Fireworks over Toccoa Author:Jeffrey Stepakoff Television writer Stepakoff, author of Billion Dollar Kiss (2007), turns to fiction with a sweet, nostalgic tale set at the end of World War II. The daughter of a prominent family in Toccoa, Georgia, child bride Lily Davis Woodward hasn?t seen her husband, Paul, since he was shipped off to war three years ago. She is now nervously anticipating h... more »is return, until she comes across a handsome stranger named Jake setting off fireworks in a lush field. The chemistry between them is explosive, and before long, Lily finds herself showing Jake the secret abandoned cabin where she goes to create her artwork and entering into a torrid affair with him. Lily is predictably torn between love and duty, and wrestles with her desire to be with Jake and her fear of upsetting her genteel parents and the husband she barely knows by running away with him. Pleasant if not groundbreaking, Stepakoff?s fiction debut should appeal to readers who liked The Bridges of Madison County (1992) and other tearjerkers that celebrate forbidden but passionate love.« less
"Fireworks Over Tocca" is an engaging book which is lyrically written. The writing pulls you from the real world and transports you to another time and place. This is a perfect weekend book. I read it in one evening I just couldn't put it down. The characters are lovable, well-developed and are easy to relate to. The romance the characters share is endearing and is realistic. I honestly can't say enough great things about this book! Coming from someone who generally doesn't read romance, that says a lot!
If you are on the conservative side I have to warn you, that there is a pretty detailed love scene that sort of pops up out of no where. It's nothing I'd call too explicit or graphic, but still deserves warning. Go out and get this one, I highly recommend it.