"Sharon Sala is a consummate storyteller. Her skills shine in her Blessings, Georgia series. If you can stop reading then you're a better woman than me." —DEBBIE MACOMBER, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author
Welcome to Blessings, Georgia, the best small town in the South!
Mike Dalton has secretly loved LilyAnn Bronte since they were all children together in the small town of Blessings, Georgia. But one fateful day T.J. Lachlan roars into town and starts showering LilyAnn with his charm, and Mike feels his dream of them being more than friends slipping away.
LilyAnn, as anyone in Blessings will tell you, let herself go after her fiancée was killed in Iraq. The attention of the handsome new guy shocks her into a revelation: she's ready to live again, and maybe the best is yet to come. The thing is, everybody in Blessings is sure it's Mike and LilyAnn who belong together-and they're willing to do whatever it takes to make LilyAnn realize the love of her life has been by her side all along.
(Originally published as The Curl Up and Dye)
Blessings, Georgia Series:
You and Only You (Book 1)
I'll Stand by You (Book 2)
Saving Jake (Book 3)
A Piece of My Heart (Book 4)
The Color of Love (Book 5)
Come Back to Me (Book 6)
Forever My Hero (Book 7)
A Rainbow Above Us (Book 8)
Praise for I’ll Stand By You:
“An amazing story by a true storyteller…Sala once again shows why she is a master of the romance genre.” —RT Book Reviews, 4 _ stars
“Small-town romance with humor and heart and a heaping pinch of reality.” —The Romance Dish
"A heartfelt and emotional love story…incredibly uplifting and gratifying.” —Book Reviews and More by Kathy
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A great small town read
YOU AND ONLY YOU by Sharon Sala is set in the small town of Blessings, Georgia. If you love small towns, Blessings has it all. It's filled with a whole cast of quirky characters starting with the hub of the town—the Curl Up and Dye beauty salon owned by Ruby Dye.
LilyAnn Bronte works for the local pharmacy. She has spent the last eleven years grieving for her high school sweetheart killed in Iraq. During this time, she has stopped living. She doesn't date and doesn't connect with the community. She has withdrawn from everything until a new man, T.J. Lachlan, comes to town. Suddenly, LilyAnn takes a hard look at herself and doesn't like what she sees.
Mike Dalton owns the local gym and lives next door to LilyAnn. He's been in love with her since they were kids, but he's about to call it quits when he thinks she's fallen for someone else. Mike's big problem is that he's never told her how he feels.
LilyAnn has always seen Mike as a friend, but when he's seriously injured, she drives him to the hospital and stays by his side until he comes out of surgery. She is grief-stricken at the idea of losing him but doesn't recognize the feelings as love.
Lachlan becomes obsessed with LilyAnn when she refuses to date him and begins stalking her. He eventually breaks into her house and attacks her, but she fights him off. When he pulls a knife on her, Mike hears her cries for help and comes to the rescue.
With the help of the girls at the Curl Up and Dye, they nudge LilyAnn and Mike together and they find their happily ever after. Great characters and a really sweet romance.
A story of hope and redemption
Erin Macalister left the city to take care of her sick grandmother in the place she grew up in. This could not have come at a better time since she is dealing with the breakup of her marriage. There she encounters Jamie McBride, the boy she loved when she was seventeen, who is still the one that makes her heart race.
I like this book because of the topics it covered like Infidelity, infertility and dementia. As a woman who is dealing with her inability to have a child that caused the breakup of her marriage this character had me rooting for a happy ending. How do you accept that the life you had planned is not the life that you are living? How do you deal with your own problems along with your grandmother?
In rediscovering her grandmothers past she discovered her future. I admire Erin’s ability to not give up trying to the best of her ability to get up after she had fallen. These characters were well developed. The conversations that flowed was real. As you learned about the grandmothers past and how it affected her daughter and grandmother, you cannot help but hope for the best. You did not want this to end.
I received this book for free from NetGalley through Tyndale House Publishers for an honest review. This review will be posted on Goodreads, Amazon, etc.