I enjoyed this book!!! Put this on my to reread sometime shelf but realized I will not get to reread this book for a long time so I am passing it on.
Grace Bagshaw Vance's life has always been an extraordininary mix of the tragic and whimsical. Among the wealthy Bagshaws of Dahlonega, GA.---a mountain town honeycombed with romantic pioneer gold mines but built on solid tradition---Grace, thirty four, is a beautiful, wisecracking misfit , summed up fondly by friends and family.
"New" release by an author that has a lot of other bestsellers...miracle, sweet hush, bear mountain, a place to call home, when venus fell, the stone flower garden, and so on
From back of book:
Grace Bagshaw Vance is a 34 year old, wisecracking ex-beauty queen and former TV host, who has been grieving for her husband, Harp, a national hero killed in theline of duty. Now, action-movie superstare Stone Senterra has invaded her town to direct a film based on Harp's life, a project Grace immediately begins to sabotage. Her biggest obstacle: Stone's bodyguard Boone Noleene, a man with a past as painful as her own.
If you like Smith's other books, you'll like this one.
A slumbering Georgia community almost chokes on their mint juleps when Hollywood calls to film the true life-and-death story of a heroic local lawman. Aside from the chaos that trails in the moviemakers' wakes, one person has a very private reason for not wanting the intimate details of the gentleman's life story revealed - his widow, Grace. So begins her inventive, comic crusade to obstruct proceedings, aided and abetted by a cast of quirky eccentrics, including the movie star's personal bodyguard and a good-hearted ex-con with a private tragedy of his own. Amidst the hijinks, nobody is prepared for the heartbreaking secrets that are finally revealed, secrets that will change all of them - hero, heroine, and movie star - forever.