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Publisher's Summary

One family learns that love is the greatest miracle of all - from USA Today best-selling author Bette Lee Crosby.

Aspiring journalist Meghan Briggs has always been the responsible one in the family. So when her father passes away unexpectedly, leaving behind his at-risk business, she steps up to save his legacy - even if that means putting her own dreams on hold.

Tracy couldn't be more different from her sister. She's always been the rebellious type, without much direction in life. But in the wake of her latest romantic disaster, she finds herself moving back home as a single mother.

As Tracy experiences the difficulties of new motherhood, Meghan faces her own struggle: trying not to fall for the stray puppy she rescued. This is no time for attachments - not to the adorable "Sox", whose owner is bound to turn up any day, and certainly not to the handsome new vet in town. But as the summer unfolds, she discovers that, like Sox, she may need rescuing, too.

As both sisters navigate unexpected challenges and exciting new relationships, they'll find that putting the past to rest can make way for beautiful new beginnings.

©2018 Bette Lee Crosby (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved

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a little to head hopping for my taste

I would have liked this more if the narrative just stuck with one or two main characters. instead it randomly diving into other characters thoughts and then getting back to the story. The author showed us what was going one with actions that created the picture, then head hopped and made sure to tell us. I feel like the author thought we were dumb and had to hop into another characters head to make sure we understood what was going on. If you take out the head hopping though it is a cute and well told story.

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As Good As It Gets!

This story grips you right from the beginning and doesn't let you go until after the last page. It makes you weep right along with the characters and makes you celebrate with them as well! The narration was great and there was never any doubt which character was talking. To be such masterful narrators that you could tell when a charcyer was talking, yet also what they were thinking!! Well done!

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Just What I Needed

In the midst of COVID-19 I wanted something light and cheerful. This book definitely hit the spot. Sweet, charming and so lovely. Thank you Ms. Crosby.

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Just what I needed

Just what I needed. This book is like a nice cool glass of ice tea on a hot summer day. I tend to not read women's fiction because it can be over the top sweet for me but this was a perfect combination of a great story, southern charm, and just a touch of romance, oh and of course a dog (I am a sucker for a good dog book). The first few chapters were a little slow for me but I kept with it and was so glad I did. Looks like this might be a series and I will be checking into that for sure. Thank you Amazon Prime.

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The Summer of New Beginnings

I don’t know why I thought this was going to be a small town romance, but once I adjusted I enjoyed the book. Meghan is like the back bone to the family and takes on a lot after the death of her father.

Her sister and mother are at odd because they just don’t see things eye to eye. SO there is that tension but there really wasn’t much drama.

The story is about these three women in a roundabout way but with most of the focus on Meghan. There is a romance but it’s not the center of the book by any means.

I don’t think I will continue with the series. It was ok just not really my thing. (I say this but I do have book 2 in my Library so you never know)

The narration is great though I wished we had more of Eric G. Dove he really only has a small part.

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A Joy to Read

It was a joy to listen to an audiobook about real life issues of love, loss, family dynamics, personal growth, special needs, God given talents, and new beginnings without it being full of profanity or explicit sexual scenes. I was glad that I didn't have to stop the story just because my grandkids entered the room. Thank you for a more wholesome story to enjoy as I work or drive.

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Good story

Nice, innocent story. My only complaint was the number of times the author referenced “Snip & Save”. It was excessive and annoying. Try just using “the magazine” occasionally instead.

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Loved it

This was one of those books that is hard to put down. Loved it.

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Love, Love, Love this Audiobook

I loved this book! Great storyline. it is just like real life. I highly recommend.

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  • 04-11-19

Amazing book

This Magnolia Grove book is so interesting, intertwined many things, edge of seat, twists and turns. I highly reccommend this book.