Alma Mater Author:Rita Mae Brown At the start of senior year at William & Mary, six-foot-tall, raven-haired beauty Victoria "Vic" Savedge finds her future already mapped out for her. She will marry football star Charly Harrison, the son of one of Virginia's most prominent families and live happily ever after. Though branded by a fiery streak of independence, V... more »ic hasn't really considered any other options -- until she meets a woman named Chris. A transfer from Vermont, Chris is new to Southern mores and attitudes and with her blonde hair and direct nature she is the perfect foil for Vic's dark hair and Southern charm. Though instantly captivated by Vic, she is also drawn to the quirky but charming Savedge family. But the young women's friendship is not your basic college-girl variety. For neither can resist their mutual attraction -- an attraction that erupts into a passion that will forever change the course of both their lives. Loving Charly, Chris and her family in equal but utterly different ways, Vic discovers that fate has its own unexpected plan in store for her.« less
If you are a fan of Rita Mae Brown's non-Mrs. Murphy work, this one will not disappoint. Her irreverent approach to life is quite funny, and touching as well. Please be advised that the characters are quite colorful, and form non-traditional partnerships. This is not as innocent as her Mrs. Murphy series, but a very good read, none-the-less.