Bestselling author Lisa Patton digs deep into exciting new territory with Rush, a story about mothers and daughters, sisterhood, tradition, and doing the right thing.
When Lilith Whitmore, the well-heeled House Corp President of Alpha Delta Beta—the premiere sorority at Ole Miss—appoints recent empty-nester Wilda to the Rush Advisory Board, Wilda can hardly believe her luck. What’s more, 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 what.
Smart, sweet Cali Watkins is the perfect potential new sorority member…except for one thing. She’s missing a very important ingredient—pedigree. Without family money Cali’s chances of membership are already razor thin, but she’s got an even bigger problem. If anyone discovers the dark family secrets she’s hiding, Cali will be dropped from Rush faster than she can say Hotty Toddy.
For 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 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.
Lisa Patton’s Rush is a sharp, nuanced look at a centuries-old tradition with a harvest of heart, humor and honor mixed in between.
LISA PATTON is the bestselling author of Whistlin’ Dixie in a Nor’easter, Yankee Doodle Dixie, and Southern as a Second Language. Born and raised in Memphis, Lisa attended the University of Alabama, where she was in a sorority. The proud mother of two sons, she lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with her husband and a little Havanese pooch named Rosie.