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    Free Unlimited eBook 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."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 416 pages
  • Rush
  • Lisa Patton
  • English
  • 18 February 2018
  • 1250020662

10 thoughts on “Rush

  1. Berit☀️✨ Berit☀️✨ says:

    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 my 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 bookbut 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 friendship.This 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 house.Pearl is very loved by all the sisters she is their mother away from home, and the girls probably tell herthan 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 muchaccepting 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 this.The 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 sorority fraternity recruitment Rush 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 isimportant 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 focuson the sisterhood and their philanthropic activities, rather than partying and I really think this book painted the Greek system in a positive lightthan 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 heart Absolutely 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


  2. Mackenzie - PhDiva Books Mackenzie - PhDiva Books says:

    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 d like it who wouldn t Sorority rushing, an old southern legacy campus, teenage girls putting their hearts on the line for a welcome into a social system the 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 d like it who wouldn t Sorority rushing, an old southern legacy campus, teenage girls putting their hearts on the line for a welcome into a social system they ll have their whole lives Who wouldn t love that But Rush is very muchthan a book about sororities It is a book about race, class, family, sisterhood, and the search for respect and belonging I encourage everyone to go out and read this book You won t regret it About the BookA new rush season has settled in upon the Alpha Delta Beta house on the historic Ole Miss campus in Oxford, Mississippi House Corp President Lilith Whit finds herself unable to be a rush advisor due to her position, and with a daughter set to begin sorority rush this fall When Lilith appoints her old sorority sister Wilda Wilcox to the Rush Advisory Board, Wilda can t say no Her own daughter Ellie will be rushing at Ole Miss this fall as well, and Wilda finds herself on the precipice of an empty nest She ll do anything to stay involved with her only daughter s life.Ellie Wilcox and Lilith s daughter Annie Laurie are both legacies at Alpha Delta Beta, meaning their mothers were members Lilith coordinates for them to room together, and Wilda thinks this may be the final push Ellie needs to get a bid from Alpha Delta Beta But Ellie rooming with Annie Laurie has it s own problems Wilda begins to understand the true implications of wealth and status in the south, and she and Ellie may not be able to keep up.Cali Watkins lives in the dorm room next door to Ellie and Annie Laurie Cali is smart, hard working, and has a big heart spending her time caring for those around her She s everything a sorority should want in a member But she doesn t have a pedigree Cali s family is full of secrets and scandal the one thing that could prevent her from getting into a sorority But all Cali wants is to find sisters of her own and belong, and she enters rush hoping no one finds out about her mother.Miss Pearl has been the housekeeper for Alpha Delta Beta for over twenty years, ever since she had to drop out of Ole Miss Herself at nineteen Miss Pearl is black in a nearly all white sorority But Miss Pearl loves her job and her babies in the house When an opportunity becomes available to be eveninvolved with Alpha Delta Beta, Miss Pearl knows that the color of her skin may prevent her one again from the life she s earned Can these powerful women change a social system that prioritizes status and skin color over substance of character ReflectionAt the core of this book is a conversation about what it means to have respect and trust from others, and what it means to belong I recently was reading a book about a person s reputation being a form of social currency, and that reputation can give someone advantages that someone without that reputation may not be able to get Some people, like the wealthy and high society members of this book have a built in reputation from their status in life But others that came in with nothing Cali and Miss Pearl were able to build that reputation by strength of character, kindness, and trustworthiness I felt inspired seeing that reputation in this book looked superficial at the outside, but the book really ended up being about people caringabout who you are than where you come from.The book is told from three narrators, and what I loved about that was we had three different social subgroups of the larger Alpha Delta Beta social system Wilda connects us to the legacy of ADB, and the previous generation of sisters Wilda, though decades out of her time at the sorority, still feels insecure and desires to fit in with the perceived status members of the group Though Wilda doesn t really even like Lilith, she is desperate for Lilith to accept her She wants to feel like she beautiful enough, wealthy enough, and classy enough to deserve Lilith s friendship But Wilda herself has something Lilith doesn t kindness and morals, and people who love her despite what she may or may not have.Then we have Miss Pearl Oh, how I loved Miss Pearl Miss Pearl is our portal into the primarily black support staff of the house The people who feel happy just to be a part of the system, even as the lowest ranking members There was such a pureness to Miss Pearl She didn t begrudge others for havingthan her, but she had the self respect and confidence to stand up for what she wants as well Through Miss Pearl, we see that despite all of the progress we think we have made for racial equality, there are still so many opportunities that aren t equal or fair I can t imagine a reader on this planet who won t love Miss Pearl, and cheer her on throughout this book.And finally we have Cali leading the charge as our window into the new generation of sorority rushees It would be so easy for this book to be critical of sororities portraying the girls as vapid or shallow But what we see is that all of the shallowness of sororities exists only to outsiders Every girl in this book struggled to belong to a sisterhood for the purpose of support and friendship, not for status The generation of girls in Alpha Delta Beta were such wonderful characters Cali herself has a strength and a vulnerability that is charming As Cali befriends Ellie, we see that Ellie herself isimpressed by someone s character than their status Ellie, in fact, is the one that shows her mother Wilda how much Wilda s own values were in the right place How Wilda passed to Ellie a sense of kindness, not elitism, despite Wilda s own insecurities.I read this with my friend Berit and one thing Berit said that resonated with me was that these were characters she would miss as soon as she stopped reading this book I whole heartedly agree with her I feel completely in love with these women and I won t soon forget them or the message of this book I hope others enjoy it as much as I did I won this in a Goodreads Giveaway See my blog post here


