by Peggy J. Herring
When Nora Fleming returns home to Stockdale Texas for her mother’s 75th birthday, she faces the decision of a lifetime. Following her heart, she lets go of her career in Dallas to move back home permanently—to the sprawling farm and farm house that’s in a sad state of disrepair.
Determined to rebuild her family’s home, Nora finds herself reconnecting with her brother and ultimately building a bridge between her family’s past and future.
And then Darcy Tate re-enters Nora’s life—the same Darcy Tate who had stolen her heart some thirty years before…
The Lesbian Review
This is the first of Peggy J. Herring’s books that I’ve read, and I’m delightfully surprised at how much I enjoyed it. Her descriptions of the scenes and the characters are thorough but leave enough creative license for the reader to expand without having to start from the mold. Each sentence is written with purpose, each scene having relevance to the big picture. While definitely a romance, there is a lot of focus on the implications of family dynamics, coming out, and coming of age. The supporting characters are an integral part of the story and I appreciated how well Herring made sure they all fit.
If you’re looking for a sweet, southern, small town story with plot twists and humor, this is for you.