Not much happens in Adams Grove, Virginia, where the worst crime to hit the small town in a decade was hunters bagging too many deer. So when word gets out about a break-in over at Pearl Clemmons’s place, the townsfolk go on high alert, locking their doors and firing up the rumor mill. Pearl’s granddaughter Jill certainly has enough on her plate, what with tending to Pearl’s estate and coming face-to-face with sexier-than-sin Garrett Malloy. Also known as: The Man Who Broke Her Heart. But now that she has to contend with no-count thieves, everyone agrees she can use all the help she can get.
Somebody thinks Pearl had something worth stealing, and it’s clear they’ll stop at nothing to get it - even if it means hurting Jill. Now, with Garrett’s help, Jill just might have a chance of unearthing Pearl’s secrets…as well as her own deep, conflicted desire for her ex. Garrett may have been the last man Jill wanted to see, but now, she may not want to let him go.
©2012 Nancy Naigle (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Retired CFO, Army wife, Mom of five, Grandma of six, two sons who served in combat, love to read books that reflect my values and faith, love mysteries, historical, military stories, and books that don't waste my time . . . if it doesn't have an ending that was worth the wait, I'm not a happy camper.
When Jill's Grandma Pearl dies, she feels alone in the world . . . returning to Adams Grove from her fancy job in Savannah, she remembers the simple life of growing up in a small town and all the fun she had growing up. As Jill buries her Grandma, she begins to wonder about her new life in Savannah doing fund raising, going to galas, driving an expensive car, and living in a huge estate . . . with Bradley. Was that really who she was? As the details of Pearl's will are revealed, Jill is faced with choices she hadn't expected . . . but Pearl knew Jill so well . . . could her grandma be right? As each day goes by, the peace and joy of country life seeps down deep into Jill's bones again . . . and the people of Adams Grove, who have always loved her, come to her aide in ways she never expected. I love books like Sweet Tea and Secrets . . . they may not be particularly deep or complex, but they are GOOD . . . in many ways . . . and so refreshing. They restore your faith in mankind. They give you a glimpse into small town life. They show us that GOOD can prevail over evil. I thoroughly enjoyed this listen.
I'm not only impressed with the story, but I loved the narrator! She had the perfect accent for the story and a sweet southern voice!
This storyline strtd out promising, but thn it seemed tht the author couldn't decide if she wanted the book to be a thriller or a cookbook or a sappy love story (without much substance to it) ...it turned out to be a lot of neither. Both lead male characters were very sappy and NOT well developed. If this book hadn't been free I would have asked for my money back!
The narrator was okay but not great with the 'exclaiming ' parts.
I'm an avid reader of Romance and a true romantic at heart. I also read and review in other sub-genres as well. Happy reading!
Great characters and an engaging story. I really like Ms. Naigle's writing style. The flow is good and so is the pacing. I can't wait to read the other books in this series. They're in KU and you can listen to the audio for free. The narrator is very good. Happy reading!
I won't finish the series. although I enjoyed the story, I don't like religion being in my pleasure reading. unfortunate, because I think I would have enjoyed this author
The story line was interesting despite that the main character at times seemed unintelligent regarding events around her. It is most irritating to yell at an audiobook
She has a pleasant voice
Other listeners liked it maybe it just isn't my cup of tea
So frustrated with this book! The first half was interesting and enjoyable, then the lead female character just failed miserably. She's naive, then just ridiculously stupid. When it became evident she was not wising up, and only getting more helpless with the most self endangering actions, I had to quit. My stomach is in knots and I'm shaking my head. Dumb girls do not make good lead characters. You almost want her to be taken out of the book somehow for being so idiotic. I was excited to see good reviews for this series but now will read the negative reviews on book 2 before I even give it a chance. UGH!
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