Small Town Rumors

Small Town Rumors

Carolyn Brown / Sep 20, 2019

Small Town Rumors From New York Times bestselling author Carolyn Brown comes a funny heartache of a novel about overcoming the past confronting the future and defying all expectations Everyone

  • Title: Small Town Rumors
  • Author: Carolyn Brown
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  • From New York Times bestselling author Carolyn Brown comes a funny heartache of a novel about overcoming the past, confronting the future, and defying all expectations

    Everyone is talking about Jennie Sue Baker and the mess she made of her life in New York The former high school queen bee and wealthy darling of Bloom, Texas has returned home after all these years, ridin

    From New York Times bestselling author Carolyn Brown comes a funny heartache of a novel about overcoming the past, confronting the future, and defying all expectations

    Everyone is talking about Jennie Sue Baker and the mess she made of her life in New York The former high school queen bee and wealthy darling of Bloom, Texas has returned home after all these years, riding on a common bus and bearing two bounced alimony checks In a town that thrives on gossip, Jennie s fall from grace has shamed her mother, set the town buzzing, and caused old, jealous enemies to whisper in delight They say she s taken a job as a housekeeper, gotten a garage apartment, and might be crushing on Rick Lawson, a simple farmer with modest dreams.

    As romance starts to bud, Jennie relishes what it means to follow her heart, find real new friends, and finally be herself regardless of all the lying town chatter But fate has another twist in store Rumor has it that Jennie now stands to lose what matters most unless she can convince Rick of one true thing and that s love.

