Small-town librarian Sally Scott’s life is made up of a series of tremendous heartbreaks. Her parents died when she was young, the love of her life just married somebody else, and looking after her agoraphobic aunt means she can’t leave town despite having no true friends to confide in. Only her beloved books provide any true escape.
Tobias Lloyd left town to make something of himself, but whenever he returns to Sweet Grove, he remains on the outside. It’s really no different than before he’d left, thanks to his grandfather’s insistence that they were better than the others. But all Tobias has wanted are some friends. Maybe once he’s a lawyer and not a business competitor, he’ll be able to fit in.
When their paths intersect at an event neither want to attend, both will find themselves questioning everything they once thought they knew about themselves and friendship.
Don’t miss the chance to lose your heart to Sally, Tobias, and the entire town of Sweet Grove in this moving saga of faith, hope, and love from a New York Times bestselling author.
Keywords: clean & wholesome romance, clean and wholesome, inspirational women’s fiction, contemporary women’s fiction, sweet romance, christian romance, fiction for women, clean fiction, opposites attract romance, book club recommendations, animal fiction, wholesome new adult fiction, women’s saga, wholesome new adult, family life, clean small town romance, fresh start romance, small town romance, faith hope love, sweet western contemporary romance, heartwarming strangers to lovers relationship, contemporary womens fiction set in Texas, meet cute, just kisses, friendship romance
Perfect for readers of Fern Michaels, Debbie Macomber, Cathryn Brown, Katie Winters, Rachel Hanna, Grace Meyers, Jessie Gussman, Sage Parker, Susan Mallery, Hanna Hart, Carolyn Brown, Natalie Dean, Meredith Summers, B.E. Baker, Ann Omasta, Carolyne Aarsen, Christy Barritt, and Hayley Summers.
Melissa Storm loves a good cry. She believes, that whether happy or sad, tears have a way of cleansing the soul. Perhaps that's why her books have been known to make readers grab the nearest box of tissues and clutch it tight while visiting her fictional worlds. Hey, happily ever afters mean that much more when they're hard won, right?
As a New York Times and multiple USA Today bestselling author, Melissa is always juggling at least half a dozen new story ideas at any given time. She is married to fellow author Falcon Storm, mom to a precocious human princess, and keeper to an entire domestic zoo full of very spoiled cats and canines. Melissa is the owner of Novel Publicity, Whiskered Mysteries, and Arcane City. She also writes under the name Molly Fitz.
Are you ready to ride this emotional roller coaster? Just turn that first page, and hang on tight!