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Twice Shy

By: Sarah Hogle
Narrated by: Dorothy Dillingham Blue
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Publisher's summary

Can you find real love when you've always got your head in the clouds?

Maybell Parish has always been a dreamer and a hopeless romantic. But living in her own world has long been preferable to dealing with the disappointments of real life. So when Maybell inherits a charming house in the Smokies from Great-Aunt Violet, she seizes the opportunity to make a fresh start.

Yet when she arrives, it seems her troubles have only just begun. Not only is the house falling apart around her, but she isn't the only inheritor: She has to share everything with Wesley Koehler, the groundskeeper who's as grouchy as he is gorgeous - and it turns out he has a very different vision for the property's future.

Convincing the taciturn Wesley to stop avoiding her and compromise is a task more formidable than the other dying wishes Great-Aunt Violet left behind. But when Maybell uncovers something unexpectedly sweet beneath Wesley's scowls, and as the two slowly begin to let their guard down, they might learn that sometimes the smallest steps outside one's comfort zone can lead to the greatest rewards.

©2021 Sarah Hogle (P)2021 Penguin Audio

Critic reviews

"The perfect springtime romance.” (PopSugar)

"Excellent.... [An] endearing take on the enemies-to-lovers trope.... Readers are sure to be enchanted by this couple and their deeply felt struggle to open their hearts.” (Publishers Weekly, starred)

“If fixer-upper fantasies are your thing, don't miss Twice Shy by Sarah Hogle.... Maybell's voice and point of view make the story funny, engaging and enchanting.” (NPR)