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about Check out all of my reviews at TOWN RUMORS by Carolyn Brown is a contemporary romance perfect for a summer read in the shade of a big old tree with a glass of lemonade or sweet tea It is a sweet romance with wonderful characters and a small town setting This was my first book from this author, but it will definitely not be my last Jennie Sue Baker has returned to Bloom, Texas The minute she steps off the bus, the local caf is buzzing with rumors about her return Jennie Sue was raised to be a society belle and trophy wife, like her mother, but her marriage falls apart Her mother goes into damage control and wants to get Jennie Sue back on track for another husband, but Jennie Sue has changed and has other plans for her life Jennie Sue wants to build her own life with her business degree and never again rely on a man to support her Her mother does not understand her and her father is not willing to interfere As Jennie Sue accepts two jobs house cleaning which includes an above garage apartment her mother is scandalized and the rumor mill is working overtime.Rick Lawson has returned to Bloom after medical discharge from the army He is working to keep his family s farm running with the help of his sister, Cricket who waitresses at the local caf Rick does not believe in gossip, but he is interested to learn of Jennie Sue s return He sees Jennie Sue for who she is and not her past status, but he also does not believe she could ever be interested in a scarred veteran with simple dreams.The romance between Jennie Sue and Rick builds slowly throughout the book Kisses and hand holding build at a realistic pace to all other eventual sex scenes happening behind closed doors The elder sisters that help Jennie Sue are very adorable and funny Cricket is as big a gossip as the old ladies, but is never really malicious I loved all of the characters in this book and especially Jennie Sue s spirit and determination The small town of Bloom is depicted as a typical small town and I hope there are real towns just like it flag 25 likesLike see review View all 9 comments Jun 30, 2018 Tina Woodbury rated it liked it For all of my reviews readingbetweenthepagesblog.wordprThe title of this book says it all rumors, rumors, rumors Gossip runs wild in the little town of Bloom, Texas Whether you are young or old, rich or poor everyone is fair game.Jennie Sue Baker s marriage is over and she is left with nothing She has no choice but to flee New York back to her parents home in Bloom, Texas She has been groomed all of her life to be a wife and serve on charities and committees She tried that in N For all of my reviews readingbetweenthepagesblog.wordprThe title of this book says it all rumors, rumors, rumors Gossip runs wild in the little town of Bloom, Texas Whether you are young or old, rich or poor everyone is fair game.Jennie Sue Baker s marriage is over and she is left with nothing She has no choice but to flee New York back to her parents home in Bloom, Texas She has been groomed all of her life to be a wife and serve on charities and committees She tried that in New York and it didn t make her happy Now she wants to try something new.I admire Jennie Sue s drive to want for herself I can t blame her for wanting to be independent and not be taken care of by her family She wants the opportunity to find herself and her passion, even if it means angering her mother in the process.I love Lettie and Nadine They are 90 something year old sisters with attitudes and spunk, and are deeply embedded in the rumor mill I love the depth of friendship between the young and old citizens of Bloom They take care of each other, have each other s backs, and genuinely care for one another.There was an underlying book theme running throughout this story which I always find enjoyable I was pleasantly surprised how often it popped up from a used book store, to a bookmobile, a local book club, and.I was genuinely enjoying this book until the last seventy pages or so Something, that I cannot tell you, happens and it completely changes the vibe of the story In my opinion it went off in an odd direction and I found myself not enjoying it as much as I had been.This made a wonderful poolside read I was totally immersed in these characters lives and hoped Jennie Sue would find her way to happiness Thank you NetGalley, Montlake Romance, and Carolyn Brown for the opportunity to read and review this book for my honest opinion flag 16 likesLike see review View 2 comments Jun 15, 2018 WendysThoughts rated it liked it Recommends it for Carolyn Brown Fans, Romance 3.25 Give Them Something to Talk About Stars 1 4 Before Social Media, before the Internet and before Cell phones, there was a way towns entertained themselves with hot gossipYes, back in the day the OG way to spread rumor was the Party lineWhat you say, what the heck was thatIt was a land line phone where people shared the use of the line You could pick up the receiver and hear other conversations happening by those you were sharing it so listening in was a thing Oh, there wer 3.25 Give Them Something to Talk About Stars 1 4 Before Social Media, before the Internet and before Cell phones, there was a way towns entertained themselves with hot gossipYes, back in the day the OG way to spread rumor was the Party lineWhat you say, what the heck was thatIt was a land line phone where people shared the use of the line You could pick up the receiver and hear other conversations happening by those you were sharing it so listening in was a thing Oh, there were other way of spreading the wordSimply taking what you heard in church, the barber shop or diner and adding your own take on it and then told your best friend Carolyn Brown uses her crafting to address this small town use of gossip as their main source of entertainment All her life, Jennie Sue Baker tried to please her mother and father No matter how much she did what her mother wanted, it was never enough She was taught to be almost a Stepford wife by her mother, a mother who had learned this behavior from her own mother and the mother before her.The result was a young girl who was never was able to be herself She was the perfect society woman, married off and moved away.Now she is back to the town where she grew up She has divorced her lying, cheating, thieving fugitive of a husband During her marriage, this man was so controlling, he had her isolated and tasked with keeping the house in immaculate order When Jennie Sue shared important information with the man, he upped and left her high and dry She is back home and it only takes a day or two for Jennie to see living at home with her mother s attitude about how Jennie Sue looks, eats and behaves will not work Her mother is blocking the father giving Jennie Sue a position in the family businessWomen do not work Well, Jennie Sue tells her delicate mother she is leaving She will work and figure out her life As she sits in the town s diner, she runs into one of the elder women of the town She is thrilled to see Jennie Sue and when a housecleaning job with lodging is offered, Jennie Sue sees it as a way to give herself some breathing room to write her resume, do some interviewing and save some money She snaps it up and is thrilled to help out these women Rick Lawson is another home town boy who has returned He served and was a career military guy until an IED took that option away With serious scars on his body and face, he has had to adjust to what was taken away He has lived with his sister on the family farm running the produce business He also does the mobile library This is all very different from the high school sports star So here we have these two crossing paths and each time, there is a pull to see of each other This causes all sorts of rumors and gossip Jennie Sue is already dealing with the fallout of her cleaning, working at a bookstore and living over the garage of her mother s mortal enemies There is a lot happening with this tale there is the budding romance with Rick and Jennie Sue, the hysterical times with the elder ladies and the realization by others that Jennie Sue is a real down home woman who was not the society pawn her mother made her be This story did take some turns which caused some concern view spoiler I really felt the later turns in this tale were not necessary They took away from the tale rather then enhanced it With the talent Brown has, I felt she could have achieved what she wanted by another route hide spoiler This is the third book of Brown s I have read and will not be the last She has a lovely way of creating characters who are interesting and towns with quirks and wonderful communities A gifted copy was provided by Montlake Romance via NetGalley for an honest review.For Reviews, Free E books and Giveaways flag 12 likesLike see review Aug 08, 2018 Shelly rated it it was ok Shelves 2018 read, arc by publisher via netgalley This is a new to me author and I really liked the idea of small town and the possibilities of a rumor spreading around town and the way that would might influence decision making For some reason, that s what I thought was going to happen for Jennie Sue and Rick But that s not what ended up happening Instead what I got was the operational flow of rumors and a good first half story I don t know what happened but the story s second half was repetitive, stilted dialogue with what I felt was unre This is a new to me author and I really liked the idea of small town and the possibilities of a rumor spreading around town and the way that would might influence decision making For some reason, that s what I thought was going to happen for Jennie Sue and Rick But that s not what ended up happening Instead what I got was the operational flow of rumors and a good first half story I don t know what happened but the story s second half was repetitive, stilted dialogue with what I felt was unrealistic, a heroine who never got sad, mad or hurt enough for me to empathize and a hero who I think got cheated out of a me going to bat for him.Jennie Sue, is recently divorced Her perfectionist of a husband left one night to never return Good riddance to bad rubbish So anyway after the divorce Jennie Sue goes back home to Bloom, Texas where she knows exactly what will happen except she really didn t know Going home to her parents house Jennie Sue asks for father for a job at the family s company and while her father is the figure head of that company, it s Jennie Sue s mother who really pulls the purse strings That woman she s something else I m sure, make that I know there are people like that but she s a hard pill to swallow Jennie Sue s parents have their own sordid story and it s a doozy It actually sounded interesting than Jennie Sue and Rick s blas romance Their acknowledgement of each other occurs way past the half way mark and that left it feeling hurried and I wasn t convinced of these two even liking each other Maybe it was the dialogue between them or lack of Maybe it was Rick s sister, Cricket, and her juvenile jealousy of Jennie Sue that corrupted my thinking Maybe it was the lack of chemistry between Rick and Jennie Sue Maybe it was the abysmal development of Rick as anything but foil for his sister s crappy attitude I can t put my finger on it After her arrival in town and her father turning her down for a job, Jennie Sue decides she s going to stay for a while and earn a living anyway She decides to become a housekeeper to some local folks the ones who run the gossip mill in town, work at the local bookstore and as time permits she ll help Rick and Cricket on their farm picking fruits and vegetables for sale Keep in mind that Jennie Sue has never held a job a day in her life prior to now would you believe me if I told you she just absolutely flourished going from zero job to having three Most humans would falter but not Jennie Sue, she excelled The story progresses with no real highs or lows, there re are two minor blip on Jennie Sue s life line but one happened prior to her arrival in Bloom and the other she deals with in a couple of days and moves on quite easily My disappointment with Jennie Sue was complete by midway through the second half My affection for Rick as a