Sunday, August 25, 2013

Small Town Girl by Ann H. Gabhart

Ann Gabhart has done it again. She's served up another great historical romance set it rural Kentucky. Small Town Girl takes place in fictional Rosey Corner just before WWII. Kate Merritt, the heroine of Angel Sister, is now older and in love with her sister's soon-to-be husband. And it's their wedding day. Talk about starting off with conflict!

Jay, the best man, a drifter with no family, takes an interest in Kate. But she's not so sure about him. He decides to stay around town a while after the wedding. A local fellow has had his eye on Kate for a long time. She considers him a friend but not a beau. Another conflict. The young men are concerned about being drafted because there are rumors that the USA will get involved in the war in Europe. Pearl Harbor changes everyone's plans. Will Kate and Jay get together? Will her family approve? Will he go off to war and never be back?

If you liked Angel Sister, you'll like Small Town Girl. Many of the characters are the same, only older. Gabhart has the gift of taking you back to another time, making you feel like you are part of the story. You don't have to read Angel Sister to enjoy this one, but I think you will want to read it eventually. I reviewed Angel Sister here.  There will be another installment in the Rosey Corner series, and I can't wait to see it.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Revell Publishers. I was not required to write a review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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