Rush, a book by Lisa Patton, is about young women and sororities. Cali Watkins has all the right qualities to be an Alpha Delt, but she has no money or pedigree. She also has a family secret that she knows would taint her if the powers that be (Lilith Whitmore) found out.
Lilith Whitmore is a former Alpha Delta Beta, and is now House Corp President. Rich and the type to look down her nose to those without money or clout, she reigns over the rules and processes of her old sorority. She’s also hoping to get her daughter into Alpha Delt.
Wilda went to the same college and was in the same sorority. Her daughter is also beginning college and thinks she might like to join this sorority. Lilith suggests that their daughters room together.
What Wilda doesn’t know is that Lilith has hired a dorm room designer that will cost her $10,000. Which she will have to keep from her husband and figure out how to pay for behind his back.
Miss Pearl has worked for the college sorority for 25 years. She is both a housekeeper and a second mother to the Alpha Delt girls.
This is all about the world of sororities and the demands and pressures it puts on young women, and the mothers who are living through their experiences.
To tell you the truth, I didn’t think I would like this book. So I kept it in my to-be-read stack and read other books. Finally I started reading it and couldn’t put it down.
I really got into the characters Lisa Patton created. Both the girls and their mothers captured me. The housekeeper was a wonderful character and I was rooting for her to be promoted to a higher station at the college.
I had no interest in sororities when I was in college. Even if I hadn’t had a child to take care of, I wouldn’t have cared to join one.
But I did find reading about how sororities work and the ins and outs of this particular story fun to read.
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