Bree Principal and Linda Morton have sacrificed their personal lives for career and family. Now, in her late sixties, Bree is forced to return to her hometown in East Texas, where she begins to discover things about herself she has refused to acknowledge for fifty years. Do both she and Linda—who is finally out and proud—have the courage to claim the type of life they’ve never allowed themselves to embrace?
After a somewhat choppy opening, Thrasher's unique and exquisite take on romance in a small town offers a new and welcome perspective on mature relationships. Bree Principal fled a failed relationship with Ann White, her East Texas hometown's golden girl, and never looked back. Little did she know that Ann's little sister, Linda Morton, had been harboring some tender feelings of her own. Fifty years later, Bree's world changes when her mother's injury pulls her back to the place where she grew up and back under Ann's spell. Only now, Linda's out, proud, and willing to fight for the woman she wants. The focus on the empowerment of older women serves to underscore both the charm of life at a slower pace and the sweetness of new relationships. Readers will find it deeply refreshing to see female characters who are defined as much by their kindness and grace as by their chosen roles in life.
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We loved this wonderful love story. The delicious way that Shelly Thrasher develops her characters keeps you turning pages. This novel is a must read for anyone who has been fortunate enough to live with a partner, the love of their life. Reading about other women our age, who are so in love, was just plain fun.