This is one of the best Novellas I have ever read!
Nothing much happened in Jacksonville, except in Brendy Lane's life. After years as slow and sleepy as the east Texas town itself, everything seems to happen at once. Brendy is opening her own gift shop, comforting a heartbroken son, and mothering his two children. Then a broken lock leads this forty-eight-year-old widow to her high school sweetheart--a taciturn Vietnam veteran with battle scars on his face and on his heart.
Does Brendy even have time to fan the old flames smoldering withing her? And how can she pursue the passions of her own heart when her motherless grandchildren need her undivided love?