  3. Brandice Brandice says:

    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 students at college, particularly at big universities the high standards including social and financial pressures often associated with traditional Greek life and the unfortunate, still prevalent, racism in today s society, especially in the deep south The story is told from varying pers 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 students at college, particularly at big universities the high standards including social and financial pressures often associated with traditional Greek life and the unfortunate, still prevalent, racism in today s society, especially in the deep south The story is told from varying perspectives of Miss Pearl, Alpha Delta s housekeeper Wilda, an Alpha legacy whose daughter, Ellie, is rushing this year and Cali Watkins, an incoming freshman who is also rushing I liked all three of these primary characters Additional supporting characters include Mama Carla, the Alpha Delta sorority house manager Aunt Fee, the chef Haynes, Ellie s Dad and Wilda s husband and Lilith Whit, another legacy and the House Corp President of the sorority, who is also the mother of a third pledge this year, Annie Laurie I was not part of a sorority in college but attended many sorority events as a guest of a close friend who was part of one I think there s variation among different sororities regarding the demands of its members and the degree of their general attitudes and sometimes cutthroat tendencies, but I think Rush did a good job of incorporating realistic elements into the book I was caught up in the story enough to read it in its entirety today I did feel like there was a cheese factor at one point, but this didn t last long as the story progressed I also reminded myself that many of the characters are young and while smart, they were still just 18 22 At the same time, it was refreshing to read about young adults willing and ready to take action to make change Even though this story is fictional, it was nice to see that everyone is not jaded or feeling defeated, and still willing and inspired to take action Rush a timely read given the old school and morally unacceptable attitudes still held by many people who are happy to grasp at the desperate claim of tradition just to hide behind their pathetic, outdated views I also chose to read it now because it was seasonally timely, with school, football season, and Fall upon us


  4. Elyse Walters Elyse Walters says:

    This is the first book I ve read by Lisa Patton.a 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 laughs.I 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 This is the first book I ve read by Lisa Patton.a 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 laughs.I 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 been MORE I m about to pee my pants but I hold it and try to get the words out 10,000 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 herself..but..the room wasn t complete without a SAFE OH.this book is hilarious..It also has HEART..with sparkling characters..WONDERFUL MESSAGESSURPRISES.that are very moving..and yes..it 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 novels.was also so completely moving I don t want to sharebut it equally adds and enhances the experience of reading her fiction story


