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There's no place like home - especially when home is Crocker County, Iowa. Jane Willow may have moved to Los Angeles to become a famous film critic, but when a family tragedy prompts her return to Crocker County, Iowa, for the first time in 18 years, she is forced to confront everything she left behind - including her local fame for the 1993 Corn Queen crowning fiasco. Before Jane can escape her past a second time, disaster strikes, and she will have to find a way to right her mistakes and save herself from her regrets. 

An unflinching love letter to the Midwest that unfolds through a celebration of movies, this ferociously endearing novel brings home the saving grace of second chances.

©2018 Elizabeth Leiknes (P)2018 Recorded Books

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Just awful

The main character is snarky and not very likable. The story is predictable and not very realistic. The pieces fell into place a little to easily. Don’t waste your credit.

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I was lost but now I’m found

The first few chapters of this book had me wondering why I ever purchased it but then it started coming together and turned out to be a really great book. But it, stick with it and you’ll love it.

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Fantastic read!

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to the entire book. The author took me on a journey of emotions. It was hard to put it down!

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Vivid storyteller

Loved this story from start to finish. The author does an incredible job of taking one back to Iowa and inside the head of Janie Willow. There were so many twists and turns that I could hardly stop listening. The reader was excellent!