From New York Times bestselling author Carolyn Brown comes a funny heartache of a novel about overcoming the past, confronting the future, and defying all expectations. Everyone is talking about Jennie Sue Baker and the mess she made of her life in New York. The former high school queen beeand wealthy darling of Bloom, Texashas returned home after all these years, riding on a common bus and bearing two bounced alimony checks. In a town that thrives on gossip, Jennies fall from grace has shamed her mother, set the town buzzing, and caused old, jealous enemies to whisper in delight. They say shes taken a job as a housekeeper, gotten a garage apartment, and might be crushing on Rick Lawson, a simple farmer with modest dreams.As romance starts to bud, Jennie relishes what it means to follow her heart, find real new friends, and finally be herselfregardless of all the lying town chatter. But fate has another twist in store. Rumor has it that Jennie now stands to lose what matters mostunless she can convince Rick of one true thingand thats love....
|Title||:||Small Town Rumors|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||288 pages|
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Small Town Rumors Reviews
3.5 stars for this read! Small towns can be great...but the rumor mill is fierce. Bloom, TX is no different, people will know what you did, before you do! Jennie Sue comes back home after her unhappy marriage ends, this setting tongues wagging. She learns a lot about her parents, herself and her community in this endearing read. Likeable characters.
Thanks to NetGalley and Publisher for this ARC. All opinions are my own.
Jennie Sue left Bloom, Texas as the “it girl”. Wealthy, well-mannered, social standout she’s gone to New York with her husband, bound to make a splash. But now, her husband outed as a lying, cheating thief, she’s back in Bloom, in her mother’s house, with a marriage that’s fallen apart, no direction and a handful of alimony cheques that are tagged ‘Insufficient Funds”. Of course, Jennie Sue wasn’t prepared for her fall from grace, and she’s never really been her own person – from her mother’s ir ...more
Just 100% not the book for me. Full review on its way.
I really enjoyed Small town Rumors it had me from start to finish with likable and not so likable characters .
When you think of Small Town, America you usually think quaint town squares, apple pies and gathering around the barber shop but anyone who has seen movies like Something to Talk About, Steel Magnolias, and Sweet Home Alabama you also know that small towns are hotbeds of gossip. Everyone knows everything about everyone and usually about 2.5 seconds after it happens.
Carolyn Brown's Small Town Rumors takes that hotbed and with it, spins a delightful tale of starting over, coming into your own and ...more
This was a good read. It's a book that has some very sad moments, but hope and life prevails. It'll make you smile...it'll make you cry...and it'll keep you invested.
My only critique is that, at times, some of the plot seems to have quick resolution for problems that seem much more serious -- but it was still a good read.
Overall, I liked it for a summer read.
Lady, you don't even ask how your daughter is?
Why was she in the hospital?
"Just a farmer"? Really?
This poor woman!
Shoot, I'd have mistresses too if I was married to that woman.
Is anyone normal in this town?
Cricket, the only person who can make you happy is you.
Her husband said what to her?! And she still stayed married to him?
Lettie, are you being nice to Jennie Sue because you know it will kill Charlotte?
These old ladies are crazy. but I love them!
Geez Charlotte, the seventies ...more
Small Town Rumors by Carolyn Brown is a fun weekend read. Jennie Sue Baker was raised in a privileged lifestyle and married into the same circumstances. After being subjected to series of overwhelming trials, Jennie realizes she has no choice but to move back to her parents’ house in a small, Texas town. Even though she knows she’ll be the newest victim of the town’s relentless rumor mill, she is determined to hold her head up high and not let her nosy neighbors, her meager finances, or her judg ...more