By Gerri Hill
Jacqueline Keys was once ostracized from her small place of origin of Pine Springs, Texas whilst she was once seventeen, despatched away simply because she was once homosexual. Her relatives was once the biggest organization 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 in simple terms baby used to be homosexual, couldn't tolerate the gossip approximately her kin. So, with 100 money in her pocket and a one-way bus price ticket out of city, Jacqueline was once informed to not get back until eventually she had come to her senses. And that integrated being ready to marry the son of a enterprise affiliate of the kin. 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 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 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 she or he can be back face-to-face with the lady who, as an adolescent, were Jackie’s first weigh down. She and Kay were inseparable as youngsters, and later as children. They locate themselves falling again into their previous conduct, and Jackie is quickly battling an analogous emotions she’d had whilst she used to be seventeen. yet residing in the back of the pine curtain, Kay is scared of her love for Jackie, petrified of what her relatives will say, terrified 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 allow her cross? Or will Kay persist with her middle?
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I should let you get back to work. And I should check in with Mary. ” “Mary? You brought . . ” Jacqueline laughed. “No. Mary Lawrence. ” “Oh. I see. ” “I haven’t seen my mother yet. ” Kay lowered her head. “I’m sorry. ” “It’s okay. It’s not like I . . I feel anything, you know. He was my father, but I lost my family a long time ago. ” Kay nodded sadly. ” 33 All content of this eBook is copyrighted CHAPTER SIX “I knew if anyone welcomed you with open arms, it would be the Garlands,” Mary said.
She also wondered what most of the congregation was thinking. She could hear the whispering. No doubt Jackie heard it, too. But Kay didn’t care what they were thinking. She only knew she had this overwhelming urge to offer Jackie comfort, strength. Not that she thought Jackie needed strength. She exuded nothing but conﬁdence. She always had. Jackie felt Kay’s hand squeeze her own and she straightened up, looking at Kay, meeting her blue eyes and nodding. They turned 56 All content of this eBook is copyrighted and made their way back down the aisle.
Great, Jackie, great. ” Jacqueline shook his hand. He looked nothing like the young boy she remembered. He’d grown into a handsome man, his neatly trimmed mustache lifting on one corner as he smiled. ” “Four of the little monsters running around here are my kids, 39 All content of this eBook is copyrighted but I’ll introduce you later,” Rose said. ” She pointed to the pitchers of iced tea sitting on the picnic table. ” Jacqueline dipped a plastic cup into the ice, then ﬁlled her glass, looking around for Kay.