Small Town Rumors by Carolyn Brown: Jennie Sue Baker comes from a rich Texas oil family but she is returning home from New York City to Bloom, Texas after a disastrous marriage with next to nothing. She is also returning home with a new philosophy on life as an independent woman who wants to live life as she sees fit, not as her mother wants. So instead of living in the lap of luxury in her parents’ house Jennie Sue gets jobs cleaning houses and working in a book store while living in a tiny apartment above a garage.
How this new independence affects her relationship with her parents and finding new friends is the poignant journey the reader travels on with Jennie Sue in this book.
Carolyn Brown is a master at writing warm, complex characters who find their way into your heart. In Small Town Rumors she introduces so many wonderful characters the reader can easily become immersed in their lives and loves. This is another “must-read” Women’s Fiction story by this author.
Publication: Expected publication: July 3rd 2018 | Montlake Romance | N/A
rom 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 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.