Cassidy French had everything'idyllic farm life with a family she loved and a handsome sheriff's deputy boyfriend named Mitch O'Reilly, with whom she wanted happily ever after. Then a terrible accident changed everything. Her father was arrested, and Mitch helped take him away from her.
After that, happily ever after seemed like it would never, ever happen. Cassidy threw Mitch out of her life and found a routine of farm work and monthly visitations, after her father's conviction.
Years after, and Cass's father is finally up for parole. As she prepares for the crucial hearing, she crosses paths with Mitch once more. Will he keep her family apart or help her find happily ever after at last? And what about Ty, the charming reporter who wants to tell Cass's story?
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About the Author
Alayne Adams writes stories with warmth and wit. She grew up in Middle Tennessee's dairy country, telling stories to a variety of farm animals and pets. As they say, you can take the girl out of the country, but you can't take the country out of the girl, so even though she currently lives in the capital of Pennsylvania, she makes it to an agrarian setting every chance she gets.
After pursuing a B.A. in history at the University of Tennessee, and an M.A. in writing at Seton Hill University, she now writes full-time and gives presentations to other writers. She also cares for a much smaller menagerie of three sassy parrots and a sweet Schipperke who lives to go on long walks during which he helps her plot her stories.
The Not So Simple Life is Alayne' second book for AVALON, joining In Perfect Harmony, which is also currently available.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Not So Simple Life is heart-warming tale and a quaint county romance, a simple story about a not so simple life. Cassidy French is trying to hold the family farm together for her grandparents while her father serves prison time for causing a terrible accident. She wants to bring him home, but an unscrupulous reporter with designs on her jeopardizes her chances. Adams’ characters are well drawn. Cass is a plucky and self-sufficient heroine, and Mitch, her former high school sweetheart, is a worthy love interest. What struck me most about the book is that it’s such GOOD WRITING. Adams skillfully portrays the sights and sounds and smells of the farm and the county fair. The story moves; there are no wasted words. The dialogue is excellent. The writing is full of warmth and wit. Lines like, “Never underestimate the power of a ticked off quilting circle” prompted out-loud laughter. The parole hearing scene is one of the most well-written and moving passages of fiction I’ve read in a long time. This story would make a terrific television movie. If you like a wholesome love story filled with faith, courage, and hope, The Not So Simple Life is for you.