Sunday, April 15, 2012
Sage Creek - Jill Gregory
After her marriage falls apart, Sophie McPhee returns to her hometown of Lonesome Way, Montana, planning to steer clear of men and focus on her new bakery, A Bun in the Oven. Who she doesn't expect to see is Rafe Tanner, her first crush who now runs his family's ranch-and who spent most of their childhood ignoring her. But is Rafe a changed man?
While Rafe is stunned to discover that Sophie's grown into an irresistibly beautiful woman, he's been hurt too. They both have their guards up, but melt in each other's company. Can they admit that home is truly where the heart is?
In My Own Words:
When you find your rat bastard husband cheated on you, what do you do? You go home to heal. Staying with her mom, and trying to figure out the next step in her life, Sohpie catches up with her old friends, the best friends a girl can ask for. Unfortunately, her best friend also comes with a brother that was the star of all of her childhood fantasies. Deciding it would be best to keep her distance from Rafe, she begins her healing process....but keeping her distance is harder than she first thought.
Rafe is healing from hurts of his own. After his wife up and left their daughter at a laundry matt several years ago, Rafe is intent on raising his daughter and being a good father, nothing more. When Sophie returns to town, he gets one look at her and decides maybe adding one more thing to that list, getting to know his sister's best friend just a little better.
Past math teachers, and bake sales, ex-husbands and crazy ex-wives be damned.
....Unfortunately, that old saying of her father's was true - if one person in Lonesome Way told a joke, the whole town laughed.
This was my first Jill Gregory book, and I loved it. The story had wonderful flow, and was a joy to read. The characters were witty and you felt like you knew them because they could be someone in your own town. She describes the life of a teen as "powder-keg moods"which is a perfect description and made me actually giggle. My heart ached for Ivy, when she was talking to her mother and remembering her and what she had done to her, then wanting to meet up with her, just to know she meant something to her. Such great writing. I loved it, I would say that Sage Creek had a Robyn Carr feeling to it, very easy to read but not something you wanted to put down.