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Talk of the Town

With the exception of one wild night in high school with handsome bad boy Nick Sheppard, Roxanne Tremayne Parker has never walked on the wild side. Nothing - not even sexy, dark, dangerous, heart-stopping Nick - could get between her and her dream of marrying well. But after dropping out of college for a fairytale wedding to handsome, wealthy, Brian Parker, Roxie discovers her husband in bed with a strapping six foot four blonde: Larry, his law partner, in drag. Then her mother has a heart attack and Roxie rushes home to help.

Nick Shepherd moved away from tiny, restricting Paradise, NC, to the big city right after high school. Now, after a divorce and a blemish in his police file, he's returned to his hometown as sheriff. For the first time in his life, Nick begins to find peace with who he is and why - until a candy apple red mustang roars into town and newly divorced Roxie returns to town.

Can the town's favourite daughter and the boy from the wrong side of the tracks make it work this time?

Photo by Michael Cairns

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Karen Hawkins writes novels that have been praised as touching, witty, charming, and heartwarming. A native Southerner who grew up in the mountains of East Tennessee where storytelling is a way of life, Karen recently moved to frosty New England with her beloved husband and multiple foster dogs. The Dove Pond series is a nod to the thousands of books that opened doors for her to more adventures, places, and discoveries than she ever imagined possible. To find out more about Karen, check in with her at, @KarenHawkinsAuthor on Instagram, and at her website,

  • Publisher: Gallery Books (November 22, 2014)
  • Length: 432 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781501107214

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