By Ann H. Gabhart
Summer 1941 is a time of transition for Kate Merritt. Her sister is marrying the man she has loved since she was a teenager. There are rumblings of war on the horizon, but nothing that would affect Rosey Corner. Or would it?
When Kate meets Jay Tanner at her sister's wedding she's about to meet the man that will change her life. But though Kate and Jay have something special a misunderstanding could end it all before it has a chance to become a happily ever after.
Small Town Girl is a sweet story that deals with the pains of life and disappointment. What is often times a disappointment can in fact be the hand of God making a way for something better. Evie's marriage to Mike brings Jay Tanner into Kate's life. And when the attack on Pearl Harbor brings America into the war on the Pacific front this new man in Kate's life is about to be in harm's way.
I really enjoyed getting to know the folks who lived in Rosey Corner (some more than others), it actually reminds me of the town where I live. Everyone knows everything about everyone, or they think they do anyways. Small Town Girl offers up some big lessons for everyone.
This is one small town I plan to visit again. Why don't you join me in Rosey Corner, you're sure to enjoy the break from the rush of your day-to-day responsibilities!
I received this book free from Revell Publishers in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.
Available July 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
About Small Town Girl
How long can two people stand on the brink of love without plunging in headfirst?
In the autumn of 1941, rumors of war whisper through Rosey Corner. The town practically vibrates with apprehension, as if it is holding its breath. But for Kate Merritt, it seems life is letting out a prolonged sigh. As Kate watches her sister marry the man Kate has loved since she was fifteen, her heart is silently breaking. And even the attentions of Jay Tanner, the handsome best man, can't draw her interest.
Then suddenly, Pearl Harbor changes everything and Kate finds herself drawn to Jay in surprising ways. Could she truly be in love with him? And if he enlists, will she ever see him again?
In her gentle and textured style, Ann H. Gabhart tells a timeless story of love, sacrifice, and longing that will grip your heart and stir your spirit. Fans of Gabhart's Angel Sister will love seeing Kate Merritt all grown-up, as well as other characters they have come to love.