hero, friend, brother, all things hero like never manifested and I was a little mad that such promise was just wasted I mean he s a former Ranger who stepped an IED That s story gold dealing with PSTD, continuous rehab for non functioning and wasted muscle mass, sexy battle scars, pouting I mean brutish behavior, so much to explore with him but we got nothing but angst about his scars Argh If something happened between these two behind closed doors, we don t know about it because what we got was some hand holding and a couple of kisses If the story was good I wouldn t have minded but nah Happy Reading Folks Rating D ARC provided by publisher via NetGalley flag 7 likesLike see review View 1 comment Jun 04, 2018 Donna Hines rated it liked it Shelves arc, netgalley Small town rumor mill gossip is no match for Jennie Sue Baker who is on a triumphant return to Bloom Texas So be prepared, because she s back A New York high school queen returns to fall in love with Rick Lawson after a dismal marriage left her seeking fulfillment However, Rick lives a modest lifestyle not quite suited for cavier dreams.The problem is will Rick be convinced of the desire for romance before he loses out on love When her ex husband is caught and charged for a crime by Feds we Small town rumor mill gossip is no match for Jennie Sue Baker who is on a triumphant return to Bloom Texas So be prepared, because she s back A New York high school queen returns to fall in love with Rick Lawson after a dismal marriage left her seeking fulfillment However, Rick lives a modest lifestyle not quite suited for cavier dreams.The problem is will Rick be convinced of the desire for romance before he loses out on love When her ex husband is caught and charged for a crime by Feds we learn that everything will be confiscatedGood lord, now what Rick with the help of his sister Cricket makes than noise as they spend their days working between cafe s and bookmobilesok, well not quite exciting but waitWith a lil pixie dust this blooming romance may just be what they both need so I ll leave them to it and be moving on.Thank you to Carloyn Brown, her publisher, NetGalley, and Aldiko for this e read ARC in exchange for this honest review flag 7 likesLike see review Jul 15, 2018 Aly rated it it was amazing review of another edition On a slow day, gossip hung over the town like smoke in an old western honky tonk On a good day, in the opinion of the community, it obliterated the sun This time, Carolyn Brown is taking us to the small town of Bloom, Texas where Jennie Sue Baker, the ex wife of a rich man will have the tongues wagging when she come back in town, after the jerk ran off with a bag of diamonds and another woman and temporary take a post as a cleaning lady for a couple of folks Not everyone is happy to see Jenn On a slow day, gossip hung over the town like smoke in an old western honky tonk On a good day, in the opinion of the community, it obliterated the sun This time, Carolyn Brown is taking us to the small town of Bloom, Texas where Jennie Sue Baker, the ex wife of a rich man will have the tongues wagging when she come back in town, after the jerk ran off with a bag of diamonds and another woman and temporary take a post as a cleaning lady for a couple of folks Not everyone is happy to see Jennie Sue again but like it or not, Cricket Lawson will have to get used to the idea, since her brother quickly become friend with the young woman Hate consumes love, sister The two can t live in the same heart Dealing with rumors and jealousy is not the only thing Jennie is gonna have to face She s done with letting her mother decide for her and now it s time to think about what she wants and how to get it She s gonna charm everyone with her natural kindness anyway He wondered what folks did with false rumors Did they go into a recycling bin Change the names and the places and use them all again People are put to Earth for different reasons Some people are mothers or fathers , some are teachers or revolutionary or missionary Me, I m a reader I was put here to read and appreciate the creation of other people Don t know why this book made me thought about such intense subject but that s really the first thing that came to my mind after a couple of pages After that, I thought that I really don t want this author to stop writting cowboy romance, but she do really well with women s fiction too In fact, I enjoy it much than I expected but then again, Carolyn Brown makes everything fun.I must say that Rick Lawson was one of the best hero she ever wrote and probably my favorite so far She can write really sweet and sexy male character, but Rick, he s special A former Army Ranger who was discharged after stepping on an IED, he returned with lots of physical scars that made him doubt his own appeal but he didn t let it confine him into despair and choose the light instead He s happy being a farmer who grow and sell vegetables And he drive a bookmobile to share his passion for reading, I m so in love You have put sunshine back into my life and melted the chains from around my heart Jennie Sue was such a precious heroine too because like Rick, instead of feeling sorry for herself about other s behavior or the mistakes she made in the past, she choose the simple things that make her happy It was cute how her and the hero joked about the rumors Amos and Rick are both so happy about this, Jennie Sue He s a firm believer in reading to children and teaching them to love books Me, too I intend to read to my children before they are even born flag 5 likesLike see review Jul 18, 2018 Heidi rated it it was amazing Shelves five star favorite Five stars A wonderful book filled with love, family, small towns and new beginnings This book made me laugh and cry Loved it Jennie Sue slinks off the bus She knows the minute her feet hit the concrete that the small town of Bloom, Texas will be abuzz with gossip She is right because at the moment, Cricket, a waitress at the local cafe is snapping pictures of Jennie Sue, eager to share them with all the locals, especially since Jennie Sue looks terrible Jennie Sue was rich and popular bac Five stars A wonderful book filled with love, family, small towns and new beginnings This book made me laugh and cry Loved it Jennie Sue slinks off the bus She knows the minute her feet hit the concrete that the small town of Bloom, Texas will be abuzz with gossip She is right because at the moment, Cricket, a waitress at the local cafe is snapping pictures of Jennie Sue, eager to share them with all the locals, especially since Jennie Sue looks terrible Jennie Sue was rich and popular back in high school, but now she is returning home after a failed marriage and heartbreak She has had it up to here with her wealthy life and the expectations of her Mama In a moment of anger, Jennie Sue decides to rebel against her mom and her high standards She soon lands two jobs, one cleaning houses for two old spinster sisters in town, the other at the small bookshop Jennie Sue breaks free, follows her heart and makes new friends, but will her happiness last What I Liked Sigh I just love a good Carolyn Brown book Her books are comfort food for the soul Small Town Rumors has to be one of her best books to date I loved the characters, the setting, the friendships and the romance It was all so sweet I laughed, I cried and I loved ever minute of this one Jennie Sue is the heart and soul of this book She returns home with her tail between her legs, determined to get away from the life of wealth and privilege that her parents want her to live She rebels and finds her own path It was a joy to watch Jennie Sue take chances, make new friends, make her own life choices and to see her fall in love Her growth throughout is tremendous, and I loved cheering her on She was a wonderful main character I couldn t get enough of the secondary characters My favorites hands down were the two spinster sisters, Nadine and Lettie They are both in their nineties, and absolutely hilarious These women brought so much heart and humor to the book I loved them They seriously made me giggle Then there is Cricket, who turned out to be a surprise dark horse character Cricket hates Jennie Sue when she comes back to town She is very forthcoming in her feelings on Jennie Sue, but over time, Cricket grows and changes I loved her by the end, in fact, I want Carolyn to write a whole book about Cricket Rick, the love interest, is adorable He is hardworking, kind, generous and somewhat shy All in all, a terrific cast of characters The small town setting lends so much to the story Bloom, Texas is one of those towns where everyone knows everything about everyone in town Gossip and rumors spread faster than wildfire The rumor mill was downright funny, but I also liked the way the residents looked after each other I was quite surprised by a big turn in the book Everything went another way I liked watching Jennie Sue overcome the sudden devastating events that rocked her world I appreciated that the mother daughter relationship between Jennie Sue and her mother was realistic At first, it was tight with tension They butted heads, but eventually they work it out and come to understanding I liked that they sat down and talked it through and understood each other The romance was just right It was one with some sparks, but it takes its sweet time It is all about friendship and helping one another before it finally burns bright It was slow, satisfying and wonderful The ending was delightful There is an Epilogue a few months down the road the catches the reader up on all that has happened in Bloom Loved it I hated that it ended.And The Not So Much I was disappointed that Cricket didn t find love I was wanting that for her We seriously need a book from Cricket s point of view I was enjoying finally getting to know Charlotte, I wish that we could have delved a little deeper into her life.Small Town Rumors was a delightful read I loved the characters, the story, the setting and the romance This is the perfect little book for light, fun summer reading, or anytime you want a feel good pick me up read This book made me laugh and cry Loved it I received a copy of this book from the publisher All opinions are my own, and I was not compensated for this review Posted Rainy Day Ramblings flag 4 likesLike see review Dec 28, 2018 Laurie rated it really liked it 4.5 stars What do you get when you have a small town full of busybodies Rumors and gossip that spread like lightening And in small town Bloom, TX, the folks thrive on them So when Jennie Sue Baker, daughter of wealthy businessman Dill Baker and snooty southern belle Charlotte Baker, is seen getting off of a Greyhound bus looking ratty and carrying a single suitcase, rumors start flying What happened to her charmed life in NY, and why is she back in Bloom Opinions vary about Jennie Sue Som 4.5 stars What do you get when you have a small town full of busybodies Rumors and gossip that spread like lightening And in small town Bloom, TX, the folks thrive on them So when Jennie Sue Baker, daughter of wealthy businessman Dill Baker and snooty southern belle Charlotte Baker, is seen getting off of a Greyhound bus looking ratty and carrying a single suitcase, rumors start flying What happened to her charmed life in NY, and why is she back in Bloom Opinions vary about Jennie Sue Some think she s a spoiled brat who deserves to know what it feels like to suffer adversity Others see her as a loving, caring individual who s nothing like her stuck up, snobbish mother who s interested in keeping up appearances than she is of people Who s right Cricket Lawson, a farmer s daughter who grew up alongside Jennie Sue, chooses to despise her and doesn t mind letting her know.Cricket s brother, Rick, disagrees with his sister s assessment of Jennie Sue In fact, Rick has always had a bit of a crush on her.There s one thing that everyone living has in common whether they re good, bad, rich or poor unforeseen occurrences that can change our circumstances in an instant And when that inevitably happens, to Jennie Sue and others, everyone s true colors come to the fore.There s much to love about this book The small town setting where everybody knows your name and situation the highly