Review: Spring Fever
Annajane Hudgens is in church for the wedding of her ex-husband, Mason Bayless, and her ex-friend Celia. Annajane has been best friends with Mason’s sister since she was five years old and has worked for Quixie, the Bayless family’s soft drink company, for years. Annajane says she’s over Mason now, so it’s time to move on, and she plans to do just that, after the wedding. Things don’t always turn out the way you plan, though.
Spring Fever, by Mary Kay Andrews, is just plain fun! Set in the fictional town of Passcoe, North Carolina, it’s full of Southern charm and wit. Passcoe is pretty typical for a small town with one big employer – the owners are almost like royalty. The Bayless family is in just that position – some of them enjoy the privileges of the position and others, like Mason, feel the responsibility. Passcoe is such a big part of the book, it almost becomes a character.
Speaking of characters, they’re great too. Mason’s sister, Pokey, is like many Southern women I’ve known – she appears to be a marshmallow, but deep down inside, she’s as strong as they come. Annajane and Mason are wonderful characters as well. Celia brings a great dimension to the book since she’s the character everyone loves to hate.
I’ll admit Spring Fever is pretty predictable, but I still thoroughly enjoyed it. I’d recommend it to anyone looking for a lighter book or a story told with humor. It’s the perfect book to pack in your beach bag!
I listened to the audio version of this book. It’s narrated by Kathleen McInerney and I thought she did a terrific job! She did mispronounce a few words (or at least didn’t pronounce them the way Southerners do) but her Southern accent is pretty good and she added a fun element to the book. I think her narration added to my enjoyment of the book. The audio book lasts approximately 15 and a half hours. You can listen to an excerpt here.