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Hometown Girl Memories

(Hometown #6)

4.42  ·  Rating details ·  757 ratings  ·  16 reviews
"I was crying one minute and laughing the next. A definite must read!"
Winnie is content in her role as the reining matriarch of Smithville, but when a letter arrives from a long-lost friend, the door to her past is reopened. Memories come flooding in, drawing her back to 1968, her college days; a time filled with people and events she hasn’t allowed herself to recall.
Kindle Edition, 310 pages
Published October 1st 2019
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Oct 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Hometown Girl Memories (Hometown Series Book 6) by Kirsten Fullmer is a beautifully written story and being the sixth in the series, stands well on it's own. It may be beneficial however to read the previous selections in the series to get a real foundation for the stories. This is a small town story, featuring likable and relatable characters like Tara, and Winnie, each with their own set of unique problems and challenges. A letter arrives for Winnie, who is elderly, and this pulls her back to ...more
Nov 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This for me is Fullmer's best book yet! I couldn't put it down! I've always loved her books, and how real they are, but this took it to a new level! It took a journey through so many different stages of life: young love, marriage, parenthood, aging, and so much more. I throughly enjoyed how she presented the delicate history of the late 60s in a way that caused me to stop and think, and yet there was still much humor and laughter as well. ...more
Oct 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Memories are made of this

Author Kirsten Fullmer has worked in the field of engineering, has been a teacher at the college level, was a freelance consultant, and has an affinity for art. Now retired, she has published seven novels, her favored HOMETOWN SERIES now lists six books, HOMETOWN GIRL MEMORIES being the sixth entry.

Kirsten celebrates women in this series set in the small town of Smithville – a town that could be anywhere because each of us has a similar reminiscence focal point in our hi
Nov 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I didn't read any other books in the 'Hometown Girl' series by Kirsten Fullmer, but the friend who loaned me a copy of the 6th book 'Memories' told me that each one is a stand-alone story, with the same characters being central in the plot.

If you enjoy novels that feature strong women then this is a book you are sure to enjoy. Winnie is a compelling character, reminding me of my dearly departed Grandmother who was small and feisty, full of love, and had so many interesting stories to tell. A let
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Nov 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was absolutely delightful to read! Even though there are sad and bittersweet memories throughout, the story itself is concise, sweet, and comedic all in one. This is the story of two women: Winnie (Wynona), an aged soul living by herself and the diligent Tara (owner of her own Inn) who is strong-willed and determined even though at times it can cause great anxiety and stress on herself. Tara has her own little family to take care of in addition to managing the books and overall well-be ...more
Mar 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This sweet book is a delight to read.

The book fluctuates between present time and 1968 when Winnie (Wynona) was excited to be going to college with her best friend Claudia and Claudia's older brother Roy who, having already been in college for a couple of years, can show them the ins and outs. Winnie wants to have fun but she also values the opportunity for a good education, while Claudia is definitely more into the "fun" part and less into the "learning" part. Roy had promised their parents he
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Kathy W Nichols
Oct 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Great read!

Enjoyed the multi-generational aspect of this story. Can relate to Winnie and her college issues of that era. Would definitely recommend to anyone.

Beverly Kee
Jun 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What a incredibly awesome book!

This series is so good! I really enjoyed it and hope this is not the last of them! Going back to the 60 's was a bit weird, as I was just turning into a teenager as Roy was going off to fight. Had family friend's who were part of the riots as those who fought to come home to be spit at. Incredibly good storyline!
Aug 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Great book

I loved this series ! Every book was a great read! I looked forward to this book just sorry it was the end of series! These stories have brought me through the Corona Virus and my long shut in. Sorry it ended i will have to find another series to read!!! Great author!!!i
Oct 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
I am so sad that this series is ended, I loved it so much. This book tied up a few threads, and filled in Winnie’s story. I was in high school during the events portrayed in 1968, but in a very small school in a small Midwestern town, so I wasn’t very aware at the time. It was really eye opening to read about it here. I am so glad I found and read this wonderful series.
Catarina Águas
May 01, 2021 rated it really liked it
It was a good finale to a series and to characters that I liked. I laughed a lot through out the book. It was interesting to see Winnie's life when she was young and see Tara and Justin's married life ...more
J. Florence
Apr 18, 2020 rated it liked it
This was an okay book. I enjoyed the story about today, but the yesterday part, I didn't care for.
Maybe because I grew up in that era.
It was well written. I just didn't care for it.
I did however, give it a three star rating.
Jun 22, 2020 rated it really liked it

This book is part of a series that is about the people in this small town and the people who live there.
Lisa Downey
Feb 05, 2021 rated it really liked it
Enjoyed the adventure of a Grandmother’s 1960 college day and her present day life. Nicely written and emotionally presented the Vietnam era in Pittsburg
Dec 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
If you have not read The Hometown Girl series, you are missing out on a real treat. Hometown Girl Memories, is the 6th book in the series, and just like the first five books, it was an amazing read. The people of Smithville are a true family to one another. Smithville is small town living at its best, of course everyone in town knows your business and is sticking their nose in your business, but it is with care, concern, and a whole lot of love. The stories are well written and flow from beginni ...more
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Kirsten is a writer with a love of art and design. She worked in the engineering field, taught college, and consulted free lance. Due to health problems, she retired in 2012 to travel with her husband. They live and work full time in a 40' travel trailer with their little dog Bingo. Besides writing romance novels, she enjoys selling art on Etsy and spoiling their three grandchildren.

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