Life is Too Short for White Walls


Joss Murphy has endured a difficult marriage, but a final, painful instance of adultery rips away her marriage and family foundation. With life in turmoil, Joss returns to Banjo Bend, Kentucky, to the homestead her grandparents used to own and the only place she felt safe. Except the old farm is now a campground, run by a reclusive and uncooperative veteran. Ez McIntyre lives with PTSD from the tragedies of war and sorrows of the home front and needed a secluded place to hide and heal. The campground seemed like the perfect place until lively Joss Murphy shows up. Reluctantly, he rents her cabin number three, and before he knows it, she’s infusing color and energy into his dull and lackluster existence.  

A fresh, not-to-be-missed take on clean, starting-over romance! Banjo Bend is the setting for two lost souls to come together and find each other. A time to regroup individually leads to opportunities to look forward together. The story could have more editing done to weed out errors readers may find distracting. Joss’s heartbreak cannot hide her true colorful and energetic personality buried beneath. Ez may be battle scarred, but his heart still beats. Their slow-burn chemistry makes for a delightful story of campfires and redecorating, family and choices, all told in a gentle, rolling flow found in more mature characters. Fans of Liz Flaherty’s other romances or fans of good storytelling in small town settings, with solid characters and excellent creativity need to read this book!

Emerson Matthews