Beck Elliot thought he'd never again see the woman who broke his heart, but when Tansy Calhoun moves back to Misty Bottoms, she's impossible to avoid—and so are his old feelings.
• A brokenhearted hero, struggling to trust
• A single mom, full of regret
• A meddling small town determined to bring about a second-chance romance
Beck and Tansy were inseparable—until Tansy left Misty Bottoms, Georgia, promising to come back after she finished school. Beck stayed behind to save the family business, dreaming of the day when Tansy would return. Instead, his trust and his heart were broken when she inexplicably married another man and bore his child.
Five years later, Tansy comes home, a sadder and wiser woman. Despite his anger, Beck finds it hard to avoid her and her adorable little daughter—especially with all the busybodies of Misty Bottoms going out of their way to throw him and Tansy together, hoping a lingering spark will reignite their enduring flame.
Readers are falling head over heels for the Magnolia Bride series:
"The charming side of small-town living and some creative flower-arrangement tips make this sweet romance a delightful read."—Publishers Weekly
"All about small towns, community, and sweet and sexy romance."—Booklist
Austin's delicious third Magnolia Brides contemporary (after Every Bride Has Her Day) proves that sometimes old romances can reignite despite years of separation and misunderstanding. When Tansy Calhoun Forbes returns to her hometown of Misty Bottoms, Ga., after her divorce from gambler Emerson, she is stunned to run into her former fianc , Beck Elliot. Beck does his best to ignore her even though the townspeople keep making every effort to throw them together. Beck isn't sure that he can forgive Tansy for walking away from him to marry someone else. But Beck still can't help his attraction to Tansy once he gets to know her as she is now, and especially when he is charmed by her four-year-old daughter, Gracie. Tansy must decide whether to risk her own heart and Gracie's happiness as Beck struggles to put old hurts aside and accept the real reason for Tansy's abrupt wedding to Emerson. Tansy's life in smalltown Georgia is filled with warm memories and friendship as she embarks on a new career as a bakery owner, and readers will be drawn in most of all by the sweet Southern romance.