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From the Author
That's what I wrote in this book. But not only the differences found in the South. There's also the generational differences to explore and the differences between small town life and living in suburbs or a city are found worldwide.
Carolina is representative of so many women I have known. As a mom, with so many people to keep happy, it becomes easy to not say "yes" and not say "no", just maneuver things to end up how you want them. Problem is, sometimes things get out of control and people will take advantage of you trying to just slide by. Teenagers are notorious for taking advantage of non-committal moms, and so are small towns.
Hope you enjoy Chancey enough to come back as there are other books already in different stages of editing. Whether or not Carolina develops a backbone, whether her family manages to stay together, and can she figure out a way to get out of town and back to the suburbs are some of the questions you can look for answers to.
From the Back Cover
After all, it ended up with Carolina Jessup opening a B&B for railroadbuffs in a tiny Georgia Mountain town. Carolina knows all about, and hates,small towns. How did she end up leaving her wonderful Atlanta suburbs behindwhile making her husband's dreams come true?
Unlike back home in the suburbs with privacy fences and automaticgarage doors, everybody in Chancey thinks your business is their business andthey all love the newest Chancey business. The B&B hosts a Senatecandidate, a tea for the County Fair beauty contestants, and railroad nuts whosit out by the tracks and record the sound of a train going by. Yet, nobodybelieves Carolina prefers the 'burbs.
And if you just ignore a ghost, will it go away?
- ASIN : B00XCXYYZO
- Publisher : August South Publishing (June 8, 2015)
- Publication date : June 8, 2015
- Language : English
- File size : 5134 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 274 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #37,846 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Started to read the second book in the series and two pages in, I abandoned it because it was just more of the same. Silly.
Not much ever happens in a small town? Well, nothing except a lady in a fur coat over her nightdress walking on the sidewalk, a person chasing after a sword, an illicit affair on the side of the rail tracks, vile gossip, a secret door, and a ghost. That sounds like a sleepy, little town.
If you enjoy small towns, “Southern politeness”, railroads and day to day hanging on this story might be for you. Realistic procedures, actions and reactions. Believable characters with distinct personalities. Thought-provoking and occasionally snarky dialogue.
‘Shoot, I bet she’s wearing heels. After debating what to wear, Susan said for me not to worry because I’d be fine whatever I wore. Laney said not to worry because whatever I wore with Missus wouldn’t be right.‘
‘What if I decide to be happy? All the ingredients for happiness are already mine, aren’t they?‘
No desire to re-read this story. I may be interested in other works by this author.
Top reviews from other countries
The train buffs and stories are a good glue for this storyline, the one constant a bit of truth. Reading about characters whose one redeeming point is also their funnier side is refreshing. The ghost story was a bit hard to take but it being the south and them so hard done to during the civil war was it any wonder there wasn't a ghost.
Carolina needs to make up her own mind, Jackson needs to recognise when his wife needs support and the town needs to step back and give everyone some private time.
What I did enjoy and which kept me turning pages was Carolina's three-dimensional descriptions of the seasonal changes in the landscape around her house, her insightful and humerous observations of Chancey's characters and the beautifully written introspection as she's working things through. Perhaps I have answered my own question and it's simply a meandering journey through small town life.