Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Spring Fever by Mary Kay Andrews

Annajane Hudgens is a protagonist you want to take hold of and shake the living daylights out of for acting the way she does. She’s also the protagonist you want to hug and comfort because you know you’d probably do the same thing she does if you were in her shoes.

Author Mary Kay Andrews brings the charm of a small Southern town to life in her latest release, SPRING FEVER. She also has the details down pat when it comes to the quirks, disadvantages and hilarity of a small town where gossip travels faster than the speed of light.

Narrator Kathleen McInerney brings Annajane and the other characters to life with a pleasant Southern flare. She gives each one their own unique voice with her distinct flawless delivery.

Annajane is attending her ex-husband Mason Bayless’ wedding to Celia Wakefield as a final act that she’s over him and moving on. Just as the bride makes her way down the aisle, her ex’s young daughter Sophie becomes ill.

Is it a sign? Annajane still loves Mason and it seems he still cares for her. Can they get past old memories and problems, as well as a gold-digging fiancée?

Andrews has created a typical small town atmosphere where everyone knows everyone. She also gives a look at how a small town is effective when the family-owned major industry is threatened by a corporate takeover. Passcoe, N.C., may soon lose it’s lifeline - Quixie cherry soft drink. Her characters are lovable and realistic. She even has you feeling sorry for Celia for just a bit.

SPRING FEVER is fun and entertaining. It’s filled with laughter, love, family loyalty, hurt, secrets, deception, and hope. It’s a perfect read/listen for the summer. An added bonus is an interview with Andrews at the end of the audio.

Author Mary Kay Andrews’ website is

Spring Fever by Mary Kay Andrews, Performed by Kathleen McInerney, Macmillan Audio, @2012, ISBN: 978-1427221667, 12 Discs, Listening Time: 14 Hours 

FTC Full Disclosure - This audio book was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.
Do you enjoy stories with a small town flavor? Remember June is National Audio Month, be sure to listen to an audio book. Thanks so much for stopping by.


  1. Mason - This sounds like a fun, light summer read. And what I like about your description is that it also sounds as though the characters are developed and have solid and interesting pasts. Thanks for the review.

  2. Small towns and gossip go hand in hand! Love the cover for this book, too.

  3. Sounds like a fun read in a small town.
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  4. I like books with a small town flavor. By the time you finish reading the book, you feel as if you have known the characters forever. Cute cover.


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