Welcome to Book One in the Blessings, Georgia series of small town Southern contemporary romance from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Sharon Sala. Steel Magnolias meets The Best of Me when former beauty queen LilyAnne Bronte is finally ready to put the past in the past with the help of her best friend.
LilyAnn Bronte loves everything about her hometown of Blessings, Georgia, especially the way her friends and neighbors supported her when her husband was killed in Iraq. But it's been years since she lost her first love, and the gossip lately has been that LilyAnn is stuck living in the past and unable to move on. But how can she move forward when the life she planned was torn away from her?
Mike Dalton and LilyAnn grew up together, and he's secretly loved her since they were kids. Unable to tell her how he's felt about her for years and too unsure of himself to tell her now, he worries that his dream of being more than friends is slipping away. The thing is, everybody in Blessings is sure it's Mike and LilyAnn who belong together—and they're willing to do whatever it takes to make LilyAnn realize the love of her life has been by her side all along.
(Originally published as The Curl Up and Dye.)