So says Lucy Hatch to her stepdaughter, Denny, who has run away from her edgling music career in Nashville to escape marriage troubles. Read more...
So says Lucy Hatch to her stepdaughter, Denny, who has run away from her edgling music career in Nashville to escape marriage troubles. Now back home in Texas, Denny learns that leaving her past behind won t be so simple: she s pregnant. Lucy is also at a turning point. The ower shop where she s worked for years is closing, and her husband, Ash Farrell, is nding that living one day at a time is harder than he thought it would be. Everything used to stay the same in the little town of Mooney; now big changes are in the air and everyone has to shift their plans to embrace the future. As Denny stops running and nally faces the music, Lucy works to regain her own footing by helping the man she loves nd his.
Heartwarming, funny, and distinctly Southern, " Return of the Stardust Cowgirl "explores the joys and sorrows of life in a small town, the complexity of love, and the bonds that we share only with family."
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page 48.
- Review Date: 2007-12-03
- Reviewer: Staff
The fourth installment in Moyer's marvelous Lucy Hatch series (after Heartbreak Town) is as refreshing as an icy cold Coke on a hot afternoon in northeast Texas. The fortunes of cowgirl Lucy Hatch have been up and down since her husband, singer/songwriter Ash Farrell, lost his recording contract and hightailed it home to Mooney, Tex. (pop. 990), to reunite with Lucy and son Jude. Not that Lucy doesn't appreciate his renewed commitment (and his handyman abilities), but she knows he has plenty of problems, and his creative block isn't helping things, nor is the fact that Lucy's job at a flower shop is in peril. Also complicating matters is the whirlwind arrival of Lucy's pregnant stepdaughter, Denny Culpepper, a rising country star who caught her husband cheating on her. Lucy and Denny realize their lives are falling apart, and pulling together means accepting change and, sometimes, making hard decisions. Austinite Moyer captures smalltown Texas life with a sure touch, offering insights about how families survive. (Feb.)