developed characters, including my favorites, a pair of feisty, sassy old sisters octogenarians who have Jennie Sue s back life altering tragedies and redemption.I chose this book because of the title, cover and positive reviews And thanks to s offering me a 3 month Kindle Unlimited trial for 0.99 a month that I couldn t pass up, I was able to download both the e book and audiobook for my reading and listening pleasure This was a great way for me to discover a new author, Carolyn Brown, and I m glad I took a chance on her I see of her books in my future flag 4 likesLike see review Oct 14, 2018 JenniK rated it it was ok I don t know where all these high ratings are coming from Preteens maybe Or elderly women who only like to read about other elderly women reminiscing about people we don t know And the dialogue was horrrrrrrrible It felt like this story was written by a child, trying to imagine what adults would say.This story is sloooooow, and there is way too much history given via conversation about things like great grandparents who cares We re here for the living characters When are they going to do I don t know where all these high ratings are coming from Preteens maybe Or elderly women who only like to read about other elderly women reminiscing about people we don t know And the dialogue was horrrrrrrrible It felt like this story was written by a child, trying to imagine what adults would say.This story is sloooooow, and there is way too much history given via conversation about things like great grandparents who cares We re here for the living characters When are they going to do something interesting Once, we even got an entire recipe, with measurements and cooking instructions recited in the form of a conversation It did not work at all in the scene.There are way too many characters in general and strangely, the emphasis seems to be on the wrong characters.The Hero s horrible sister gets much scene time with the heroine than he does, and when the heroine is in crisis, it is always the sister who we see comfort her speak actual words, eventhough the hero is supposedly there The author makes him strangely silent and off screen, as if he s an afterthought Baffling I was constantly wondering WHERE is Rick WHY doesn t he say anything I m honestly not even sure this qualifies as a romance for me Rick, the hero, had the potential to be great but i feel like we were cheated out of getting to know him.But the main problem I had with the book is that the two MCs are painted as impossibly perfect, like people from someone s juvenile, idealistic imagination The heroine has the undeserved reputation of being a rich bitch Ok But to counter that, this author makes her a saint instead After one day in town, despite the fact that her kindly father is offering her unlimited financial support, she takes a job cleaning houses, and another in a bookstore, and then volunteers to drive old ladies whereever they want to go and do all their bidding just because and THEN she vounteers to work the farmer s market with the hero and cook him and his bitch sister dinner every night in her free time It s ridiculous Now, we might give her credit for helping out our hero in an effort to get close to a sexy guy, except that she seems oblivious and these two are so non sexual that i wonder if they re breathing.That bring me to our hero He is supposedly 29 years old, a former studly athlete and elite soldier and what does he do He drives the BookMobile around to visit old people because it is his dream that everyone has books I kid you not He spends all the rest of his time with his elderly friends and his sister A 29 year old man who is supposedly sexy and hot doesn t have just the least interest in females of his own age He is so ridiculously saintly that i couldn t stand him Plus, he was soooo inconsistent He never makes a move at all The heroine goes so far as to tell him that she wants to go skinny dipping with him and he tells her that the BIRDS might see them and start Rumors That seriously happened Then he doesn t even kiss her until she literally falls on him, and then just a peck The only times they two are together is because stupid coincidences of life threw them together not because he ever actually had the balls to admit interest in her And yet, out in the dark night in a crowd of people, he leans over and suddenly whispers how beautiful she is EWwww It just felt weird Then again, that s the first time it became apparent that his manhood might still be working after all, seeing as how he was content to just sit next to his beloved and hope maybe she called one day If this author doesn t want to write sex scenes, that s ok If she wants to have characters who don t take sex casually, that s ok too, but don t leave the huge white elephant in the room Don t completely ignore the fact that we re dealing with a once very confident man who is still in his sexual prime That just made it feel like a romance written by and for a twelve year old girl whose wildest fantasy is one day holding a boy s hand flag 4 likesLike see review View 1 comment Apr 30, 2018 Despina rated it really liked it review of another edition I received a copy of this book from NetGalley for a honest review.Small Town Rumors is like many of Carolyn Browns books, I love when she writes about people in small towns it s something she does very well I really liked Jennie Sue and how she stood up to her mother and finally starts to live her own life I really do love how over the top the characters were in this story, it made me laugh I like Rick for Jennie Sue and Jennie Sue for Rick, they were overall a good match I liked that we got I received a copy of this book from NetGalley for a honest review.Small Town Rumors is like many of Carolyn Browns books, I love when she writes about people in small towns it s something she does very well I really liked Jennie Sue and how she stood up to her mother and finally starts to live her own life I really do love how over the top the characters were in this story, it made me laugh I like Rick for Jennie Sue and Jennie Sue for Rick, they were overall a good match I liked that we got Rick s pov along with Jennie s Sue s I felt this book stumbled a bit at times but overall I enjoyed this book flag 4 likesLike see review Jul 29, 2018 Angela Kirsti rated it did not like it Trite Every time I tried imagining actual people saying the dialogue, my mind just conjures up a horrible middle school play or little girls playing with Barbies trying to act out what they think adult conversations are like The best parts of the book are Lettie and Nadine, who actually resemble real, interesting people flag 5 likesLike see review View 1 comment Jul 12, 2018 Jessie rated it did not like it review of another edition Shelves read in 2018, could of been better Just 100% not the book for me Full review on its way flag 3 likesLike see review Jul 06, 2018 Gaele rated it liked it Shelves 2018 challenges, chick lit, montlake, net galley, reviewed, try something new Jennie Sue left Bloom, Texas as the it girl Wealthy, well mannered, social standout she s gone to New York with her husband, bound to make a splash But now, her husband outed as a lying, cheating thief, she s back in Bloom, in her mother s house, with a marriage that s fallen apart, no direction and a handful of alimony cheques that are tagged Insufficient Funds Of course, Jennie Sue wasn t prepared for her fall from grace, and she s never really been her own person from her mother s ir Jennie Sue left Bloom, Texas as the it girl Wealthy, well mannered, social standout she s gone to New York with her husband, bound to make a splash But now, her husband outed as a lying, cheating thief, she s back in Bloom, in her mother s house, with a marriage that s fallen apart, no direction and a handful of alimony cheques that are tagged Insufficient Funds Of course, Jennie Sue wasn t prepared for her fall from grace, and she s never really been her own person from her mother s iron fisted control to her husband doing the same she s tired of the superficial, the constraints and above all, the gossip Rick Lawson has come back to town after years in the military ended with an IED He s living and working at the family farm, and he runs the bookmobile making a life for himself that wasn t in his plans The former star in high school, he s working on a very different life for himself, and he keeps running into Jennie Sue After moving away from her mother s constant criticisms and expectations, Jennie Sue is busily trying to find her own direction living her life for others has always been her go to, but now she s determined to be all grown up , find her own path and do whatever it takes to make people see her as Jennie Sue not THE Jennie Sue Her new jobs housekeeping and working in a bookstore, a small above the garage apartment, and a flirtation that may be all make her days exciting, even if the challenges are never ending and the gossips never stop Several twists and turns, some unnecessary, add to the conflicts and struggles here it was enough to see Jennie Sue reach for her own new life and overcome the negativity, and her interactions with the older ladies in town, with their own memories, desires and advice was lovely A solid small town feel with a rather predictable series of events, it was a nice read and perfect to while away a few hours I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review I was not compensated for this review all conclusions are my own responsibility Review first appeared at I am, Indeed flag 3 likesLike see review Jul 05, 2018 Debra Oliva rated it really liked it Shelves netgalley Jennie Sue Baker returns to Bloom, Texas on the bus Since her family is wealthy and has their own plane, that is grist for the small town rumor mill Then she has a disagreement with her mother on her future plans her mother wants her to find another husband but Jenny Sue wants a job now that she has divorced her cheating thieving abusive husband and graduated from college Jenny Sue goes into town and accepts a temporary job cleaning house for her mother s arch enemies and moves into a sma Jennie Sue Baker returns to Bloom, Texas on the bus Since her family is wealthy and has their own plane, that is grist for the small town rumor mill Then she has a disagreement with her mother on her future plans her mother wants her to find another husband but Jenny Sue wants a job now that she has divorced her cheating thieving abusive husband and graduated from college Jenny Sue goes into town and accepts a temporary job cleaning house for her mother s arch enemies and moves into a small apartment above a garage More grist for the rumor mill She meets Rick Lawson, a wounded scarred veteran, who has taken over the family farm Sparks fly but he can t believe that a rich heiress would be interested in a small town farmer.The romance grows slowly and the other characters in the book are well drawn and hilarious Jenny Sue s determination to stand on her own two feet and not give in to her mother s pressure to assume her place in society is admirable The small town portrayed in the novel reminded me of vacations spent in a small town in Arkansas where my father s family lived.Many thanks to NetGalley, Montlake Romance and Carolyn Brown for the ARC I will be reading of her books flag 3 likesLike see review Jul 01, 2018 Becky marked it as dnf Shelves arc, contemporary DNF ed at 62% Way too slow moving, and the characters speech patterns were starting to really grate on me Not sure Jennie Sue had any flaws at all beyond indecisivenessI almost didn t blame Cricket for her suspicions about her, even though most of the book is from Jennie Sue s POV and we know from that fact that she s really just that nice.Obviously it s just meeveryone else seems to enjoy the book This is my first book from this author the jury is still out about trying another flag 3 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Aug 06, 2018 Marleen rated it really liked it Small Town Rumors took me by surprise with its genuine and wonderful characters This was overall a sweet and charming read and presented everything I love about small town stories Admittedly, at first, I was taken aback by the gossip and small