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Small Town Girl by LaVyrle Spencer
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Oct 28, 2007

really liked it
Read in February, 2011

I liked this and it's one I've re-read. However, it's also as if the author tried too hard to write a country-music themed story. The main character of Tess is simply a veiled attempt at writing a character based on Reba McEntire.

That said, I ultimately liked the story and I do like Tess. I like how she changes and grows throughout the book. She's selfish and jaded at first. Her stardom is important to her and she resents being called home to care for her elderly mother. As the story progresses, a bit predictably perhaps, Tess learns that family is important and she can, indeed, have both.

The story is full of great characters and some laugh-out-loud funny parts. Kenny and Tess' romance is subtle, but believable. Faith is a little too good to be true, but Casey is hysterical. Overall a feel-good book and an enjoyable, easy read.

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