Courtney Walsh pens a contemporary romance with a mystery set in a small Midwestern hometown.
In Hometown Girl, Beth Whitaker dreamed of leaving her hometown behind and doing big things in the big city. A mistake in judgement causes her to return home. Beth doesn’t know what to do with her life anymore. Her sister Molly impulsively buys the fallen-down Fairwind Farm, and now Beth feels trapped. Meanwhile Drew Barlow spent years trying to forget a tragedy that happened at the Farm when he was a young boy. Drew decides to make peace with his past there.
Walsh excels at her character development, creating individuals the reader can sympathize with and cheer on in their endeavors. Hometown Girl is the story of redemption, second chances, finding love and one’s life work, even in the face of repeated failures. Walsh does a good job of weaving the mystery and unraveling it, layer by layer, as the story unfolds.
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