~by Nancy Robards Thompson
After college, my husband and I moved back to the small town where I grew up to raise our own family. Even though the surrounding area has grown tremendously over the decades, so much remains steadfast and unchanged in my community: the high school, the football stadium, the farmers market, the quaint downtown with its old cobblestones and gigantic laurel oaks stretching protective branches over those who come to shop and eat and meet.
While some people need to distance themselves from the old, I’ve always taken comfort in being a thread woven into the well-worn fabric of an established Southern community. That’s where I got the idea for TEXAS WEDDING (September 2012), the first of three books in the Celebrations, Inc. series. When Sergeant Shane Harrison finds himself on temporary assignment in Celebration, Texas, heroine A.J. Sherwood-Antonelli helps him remember the joy of family, friends and community. Along the way, they both learn a lesson in love and acceptance.
Like my heroine, A.J., I’m a small town girl at heart. How about you? Do you prefer an intimate community or the hustle and bustle of big city living?
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