My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Willowleaf Lane by RaeAnne Thayne
This is the first book of this author for me and I loved it....
Charlotte Caine grew up in a house full of boys, six before she was born, She was a shy little girl and that is probably because she couldn't get a word in. The boys loved their sister and were very protective of her though. She lost her Mom at early age and Dad and the boys raised this little girl.
Charlotte had low esteem and in school was overlooked by many because she was the fat girl, overweight most of her life. She had a huge crush on Spencer Gregory who was a "Hunk" in school.
Spencer grew up in a home that was wonderful until his dad died and then because his Mom couldn't handle life without him she started drinking. When not drinking or drunk she was a wonderful Mom and he loved her much. Spencer knew he had to help from an early age and he did by working in hardware store and with his paper route. He even washed dishes at the diner where Charlotte's Dad owned and run it.
He was not the best student and many afternoons would find Charlotte helping him with his homework.
Spence's pitching arm with his paper route helped him get into baseball and as the years went on the "big guys" began talking to him about the pro games. He left town and never looked back to become a big time baseball player....
Years later Spencer returns to his hometown and meets Charlotte again who now has lost weight and is a pretty woman. to say there were "Sparks" when they met again is an understatement. Charlotte had a love-hate relationship in her mind because she felt he had hurt her and now she didn't want anything to do with him but being the kind of girl that Charlotte was, she now had to learn to let go of a lot of bad memories.
Do you think you could have met Spence again and became friends with him? I felt so many emotions reading, as these two worked their way through so much back into each others lives.
I definately will be reading more of this author, and if you have not before I suggest you do.
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