Friday, November 20, 2009

The Further Adventures of Ociee Nash by Milam McGraw Propst

Propst, Milam McGraw. The Further Adventures of Ociee Nash. Memphis, TN: Belle Bridge Books, September 2009. (ARC provided by Publisher) Book 3 in The Adventures of Ociee Nash series

Ociee is enjoying her visit in Abbeville, MS when her father surprises her. She won’t be returning to Asheville, NC. The whole Nash family (Papa, Ben, and Ociee) will be moving to Memphis, TN to be closer to brother Fred and his new wife. Anything that involves Ociee is never uneventful. The title of this book is quite correct—Ociee has many adventures. She saves the day on the way to Memphis. She endears herself to a reclusive neighbor lady.

What I thought: I continue to be delighted with the character of Ociee Nash. She is wonderfully spunky and adventurous. In many ways, she reminds me of L.M. Montgomery’s Anne and Astrid Lindgren’s Pippi. Ociee is the South’s answer to a classic juvenile heroine. I especially like the fact that the author bases Ociee’s adventures on her real relatives. That gives the book something extra—historical flavor and truth. I eagerly await the next installment in her adventures.

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