LaVyrle Spencer, known for her “heartrending slices of Americana” writes of how love can be more special the second time around…
It is 1916 and Roberta Jewett is surprised that her hometown of Camden, Maine, considers a divorced woman little more than a prostitute. She nonetheless perseveres in her struggle to forge a new and better life for her daughters there. Behaving like no “respectable” woman would, she gets a job as a county nurse, learns to drive, and buys her very own Model T.
Embittered by her painful marriage to an unfaithful husband, she has no intention of being any man’s victim again. So Roberta is taken aback to find the widowed carpenter Gabriel Farley has somehow found his way into her heart. And in the ultimate test of will and devotion, she must depend on the man she has grown to love-and summon the courage to stand up to an entire town.
I love this book so much I read it three times, gonna read it again. It would make a great movie and a follow up book would also be nice.