Wonderful Christian reading.... Me, my mom and my daughter all loved it!!
I LOVED this book. I hope there will be a sequel.
In Shady Grove, Arkansas, thirty-five years old widow Allie Richards loses her job as an office manager at Coblers Plant Nursery when the local firm was sold to a larger company. She knows she must be sensible as she must feed her daughters, twelve years old Miranda and ten years old Kate. However, the most relevant known social order in the small town, the Pinky Promise Sisterhood, of which she is one of four members along with her friends Lark, Victoria and Rachel, insist she take a risk. She agrees to go for a Hail Mary dream of running her own landscaping business. The bank rejects her for a loan so she knows her only chance is to win a landscaping competition with her crew being her younger brother who would rather do his trimming on line and the Pinkies who never cut anything but a cuticle. With local TV watching the event but divided about her as the snotty reporter tries to humiliate her while his cameraman goes out of his way to make her look good, Shady Grove is rooting for the widowed mother of two. --- The Pinkies add humor, pathos, and plenty of support to a fine character cozy starring a woman with a dream battling a reality of feeding her preadolescents. Though some readers will doubt Allie has the experience to perform the full landscaping work, no one will doubt her sincerity and effort. The other Pinkies are quite the support group as they encourage her and amateurishly assist her as money exchange is a Sisterhood taboo.
A story about a woman trying to make her way in the world despite an annoying news anchor who would love nothing more than to see her fail. Along the way she finds someone to love.