Memories of the Past Memories of the Past
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Memories of the Past

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Publisher Description

Thomas was the love of my life, or he was supposed to be. Instead, he became the guy who broke my heart, crushed my spirit, the last guy I ever dated, and the reason I never wanted to date again.

All this, I decided at seventeen, right after we graduated, which coincided with the day he left. He had his truck packed. We'd talked about running off together, eloping. Instead, Thomas explained he was leaving, joining the rodeo, and I could come if I wanted.

If I wanted!

I thought we shared a dream, but it didn't include running off to  join the western equivalent of a circus. Not with him. Not with anyone. I knew better.

So, he left, and I decided to make a life on my own.

I spent the next few months learning all I could about the small bookstore my aunt owned. I gradually took over as she aged, until one morning she woke and announced that she was ready to retire. She had picked a retirement community nearby, she wanted to relax, sleep in and hang out with the old people, like herself.

I'd begun to clean up the place, sorting through  boxes of books she'd packed away and began setting them out. I'd let people make me an offer since I was short on space. That was when Thomas appeared. His father had passed, and the community was buzzing with rumors that he had returned to sell the property.

He'd come in looking for a good read or so he claimed. Instead I shoved a book at him and told him to take it. I hoped I'd never see him again, but I was wrong. He returned, with the book, his note told me to read the book and I'd understand. So, I read it, and I understood nothing.

It was Aunt Vi's diary. She too had never stopped pining for a cowboy who left her behind.

Maybe he thought he was saving me. Perhaps I missed what I was supposed to understand all together. All I knew was that I didn't want to face him. One look at him told me it would be all to easy to fall into those strong arms again and I knew I still loved him, even if he didn't love me in return.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2022
October 11
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
222
Pages
PUBLISHER
S.L. Sterling
SELLER
Draft2Digital, LLC
SIZE
295.4
KB

Customer Reviews

sammyreads ,

Second Chance

This is the first time I am reading this author. I really enjoyed this story. It’s a sweet , small town second chance romance. Trinity and Thomas were high school sweetheart and had their future planned when Thomas decided to break up to follow his dreams and leaving Trinity heartbroken. Now he is back and would these get the second chance.

JJavidreader ,

Second Guessing

Teenage sweethearts always hold a special place in your ❤️ unless it shattered you into a million pieces. Tiffany feels like she’ll never heal from the pain that Thomas left her with. Being called stubborn and unwilling to listen hasn’t helped. When Thomas returns with his life shattered will Tiff offer him solace or will she push him away again?

#EchoandConnorFan🥰 ,

Really really good!

I loved this sweet story! Such a good second chance story with heart and a bit of steam and the twist was totally unexpected and so good!

I received and ARC copy and I am leaving a voluntary review :)

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