Jamie Basnight, 42, an expensive, attractive, successful lawyer from Durham, is moving back to the place she grew up to become a country lawyer. The reason for this drastic change is the ending of her 16 year relationship with the stunningly beautiful, Mary Ann, due to Jamie’s own mistakes. Starting over at this age was the last thing Jamie ever thought she would do, but here she was moving into the little cottage on the Intracoastal Waterway, on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. She came home to heal, with her best friend, Beth, there to help her put her life back together. With Mary Ann constantly on her mind, Jamie embraces the move as a fresh start. Surrounded by natural wonders, Jamie reconnects with the girl she used to be.
Jamie also reconnects with friends she hasn’t seen in more than 20 years, including the woman she had her first real lesbian crush on, though she didn’t recognize it at the time. She knew now that she had loved the good-looking blonde and she had broken her teenage heart. Sandy, her crush, was married now with grandchildren, but she was still a knockout. Jamie finds herself drawn to Sandy, not knowing if it is a residual crush or real, and ignoring the fact that she is married. Jamie is also still hoping for reconciliation with Mary Ann. What happens next is a wild ride of emotional ups and downs. In the end, coming back home changes Jamie’s life forever.
Excerpts from Reader’s Online Reviews:
“First this books evokes such vivid pictures of the NC landscape and paints a loving background for a very thought provoking romance. If only for those wonderful images which RE Bradshaw puts on paper and into our minds with the hand of a true master, this romance would stand out among the vast sea of romances (and yes, I am a sucker for a good romance!) and RE Bradshaw would be one heck of a new and upcoming author.”
“This is the first book I’ve read by this author and it most certainly will be the first of many I hope. I just couldn’t put it down until I had finished it.”
“My second Bradshaw book and let me say it loud…BRADSHAW CAN WRITE! THE GIRL BACK HOME is another stellar love story. The characters are real, Sandy and Jamie are so sincere, and the dialogue is so real and it pulls at you. Of course you have to mention her love and descriptions of Carolina, wonderful. If you like the love story genre, start here. RECOMMENDED”
“Bradshaw has really outdone herself on this one! I was immediately drawn into the story and couldn’t put my kindle down. Her descriptions of the surroundings and action give you a vivid picture of where you are and what is going on. I am truly looking forward to reading more from this author.”
“…The pacing and the characters are well handled and the reading moves quickly. There is a particular scene of confrontation near the end that is told very well and shows Bradshaw’s ability to write. The love that the author has for the area comes through in the story and almost becomes a character itself, adding to the richness of the tale. In all it’s an enjoyable read.”
“I like this writer. Her stories are just plain fun to read. Her characters are interesting and not perfect. That’s important to me. She again describes another area of the Outer Banks and makes me want to visit. It sounds beautiful. I’m on to her next story now.”