SMALL TOWN GIRL
By LaVyrle Spencer
This book was published in 1997 and was a New York Times Bestseller. I read it for the first time about 10 years ago and fell in love with it. If you haven't read it, do so!
It is the story of a successful country music singer who returns to her small town to help care for her aging mother after hip surgery. She has to deal with the much slower, less hectic pace, her two sisters, one of which continues to resent her and her success, her mother who enjoys living in the past and her mom's next door neighbor, a boy she went to school with. The story is great and so is the romance!
I have a paperback copy and an audio cassette. The audio is abridged, however, and is nowhere near as good as the actual book. I'm going to try to find an unabridged copy.