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 mostunl...
|Title||:||Small Town Rumors|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||288 pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Small Town Rumors Reviews
Trite. Every time I tried imagining actual people saying the dialogue, my mind just conjures up a horrible middle school play or little girls playing with Barbies trying to act out what they think adult conversations are like. The best parts of the book are Lettie and Nadine, who actually resemble real, interesting people.
Nice, sweet. Small town as it comes. Enjoyed this one, even though sometimes a bit of faster pace could be helpful
I’ve never read this author before and she has a lot of books so I was hoping for a gem. I love devouring entire author works when I discover a new favourite :)
This started very similar to the last book I read - just with the small town and mother/daughter relationship, but that’s okay.
I didn’t love the writing style. It was a little surface level. And some parts were slow. It lost me a few times and I skimmed a little. It was so dialogue heavy in places. I guess it just lost me.
I received a copy of this book from NetGalley for a honest review.
Small Town Rumors is like many of Carolyn Browns books, I love when she writes about people in small towns it's something she does very well. I really liked Jennie Sue and how she stood up to her mother and finally starts to live her own life. I really do love how over the top the characters were in this story, it made me laugh. I like Rick for Jennie Sue and Jennie Sue for Rick, they were overall a good match. I liked that we got ...more
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The title of this book says it all – rumors, rumors, rumors. Gossip runs wild in the little town of Bloom, Texas. Whether you are young or old, rich or poor – everyone is fair game.
Jennie Sue Baker’s marriage is over and she is left with nothing. She has no choice but to flee New York back to her parents’ home in Bloom, Texas. She has been groomed all of her life to be a wife and serve on charities and committees. She tried that in N ...more
This is a new to me author and I really liked the idea of small town and the possibilities of a rumor spreading around town and the way that would/might influence decision making. For some reason, that's what I thought was going to happen for Jennie Sue and Rick. But that's not what ended up happening. Instead what I got was the operational flow of rumors and a good first half story. I don’t know what happened but the story’s second half was repetitive, stilted dialogue with what I felt was unre ...more
Five stars: A wonderful book filled with love, family, small towns and new beginnings. This book made me laugh and cry. Loved it!
Jennie Sue slinks off the bus. She knows the minute her feet hit the concrete that the small town of Bloom, Texas will be abuzz with gossip. She is right because at the moment, Cricket, a waitress at the local cafe is snapping pictures of Jennie Sue, eager to share them with all the locals, especially since Jennie Sue looks terrible. Jennie Sue was rich and popular bac ...more
Well, I really liked the story but just wasn't a huge fan of the plodding along of the development. I was super tired of the rumor.
I didn't like her mother and her dad was honest about stuff but it didn't make it right. However, Jennie does get her mother's attempts at reconciliation which was nice.
I also liked that I didn't have the entire intimate moments spelled out for me. I can get pretty turned on with just some sweet moments or throw someone in the creek foreplay. lol
Rick was kind of di ...more