"Sweet and satifying romance from the Queen of Texas Romance"
Reviewed by Sandra Wurman
Posted July 19, 2017
Romance Contemporary | Romance Western | Women's Fiction Contemporary
Imagine a feel good story about two young woman returning to a
small town named Pick. The return of each will have quite an
on the folks of this small tight community. In addition to this
noteworthy event there is the entrance of someone with a
plan for Pick. Nothing can bring a community closer than facing
someone who threatens their calm existence. No one in Pick
looking for anything more than they have right now at home.
Carolyn Brown knows how to pen delicious love stories and in
STRAWBERRY HEARTS DINER she gets to play Cupid multiple
times. There is definitely love in the air even though some
participants are working diligently to keep their heads on
not rush into any sort of relationship. Keeping both feet
ground is something that is really important. Having made bad
choices in the past does that to you.
Jancy seems to spend an inordinate amount of time looking
shoulder. She was on her way to her cousin when fate took a
and made leaving Pick pretty impossible. Jancy has a way of
on her feet but as she starts to make friends and pick up
relationships from years ago when visiting her grandmother
there is a
nagging concern that they will find out just how rough her
been. Jancy firmly believes that her past threatens her
desire for a
Emily is at home for the summer break from college. And
some rather big surprises for her mother Vicky. Emily wants
home in Pick. College just isn't where she wants to be.
Vicky and Nettie tugs at Emily's heart. That's home. Vicky
worked tirelessly to ensure that Emily has a bright
One with a wondrous career -- certainly not waitressing at the
Strawberry Hearts Diner.
And there's also Ryder who has become important to Emily.
is definitely going to add to an already challenging
Emily's mom Vicky.
As I noted before Carolyn Brown has quite a collection of
her Cupid bag this time around. I haven't scratched the
the possible relationships popping up in Pick. Each one is
capture your heart. THE STRAWBERRY HEARTS DINER is a totally
stand-alone romance by one of my all-time favorite go to
Carolyn Brown. Her Honky Town series brought me on board the
Carolyn Brown train and I've happily journeyed with this
author ever since.
Being broke, unemployed, and stranded back in the tiny town
of Pick, Texas, was not part of Jancy Wilson’s plan. Yet
here she is, watching her car literally go up in smoke—along
with her last-ditch hope of staying with her cousin in
Louisiana. When Jancy spies a Help Wanted sign hanging in
the window of the quaint Strawberry Hearts Diner, the
memories of the two years she spent there as a teenager—and
the lure of the diner’s beloved strawberry tarts—are enough
to draw her in and plant her feet…but only temporarily.
Raised by parents who refused to settle anywhere for long,
Jancy has never known what it is to have roots. Now that
Jancy’s swept up by the warmth and character of this quirky
little community—and by the pull of an old crush—it’s
beginning to feel like home. She’s making friends and even
discovering the sweetness of falling in love. But when the
town is threatened, Jancy knows it will take more than its
legendary tarts to save it. Can she fight for this little
Texas town—knowing she might not stay forever?
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