Friday, December 1, 2017

Leaving Oxford By Janet Ferguson


Leaving OxfordSouthern Hearts Series ~ Book 1
Escaping home to Oxford, Mississippi, seemed like a good idea. Until it wasn't.A year after a tragic accident in Los Angeles flipped her world upside down, advertising guru Sarah Beth LeClair is still hiding away in her charming hometown of Oxford, Mississippi. And she may well be stuck there forever. Suffering from panic attacks, she prays for healing. Instead, her answer comes in the form of an arrogant football coach and an ugly puppy.
Former celebrity college quarterback Jess McCoy dreamed of playing pro football. One freak hit destroyed his chances. Although he enjoys his work as the university's offensive coordinator, his aspirations have shifted to coaching at the highest level. His plans of moving up are finally coming together--until he falls for a woman who won't leave town.As the deadline for Jess's decision on his dream career looms, the bars around Sarah Beth's heart only grow stronger. But it's time to make a decision about leaving Oxford.
 
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Janet W. Ferguson grew up in Mississippi and received a degree in Banking and Finance from the University of Mississippi. She has served her church as a children's minister and a youth volunteer. An avid reader, she worked as a librarian at a large public high school. Janet and her husband have two grown children, one really smart dog, and a few cats that allow them to share the space.
 
Janet W. Ferguson grew up in Mississippi and received a degree in Banking and Finance from the University of Mississippi. She has served her church as a children's minister and a youth volunteer. An avid reader, she worked as a librarian at a large public high school. Janet and her husband have two grown children, one really smart dog, and a few cats that allow them to share the space.
 
My Thoughts...
 
 I can tell that this was Freguson first book, the dialogue was difficult to follow and it made this a hard read.
The story would have been a good one if not for that.
The characters were well thought out and most were likeable. A few I could connect with.
The cover was done well, I can see it's a nice cover.
I gave this book three stars. I am going to read book two in the  Southern Hearts series and see if I connect with the characters.
The Mary Reader received this book from the publisher for A favorable review was not required and all views expressed are our own.
 
 

22 comments:

  1. I think I will pass on this one.

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  2. Thank you for taking the time to review as many books as you do.

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  3. This sounds like it has a good story line but after reading your review I think I will pass on this one. Thanks Mary.

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  4. We all know your 3 stars mean one star and we know when to save our money. You are a hard reviewer and we know it.

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  5. Another one that I can't get at the library. Do you have any coming up this month I can get?

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  6. Thank you for your great reviews, Mary!

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  7. If I remember this time last year you did not have many books on here. You do need a break.

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    1. Henrietta, you are the winner! I will get your book right out to you.

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  9. Thank you so much for reviewing Leaving Oxford! Sorry it wasn't your favorite! Hope you like Going Up South better!
    Blessings,
    Janet

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  10. PS. If your readers would like to give it a chance, it is free right now :) Totally understand if they don't!
    More blessings :)

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  11. I have this on on my Kindle :-) Need to move it up a bit on my TBR pile...looks like things are starting to finally calm down with my review schedule...yay! I'm making a list of "for fun" reads now...thanks for the review Mary!

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  12. I have been wanting to read this series. The setting is close to me and I love the cover.

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    1. Thanks, Emilee! Book one is free right now! I hope you like it! Are you in Mississippi?

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  13. I'd read it.Blessings DanaGirl

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  14. I don't think I would enjoy this one very much, but great review and thanks for sharing it!

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