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Reviewed by Charity Tober for Readers' Favorite
High Cotton Country by Leta McCurry is an intriguing and endearing contemporary fiction read. A line from the book summary states: “Secrets. Hidden they can destroy from within. Revealed they can explode her world.” The story revolves around a woman named Cazzie Randle, who seeks to rise above the tragedy and heartbreak of her past. When Cazzie receives a message from her dying (and long-estranged father), she goes to him to not only say goodbye but also receive long needed answers for the past abandonment and betrayal from her own family. Cazzie’s journey is very thought provoking and readers will be turning the pages to find out if Cazzie can truly find peace and move on from her sorrowful past.
I found High Cotton Country to be a very introspective read. McCurry writes the characters and situations in such a real and raw way that instantly draws readers in and makes them feel the emotions of the story. Cazzie was a very likeable protagonist, I felt like she reacted and spoke in a realistic way based on what was happening around her (and what she experienced in her past). I thought the additional cast of characters around Cazzie were multi-dimensional and didn’t just feel like side characters supporting Cazzie’s journey. I think the story teaches readers that even when you are dealt a bad hand in life, don’t use that as an excuse, use it in a way to make yourself better. Rise above challenges and obstacles in life and be the best you can be, no matter what. Great read by author Leta McCurry!