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Everyone is talking about Jennie Sue Baker and the mess she made of her life in New York. The former high school queen bee - and wealthy darling of Bloom, Texas - has returned home after all these years, riding on a common bus and bearing two bounced alimony checks. In a town that thrives on gossip, Jennie’s fall from grace has shamed her mother, set the town buzzing, and caused old, jealous enemies to whisper in delight. They say she’s taken a job as a housekeeper, gotten a garage apartment, and might be crushing on Rick Lawson, a simple farmer with modest dreams.
As romance starts to bud, Jennie relishes what it means to follow her heart, find real new friends, and finally be herself - regardless of all the lying town chatter. But fate has another twist in store. Rumor has it that Jennie now stands to lose what matters most…unless she can convince Rick of one true thing - and that’s love.
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By JJLarson on 07-09-18
Small Town Rumors
What a wonderful book! I laughed, cried, and experienced every emotion in between.
I immediately felt a connection to Jennie Sue Baker. After a failed marriage to a controlling husband who left her high and dry, she was down on her luck and came back home, riding the bus. Her mother came to pick her up and was mortified about what everyone would think. Jennie Sue doesn’t really care what anyone thinks. Nothing stops her from doing what she wants to do. Her mother wants her to get back on her feet and prepare herself to find another husband and become the socialite she is. Jennie Sue doesn’t want to ever be in a position of counting on anyone but herself again.
She becomes a housekeeper for the most adorable old ladies in town, and gets a second job as an assistant at the used bookstore. Along with the housekeeping job, she is able to rent the apartment above a garage. She also ends up becoming friends with Rick Lawson, a local farmer and military hero. There are many twists and turns in this book and the pace was quick. I enjoyed every minute of this one. Brittany Pressley’s voice was perfect as narrator.
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