If the Lovin' Spoonful had been in the Georgia village of
Mossy Creek rather than Greenwich Village, they would know
that hot time, summer in the mountains means plenty of fun,
ole southern style. The townsfolk look for a quiet
uneventful season, but also know their enemy in slimy
Bigelow still remains on the prowl. Meanwhile the
librarian pushes the Police Chief into bluffing an abusive
parent while the Mayor leads by example applying common
sense to seemingly difficult problems. Much of the
townsfolk meet eating dessert at the diner, but along with
fans will find hot fun in the summertime here.
The third Mossy Creek tale is a series of vignettes written
by a virtual whose who of the iron maidens of the south
(more talented than steel magnolias). The contributions
differ in size while providing a slice of life in a small
remote Georgia mountain town. Each story builds up on the
previous contribution so that the audience receives an
anthology that uses the best elements of a novel and that
of a short story into a tremendous collection. SUMMER IN
MOSSY CREEK holds in own with its superb predecessors.
Fans of the series already know that the first two books
flow smoothly; the third tale shares in common with the
previous duo a southern comfort smoothness.