Life in a small town has always suited Paige Fredrick. She loves going to work near the courthouse square and riding her bike nearly anywhere she chooses. But after her divorce, she can hear her neighbors’ whispers and the gossip mill churning.
Everett Mullins has worries of his own as he finds himself back in his hometown, providing temporary care to his ailing mother while trying to run their family farm. A chance meeting reunites him with Paige, his crush from high school. But when he discovers her little white lie, he questions what they’ve started building.
As Paige makes a new life, can she find direction with Everett? Or has too much damage already been done to navigate a romantic relationship built on a lie?
Titles in the Texas Sisters series include: Finding True North –
Title: Finding True North
Series: Texas Sisters #1
Author: Audrey Wick
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: April 12, 2018
Publisher: Tule Publishing
My Rating: 4 stars
In a small town everyone not only knows your name but your business, especially business that has destroyed your image of yourself. And there really is no getting away with a lie because eventually someone, if not yourself, will spill the truth in a way that you don’t want to happen. These are details that Paige forgot when she unexpectedly runs into her high school crush in the grocery store on the day her divorce is finalized. One little white lie or maybe two if you count by omission and what could have been changes into what almost was unless she can make her mistake right.
While there are many aspects of Finding True North that I enjoyed, there was also the fact that I had a difficult time connecting with or understanding Paige’s actions. The white lie she impulsively decided to tell would have larger ramifications because of the nature of it and Everett’s life experience. And a relationship begun based on a lie is going to have a harder road to travel to that happy ending. I enjoyed the world built, the secondary characters and Everett. I’ll continue the series to discover what happens next, but I wish I could have connected with Paige.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*
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