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Well since this tomorrow is Southern Food Heritage Day,
it seems only appropriate to review this book today!
The self-help books lied: fresh starts aren’t nearly as glamorous as they appear. And love isn’t any easier the second time around.
Avery Broussard was savoring her long-dormant optimism. It was the first anniversary of her husband’s death, and she was finally going to buy the dress boutique from her former mother-in-law. After a year of saving, the deal was nearly done. Avery was about to get her life back.
But every deal in Samford, Louisiana, can change at the whim of a Broussard.
After being unceremoniously ejected from the very boutique she planned to buy—the boutique she herself had rescued from ruin—she becomes a woman without a future . . . suddenly at war with her late husband’s family.
When carpenter T. J. Aillet begins working for the Broussards doing manual labor, he overhears enough to know that Avery is being victimized. Soon enough, T. J. is lassoed into the squabble by his family connections, his good heart . . . and the undeniable attraction he feels toward Avery.
But the Aillets are no strangers to Samford society—and T. J. knows what happens when you cross the Broussards. Could these two misfits ever make a start together? Or will the pressures of Samford society pull them apart before they even get a chance to try? Review: I literally read this book in 3 hours- I did NOT want to out it down! Anyone living in a small Southern town will recognize all the nuances, drama an trauma, entailed in such abode! Christie has a wonderful way with dialogue, that propels the story without hurrying it along, allowing the reader to delight in the here and now of the story. In fact, you may find yourself disappointed the story comes to an end, wishing for another 100 pages of Avery and TJ's tale! But keep heart, this book is the 2nd book in Christie's Trumpet & Vine series (Sweet Olive being the first), and they are so popular, there is sure to be a third! I can't wait! If you're looking for the perfect book to curl up with on a cool Fall afternoon with a good cup of java or hot chocolate, this is the book!
About the Author
Judy Christie writes fiction with a Louisiana flavor. She is the author of the Green series of novels including Gone to Green. A fan of primitive antiques and porch swings, she blogs from her green kitchen couch at www.judychristie.com. She and her husband live in northern Louisiana.