Middy Sweet Young, a wealthy widow, returns to her hometown in Northeast Georgia in search of her youth, lured by a dreamy wish shared with Luke Mercer, her high school boyfriend: One day we'll be together... THE FOREVER WISH OF MIDDY SWEET is the story of that prophecy, the former beauty queen and the retired history teacher reuniting fifty years after her vow. It is a prophecy that will haunt Luke. A widower, he has settled comfortably in Creel as a father and grandfather, as a friend to such people as the barber Roy Kennedy, as an unlikely football legend, as the local historian, as a dedicated volunteer for the library. In a small town where core values have remained relatively unchanged, Luke is the model citizen, yet Middy's sudden and unexpected appearance in his life brings with it uncertainty and confusion. For Luke, Middy's search becomes his discovery, leaving him to wonder if she had been right: What might have been is a haunting of the imagination.
- ISBN-13: 9780881467536
- ISBN-10: 0881467537
- Publisher: Mercer University Press
- Publish Date: August 2020
- Dimensions: 8.8 x 5.9 x 1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
- Page Count: 318