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Welcome Back to Pie Town
     

Welcome Back to Pie Town

by Lynne Hinton
 

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“Lynne Hinton writes about the most important things—family, friends, and faith—with grace, wit, and a keen insight.”
—Silas House, author of Clay’s Quilt

“Reading Hinton’s light, quickly moving prose feels like sitting down to catch up with an old friend over coffee.”
New Mexico

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“Lynne Hinton writes about the most important things—family, friends, and faith—with grace, wit, and a keen insight.”
—Silas House, author of Clay’s Quilt

“Reading Hinton’s light, quickly moving prose feels like sitting down to catch up with an old friend over coffee.”
New Mexico Magazine

Lynne Hinton of Friendship Cake fame delighted readers everywhere when she invited them to experience the simple joys and small triumphs of the endearing residents of Pie Town—a tiny New Mexico community once renowned for its unsurpassable baked desserts. And now, Welcome Back to Pie Town for a second slice of small-town life, as sweet and tasty as the first. The recently rejuvenated Pie Town is a tiny speck of heaven on earth for most of its inhabitants, but not for one recently returned veteran of the war in Afghanistan, who now feels ill at ease and out of place—and it will take the love of a good woman and the support of the whole town to truly bring him back home again. As an extra added treat, Welcome Back to Pie Town features recipes from the novel…for mouth-watering pies, of course.

Editorial Reviews

Lori Wilde
“Lynne Hinton deftly pens an uplifting tale of hope, faith, and community.”
Booklist on Pie Town
“[A] feel-good story—one that will be enjoyed by readers of Jan Karon and Nicholas Sparks.”
New Mexico Magazine on Pie Town
“Reading Hinton’s light, quickly moving prose feels like sitting down to catch up with an old friend over coffee.”
Kirkus Reviews
A fiercely protective New Mexican community unites to support its citizens in this feel good sequel to Pie Town (2011). Raymond Twinhorse, whose father owns the local garage, is a troubled young veteran who suffers from PTSD after being wounded in Afghanistan. One night, he loses control, pushes his girlfriend, Trina, into a pot of boiling water, runs amok and ends up being accused of robbing the Silver Spur Bar. That same evening, a contingency of FBI agents raids a suspected drug operation, but instead of criminals, they terrorize a homeowner, an elementary school principal who suffers a heart attack. These two incidents set up the premise for the bland action that follows. Bucking against good Sheriff Roger Benavidez's wisdom, one of the FBI agents goes after Raymond with a vengeance, intent on charging him not only with the robbery, but with illegal drug trafficking. But Raymond is proving hard to find, so his father, Frank, is taken into custody. The townsfolk, who spend a great deal of time at the local diner, decide to organize a rally to protest the FBI's actions and to show their support for the Twinhorse family. For some strange reason, this apparently makes more sense to the citizens of Pie Town than engaging a lawyer to challenge Frank's unlawful detention and the lack of due process. Trina believes Raymond is innocent, but she worries about his violent behavior and struggles with an important decision that could affect whatever future they may have together. Interspersed with religious and mystical themes and diverse characters, this story's a bit too predictable for every palate, but it's one that lovers of romance or inspirational literature might relish. And for those who enjoy baking, the author provides recipes for each of the pies mentioned in the book. Hinton's novel is loaded with sugar, but its plot lacks some much-needed spice.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062045126
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
06/26/2012
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
905,663
Product dimensions:
5.36(w) x 7.96(h) x 0.78(d)

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Lori Wilde
“Lynne Hinton deftly pens an uplifting tale of hope, faith, and community.”

Meet the Author

A retreat leader and writing teacher, Lynne Hinton is the author of numerous novels including Pie Town, Wedding Cake, Christmas Cake, Friendship Cake, Hope Springs, and Forever Friends. She also writes a mystery series under the name Jackie Lynn. She lives in New Mexico.

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