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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Pretty Is as Pretty Does

"We are thrilled to announce
Piney Point High School's 
10-year reunion
on June 7, 2003, at 7:30 PM
in Piney Point High's
newly renovated gymnasium. 
Attire: Sunday best
RSVP: Laura Moss 601-555-1515
PS: There will be a preparty
at Shenanigan's in Hattiesburg
starting at about 5:00 PM

WOW. Ten years. As I read my high school reunion invitation a second time. I can't help smiling. Although I own one of the most successful businesses in my hometown of Piney Point, Mississippi, I've lost track of most of the people I graduated with.

Knowing the people I went to high school with, this is going to be one crazy event - that is, if everyone attends. I'm not surprised Laura added a preparty to the invitation. Her husband has never attended any social event before prepartying his face off - even in high school. Pete Moss graduated with the dishonor of high school lush, and as far as I know, he continues to hold that honor, which is ironic since I don't remember seeing Laura touching a drop of anything stronger than her mama's two-day-old sweet tea." (pg 11).

As Priscilla Slater anticipates her upcoming high school reunion, she also hopes that she will run into an old high school crush as well, Marcus whom she hopes might just cause a spark to ignite between them. As owner of three beauty salons in the area, Priscilla sees herself as a success while her overbearing mother still believes she has sold herself short of what she could have become. Now armed with hope that she can hold her head high, she takes up invitation of her local beauty supply sales, Tim Puckett, to serve as her "date" for the event. Only Tim has hopes that he might just convince Priscilla that they would make a great couple together and he vows to do whatever it takes to make her see him as more than just a convenient date.

I received Pretty is as Pretty Does by author Debby Mayne compliments of Abingdon Press and Christian Fiction Blog Alliance for my honest review. I did not receive any monetary compensation for a favorable review. This is the first novel in the Class Reunion Series and anyone who has ever attended their high school reunion can probably relate to at least one of the characters in this book. The book is based around Priscilla Slater who can never be good enough in her mother's eyes no matter what she does, and the chapters alternate with each of the main players attending the class reunion.

 Laura Moss who is the reunion chairperson who chases away all the other classmates who have volunteered to help her in the past due to her ability to expect things to be perfect. She is overworked and deals with the drinking of her high school sweetheart, Pete and their four children. There is also Trudy Baynard, the former Miss Piney Point who believes she still needs to uphold her good looks despite the fact that ten years have passed. She has recently divorced her high school sweetheart and husband, Michael who is living another life with his latest girlfriend who is much too young for him. What transpires over the book is sheer genius and I was captivated til the very end. I am also fortunate to have the additional sequels which I will be reviewing shortly, Bless Her Heart and Tickled Pink each showcasing a 15 and 20 year reunion respectively. I rate this one easily a 4.5 out of 5 stars and look forward to adding Debby Mayne to my author watch list.

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  • Series: Class Reunion Series (Book 1)
  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press (June 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1426733585
  • ISBN-13: 978-1426733581
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.5 x 8.5 inches

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for the fabulous review! These characters became a big part of my life as I wrote about their joys and frustrations while getting ready for their 10th, 15th, and 20th high school reunions.

    I would love to see you and your readers at the Online Class Reunion we're having on Facebook next week:

    We'll have trivia questions, fun facts, and prizes!



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