mindedness of the town s people, but fortunately, there were layers to these characters Thanks to Jennie Sue s personality, who was so kind, humble and determined, she was able to open the eyes of many of the main protagonists.It might seem like th Small Town Rumors took me by surprise with its genuine and wonderful characters This was overall a sweet and charming read and presented everything I love about small town stories Admittedly, at first, I was taken aback by the gossip and small mindedness of the town s people, but fortunately, there were layers to these characters Thanks to Jennie Sue s personality, who was so kind, humble and determined, she was able to open the eyes of many of the main protagonists.It might seem like the classic story of the lost daughter returning to her hometown, but it turned out unexpectedly better I am surprised that I never read a Carolyn Brown book before I will certainly explore other books by this author flag 2 likesLike see review Jul 01, 2018 Leslie aka StoreyBook Reviews rated it it was amazing Shelves 2018, books to review This is a perfect summer readwell really a perfect anytime read Especially since it is set in a small Texas town where rumors and gossip abound The book has funky characters, some tension between the haves and the have nots , and family drama that will keep you entertained from beginning to the end It is also a love story and knowing what you want and don t want to ensure a happy life going forward.If you enjoy romance, laughter, and small town charm, you ll enjoy this book flag 2 likesLike see review Nov 27, 2018 Lisa rated it did not like it review of another edition This is what happens when you are stuck in an airport without a book This is ridiculous It isn t fun to read simple sentences and cheap, shallow character development What woman would write You are too pretty to work You can stay right here and do whatever you ladies do all day Your mama will take care of your time, and I ll start a bank account for you tomorrow p.8 How many people literally toss keys in the air and have tears running onto their shirts Not so many that it s worth usi This is what happens when you are stuck in an airport without a book This is ridiculous It isn t fun to read simple sentences and cheap, shallow character development What woman would write You are too pretty to work You can stay right here and do whatever you ladies do all day Your mama will take care of your time, and I ll start a bank account for you tomorrow p.8 How many people literally toss keys in the air and have tears running onto their shirts Not so many that it s worth using the phrases that often The author doesn t know what a business degree is She used the term so generally that it is meaningless Nor does she know how to network or use the Internet for a job search Techs don t read radiology films An omnipotent being does not control individual lives I don t like the message to readers not to call emergency services Sometimes they are medically necessary Everything about this was cheesy and unrealistic flag 3 likesLike see review Jul 29, 2018 Joan rated it it was ok After the first few chapters things got slow, boring and repetitive for me The exaggerated accents, over emphasis on rumors and rumors, y alls and blow by blow details of the character s actions was totally overkill I did not care about the characters, there was not enough depth And the turns at the end were unbelievable and cliche d.I will not be reading another book by Carolyn Brown flag 2 likesLike see review Jun 27, 2018 Sophia rated it it was amazing Shelves contemporary romance, net galley reads From the moment Jennie Sue gets off the bus in her West Texas small home town, she knows the rumors are flying Her rich, snooty mother s Don t give the neighbors anything to talk about is about to be blown up big when Jennie Sue is determined to start over and doesn t care what the tongues are wagging about It s Carolyn Brown and its small town I was all in for a feisty and fun summer read.Small Town Rumors follows the story of Jennie Sue as she decides to come back home from the big city s From the moment Jennie Sue gets off the bus in her West Texas small home town, she knows the rumors are flying Her rich, snooty mother s Don t give the neighbors anything to talk about is about to be blown up big when Jennie Sue is determined to start over and doesn t care what the tongues are wagging about It s Carolyn Brown and its small town I was all in for a feisty and fun summer read.Small Town Rumors follows the story of Jennie Sue as she decides to come back home from the big city still grieving her still born child, but relieved beyond measure to get shucked of her demanding, control freak cheating ex Her mama and daddy want to shower her with money and draw her right back into that rich, empty world she just broke free of, but Jennie Sue has her own ideas of what she wants No being arm candy to a rich hubby who ll just cheat and expect perfection She earned her business degree, got some skills in the school of hard knocks, and wants simple living with honest to goodness friends And, if it sends her mama and the other Sweetwater Belles to howling and the gossip to flying fast around town, then so be it.I enjoyed this one so much Oh course, I can t get enough of this author s books, but there is a little something extra when she focuses in on her heroine, friendships, and family with love just coming along naturally The heroine of Small Town Rumors has been a fish out of water all her life with a society conscious mother and a philandering yet loving father, but things start to fall into place the minute she humbles herself and takes a job as housekeeper for two feisty old lady sisters who were a crack up and took a second job as a bookshop worker for an old disorganized guy Meanwhile, she finds herself interested in an area farmer who also drives the library book mobile and she hopes to make friends with his jealous and sharp tongued sister Getting her mama to reconcile with Jennie s new decisions and discovering a great deal about her family s past help finish the transformation in her life.The big conflict through much of the book for her is whether she ll stick around and brave the rumors and expectations on her or start fresh in the city with a new job and life Then, after a sad event towards the end, right when she s on the verge of real happiness, she s confronted with something that might mess it all up for good.The usual hilarious antics, over the top quirky characters, small town activity, family and friends with a dash of romance made for a cozy and comfortable read that I can definitely recommend to others who enjoy the same.My thanks to Montlake and Net Galley for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review flag 1 likeLike see review Jul 08, 2018 Samantha rated it it was amazing Shelves kindle unlimited, will read again This was a book that hit all of my happy points I love books that involve farms and really get down and dirty times This book has a farm and a bit of high society as well I have never read a book by Carolyn Brown before and I really enjoyed this one I will definitely be looking her up again This is a sweet story about a small town in Texas and their desire for gossip Everything that goes on in this town everyone else knows about It has gotten to the point where some people spend their tim This was a book that hit all of my happy points I love books that involve farms and really get down and dirty times This book has a farm and a bit of high society as well I have never read a book by Carolyn Brown before and I really enjoyed this one I will definitely be looking her up again This is a sweet story about a small town in Texas and their desire for gossip Everything that goes on in this town everyone else knows about It has gotten to the point where some people spend their time trying to look good so gossip doesn t start flying Daughter of one of the richest family in town has come home She came home not through flying, even though daddy owns a plane but on a bus in ratty everyday clothing Jennie Sue became the talk of the town to her mother s horror She got to a point where she wanted to go home and work in the family business, but her mama wouldn t allow that to happy She was to be a trophy wife and work on fundraisers and charities like good high society girls do Jennie Sue had a different idea for her life She got two jobs, one as a house cleaner and another working in a bookshop She rented a garage apartment and lived the life she wanted She gained new friends, removed herself from the high society life to live a simple down to earth life A war hero to many, Rick Lawson, was just a farm boy He was destined to stay on his farm forever tending his garden and going to the farmers market every Saturday When he sees Jennie Sue he remembers the crush he had on her in high school He knows that money matters in their little town He never imagines that he could become friends with Jennie Sue she has too much money and his sister Cricket can t stand her Jennie Sue has to finally determine what she will do with her life She began to look to her future and started to take matters in her own hands She also learned that real friends were those that stuck around even through bad times Carolyn Brown brought this town to life With each character having not only a simple personality but one that you can put on a few of my friends I would recommend this book to anyone who loves stories about little towns, strong women, or just in need of a good book to read flag 1 likeLike see review Jul 04, 2018 Kathleen rated it it was amazing I can t say enough about this wonderful, funny, heart wrenching, witty story Carlyon Brown takes her readers on adventure in a small town rife with rumours about what has brought Jennie Sue Baker back to her hometown of Bloom from New York Her mother is keeping secrets, her dad is trying to keep secrets, but everyone in town knows what he is up too Jennie Sue is just trying to live with what is true and to hell what her mother what to keep covered up When she starts to hang out with what h I can t say enough about this wonderful, funny, heart wrenching, witty story Carlyon Brown takes her readers on adventure in a small town rife with rumours about what has brought Jennie Sue Baker back to her hometown of Bloom from New York Her mother is keeping secrets, her dad is trying to keep secrets, but everyone in town knows what he is up too Jennie Sue is just trying to live with what is true and to hell what her mother what to keep covered up When she starts to hang out with what her mother calls white trash , she knows these are the people who keep in real, especially Rick Lawson, the hometown farmer who has own secrets to hide You will fall in love with the quirky, lovable sisters Lettie and Nadine, who know what s going on in town before it comes out of the horse s mouth As they take Jennie Sue under their wing and she finds her place in the town that is first and foremost HOME, she find peace and her true self But what she really finds is LOVE Carolyn Brown takes you on a journey of discovery in this small town full of rumors It has a twist I never saw coming when but when you come to it, you just know everything is going to turn out good She made me LOL, cry and cheer for Jennie Sue and RickI give this a 5 Stars Well done Carolyn Brown You never disappoint your fans flag 1 likeLike see review Sep 27, 2018 Tracy rated it really liked it Shelves giveaway wins, kindle book, own it, read in 2018 This is the first book I have read by Carolyn Brown and I really enjoyed most of this book, the southern small town life The dialogue between characters The relationships that were built There were a lot of funny moments in this book but some real heartaching ones as well, which I was really wasn t expecting And soooo much food, I was craving everything while reading this book There is some romance in this book but it s not overpowering All in all I liked this book and would recommend it t This is the first book I have read by Carolyn Brown and I really enjoyed most of this book, the southern small town life The dialogue between characters The relationships that were