By Gerri Hill
Jacqueline Keys was once ostracized from her small homeland of Pine Springs, Texas whilst she used to be seventeen, despatched away simply because she was once homosexual. Her kinfolk was once the most important organization within the county, possessing Pine Springs Lumber, and her father was once mayor of this small city. Her mom couldn't settle for the truth that her basically baby was once homosexual, couldn't tolerate the gossip approximately her relatives. So, with 100 funds in her pocket and a one-way bus price tag out of city, Jacqueline used to be instructed to not come again till she had come to her senses. And that integrated being ready to marry the son of a company affiliate of the kinfolk. Fifteen years later—long after she’d hitch-hiked to la, lengthy after she’d labored nights to place herself via university, and lengthy after she’d written her first top vendor, No position For Family—Jacqueline is persuaded to return to the tiny city of Pine Springs after her father’s dying. the fast journey she’d estimated for the funeral becomes weeks as she learns her father’s enterprise is all of sudden hers to regulate. and he or she can also be back face-to-face with the girl who, as an adolescent, were Jackie’s first overwhelm. She and Kay were inseparable as childrens, and later as kids. They locate themselves falling again into their previous behavior, and Jackie is quickly combating an analogous emotions she’d had while she was once seventeen. yet residing in the back of the pine curtain, Kay is terrified of her love for Jackie, frightened of what her relatives will say, petrified of how town will react. Jackie refuses to conceal, refuses to move slowly again into the closet, so once more, she leaves Pine Springs . . . by myself. Will Kay permit her pass? Or will Kay stick to her center?
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I hate to gossip about these things, Jacqueline. ” Jacqueline guessed. Mary nodded. “It was bad. ” “Dear God,” Jacqueline whispered. “Did some jail time, then left town. ” Jacqueline felt her heart clutch painfully. The bastard. Kay was the kindest, gentlest person she knew. Who in the world could possibly hit her? “Please, it’s something she’s put in the past. ” But later, as Jacqueline drove to the Garland’s house, she was still wondering how she was going to act when she saw Kay. Her hands gripped the steering wheel hard, remembering the night she’d seen Kay and Billy Ray kissing under the bleachers.
She was only in her forties when we were in school. ” “There you go. She’s probably sneaking off to some deviant affair she’s been having. ” They laughed and Rose walked up, linking arms with both of them. ” “Nothing,” Kay said. ” “Uh-huh. You two cannot hide over here all night talking. God, I used to hate that when you were together. ” “It was big-girl talk and you were just a little squirt,” Jacqueline said. “I was not. ” “That makes you twenty-nine. God, Rose, you’re twenty-nine and you’ve got four young kids?
She couldn’t. In fact, she told him to go fuck himself. She was nearly certain it was Brother Garner who suggested the bus to Dallas. She parked away from most of the other cars, wanting to give herself some time to prepare. She should have made arrangements 53 All content of this eBook is copyrighted to meet Mary and John somewhere. The last thing she wanted was to walk into the church alone, imagining all eyes on her. But her trepidation lifted somewhat when she saw two familiar faces walking up the sidewalk.