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A Cherry Cola Christmas

(Cherry Cola Book Club #4)

3.51  ·  Rating details ·  243 ratings  ·  56 reviews
Christmas is coming to the small town of Cherico, Mississippi, and there’s no better way to prepare than with the Cherry Cola Book Club’s feast of good food, good books—and good people…

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

Kindle Edition, 304 pages
Published September 29th 2015 by Kensington
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It was the title. I freely admit that I was drawn in by the title. It was so cute that I had to check out the blurb and the promise of Christmas in a Southern small town and the Cherry Cola book club hooked me.

This was actually the fourth book in the series, but I didn't realize it when I snagged it. I ended up figuring this out quickly as I started reading. Thankfully, I had no problem getting into the story as there was enough explanations along the way.

The story opens with Maura Beth and her
Carla Johnson-Hicks
This is the fourth in the Cherry Cola Book Club Series set in Small town Cherico, Mississippi. I did not read the first three but had no problem following the story. The main character is newlywed and head librarian Maura Beth who has just returned from her honeymoon with her husband Jeremy McShay. She has just returned to work when she is summoned to town hall by the local councilman. She is informed that the Cowboy Boot company they have been counting on to build a factory in their newly estab ...more
Aug 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is book four in the Cherry Cola Book Club Series set in Small town Cherico , Mississippi featuring main character Newly wed Maura Beth who is just back from her honeymoon with husband Jeremy McShay . The staff at the library have kept everything afloat since she was gone but she is only just back when the Mayor requests her presence and needs her help! Businesses in this quaint town are suffering with the downturn in the economy and the Mayor needs her help to lift spirits.
While Maura Beth
Oct 23, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was 80 degrees here yesterday, and Halloween is a week away. A little early for a Christmas novel? Christmas novels are coming out earlier and earlier every year. Honestly? Those of us who love them enjoy them any time of year. But, Ashton Lee will be appearing at one of our libraries soon, so I kicked off this year's holiday reading with the latest charming Cherry Cola book, A Cherry Cola Christmas.

Librarian Maura Beth Mayhew has returned from her honeymoon, and has some planning to do for C
Sep 28, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015, kindle, n, net-galley
This is a lovely Christmassy story which is part of a series. I look forward to reading the rest of the series now. It’s set in a small town in America and I love these types of book. I love the setting and you get to know the other characters as you would if you lived there.

The cover is really lovely and would make me pick this one up to read.

You follow the Cherry Cola Book club members who are all going through various life challenges. The town is struggling financially and there are a spate o
Janet Robel
Sep 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
This book with its small-town Christmas theme is a treasure. I just love a good holiday story. The town and its residents may have its share of strife, but when it comes to things that truly matter, they will come together like a family. A memorable tale with a great cast of characters that will keep you coming back for more. Book four in A Cherry Cola Book Club series is perfectly fine as a stand-alone. I recommend this book for readers who love small towns and no sexual content in their readin ...more
Susan Obryan
Nov 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The days are shorter, and the “to-do” lists are longer. “Jingle Bells” lyrics ring loud, and “ho, ho, ho” echoes through the busy stores and streets. Television programming is filled nightly with either violence or holiday reruns and specials.

Yep, it’s that time of year when we make time for others, but sometimes forget ourselves.

In the midst of the hustle and bustle, what’s the best way to kick back at the end of a long night or on a chilly weekend when everyone else is watching football? The
Dec 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
Challenges: LizzieFayeCozyReads for this month; Holiday Bingo 2018 - Part of series (5), and red/green on cover (7), holiday lights on cover (1); also Baking recipes included for Twelve Days of Cozmas (2). Some really great surprises for the town of Cherico, Mississippi; some 'grinchy' behaviors of some of the residents are healed.
Aug 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Author Ashton Lee takes us right back to the quaint town of Cherico, Mississippi in his latest installment of the Cherry Cola Book Club Series. When we last left Cherico, our fiery red-haired librarian, Maura Beth Mayhew, just married Jeremy McShay. A CHERRY COLA CHRISTMAS finds the newlyweds adjusting to married life quite nicely. (Oh, to be young again!) However, things in the town of Cherico have fallen apart as there has been a bit of a crime spree as well as dwindling jobs and the economy p ...more
Lisa Morin
Sep 08, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
This is the first I have read in this series. I believe it would have been helpful to have read the other three books, but this is still a sweet, traditional Christmas story.
Since this is the fourth book in the Cherry Cola Book Club Series, I wasn't too familiar with the characters, but soon felt right at home. I enjoyed the heartwarming stories of all the people who live in Cherico. While Maura Beth is getting used to life as a newly married woman and keeping busy with the new library that is b
Aug 16, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the fourth book in the Cherry Cola Book Club Series set in Small town Cherico , Mississippi. Maura Beth who is just recently back from her honeymoon is in charge of the towns library when the Mayor needs her help. Aside from the Mayors request, the Book Club has a mystery spending spree, which makes everyone uneasy and the mystery must be resolved. One specific business is the main focus and the town is worried. The Book Club also has it's own worries as they put together a public event ...more
Oct 10, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another Christmas Book and since this is one of my favorite topic I chose this book and I have with many others this month because of its reference to Christmas or had Christmas in its title.