built There were a lot of funny moments in this book but some real heartaching ones as well, which I was really wasn t expecting And soooo much food, I was craving everything while reading this book There is some romance in this book but it s not overpowering All in all I liked this book and would recommend it to others that like the dynamics of small town life I won this book from the giveaways at flag 1 likeLike see review Jul 05, 2018 Karen rated it liked it Well, I really liked the story but just wasn t a huge fan of the plodding along of the development I was super tired of the rumor I didn t like her mother and her dad was honest about stuff but it didn t make it right However, Jennie does get her mother s attempts at reconciliation which was nice I also liked that I didn t have the entire intimate moments spelled out for me I can get pretty turned on with just some sweet moments or throw someone in the creek foreplay lolRick was kind of di Well, I really liked the story but just wasn t a huge fan of the plodding along of the development I was super tired of the rumor I didn t like her mother and her dad was honest about stuff but it didn t make it right However, Jennie does get her mother s attempts at reconciliation which was nice I also liked that I didn t have the entire intimate moments spelled out for me I can get pretty turned on with just some sweet moments or throw someone in the creek foreplay lolRick was kind of distant without anything with his pov I did like how Jennie settled everything So the average rating was worth another look at this author too flag 1 likeLike see review Oct 22, 2018 Annette rated it really liked it Shelves contemporary It s been a lot of years since I read a Carolyn Brown book She was one of the few authors I found at the library before I got into the ebook scene that I knew was going to be clean I picked this up on KindleUnlimited to see how it compared.It s definitely got a lot of the elements I remember from her earlier books, but I liked that this one wasn t a girl and guy hate each other and fight and fight and fight and then kiss book The progression of their relationship felt realistic to me t It s been a lot of years since I read a Carolyn Brown book She was one of the few authors I found at the library before I got into the ebook scene that I knew was going to be clean I picked this up on KindleUnlimited to see how it compared.It s definitely got a lot of the elements I remember from her earlier books, but I liked that this one wasn t a girl and guy hate each other and fight and fight and fight and then kiss book The progression of their relationship felt realistic to me than the ones I read years ago.Still clean Still lots of small town banter, charm, and gossip not surprising considering the title flag 1 likeLike see review Jul 12, 2018 SB rated it liked it giveawayThis was a good read It s a book that has some very sad moments, but hope and life prevails It ll make you smileit ll make you cryand it ll keep you invested My only critique is that, at times, some of the plot seems to have quick resolution for problems that seem much serious but it was still a good read Overall, I liked it for a summer read flag 1 likeLike see review Jul 16, 2018 Peggy Jaeger rated it it was amazing I love Carolyn Brown s books and SMALL TOWN RUMORS was no exception The story unfolds perfectly and the characters, as always, are fully drawn, lovable, and worthy to be you very own BFF The one thing about this book that seemed off to me was the dialogue The story is written in the here and now but I felt at times some fo the younger characters mostly the hero and heroine were speaking dialogue indicative of the 1950 s and 60 s.That s not a dig of the book, tho, just and observat I love Carolyn Brown s books and SMALL TOWN RUMORS was no exception The story unfolds perfectly and the characters, as always, are fully drawn, lovable, and worthy to be you very own BFF The one thing about this book that seemed off to me was the dialogue The story is written in the here and now but I felt at times some fo the younger characters mostly the hero and heroine were speaking dialogue indicative of the 1950 s and 60 s.That s not a dig of the book, tho, just and observation I loved this story, the ending, and everything in between flag 1 likeLike see review Aug 11, 2018 Shannon wood rated it it was amazing The perfect book to lift your spirit I needed to read a feel good book because life had been tough lately I found it in this book It is a love story but mixed with so many other stories that it isn t a sappy one The characters gave so much life to the book and the elderly sisters were perfect in their relationship with each other An extremely good book to read flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 30, 2019 Jennie Veazey rated it it was amazing Carolyn Brown did it again Another beautiful story about a young woman who learns how strong she truly is when faced with adversity It helps to have good friends and neighbors to lean on Meeting the man of your dreams never hurts either A very interesting and engaging story I listened to the audible book and was very entertained for hours flag 1 likeLike see review Apr 05, 2018 Kim Vanravenswaay rated it it was amazing review of another edition Carolyn Brown always writes such humorous books There are a couple of little old ladies that makes Small Town Rumors, funny as all get out Rick doesn t play a front role part in the book, but enough to make it a romance The story is mainly about Jennie Sue flag 1 likeLike see review previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next new topicDiscuss This Book There are no discussion topics on this book yet Be the first to start one Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Readers Also Enjoyed Hi I m twenty five years old and movie star gorgeous The camera added thirty plus years and a few wrinkles Can t trust those cameras or mirrors either Along with bathroom scales they are notorious liars Honestly, I am the mother of three fantastic grown children who ve made me laugh and given me story ideas than I could ever write My husband, Charles, is my strongest supporter and my best friend He s even willing to eat fast food and help with the laundry while I finish one chapter Life is good and I am blessed Reading has been a passion since I was five years old and figured out those were words on book pages As soon as my chubby little fingers found they could put words on a Big Chief tablet with a fat pencil, I was on my way Writing joined reading in my list of passions I will read anything from the back of the Cheerio s box to Faulkner and love every bit of it In addition to reading I enjoy cooking, my family and the ocean I love the Florida beaches Listening to the ocean waves puts my writing brain into high gear.I love writing romance because it s about emotions and relationships Human nature hasn t changed a bit since Eve coveted the fruit in the Garden of Eden Settings change Plots change Names change Times change But love is love and men and women have been falling in and out of it forever Romance is about emotions love, hate, anger, laughter all of it If I can make you laugh until your sides ache or grab a tissue then I ve touched your emotions and accomplished what every writer sets out to do.I got serious about writing when my third child was born and had her days and nights mixed up I had to stay up all night anyway and it was very quiet so I invested in a spiral back notebook and sharpened a few pencils The story that emerged has never sold but it s brought in enough rejection slips to put the Redwood Forest on the endangered list In 1997 Kensington bought two books for their Precious Gems line Two years and six books later the line died with only four of those books seeing publication But by then Avalon had bought a book and another, and another Ten years later the list has grown to thirty nine Last year Sourcebooks bought the Lucky Series which is in the bookstores now They ve also bought The Honky Tonk Series which will debut with I LOVE THIS BAR in June and will be followed by HELL, YEAH, MY GIVE A DAMN S BUSTED, and HONKY TONK CHRISTMAS.Folks ask me where I get my ideas Three kids, fifteen grandchildren, two great grandchildren Note I was a very young grandmother Life is a zoo around here when they all come home In one Sunday afternoon there s enough ideas to keep me writing for years and years Seriously, ideas pop up at the craziest times When one sinks its roots into my mind, I have no choice but to write the story And while I m writing the characters peek over my shoulder and make sure I m telling it right and not exaggerating too 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        Hi I m twenty five years old and movie star gorgeous The camera added thirty plus years and a few wrinkles Can t trust those cameras or mirrors either Along with bathroom scales they are notorious liars Honestly, I am the mother of three fantastic grown children who ve made me laugh and given me story ideas than I could ever write My husband, Charles, is my strongest supporter and my be Hi I m twenty five years old and movie star gorgeous The camera added thirty plus years and a few wrinkles Can t trust those cameras or mirrors either Along with bathroom scales they are notorious liars Honestly, I am the mother of three fantastic grown children who ve made me laugh and given me story ideas than I could ever write My husband, Charles, is my strongest supporter and my best friend He s even willing to eat fast food and help with the laundry while I finish one chapter Life is good and I am blessed Reading has been a passion since I was five years old and figured out those were words on book pages As soon as my chubby little fingers found they could put words on a Big Chief tablet with a fat pencil, I was on my way Writing joined reading in my list of passions I will read anything from the back of the Cheerio s box to Faulkner and love every bit of it In addition to reading I enjoy cooking, my family and the ocean I love the Florida beaches Listening to the ocean waves puts my writing brain into high gear.I love writing romance because it s about emotions and relationships Human nature hasn t changed a bit since Eve coveted the fruit in the Garden of Eden Settings change Plots change Names change Times change But love is love and men and women have been falling in and out of it forever Romance is about emotions love, hate, anger, laughter all of it If I can make you laugh until your sides ache or grab a tissue then I ve touched your emotions and accomplished what every writer sets out to do.I got serious about writing when my third child was born and had her days and nights mixed up I had to stay up all night anyway and it was very quiet so I invested in a spiral back notebook and sharpened a few pencils The story that emerged has never sold but it s brought in enough rejection slips to put the Redwood Forest on the endangered list In 1997 Kensington bought two books for their Precious Gems line Two years and six books later the line died with only four of those books seeing publication But by then Avalon had bought a book and another, and another Ten years later the list has grown to thirty nine Last year Sourcebooks bought the Lucky Series which is in the bookstores now They ve also bought The Honky Tonk Series which will debut with I LOVE THIS BAR in June and will be followed by HELL, YEAH, MY GIVE A DAMN S BUSTED, and HONKY TONK CHRISTMAS.Folks ask me where I get my ideas Three kids, fifteen grandchildren, two great grandchildren Note I was a very young grandmother Life is a zoo around here when they all come home In one Sunday afternoon there s enough ideas to keep me writing for years and years Seriously, ideas pop up at the craziest times When one sinks its roots into my mind, I have no choice but to write the story And while I m writing the characters peek over my shoulder and make sure I m telling it right and not exaggerating too much Pesky little devils, they are I have a wonderful agent, Erin Niumata, who continues to work magic and sell my work I m very lucky to have her and my editors who continue to believe in me.Happy reading


