Queen of the Cookbooks by Ashton Lee
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
The Cherry Cola Book Club gathers again in Ashton Lee's fifth novel Queen of the Cookbooks. Maura Beth Mayhew is the local librarian in the small southern town of Cherico, Mississippi. The new state of the art library is due to open on July 4th, during a city-wide celebration and cooking challenge on the library grounds. A couple of out of town entrants get heated during the competition causing a food fight in the middle of the celebration. Meanwhile, Maura Beth is dealing with a local church who is trying to get her fired for having unsavory books in her stacks. It seems like things never change in Cherico but one thing you can count on is the help from friends and family. The message that shines through is one of tolerance and understanding, and the love of family and friends can weather any storm.
Another enjoyable read about this little southern town. I am enjoying the series and see Lee's writing mature with each new book in the series.
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