  5. Obsidian Obsidian says:

    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 a very superficial level I do think that I was officially done though when we had a black character not only bash Obamacare and claiming it made poor peopl 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 a very superficial level I do think that I was officially done though when we had a black character not only bash Obamacare and claiming it made poor people poorer, but when that same character did a well both sides are at fault here when discussing racism in America You just got the Beyonce Boy Bye middle finger wave from me here Rush seemed like a funny send up of sorority life in America Too bad it was not Rush is mimicking The Help We get multiple POVs We got a black character talking about taking care of her babies she s only 44 We got a white character who is going to do what she can to make things better not only for the woman she has supposedly grown close to after speaking to her I think twice at this point in the book, but for all of the staff the help that work at the sorority We also have another character who is foolish as the day as long Rush starts off with Miss Pearl talking about her babies and taking care of the girls of Alpha Delta Beta for 25 years Miss Pearl is going nowhere fast She works at the sorority, but does not get paid during the summer when the school sorority is closed, and is struggling to make ends meet When a possible promotion arises to House Mother, Miss Pearl is encouraged by her aunt who is also a cook at the sorority and the current House Mother as well The second POV comes from Wilda She s nervous about her daughter going to Ole Miss since that means she is now officially an empty nester When an opportunity comes up that will allow her to keep an eye on her daughter and also volunteer for Alpha Delta Beta she jumps at the chance Cali Watkins is struggling to fit in at Ole Miss She has a secret she is hiding from not only her roommate Jasmine but also her new best friend Ellie Wilda s mother The three POVs did not work together very well at all.Miss Pearl s voice was way too subservient to me Even when she was having problems with a fellow worker, she just seemed way too passive There is even a scene where one of her babies touches her hair without permission and instead of telling her not to touch her hair, goes to herself, well some of these girls parents didn t teach them manners eyeroll I also really really hated this character talking about racism and giving one of the secondary characters Lilith Whit a free pass for her racism and outright hatred towards her at the end of this book You can t be forgiven for something if I don t really think you even absorb what you did The book fast forwards to two weeks later so I guess that s enough time for people to just not be racist any I was bored by Cali s POV from beginning to end Her supposed close relationship to Miss Pearl didn t even work since they don t meet until around the 60 percent mark Cali saying she felt close to Miss Pearl on bid day just didn t ring true You all talked for maybe 10 minutes When Cali and Ellie decide to fight Lilith Whit the book just didn t ring true at all I have not been part of a sorority I was chased after during my undergraduate years to join, but I was not in the mood to be part of something where the majority of the sororities were predominantly white Even girls who joined who were African American were very very light skinned This was all back in 1997 by the way So though I have not been part of the Greek life as they say, I have a hard time with the way the events in this book are portrayed I don t want to spoil things for potential readers, but a few times I went, yeah sure that doesn t make any sense at all, but whatever Wilda s POV should have been in a separate book Frankly I wasinterested in her POV Dealing with two sons who are grown living their separate lives She has her youngest daughter at Ole Miss However, she gets caught up with keeping up with the Jones s and agrees to have her daughter room with Lilith Whit s daughter That is the beginning of a disaster of her own making When it comes up that the girls should split the cost of a dorm room decorator yeah I was nonplussed myself Wilda goes behind her husband s back to make sure he has no idea what she has done Wilda has some backbone here and there She actually calls out Lilith s racism to her face, but she still like all other characters in this book were so passive The secondary characters were not developed very well We have uber racist Lilith Whit who does remind me of so many white people I have met in my life When she tries to explain later about why she is the way she is I rolled my eyes a thousand times Go kick rocks.Wilda s daughter Ellie would have been a better POV or at least a better additional POV I really didn t get much a sense from her besides she really liked Cali, and could not stand rooming with Lilith s daughter Annie Laurie Speaking of Annie Laurie, she was just nasty for nasty sake and once again got a redemption that was not deserved at all I will say that Wilda s husband was interesting and they seemed like a pretty happy couple I wish that we had seenfall out discussion between them after all the secrets Wilda was hiding comes out The writing was okay I can at least say you will definitely know the characters voices are separate I just didn t care for all of the characters I also thought the flow was up and down too much We would have Cali talking to Miss Pearl and then the book would jump to the next chapter that was still Cali s POV The POVs I don t think were evenly distributed I can t tell in my ARC version very well, so will say that it seems that Wilda and Cali gotPOVs than Miss Pearl did This book takes place in 2016 and I love that the author does not only mention the Presidential election, but manages to get some digs at Obama in there Taking place at Ole Miss, which is obviously in Mississippi just about killed me I guess we are not going to talk about the atrocities that have occurred in that state That state had the murder of James Craig Anderson in 2011 by a group of white teenagers But you go ahead and tell me how black people need to let go of things that have happened in the past and move forward instead of blaming white people The ending waswhite savior nonsense I just couldn t even get spun up about it at this point Was glad to be done with this book