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    1. Check out all of my reviews at TOWN RUMORS by Carolyn Brown is a contemporary romance perfect for a summer read in the shade of a big old tree with a glass of lemonade or sweet tea It is a sweet romance with wonderful characters and a small town setting This was my first book from this author, but it will definitely not be my last Jennie Sue Baker has returned to Bloom, Texas The minute she steps off the bus, the local caf is buzzing with rumors about Check out all of my reviews at TOWN RUMORS b [...]


    2. For all of my reviews readingbetweenthepagesblog.wordprThe title of this book says it all rumors, rumors, rumors Gossip runs wild in the little town of Bloom, Texas Whether you are young or old, rich or poor everyone is fair game.Jennie Sue Baker s marriage is over and she is left with nothing She has no choice but to flee New York back to her parents home in Bloom, Texas She has been groomed all of her life to be a wife and serve on charities and committees She tried that in N For all of my rev [...]


    3. 3.25 Give Them Something to Talk About Stars 1 4 Before Social Media, before the Internet and before Cell phones, there was a way towns entertained themselves with hot gossipYes, back in the day the OG way to spread rumor was the Party lineWhat you say, what the heck was thatIt was a land line phone where people shared the use of the line You could pick up the receiver and hear other conversations happening by those you were sharing it so listening in was a thing Oh, there wer 3.25 Give Them Som [...]


