REVIEW: Small Town Rumors by Carolyn Brown

Posted July 11th, 2018 by in Blog, HJ Top Pick!, Review, Women's Fic - Chick-lit / 10 comments


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.


Book Info:

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.



10 Responses to “REVIEW: Small Town Rumors by Carolyn Brown”

  1. Kathleen O

    Great review. I read this book and it was another great read by Carolyn Brown. I love her quirky characters she has in all her books. They make the books so much fun to read.

    • Margie Hager

      Good to hear that you liked it too. I love Carolyn’s characters. I think that comes naturally. She is quite a character herself. She tells the best stories. I just love her and Mr. B!

  2. Sharlene Wegner

    I am a huge Carolyn Brown fan! Can’t wait to read this! Thanks for the review, Margie!

  3. Teresa Williams

    I’m a huge fan of Carolyn Brown.She is the BEST.I buy all of hers and haven’t found a bad one yet.

    • Margie Hager

      I totally agree with you. Carolyn is a really great person. I get to see her next week at RWA and I can’t wait!

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