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The Sweet Gum Tree

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Publisher Description

Sweet tea, corn bread, and soup beans; everyday fare for eight-year-old Alix French, the precocious darling of a respected southern family. But nothing was ordinary about the day she met ten-year-old Nick Anderson, a boy from the wrong side of town. Armed with only a tin of bee balm and steely determination, Alix treats the raw evidence of a recent beating that mars his back, an act that changes both their lives forever. Through childhood disasters and teenage woes, they cling together as friendship turns to love. The future looks rosy until the fateful night when Frank Anderson, Nick’s abusive father, is shot to death in his filthy trailer.

Suddenly, Nick is gone, leaving Alix alone, confused and pregnant. For the next fifteen years, she wrestles with the pain of Nick’s abandonment, a bad marriage, her family, and friends. But finally, she’s starting to get her life back together. Her divorce is almost final, her business is booming, and she’s content if not happy—until the day she looks up and sees Nick standing across the counter. He’s back, and he’s not alone. Once again Alix is plunged into turmoil and pain as Nick tries to win her love, something she resists with all her strength. Only one thing might break the protective wall she’s built around her emotions—the truth about Frank Anderson’s death. But when that truth comes out and those walls crumble, neither Alix nor Nick is prepared for the emotional explosion that could destroy as well as heal.

GENRE
Romance
RELEASED
2017
July 21
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
410
Pages
PUBLISHER
Katherine Allred
SELLER
Draft2Digital, LLC
SIZE
378.9
KB

Customer Reviews

Kendiiscoo ,

A true 5 star read!!!

Probably the best book I’ve read in years. I loved the characters and the story so much. It felt real, it felt raw. It will be a story I think about for a long time.

Courtneyyork ,

Amazing

I loved the storyline and the way it was written! One of my favorites!

Lnmom ,

Give it a try

Found this on goodreads. Good romance. I enjoyed it.

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