He looked as serious as Kate had ever seen him when he turned toward Evie. And if she is, will she ever see him again? It made the history more personal and real. The town practically vibrates with apprehension, as if it is holding its breath. Gabhart certainly knows how to tug at the ol' heart strings! As Kate watches her sister marry the man Kate has loved since she was fifteen, her heart is silently breaking. The town practically vibrates with apprehension, as if it is holding its breath. Jay Tanner has never found a reason to stay in one place for long.
Love is happening to many in the Merritt family and many are learning the truth inside their hearts some of which is hard to face. If you have read nothing by Ann Gabhart, you might want to give her a try. Mike says she shouldn't trust Jay because he's not good enough for her. Evie moved back to give Kate the once-over. I just showed up at the wedding because I thought she might be here. Her latest novel was inspired in part by the many stories her mother and two aunts told her of growing up in small town Kentucky during the 1930s. Kate finds herself drawn to Jay in surprising ways, and when he enlists she can hardly breathe worrying about him getting killed.
The story unfolds during the great depression, when the times are tough and the long days endless. And even the attentions of Jay Tanner, the handsome best man, can't draw her interest. Here she was worried about Evie tearing up and instead she was. The narrative opens up old wounds, and bonds new relationships. Sharing in the joy of the moment.
From that moment on, Kate can't forget about Jay. She lives with her husband a mile from where she was born in rural Kentucky. Scary, but at the same time, a jump I'd do anything to take. Gabrielle gets inexplicably attracted to this doctor. Even though these inner monologues were somewhat repetitive, they did help to develop the main characters very well. Small Town Girl was a wonderful story and my heart just bled for Jay. Especially that one about being sure not to spoil the child by sparing the rod.
New readers will find that Ann Gabhart weaves in Small Town Girl a beautiful story that will touch their hearts and win their loyalty. Evie looked at the clock on the dresser. The town practically vibrates in anticipation, as if it is holding its breath. But for Kate Merritt, it seems life is letting out a prolonged sigh. Everyone in town begins rolling bandages, planting victory gardens, collecting scrap metal. I loved the fact that they fell in love despite the warnings that he won't stick around from Mike. In her gentle and textured style, Ann Gabhart tells a timeless story of love, sacrifice, and longing that will grip the heart and stir the spirit.
Which made her character really realistic and relatable. Instead he looked like he might be biting his lip to keep from laughing. In fact, one of her hobbies is playing with her grandchildren. Will they leave with their heart full of love or will they leave heartbroken? Kate has been friends with Carl forever, but does he think the relationship is more than Kate thinks it is? Kate had never even been in the running. I give this book a four and a half out of five. As Kate watches her sister marry the man Kate has loved since she was fifteen, her heart is silently breaking. The town of Rosey Corner is where the Merritt family lives in a population of about 100 people.
Kate ran to push in the choke. In the autumn of 1941, rumors of war whisper through Rosey Corner. But then Kate meets Jay Tanner, who just happens to be the best man in Mike and Evangeline's wedding. Jay had dropped the belt and gone out the door. Sounds like a good thing to have.
Kate could feel it hopping from person to person. Happy on one side for her sister. It is only a matter of time before his alcohol consumption spins out of control and he becomes an alcoholic. And even the attentions of Jay Tanner, the handsome best man, can't draw her interest. Kate Merritt worries love's passing her by until Jay Tanner shows up to charm her hesitant heart. Gabhart paints a realistic picture of life in the 1940s before and during the war.
Small Town Girl is a lovely story of family, faith and forgiveness. We meet Jay Tanner at Kate's sister's Evie's wedding to Mike. Cons: The opening of the novel seemed to drag on too long to compel a reader to keep going. Book Release Date: July 1, 2013 In the autumn of 1941, rumors of war whisper through Rosey Corner. There are a few characters I hope we get to see more of in the future, including Kate's sister, Tori! Does this angel sister of yours have a boyfriend? As I began the book, I delighted in returning to Rosey Corner and reconnecting with all of the characters from the first book. First of all, I did not like the pastor at all.
Fans of Angel Sister will be thrilled to see Kate Merritt all grown up. My Review: This was a beautiful story. But will he stick around for Kate? Fans of Angel Sister will be thrilled to see Kate Merritt all grown up. I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. The two join the community in the hope of finding some stability and devotion in their lives. Then suddenly, Pearl Harbor changes everything. Despite everything Jay does, he can't quite seem to stay emotionally uninvolved and he doesn't know why.