Patton ☆ 0 REVIEW R whatCali Watkins possesses all the ualities 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 par. This is the first book I ve read by Lisa Pattona lifelong Southerner I started this novel on the airplane back to California from Cancun and immediately enjoyed the humor and characters I started laughing so hard I couldn t get the words out when I tried to share a scene with Paul It was one of those contagious laughsI told him College dorm culture seems to have changed since our daughters went He was curious of where I was going with this Apparently there is such a thing as a professional dorm designer Already Paul was laughing no way He was only making my sharing harder to continue It costs a heavy penny too I tell him He says what a couple hundred dollars Where has this guy beenMORE I m about to pee my pants but I hold it and try to get the words out10000 EACH girl that s 2 girls sharing a room extra large suite to decorate for the two of them if that wasn t funny enough and by the way only 1 nutty ultra wealthy mom was behind this while the other mom was sweating fear having agreed to the ridiculousness design and her portion of the fee creating problems for herselfbutthe room wasn t complete without a SAFE OHthis book is hilariousIt also has HEARTwith sparkling charactersWONDERFUL MESSAGESSURPRISESthat are very movingand yesit s woman s fiction The only time I felt my eyes start to water was after finishing and enjoying this novel here at home in bed jet lag has me all screwy about 20 minutes ago 4am was reading THIS in the author s notes As a lifelong Southerner and a child of the 60s and 70s in Memphis Tennessee I grew up in a prejudiced environment And shameful as it was for me to admit I spent time in my younger years with the notion that I was somehow better because of my skin color religion and my socioeconomic status When I look back on my thoughtlessness now I am filled with sorrow and deep regret Lisa Patton did some serious research before writing this book She wanted to know if an African lady had ever been HOUSEMOTHER of a white sorority Plenty of house keepers and cooks but full time boss as house mother From all her research to the best of her knowledge there are no House of Directors of National Panhellenic Sororities anywhere in the SEC The rest of the author s notes it s longer than many author s notes in other novelswas also so completely moving I don t want to share but it eually adds and enhances the experience of reading her fiction story

CHARACTERS Rush by Lisa Patton

CHARACTERS Rush by Lisa Patton REVIEW ´ Rush by Lisa Patton Lisa Patton ☆ 0 REVIEW T 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 a. A thought provoking story of fairness empowerment and forgiveness SUMMARYIt s the run up to Rush week at Ole Miss in Oxford Mississippi This is the story about women from all rungs on the social ladder discovering their voices courage and empowermentPearlFor 25 years Miss Pearl has been housekeeper and a second mother to the Alpha Delta girls She listens to their stories holds their hands when they are sick and celebrates with them when they get good news When an opportunity for promotion arises it seems like a natural fit But alum Lilith Whit puts her foot down fast crushing Miss Pearls hopes of a better future When the Alpha Delta girls find out they devise a plan destined to change Alpha Delta and maybe the entire Greek system foreverCaliCali Watkins possesses all the ualities sororities are looking for in a new potential member She s kind intelligent makes friends easily and even plans to run for governor someday Without family money and connections Cali s chances of sorority membership are thin but she has an even bigger problem If anyone discovers the dark family secret she s hiding she ll be immediately dropped from consideration WildaWhen Wilda Woodcock gets a call from old friend and Alpha Delta sorority alum Lilith Whit appointing her to the Rush Advisory Board she can hardly believe her luck Wilda will now be able to keep an eye on her daughter Ellie while she is away at school What s Lilith suggests that her daughter Annie Laurie and Ellie both incoming freshmen room together This decision will prove costly to Wilda in ways than oneREVIEWRUSH takes a thought provoking look at the issues of fairness diversity empowerment and forgiveness My favorite part of the book is how it is the newest members of the sorority who are the ones to step up and make a difference I also loved Pearl s attitude of not backing down and fighting for what she wants in a professional way The writing is clear and succinct and despite having multiple points of view is very easy to follow The characters were as dramatic and diverse as you would find in any sorority house I particular loved the strength and outward thinking that Cali and Ellie exhibited It s a well written story emanating from a Southern perspective and while it may not appeal to everyone I found it thoughtful and moving The book was engaging I laughed at parts shook my head at parts and even had tears streaming down my face at parts Anyone who has belonged to a sorority should definitely read this compassionate compelling and enlightening book From LISA PATTON s personal note at the end of the book you easily discern that this book was written from the heart despite many impediments put in her way It is well beyond frustrating that these issues as real today as they were thirty and forty years ago not just in the South and not just in sorority houses but in small businesses everywhere By writing this book it is apparent that Patton hopes to facilitate change I hope that it will do just that It s time that young women like Cali and Ellie our future leaders empower themselves and find their courage and their voice to make things happen Thanks to Netgalley for an advance reading copy of this book in exchange for an honest review Publisher St Martin s PressPublished August 21 2018Review wwwbluestockingreviewscom


