Jancy Wilson had plans! But being in Pick, Texas of all places wasn't part of that plan. She had no job, no money and now her old beat up car is, well let's say, smoking, and not in a good way. It's going up in flames. Her plan was to go to Louisiana and stay with her cousin. She was just passing through, not planning on staying. She only ended up in Pick since she was going to visit her grandmother's grave as she passed through. With no car and no money, she is now stuck in Pick. She needs money and is willing to work to get it. In the window of “The Strawberry Hearts Diner” is a HELP WANTED sign. She remembers the diner from being a teen and those scrumptious strawberry tarts. So in she goes to apply for the job and her life changes.
Author Carolyn Brown gives the reader four women and their lives. You have three residents of Pick, Texas. Nettie is aging and is full of knowledge. Vickie is a mom to Emily's. She is trying to learn to let Emily grow and live her life. Then we have Emily who has lots of love from family and friends. Jancy now becomes a part of that group. In a way we get three stories. One is the relationships between the four women. Another is about a developer who the town has problems with. And of course the author includes a romance.
The story flows at an easy pace which is reminiscent of its setting. That was a nice touch. I enjoyed the setting being in a small town where life went along a little slower.
“The Strawberry Hearts Diner” is a heartwarming read about friendships and finding a place where you feel loved and at home. Jancy finds a family.
Readers, don't miss out on this fun charming book!
Being broke, unemployed, and stranded back in the tiny town of Pick, Texas, was not part of Jancy Wilson’s plan. Yet here she is, watching her car literally go up in smoke—along with her last-ditch hope of staying with her cousin in Louisiana. When Jancy spies a Help Wanted sign hanging in the window of the quaint Strawberry Hearts Diner, the memories of the two years she spent there as a teenager—and the lure of the diner’s beloved strawberry tarts—are enough to draw her in and plant her feet…but only temporarily.
Raised by parents who refused to settle anywhere for long, Jancy has never known what it is to have roots. Now that Jancy’s swept up by the warmth and character of this quirky little community—and by the pull of an old crush—it’s beginning to feel like home. She’s making friends and even discovering the sweetness of falling in love. But when the town is threatened, Jancy knows it will take more than its legendary tarts to save it. Can she fight for this little Texas town—knowing she might not stay forever?