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 beeand wealthy darling of Bloom, Texashas returned home after all these years, riding on a common bus and bearing two bounced alimony checks. In a town that thrives on gossip, Jennies fall from grace has shamed her mother, set the town buzzing, and caused old, jealous enemies to whisper in delight. They say shes 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 herselfregardless of all the lying town chatter. But fate has another twist in store. Rumor has it that Jennie now stands to lose what matters mostunl..


Small Town Rumors Reviews

Small Town Rumors
Jessie

Just 100% not the book for me. Full review on its way.

Small Town Rumors
Lori

3.5 stars for this read! Small towns can be great...but the rumor mill is fierce. Bloom, TX is no different, people will know what you did, before you do! Jennie Sue comes back home after her unhappy marriage ends, this setting tongues wagging. She learns a lot about her parents, herself and her community in this endearing read. Likeable characters.

Thanks to NetGalley and Publisher for this ARC. All opinions are my own.

Small Town Rumors
Alicia

Being from a small town I could definitely relate to the rumour mill. I really enjoyed Jennie Sue’s journey to find herself after her failed marriage. The dynamics between the characters was great and I loved the building romance between Rick and Jennie Sue.

Small Town Rumors
Kathleen

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 ...more

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Heidi

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
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Small Town Rumors
Aly

"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
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Lisa Marie / Words We Love By



When you think of Small Town, America you usually think quaint town squares, apple pies and gathering around the barber shop but anyone who has seen movies like Something to Talk About, Steel Magnolias, and Sweet Home Alabama you also know that small towns are hotbeds of gossip. Everyone knows everything about everyone and usually about 2.5 seconds after it happens.

Carolyn Brown's Small Town Rumors takes that hotbed and with it, spins a delightful tale of starting over, coming into your own and
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Small Town Rumors
Becky

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 indecisiveness...I 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 me...everyone else seems to enjoy the book. This is my first book from this author; the jury is still out about trying another.