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From New York Times bestselling author Carolyn Brown comes a funny heartache of a novel about overcoming the past, confronting the future, and defying all expectations 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 dreamsAs 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 loveCarolyn Brown is a New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author and a RITA finalist withthan ninety published books, which include women s fiction and historical, contemporary, and cowboys and country music romance She and her husband live in the small town of Davis, Oklahoma where everyone knows everyone else and knows what they re doing and when and they read the local newspaper on Wednesday to see who got caught They have three grown children and enough grandchildren to keep them young