    4. This is a new to me author and I really liked the idea of small town and the possibilities of a rumor spreading around town and the way that would might influence decision making For some reason, that s what I thought was going to happen for Jennie Sue and Rick But that s not what ended up happening Instead what I got was the operational flow of rumors and a good first half story I don t know what happened but the story s second half was repetitive, stilted dialogue with what I felt was unre Thi [...]


    5. Small town rumor mill gossip is no match for Jennie Sue Baker who is on a triumphant return to Bloom Texas So be prepared, because she s back A New York high school queen returns to fall in love with Rick Lawson after a dismal marriage left her seeking fulfillment However, Rick lives a modest lifestyle not quite suited for cavier dreams.The problem is will Rick be convinced of the desire for romance before he loses out on love When her ex husband is caught and charged for a crime by Feds we Smal [...]


    6. On a slow day, gossip hung over the town like smoke in an old western honky tonk On a good day, in the opinion of the community, it obliterated the sun This time, Carolyn Brown is taking us to the small town of Bloom, Texas where Jennie Sue Baker, the ex wife of a rich man will have the tongues wagging when she come back in town, after the jerk ran off with a bag of diamonds and another woman and temporary take a post as a cleaning lady for a couple of folks Not everyone is happy to see Jenn On [...]


    7. Five stars A wonderful book filled with love, family, small towns and new beginnings This book made me laugh and cry Loved it Jennie Sue slinks off the bus She knows the minute her feet hit the concrete that the small town of Bloom, Texas will be abuzz with gossip She is right because at the moment, Cricket, a waitress at the local cafe is snapping pictures of Jennie Sue, eager to share them with all the locals, especially since Jennie Sue looks terrible Jennie Sue was rich and popular bac Five [...]


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