This is the first book I read of this series and just loved the story plot. It is a familiar story of a big company coming who will infuse monies into the community which never materialized and stores are closing and people moving. Into this mix someone had stolen the waitress tips and no one saw the culprit
Mystereity Reviews
Nov 03, 2015 rated it liked it
Cute book, but not really the style of book I usually read. This book takes place in Mississippi at Christmas time in a small town that is facing financial difficulties - businesses are leaving town, unemployment is up, and things are looking bleak. I have to say, the vernacular in this book sounded like a yankee trying to sound Southern (and didn't really work) and the dialogue was a little stiff. I was halfway through the book when I figured out the main character and her husband were in their ...more
Aug 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ashton Lee has the right idea with his small town of Cherico, MS. Who wouldn't want to live there? I know that I would love neighbors such as these. Maura is a great southern librarian, soft and gentle, but as tough as nails if need be. Country music star Waddell is the perfect country singer When he reached out to the town of Cherico, to help save them I know he melted this reviewer's heart. Having missed the previous books in this series, i will be sure to go back and catch up. II hope to see ...more
Kim j
Jul 17, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cherrycola
I must admit that I started this series because of the name; Cherry Cola because I collect Coke items & because I thought it was a cozy mystery. Its a cozy but not a mystery series. These books are nice to read in between what I really love to read which is murder, mystery, thriller books with classics & biography type books. They are really cheesy & everything seems to work out magically, even that language is cheesy because no one speaks that way unless on purpose. I have mixed fee ...more
Dec 09, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This is the tasty little morsel that the title sounds like it would be. The characters are pleasant, the little town setting is familiar, the plot is so-so. I think that if you enjoy this type novel you'd enjoy this series. Unfortunately, I have only read #1 and then this one, #4, so I had to guess at some developments I missed in the intervening installments. The main reason I picked up the two that I have read, however, is that "Book Club" in the descriptions---and I do enjoy the book club set ...more
Aug 22, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What a wonderful Christmas story set in small town Mississippi. Even though this is book four in this series and I've never read any of Ashton Lee's books, I had no trouble getting into this story and it's great set of characters. Reminiscent of "A wonderful life", Maura Beth the town's librarian is looking for ways to help the folks of Cherico through the holidays even facing unemployment, closing shops and a dying economy. I hope there are many more visits to Cherry Cola, Mississippi and I'm g ...more
Angela Brocato-Skaggs
Another wonderful visit to Cherico, MS to catch up with my friends Maura Beth, Periwinkle and gang.

It is the holidays and something is afoot with missing tips at The Twinkle and businesses closing up faster than one can say "Merry Christmas" and everyone is turning to Maura Beth to figure out how to save the day.

Sit down with your book or e-reader and favorite winter beverage by the Christmas tree and enjoy some laughter and a few tears along the way. As always you will never be disappointed w
Ann Bergeron
Oct 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Book 4 in the popular Cherry Cola Book Club series does not disappoint. The story line moves along quite nicely from Book 3 and opens the door to interesting new plot twists when Book 5 is released next year.

As a bonus you get the recipe for the world-famous tamales from Fat Mama's Tamales in Natchez. Read the book, grab a friend, and start making tamales!
Marci Wheeler
Dec 08, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's always nice to get away from the rat race of life to small-town coziness & Ashton Lee & his Cherico, Miss. always seem to accomplish that. Even though it's fictional, Cherico feels like home & its inhabitants are like family. Looking forward to the next book in the series.
Oct 03, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I adore the people of Cherico and eagerly await each book in this series! With each one that comes out, they get better and better!
Apr 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great read to get me in the mood for the upcoming holidays!
Susan Moxley
May 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I awesome story that reminds me of my own little book club.
Dec 26, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
As a retired librarian, I enjoy the creativity of authors who incorporate libraries into their stories. Such is the case with Ashton Lee’s A Cherry Cola Christmas. The series is centered around the Cherry Cola Book Club in Cherico, Mississippi. Librarian, Laura Beth and Jeremy McShay have just returned from their honeymoon, and Laura Beth finds herself once again, summoned (more like commanded) to present herself before Councilman Durden Sparks.
Now if you’ve been following this series, you’ll re
Elizabeth Meadows
I really wanted to love this book, but ended up with mixed feelings over all. There were some interesting twists and some uplifting stories, but I was taken out of the story several times while cringing at references to the main character's sex life with her new husband. It wasn't graphic at all, it just didn't need to be there. I think that sort of thing can be assumed with newlyweds. I didn't feel like it fit in this type of book.
As I was finishing up the book, I was really enjoying the last
Lynn Lerch
Mar 20, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I missed working at the library because of this series of stories. The characters are like old friends...Maura Beth, Periwinkle, etc. Sherlock is losing it's businesses and residents as a boot company was suppose to open in the new industrial park but has decided to go to Nashville instead. Someone has stolen the tips at The Twinkle Cafe. Maura feels Councilman Spark has something up his sleeve as usual. I can't wait to read the next book in the series. This is a series that a Christian book clu ...more
Oct 28, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: christmas, audio-book
It's nearly Christmas and Cherico, Mississippi is suffering a major economic downturn. Because a huge company decided not to come to Cherico a lot of small local stores are moving out or closing. Local librarian and newlywed Maura Beth is just back from her honeymoon and jumps into the fray to save her town. What Cherico seems to need most is a party held by the Cherry Cola Book Club and she begins to plan.
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A Cherry Cola Christmas by Ashton Lee

This is the fourth book in a wonderful series, focusing on the Cherry Cola book club in Cherico. These books blend mystery, romance and humor with interesting and entertaining characters, as well as some good book talk. These are comfort reads to me. I borrowed this book from the public library.
Mary Byrnes
Dec 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
Just okay

I could not get invested into the lives of the characters in this book. Not even tempted to read the next book in the series. The story jumped around so much I had a hard time remembering who was who and which other character they belonged with.
Linda Anderson
Read this for a book club. It was light and good story.
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Ashton Lee was born in historic Natchez, Mississippi, into a large, extended Southern family which gave him much fodder for his fiction later in life. His father, who wrote under the pen name of R. Keene Lee right after WWII, was an editor and writer in New York of what is now called pulp fiction. As a result, Ashton inherited a love of reading and writing early on and did all the things aspiring ...more

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