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Sweet Hush by Deborah Smith

Updated on November 24, 2014

I love books that are so interesting that I just can't put them down. These are books that you become so involved in the lives of the characters that when you do put the book down your mind keeps coming back to the characters. They are real "Page turners". I just finished such a book and I'm excited to share it with you!

Sweet Hush is the first novel I have read by Deborah Smith, but I can tell you it won't be my last. The author has a great way of spinning a story to get you completely involved in the tale from page one.

The story revolves around Hush McGillen who has risen from a very modest start and built an empire around her family's Georgia apple business. Hush is one of those people who makes sure she doesn't ask her employees to do anything that she wouldn't do herself.

As the story begins, Hush has already made a success of the family business and is also a leader in the community. She is a widow with a son in Harvard. Her extended family lives in the area and most also work in our apple orchards and related businesses. Everything seems to be going smoothly.

Then, out of the blue, her son comes home from college and brings with him a young woman. As the story unfolds we find that the young woman is the daughter of the President of the United States. This brings challenges that seem almost insurmountable to Hush as she deals with the Secret Service and inquiries into her family and life.

My favorite scene is where the First Lady and Hush throw rotten apples at each other. Now I won't tell you more because you are sure to want to read this exciting tale. I have even heard talk that it may be made into a movie.

I have looked up other books by Deborah Smith and found the following on Amazon. I have not read any of them yet, but based on my pure enjoyment of Sweet Hush, I plan to read them in the near future.

The Biscuit Witch (The MacBrides series Book 1)
The Biscuit Witch (The MacBrides series Book 1)

This is the first in a series and the reviews talk about the interesting characters.

The Pickle Queen (The MacBrides series Book 2)
The Pickle Queen (The MacBrides series Book 2)

The second in the MacBrides series. Follow the interesting characters.

A Place to Call Home
A Place to Call Home

Another book you can follow the fun storytelling style of Deborah Smith.


I'd love for you to share your comments with us. Have you read any of Deborah Smith's books? Do you have another book to recommend?

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      Merry Citarella 3 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

      It sounds good! Onto the wish list it goes.

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      Faye Rutledge 4 years ago from Concord VA

      I love Deborah Smith books!

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      David Stone 4 years ago from New York City

      Sound deliciously readable. Thanks for the tip!

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      Susan Deppner 4 years ago from Arkansas USA

      What an interesting plot! Thanks for introducing us to a new author. Might just have to try this one!

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      Jennifer P Tanabe 4 years ago from Red Hook, NY

      No, I'd never heard of Deborah Smith before. You made me want to read this book of hers!

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I was walking by a book store yesterday and saw Hush. The cover caught my eye. I'll have to go back and buy it as sounds like a book I'd enjoy.