Thursday, August 4, 2016
Leaving Oxford - Book Review
Leaving Oxford is everything good Southern Fiction is supposed to be—engaging, entertaining, and authentic. As a Southerner, I found it easy to get engrossed in the story line of Sarah Beth and Jess’s bumpy romance. Author Janet Ferguson weaves the story and builds the characters in a believable way. The tension between Sarah Beth and Coach Jess is romantic and at other times comedic. Having dealt with panic attacks myself, I found Sarah Beth’s experience to be very authentic. The author did a good job of weaving this into the plot without it taking over. The faith element within the story was beautifully displayed in the characters. Janet’s descriptions of Oxford, Mississippi, left me feeling like I’d actually been there! The next book in the Southern Hearts Series is Going Up South and equally compelling. You can’t go wrong with any of Janet’s books.
Escaping home to Oxford, Mississippi, seemed like a good idea. Until it wasn't. A year after a tragic accident in Los Angeles flipped her world upside down, advertising guru Sarah Beth LeClair is still hiding away in her charming hometown of Oxford, Mississippi. And she may well be stuck there forever. Suffering from panic attacks, she prays for healing. Instead, her answer comes in the form of an arrogant football coach and an ugly puppy.
Former celebrity college quarterback Jess McCoy dreamed of playing pro football. One freak hit destroyed his chances. Although he enjoys his work as the university's offensive coordinator, his aspirations have shifted to coaching at the highest level. His plans of moving up are finally coming together--until he falls for a woman who won't leave town.As the deadline for Jess's decision on his dream career looms, the bars around Sarah Beth's heart only grow stronger. But it's time to make a decision about leaving Oxford.
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