Back Cover: In the autumn of 1941, rumors of war whisper through Rosey Corner. The town practically vibrates with apprehension, as if it is holding its breath. But for Kate Merritt, it seems life is letting out a prolonged sigh. As Kate watches her sister marry the man Kate has loved since she was fifteen, her heart is silently breaking. And even the attentions of Jay Tanner, the handsome best man, can’t draw her interest.
Then suddenly, Pearl Harbor changes everything and Kate finds herself drawn to Jay in surprising ways. Could she truly be in love with him? And if he enlists, will she ever see him again?
In her gentle and textured style, Ann H. Gabhart tells a timeless story of love, sacrifice, and longing that will grip your heart and stir your spirit. Fans of Gabhart’s “Angel Sister” will love seeing Kate Merritt all grown-up, as well as other characters they have come to love.
Review: “Small Town Girl” is a touching sequel to the first installment of the Rosey Corner series, “Angel Sister”. "Small Town Girl" starts out with Kate preparing her older sister to walk down the aisle and marry the man Kate is completely in love with. Although in agony, Kate puts her sister first and does her best to ensure that her sister's wedding day is beautiful. Convinced that the only man she could ever love is now gone forever, Kate is not prepared to feel the pull of attraction to Jay, the best man.
Although cautious be nature, something about Jay and his bold wildness draws Kate to him like a moth to flame. With nothing to loose, Kate throws caution to the wind and steps into a romance with Jay. He is unpredictable, unsettled, and seemingly the last kind of man a girl like Kate would ever match up with. However.... love is a funny thing, and it can pair even the most unlikely of couples.
This is a beautiful novel, and one that I will likely read again. I really enjoyed this story. Once again, Ann H. Gabhart has penned an amazing story.
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