By Gerri Hill
Jacqueline Keys used to be ostracized from her small fatherland of Pine Springs, Texas while she used to be seventeen, despatched away simply because she used to be homosexual. Her family members used to be the most important service provider within the county, possessing Pine Springs Lumber, and her father used to be mayor of this small city. Her mom couldn't settle for the truth that her merely baby used to be homosexual, couldn't tolerate the gossip approximately her kinfolk. So, with 100 money in her pocket and a one-way bus price tag out of city, Jacqueline used to be informed to not come again till she had come to her senses. And that incorporated being ready to marry the son of a company affiliate of the family members. Fifteen years later—long after she’d hitch-hiked to la, lengthy after she’d labored nights to place herself via collage, and lengthy after she’d written her first most sensible vendor, No position For Family—Jacqueline is persuaded to return to the tiny city of Pine Springs after her father’s loss of life. the short journey she’d anticipated for the funeral becomes weeks as she learns her father’s company is all at once hers to control. and she or he can also be back face-to-face with the girl who, as a youngster, were Jackie’s first weigh down. She and Kay were inseparable as childrens, and later as young people. They locate themselves falling again into their previous behavior, and Jackie is quickly battling an analogous emotions she’d had while she was once seventeen. yet dwelling in the back of the pine curtain, Kay is terrified of her love for Jackie, petrified of what her family members will say, frightened 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 enable her move? Or will Kay keep on with her middle?
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It’s okay. She’s probably right. Besides, I wouldn’t mind having some friendly faces around,” Jacqueline admitted. ” Kay asked. ” “Ah, you’re both comedians today. ” The three of them walked up the long ﬂight of stone steps to the front door of the First Baptist Church, and Jacqueline ignored the curious glances they were receiving. “Your reputation might be shot to hell, though,” she whispered to Kay. ” “No? ” Kay shrugged. ” “Well, it seems you have several long stories to tell me. ” 54 All content of this eBook is copyrighted “Speaking of that.
She jumped, startled. Kay stood behind her, holding a covered dish in her hand. ” Jacqueline tilted her head. ” “Mama intends to treat you to a back home meal, I’m afraid. ” Jacqueline fell into step beside Kay. ” “Jackie, there you are. Come, come. ” “He always had such a crush on you,” Kay whispered. Jacqueline blushed as she stood face to face with the now grown version of the kid she remembered. ” It was his turn to blush. ” Then she walked closer, wrapping her arms around him for a tight hug.
Lawrence had requested she stay through the next week to tend to the will, as he put it. That was something else she was not looking forward to. She didn’t want to face her Uncle Walter, not over something like this. A light tapping on the door brought her around, and she walked to open it. Mary, still clad in a robe after her shower, stood there, her eyes widening. ” “My, my. ” Jacqueline colored slightly, but managed a nonchalant shrug. ” “John wanted to make sure you knew you could ride with us.