A Small-Town Girl

Sequel to Simple Gifts

Harlequin American Romance #1156

By Shelley Galloway

March 2007

Contemporary Romance

After her partner found love with another woman, Genevieve Slate moved to Lane's End to become the newest addition to their police force. She had thought that Keaton had been the man for her. Obviously, she had once again been found lacking which had been a common occurrence in Gen's life. She found it hard to make friends. Arriving in Lane's End, Gen had decided to make changes. She was going to improve herself, get more involved, and take the initiative in meeting people. After meeting Cary Hudson, Gen decided to implement her new plans.

Cary was intrigued by Gen from the moment he saw her. She was obviously an attractive woman, and independent, but he noticed a distinct vulnerability in her. Gen had been hurt before, and she was tentative.

Gen's comfort zone was her duties as a police officer. When a vandal targets Cary's niece, Gen is called in to investigate. As the vandalism spreads, Gen must integrate more into the community. Luckily, she has Cary every step of the way.

Ever since I read Simple Gifts, where Keaton found his love, I knew that I wanted Gen to find a love of her own. Watching Gen recognizing and overcoming her insecurities, and feelings of inadequacy was touching. A Small-Town Girl was a thoroughly pleasurable read. After finishing this book, readers will want to visit Lane's End.

Kathy Andrico - ReaderToReader.com