Set in modern day Oxford, Mississippi, on the Ole Miss campus, bestselling author Lisa Pattons RUSH is a story about womenfrom both ends of the social ladderdiscovering their voices, courage and empowerment. When Lilith Whitmore, 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. Whats more, Lilith suggests their daughters, both incoming freshman, room together. What Wilda doesnt know is that it's all part of Liliths plan to ensure her own daughter receives an Alpha Delt bidno matter what.Cali Watkins possesses all the qualities sororities are looking for in a potential new member. Shes 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 anyon...
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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 ...more
I was excited when I realized there was a new book out by Lisa Patton. I enjoyed reading the adventures of LeeLee in the Dixie series. I was immediately drawn into Rush and felt like I was at the Alpha Delt house.
I loved the story, characters and writing style. The book alternates between Miss Pearl, Cali Watkins and Wilda Woodcock, all whom I enjoyed reading about and their interactions they had with other characters. Then there was the Lilith Whitmore. The "she-devil" herself, who would do any ...more
“The power of women gathering is immeasurable “
Y’all I have been fortunate to read some amazing Southern Fiction this Summer and this one, my goodness. It did not disappoint.
Set in modern day Mississippi, told from three point of views. A student and potential Sorority sister, Cali...a mom and an alumni, Wilda...and a beloved staff member at the sorority house, Pearl. Rush immediately reminded me of a cross between Legally Blonde and The Help. I was completely invested in the story and ...more
I loved this book so much! Each character felt real and well-developed, the setting was easy to immerse yourself in, and the realities of Greek life were presented in a true and nuanced way. I enjoyed the perspective of reading about events from a couple different characters points of view, and my heart fell in love with this story.
I am a sorority woman, though not an SEC school. My parents and siblings were members of Greek organizations. My in-laws and sister-in-law were members of Greek organ ...more
I loved every word of this book. It was such a timely, refreshingly poignant story and everything I love about southern fiction. The setting and the characters were wonderful and won't be easily forgotten.
Story delves into the Sorority Rush process at a prominent Southern University (Ole Miss) ... the legacies, racism and the nerves girls go thru to get a bid. This books reminds me of a modern day ‘The Help’. The book shows different points of view from a parent caught up in it, the help that work at the Soriety House, and the girls pledging. The author does a good job of showing the good, bad and ugly, and makes no excuses for any of it. The story is interesting, characters are both likeable and ...more
I wanted very much to attend Ole Miss, and be in a sorority, but life took me in a different direction. Luckily for me, Lisa Patton’s ‘Rush’ gives an insider’s view to the traditions and secrets of Southern life and sisterhood.
Told from the viewpoints of Miss Pearl, who works in the Alpha Delt house and is a beloved family figure to the young women she cares for, Wilda, Ole Miss alumni and mom to an incoming freshman, and Cali, a bright and kind freshman from a small town, these three women all ...more
Lisa Patton is using her God given gift of writing to make a difference. Someone else said it in their review and I echo that this is a true depiction of being the change you want to see in this world. This book is very entertaining and kept my attention to the very end. It is a fun read while subtly tackling very heavy issues, racism being the main one. This book is much bigger than a story about sorority rush and is very pertinent to all ages. I would recommend it to my teenage daughter as wel ...more