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Publisher's Summary

Dori Grant is no stranger to hardship. As a young single mother in the gossip-fueled town of Blessings, Georgia, she's weathered the storm of small-town disapproval most of her life. But when Dori loses everything within the span of an evening, she realizes she has no choice but to turn to her neighbors.

Everyone says the Pine boys are no good, but Johnny Pine has been proving the gossips wrong ever since his mother died and he took over raising his brothers. His heart goes out to the young mother and child abandoned by the good people of Blessings. Maybe he can be the one to change all that....

©2015 Sharon Sala (P)2015 Tantor

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"Characterization is one of Sala's strengths." ( Publishers Weekly)

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Another Excellent book by Sharon Sala

What did you love best about I'll Stand by You?

I loved the fact that it was a sweet, heartwarming story of two young people who have faced tough times and found love when they least expected it.

What was one of the most memorable moments of I'll Stand by You?

So many memorable moments in this book, hard to pick just one. Instead I will pick one of my favorite characters Johnny's youngest brother Beep. He is sweet and says so many funny and cute things.

What about Amy Rubinate’s performance did you like?

I thought she did a great job narrating the book, and I look forward to hearing other books read by her.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I got caught up in Johnny and Dori's story - it made me smile, it made me laugh and it did make me cry a little bit.

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I LOVE Sharon Sala's books, she is an amazing writer. IMO if you love to read heartwarming stories set in a small, friendly town, full of Southern Gals, "gossip" and interesting characters then this book is for you!

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Very Good Read

Gripping storyline and action packed love story triumphs with friendship and kindness over the pettiness, and bigotry of small town life.

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Sweet story.

Yea for the underdog. keeping love of family above all else. sometimes love is all there is to believe in.

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Great Read

I’ll Stand By You (Blessings, Georgia #2) was another great read by Sharon Sala. Dori is a young sing mother and has had her share of hardships. She lives in a small-town and has felt the disapproval of many of the gossip filled people in town. She winds up losing everything in one night and must turn to those same gossip filled people. Ever since Johnny’s mother died, he has been raising his brothers. He and his brothers take care of Dori and her child, when the rest of the small town seemed to abandon them. I loved Dori and Johnny’s story and can’t wait to read more by Sharon Sala.

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Wonderfully addictive story

This story was amazing I laughed and cried. There were times I wanted to strangle some of the characters. Johnnie and Dori have lived through a life time of pain in such a short amount of time, and yet they have found each other it was a beautiful story. Would love to see a spin off series of the boys grown up and what became of them and whether or not they had more babies.

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oh wow

I'm gonna have to put my words together. This was perfect. I'm in book hangover heaven.

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Wasn’t too bad but HATED the ending

Where was the epilogue?? I enjoyed the story but I got confused with who we were talking about or as a few times.. I hated that we didn’t have an epilogue. I wanted to know how they are doing In The future.. that’s why we have epilogues to make me happy😝 but still it was a good story it just kind of made me wanting more.

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One of the best books I've read in a long time!

This story catches your heart from the first. I enjoyed getting to know the primary characters and appreciated the way the author does not contrive drama, but rather tells a compelling story that comes to a satisfying end! I will definitely read the next in the series (at least the ending makes you think there's a "next" one!

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A fan of Carolyn Brown? Then you'll love this!

Books like this take me away from all the stress in the world, restoring my faith in humanity. Southern charming and quirky characters making life in a small town come alive. I will be hearing more from this Author. I just love a find and I think you will too.

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The writing and characters were compelling and kept me turning pages. I enjoyed the multi-POV style of writing that is becoming more uncommon in romance books. Also, a nice audio performance in a 3rd person POV story.