- Author Preslaysa Williams
- Release Date November 8, 2022
- Publisher Avon
- ISBN/ASIN 9780063236981
- Our Rating
- Reviewed by Jo
A SWEET LOWCOUNTRY PROPOSAL is the second book in the Brides of Lowcountry series and the only one I’ve read. I do plan to read the first book in the series, A LOWCOUNTRY BRIDE. This is Marcus and Jaslene’s story. (Marcus lovingly calls her Jazz.) They have a history and planned to be married, but the wedding never took place due to a sad event that happened on their wedding day. Will they find their way back to each other as friends or more?
I love stories written by Black authors whose books are culturally rich. This book did not disappoint and has an Afro-Filipino twist. Set in the lowcountry of South Carolina, this story has Marcus as an archivist at the Lowcountry African American Heritage Museum.
Marcus and Jazz work well together. She’s a wedding and event planner and is starting to make a name for herself. She also helps with a fundraiser for the museum, which exceeds everyone’s expectations.
The story has a nice flow and held my interest from the first page to the last. Especially interesting are the ancestral tales and traditions. There are highs and lows to the story, and Marcus and Jazz make a good team. Jazz’s niece is a nice addition to the plot along with her love of the violin. There is satisfying closure on several fronts and the happily ever after is presented nicely. I love the cover.