Small Town Rumors by Carolyn Brown EPUB & PDF – eBook Details Online
- Author: Carolyn Brown
- Genre: Contemporary Romance Fiction, Family Life Fiction, Women’s Friendship Fiction
- Publish Date: 3 July 2018
- Size: 2 MB
- Format: PDF / EPUB
- Status: Avail for Download
- Price: Free
Jennie Sue Baker could almost hear the rumors buzzing around the small
town of Bloom, Texas, when she stepped off the Greyhound bus in front
of the Main Street Café that Monday at noon. 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.
Today would definitely be a good day for Bloom, but to Jennie Sue, the
target of all those rumors, it would be downright miserable.
She wiped sweat from her brow and then picked up the single suitcase
that the driver set out on the sidewalk beside her. Glancing around as the bus
pulled back out onto the highway, she expected to see her mother’s pearlywhite Cadillac parked nearby, but it wasn’t anywhere in sight.
She set the suitcase down and seriously considered sitting on it. It
wasn’t her mother’s fault—not really, because she hadn’t called her until an
hour ago, and Charlotte was never on time for anything except her hair
appointments. That was because the beauty salon was the breeding ground
for the best talk in town.
Well, her mama had better hurry, because Jennie Sue Baker sitting on a
suitcase on Main Street would stir up more than anything the beauty shop
could dream up.
The smell of greasy burgers, bacon, and fries wafted across the street
from the café. Her stomach reminded her that the package of crackers from a
vending machine she’d had for breakfast had long since disappeared.
Dragging her suitcase across the street, she was so focused on the café that
she didn’t notice the vehicle pulling up to the curb only a few feet from her.
When the driver honked, she jumped and glared at the car before she realized
that it was her mother. She couldn’t see Charlotte’s face through the tinted
windshield, but she could sure enough feel the icy-cold aura coming from the
car when she opened the back door and shoved the suitcase inside.
“I’ve come up with a perfect story,” Charlotte started the moment that
Jennie Sue was buckled up.
Jennie Sue wasn’t surprised at the first words out of her mother’s
mouth, but she was disappointed. “Hello to you, too, Mama. It’s really good
to see you. You look as beautiful as ever. Has it really been six months since
I’ve seen you?”
“Don’t sass me,” Charlotte snapped. “We talk and text every week. And
speaking of the last time I saw you, it doesn’t look like you’ve done anything
to lose that extra ten pounds you’re carryin’ around.”
“I’d been in the hospital. Besides, I like food,” Jennie Sue said.
“Evidently,” Charlotte sighed. “Do you like looking like a homeless
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