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 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...more
SMALL 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 café is buzzing with rumors about ...more
The 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 ...more
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Before Social Media, before the Internet and before Cell phones, there was a way towns entertained themselves with hot gossip...Yes, back in the day the OG way to spread rumor was the Party-line...
What you say, what the heck was that...It 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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
Jenny Sue goes into town and accepts a temporary job cleaning house for her mother’s arch-enemies and moves into a sma ...more
It might seem like th ...more
If you enjoy romance, laughter, and small town charm, you'll enjoy this book!
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 ...more
Obviously it's just me...everyone else seems to enjoy the book. This is my first book from this author; the jury is still out about trying another.
Small Town Rumors follows the story of Jennie Sue as she decides to come back home from the big city s ...more
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 ...more
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. lol
Rick was kind of di ...more
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 more realistic to me t ...more
This was a good read. It's a book that has some very sad moments, but hope and life prevails. It'll make you smile...it'll make you cry...and 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 more serious -- but it was still a good read.
Overall, I liked it for a summer read.
That's not a dig of the book, tho, just and observat ...more
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.