Few things are as lasting as the bond between sisters. In her
poignant debut, Elizabeth Bass explores the lengths one
cobbled-together family will go to for each other, and the power of
a connection that never fades…
Sassy Spinster Farm is a place to find solace. At least, that's
what it's become since Rue Anderson and her sister Laura
transformed their childhood Texas homestead into a successful
tourist destination. It's where guests flock to get their hands
dirty and taste food fresh from the garden. And it's where Rue is
raising her pre-teen daughter on her own --- while trying to keep
her outspoken sister in check. It's not easy, but together, it
seems there's nothing the two can't handle --- until an unexpected,
and not entirely welcome guest shows up in the middle of one warm
Heidi Bogue, onetime stepsister to Rue and Laura, is back, and
she's hiding from something. Why else would she return to the place
she was dragged to, kicking and screaming, as a teenager? A place
she was thrilled to leave when, three years later, she and her
mother bolted, leaving Rue and Laura's father heartbroken? But
while Laura is irate, Rue won't turn Heidi away. Technically, they
were once sisters, and to Rue, sisterhood is forever.
Soon, Sassy Spinster Farm is turned upside down by Heidi's
complicated presence. Still, Rue is determined that Heidi, like all
their guests, finds the farm a safe place to discover --- or
remember --- what really matters. It's a revelation that will come
sooner than any of them expected, when devastating news shakes the
foundation of their tenuous sisterhood.
Moving and uplifting, here is a beautifully written novel about
the bonds we are born into and those we create for ourselves ---
and of the strength that comes in loving without limits.
MISS YOU MOST OF ALL © Copyright 2011 by Elizabeth Bass.
Reprinted with permission by Kensington. All rights reserved.
Miss You Most of All