Successful but suffocated by the demands of her corporate career, Shaw Daily walks out on it all. She returns to her grandparents’ rural property in Cooper’s Creek, North Carolina, with a plan to hide out and reboot her life to be simple and stress free. But escapism eludes her when her attentions are captured by small town beauty Kate Elkins.
Kate has spent almost her entire life in Cooper’s Creek. For Kate, the bonds of small-town life are a source of strength and comfort. When her aging mother weakens, Kate takes a leave from teaching to care for her. Romance is the last thing on her mind when she bumps into her unrequited teen crush Shaw Dailey just back from California. Long-buried feelings resurface for Kate, but all Shaw sees is a beautiful woman saddled with the responsibilities she is finally free from.
Heartfelt thanks for this book
I’ve only ever been moved to tears or this emotional about this type of book. I’m cautious to say anyone will feel that reading it, but it was one that I related to because of my own similar (almost exact) relationship I had with my own mother. Iris and my mom could’ve been twins. This book is well written and describes the beautiful parts of the south that I remember and the love story and characters are drawn together very well. As an artist I also know what it’s like to only put what I can’t explain onto canvas. Enjoy this book! ..Castaway54