Linda Dowling's husband traded her in for a younger model, and she clung to the only life and home her kids knew. Easiest thing by far when her heart was broken and her small town was filled with folks who commonly mistook their neighbor's concerns for their own. But even in Cross Springs, NC, time moves on and starts to heal the most grievous of wounds. Linda shakes things up, goes back to college and—gasp!—starts dating a younger man.
Suddenly everyone in Cross Springs has something to say about her life—and Linda is faced with hard choices. Does she bow to comfortable roles and old expectations? Or does she give herself a Kick Start and pursue the kind of love she never thought she would find?
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A fabulous women's fiction story, told in a fresh voice that had me laughing out right. An appealing, relatable heroine, a younger hottie, charmingly quirky kids, nosy neighbors, a horrendously self-centered ex,…it has it all! And Linda's journey was emotionally complex and satisfying. Hope there's to be more stories from the town of Cross Creek!
Great Southern Fiction
I loved this book! I am a fan of Southern fiction and women's fiction and this was a great combination of the two. Small towns are either wonderful or terrible and this book shows the best and worst of what happens when you live in a fishbowl. Can't wait for more books set in Cross Springs!