This is a story of second chances and redemption. Sadly it's also a story of miscommunication, lost chances and wasted years. But hope and love are strong emotions that, if allowed, can overcome many obstacles. I very much enjoyed reading the story of Romy and Julian, though I did occasionally have the urge to smack someone upside the head.
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From the author of The Happy Hour Choir
comes a Romeo and Juliet story with Southern flair–witty, warm, and as
complex and heart-wrenching as only love and family can be.
For a century and a half, the Satterfield and McElroy farms have been
separated by a narrow creek and a whole lot of bad blood. Both sides
have done their share of damage. But the very worst crime either family
can commit is to fall in love with the enemy. As teenagers, Romy
Satterfield and Julian McElroy did exactly that. Then, on the night they
were secretly married by a justice of the peace, Julian stood Romy up.
Ten years later, Romy is poised to marry the scion of one of
Nashville’s most powerful families. First she has to return home to
Ellery to help her injured father–and to finalize her divorce. For
Julian, seeing Romy again brings into relief the secrets he’s kept and
the poison that ran through his childhood. Romy has missed the farm and
the unpretentious, downright nosy townsfolk. In spite of her efforts,
she’s also missed Julian. But though she suspects there’s more to that
long-ago night than Julian ever revealed, the truth will either drive
her away for good, or reveal what is truly worth fighting for. . .