  6. Jamie beauty_andthebook_ Jamie beauty_andthebook_ says:

    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 is surely an interesting place to be in 2016, especially for Miss Pearl, the housekeeper, who s really like the unofficial therapist second mother to these 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 is surely an interesting place to be in 2016, especially for Miss Pearl, the housekeeper, who s really like the unofficial therapist second mother to these girls Told in alternating perspectives from Miss Pearl, Cali the genius scholarship student who doesn t come from the pedigree she was told is necessary , and Wilda Woodcock, Rush chair advisor and mother to Cali s good friend, Ellie I loved this look into sororities in the South and all the drama that comes with the rush of new pledge classes This one is out in August and will be one you want to be sure to get your hands on I received an advance copy All opinions are my own


  7. Lisa Lisa says:

    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 empowerment.PearlFor 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 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 empowerment.PearlFor 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 qualities 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 sLilith suggests that her daughter Annie Laurie and Ellie, both incoming freshmen room together This decision will prove costly to Wilda, inways than one.REVIEWRUSH 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 www.bluestockingreviews.com


  8. Amy Amy says:

    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 well and this one was oozing good old fashioned southern charm with a side of, oh bless her heart sass It was witty, fun and I felt like I got a secret look behind the scenes of sorority life.There are three points of view here, Miss Pearl the longtime housekeeper at Alpha Delt, Wilda who 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 well and this one was oozing good old fashioned southern charm with a side of, oh bless her heart sass It was witty, fun and I felt like I got a secret look behind the scenes of sorority life.There are three points of view here, Miss Pearl the longtime housekeeper at Alpha Delt, Wilda who s daughter Ellie is rushing for the first time as a freshman and then Cali another hopeful freshman who becomes fast friends with Ellie My favorite of the three was easily Miss Pearl though everyone was enjoyable and fun to hear from Pearl just stole the show for me with her heart that s bigger than Mississippi and her love and affection for all of the Alpha Delt girls, she was a true gem.While this was a light and fun read it definitely still explored some important issues pertaining to race relations and old, outdated traditions that are really just a disguise for casual racism The only people of color involved in the sorority are the staff with the exception of just one member and the antiquated rules are finally questioned and challenged There was a quiet power to this book with some relevant themes that make you think and contemplate which I always appreciate, definitely some substance beside sweet southern charm.Rush in three words Charming, Topical and Fun


  9. Patti Henry Patti Henry says:

    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 behind the scenes with the sorority sisters and the beloved women who work inside the Houses Lisa Patton has penned a powerful and relevant story infused with raw emotion and the beating heart of her sassy humor I adored this unforgettable novel that will surprise you while capt 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 behind the scenes with the sorority sisters and the beloved women who work inside the Houses Lisa Patton has penned a powerful and relevant story infused with raw emotion and the beating heart of her sassy humor I adored this unforgettable novel that will surprise you while capturing your heart


  10. Victoria Victoria says:

    Some books you read and you know they come from the heart RUSH is one of those books it is so brimming with compassion even as it looks at and points out the subtle ways racism still thrives even in places of luxury like multimillion dollar sorority houses It s a difficult subject to point out, especially with the people you love, and RUSH handles those moments of hard decision unflinchingly do you call out your peers for their microaggressions, or do you just stay silent so you don t distu Some books you read and you know they come from the heart RUSH is one of those books it is so brimming with compassion even as it looks at and points out the subtle ways racism still thrives even in places of luxury like multimillion dollar sorority houses It s a difficult subject to point out, especially with the people you love, and RUSH handles those moments of hard decision unflinchingly do you call out your peers for their microaggressions, or do you just stay silent so you don t disturb the dinner party It s not easy to juggle all of that, and sorority recruitment, and partying, and decorating dorm rooms, while still hanging on to a sense of humor, but RUSH manages it with grace


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Rush➦ [Ebook] ➡ Rush By Lisa Patton ➱ – Thomashillier.co.uk 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 em 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.


About the Author: Lisa Patton

Lisa Patton, author of Whistlin Dixie in a Nor easter, Yankee Doodle Dixie, Southern as a Second Language, and Rush, is a Memphis, Tennessee native who spent time as a Vermont innkeeper until three sub zero winters sent her speeding back down South She has over years experience working in the music and entertainment business, and is a graduate of the University of Alabama She lives in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband and Rosie the perfect Havanese.