Wednesday, September 12, 2018

FIT TO BE TIED (Bucklin Family Reunion Series #2) by Debby Mayne [Giveaway - 2 winners]

My thoughts: Delving into this second in the Bucklin Reunion Series, Fit To Be Tied, took this reader on a "road trip" of family drama and tensions. The Bucklins are like no other family I ever met and I'm a Southern Lady born 'n bred. However, being different seems to be what the Bucklins are best at, plus arguing, plus having a heap of drama.

Their reunions are famous for miles around with non-family members dreaming of the possibility of an invitation so they can see this never-to-fail-excitement for themselves. The food alone is worth dreaming over.

The book is a lot about the ladies in the community and family getting fashion make overs at the local chic dress shop, and it is a lot about cooking and bringing food to brag about to the reunion. 

Each chapter is from a different character's POV and switches back and forth throughout.  This can be good or it can be distracting. I found it just a little difficult to keep track of who was who in the fast switches.

All in all, this is a good, light read that gives the reader a look into flawed individuals who work around problems and resolve issues. There is a touch of romance. No suspense. This is contemporary Christian fiction that is clean and wholesome.

About the book: Bucklin family loves each other too much to stay away. . . but not enough to behave.  

Being rich is fine, but when wealth comes from striking oil, it can make a slippery mess for a family who doesn’t know what to do with it. The Bucklin cousins are all together again, and this family reunion is shaping up to be another hot mess.

Coralee falls for the police officer who pulls her over. Sally has finally found a guy, but now she’s not sure a relationship is even worth the bother. No matter how hard Brett tries to avoid trouble, he somehow stumbles right back into the thick of it. And Marybeth and Bucky continue to fumble and bumble as they learn just how to handle being rich.

The Bucklin family is known for drama—and family drama knows no bounds.
2 winners - each win 1 copy
Begins September 6
Ends September 28 at 12:01 a.m. EDT
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Meet the Author: Debby Mayne writes family and faith-based romances, cozy mysteries, and women's fiction and is the author of more than 60 novels and novellas-plus more than 1,000 short stories, articles, and devotions for busy women. Debby is currently an etiquette writer for The Spruce.

Debby grew up in a military family, which meant moving every few years throughout her childhood. She was born in Alaska, and she has lived in Mississippi, Tennessee, Oregon, Florida, South Carolina, Hawaii, and Japan. Her parents were both from the Deep South, so Debby enjoys featuring characters with Southern drawls, plenty of down-home cooking, and folks with quirky mannerisms. High Cotton is the first book in the Bucklin Family Reunion series.

DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy to facilitate a review. Opinions expressed by me are mine, alone, and are freely given. Giveaway copies are provided directly to the winner by Gilead Publishing.


  1. Fit to be tied, would mean you have "had it" with whatever it might be.It's fun to read some of the expressions we use and don't realize it is a local terminology or such.

  2. Fit to be tied means to be really upset about something. If some one is in high cotton, they are well off or in a great situation. Some other Southern expressions are: bless her/ his heart, calling people Sugar or Darling, and fixin' to (do something).

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  3. All the people in Ohio sprinkle, "You know," in their sentences. My friend who has southern roots says, "We be there." upon hearing it for the first time, I thought she was using bad grammar and then realized it was slang for "We are going there."

  4. This book looks good! Thanks for sharing it at Booknificent Thursday on!

  5. I like the expression "a blessing In disguise." I often have to remind myself of it.


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