The Cherry Cola Book Club

6 books in series
3.5 out of 5 stars 47 ratings

The Cherry Cola Book Club Publisher's Summary

Set in a small town in Mississippi, The Cherry Cola Book Club is the touching and sometimes hilarious story of a young, upbeat librarian who has been given an ultimatum to increase the library’s circulation dramatically - or risk having to close its doors.

Maura doesn’t just start a book club; she gets involved in unique and unexpected ways with her library patrons. She entertains and advises them, she has potluck dinners, and life in the town begins to imitate art. The patrons begin to relate their own lives to the work of writers like Margaret Mitchell and Harper Lee. In moving and personal ways, Maura helps them deal with such subjects as long-lost love and a brush with death, offering advice on nearly everything - including romance. No topic is off limits. Along the way, Maura raises the profile of the library - but will it be enough?

©2013 Ashton Lee (P)2013 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • The Cherry Cola Book Club

    • By: Ashton Lee
    • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
    • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 28

    In a small town in Mississippi, a young, upbeat librarian has been given an ultimatum: increase the library’s circulation dramatically or close its doors. Maura doesn’t just start a book club; she gets involved in unique and unexpected ways with her patrons. She entertains and advises, she has potluck dinners, and life in the town begins to imitate art. The patrons begin to relate their own lives to the work of writers like Margaret Mitchell and Harper Lee. In moving and personal ways, Maura helps them deal with such subjects as long-lost love and a brush with death.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Library book club full of "characters"

    • By Byron on 07-12-14

    Regular price: $20.97

  • Book 2

    • The Reading Circle

    • By: Ashton Lee
    • Narrated by: Kate Baldwin
    • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Welcome to the quirky town of Cherico, Mississippi, where potluck meetings at the local library provide a feast for mind and stomach alike. . .If some folks had their way, the Cherico library would have shut down long ago. Councilman Durden Sparks aims to divert funding to a cause dear to his heart - and his wallet.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Can Maura Beth keep the library open?

    • By Byron on 07-13-14

    Regular price: $20.99

  • Book 3

    • The Wedding Circle

    • By: Ashton Lee
    • Narrated by: Kate Baldwin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Two wonderful new chapters are unfolding for Maura Beth Mayhew, Cherico's librarian. Thanks to her persistence, a new, cutting-edge library is being built on the shores of beautiful Lake Cherico. And come September, Maura Beth will marry Jeremy McShay at his aunt and uncle's stunning home. Yet in life, as in fiction, happy endings are hard won....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Terrible "Reader"

    • By K. Pittman on 03-31-17

    Regular price: $20.99

  • Book 4

    • A Cherry Cola Christmas

    • By: Ashton Lee
    • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
    • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 6

    Cherico's newlywed librarian, Maura Beth Mayhew, is back from her honeymoon, and she and Jeremy McShay are settling into married life. Maura Beth's father has even given them the down payment on a charming cottage. But as the holidays approach, Cherico's economy is struggling. Beloved local shops have closed, jobs have been lost, and there's even a mysterious crime spree afoot. Amid the gloom, Maura Beth decides what the community needs is a healthy dose of Christmas cheer - which means a special meeting of the Cherry Cola Book Club....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • the only book I've started but didn't finish

    • By Cassondra on 11-23-16

    Regular price: $20.99

  • Book 5

    • Queen of the Cookbooks

    • By: Ashton Lee
    • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
    • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In the quirky Southern town of Cherico, Mississippi, a new library means an exciting new chapter for librarian Maura Beth McShay - and for the friends and book lovers known as the Cherry Cola Book Club The construction of Cherico's cutting-edge library has been an epic struggle worthy of War and Peace. But the Grand Opening Ceremony is scheduled at last - for the Fourth of July no less - featuring lakeside fireworks and a concert by country singer Waddell Mack.

    Regular price: $20.99

  • Book 6

    • Book Club Babies

    • By: Ashton Lee
    • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
    • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    In the colorful small town of Cherico, Mississippi, librarian Maura Beth McShay is preparing for an exciting new installment in her own life story - with some help from the Cherry Cola Book Club. Overseeing the opening of Cherico's new library has been a labor of love for Maura Beth McShay, made extra challenging by the fact that she and Jeremy are expecting their first child. And there's another plot twist on the horizon: Jeremy's sister, Elise, has taken a sabbatical to have a baby and will be staying in Cherico during her pregnancy.

    Regular price: $20.99