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    SUMMARY ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Lisa Patton Lisa Patton ☆ 0 REVIEW Rush by Lisa Patton (E–pub/E–book) ë Lisa Patton 5 Spectacularly Southern Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟This was a buddy read with one of my book Besties Mackenzie she

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    Lisa Patton ☆ 0 REVIEW Rush by Lisa Patton (E–pub/E–book) ë Lisa Patton Heart warming emotional and thought provoking Rush is not what I expected—it is better I’ve always been fascinated by the Greek system My own undergraduate didn’t have a Greek system so who knows if I would have Rushed a sorority myself but I am intellectually and socially intrigued by the whole process I started this book knowing I

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    CHARACTERS Rush by Lisa Patton Rush by Lisa Patton (E–pub/E–book) ë Lisa Patton SUMMARY ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Lisa Patton Rush by Lisa Patton is a modern day story set at Ole Miss where a new pledge class begins their journey into sorority life The story encompasses many modern themes the variation in class and background of student

  4. says: Rush by Lisa Patton (E–pub/E–book) ë Lisa Patton

    Rush by Lisa Patton (E–pub/E–book) ë Lisa Patton This is the first book I’ve read by Lisa Pattona lifelong Southerner I started this novel on the airplane back to California from Cancun and immediately enjoyed the humor and characters I started laughing so hard I couldn’t get the words out when I tried to share a scene with Paul It was one of those contagious laughsI told him “College dorm culture seems to have changed since our daughters went” He was curious of where

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    Rush by Lisa Patton (E–pub/E–book) ë Lisa Patton SUMMARY ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Lisa Patton CHARACTERS Rush by Lisa Patton Please note that I received this book via NetGalley That did not impact my rating or review First off this book promised to be laugh out loud funny it wasn't I guess in 2018 I don't find racist white people even if fictional hilarious It also talks about exploring the relationships between mothers and daughters and friends sure at

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    Rush by Lisa Patton (E–pub/E–book) ë Lisa Patton Enjoyed itThe setting of Ole Miss Campus and the sorority house Great character development I really got to know the characters and

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    SUMMARY ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Lisa Patton Rush by Lisa Patton (E–pub/E–book) ë Lisa Patton Apparently being a sorority girl in New York is NOTHING like being a sorority girl down in Ole Miss I loved this book my first of Lisa Patton’s I’ve already now bought all of her others which reminded me a bit of Kathryn Stockett’s The Help with a delightfully contemporary turn Alpha Delta Beta sorority 430 members 429 of them white i

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    Rush by Lisa Patton (E–pub/E–book) ë Lisa Patton A thought provoking story of fairness empowerment and forgiveness ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ SUMMARYIt’s the run up to Rush week at Ole Miss in Oxford Mississippi This is the story about women from all rungs on the social ladder discovering their voices courage and empowermentPearlFor 25 years Miss Pearl has been housekeeper and a second mo

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    SUMMARY ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Lisa Patton Lisa Patton ☆ 0 REVIEW CHARACTERS Rush by Lisa Patton I was never in a sorority but Greek life has always fascinated me so when I read the description of Rush I was all in It had the added bonus of being set in the South and I’m a sucker for southern fiction as w

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    Rush by Lisa Patton (E–pub/E–book) ë Lisa Patton You love the south? Lordy you're gonna love this RUSH transports us smack dab into the middle of the secret world of sorority rush giving us a provocative peek into the world of the young coeds We find ourselves

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