Grant McAllister arrives in Murphy, North Carolina, with one aim: to sell his inherited property and leave as quickly as possible. The big-city lawyer has no interest in his late, estranged grandparents or the dilapidated mansion he just acquired. After his high-profile divorce, he should be avoiding perky reporters, too. But Jami Carlisle is honest, funny, and undeniably appealing.
After breaking up with her safe-but-smothering boyfriend, Jami is determined to ace her first big assignment. A story about the McAllister estate is too intriguing to ignore—much like its handsome, commitment-phobic heir. Thanks to her digging, the pieces of Grant’s fraught family history are gradually fitting into place, but also upending all his old beliefs.
The two draw closer as they share their dreams, until misread signals and misunderstandings begin to test their trust. But in the unspoiled beauty of the Smoky Mountains, there’s healing and forgiveness to be found. And for Grant, this unplanned detour may be just what’s needed to finally guide him home…
Decision making's a bear.
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I have to go look this book up. Looks like a good one! :)
My first line...
Southern Oregon Trail
It was a land of timber, challenge, and trepidation, forcing struggles beyond any she had known, and she'd known many in her sixty-six years.
Oh and my book is The Road We Traveled by Jane Kirkpatrick.
I'm going to post a different one from what I posted on the other blogs, because I just went out to get the mail and this was in it: River Rest by Susan Page Davis "Muffled hoofbeats drew Judith to the kitchen window over the cast iron sink."
SWEAT HOT AND SALTY flowed into Errol’s eyes in the sticky heat of the early fall afternoon. The Hero’s Lot by Patrick Carr
I looked at that title but I'm still on the fence (and really super drowning in my tbr)!
"I fear that our wassailing has become a nuisance."
Newton and Polly by Jody Hedlund
I just got it in the mail this week. I should start it this weekend. I'll let you know what I think.
Beth, I have Newton and Polly on my kindle. I can't wait to read it!
Caryl, that is quite the first line!
I love Susan Page Davis!!
Better late than never right? He he! My weekend took some unexpected (but good) turns. "There is a distinct difference between a heroine with a promised happy ending and a prodigal who must design her own." The Thorn Keeper by Pepper Basham
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