Dealing with Denver
Freelance writer Mattie Meadows has found an excellent excuse to visit Barbourville, Tennessee. She’s been assigned to write an article about a local authentic cottage for a magazine on cottage vacations.
But her real reason for visiting the small town is much less transparent, and if she succeeds in her quest, some of the most prominent citizens of Barbourville may very well become her enemies.
Attorney Denver Vance is using Barbourville as a stopover on his way from a Florida vacation to his home in Chicago. When he arrives late one evening after all of his Barbourville relatives are in bed, he decides to spend the night in his brother’s rental cottage. He knows Dallas doesn’t plan to rent the cottage over the summer, so he’s less than pleased when an attractive but prickly female meets him on the front porch and tells him to go away.
Once their initial misunderstanding is resolved, Mattie talks Denver into helping her with her search. Both are aware that their time in Barbourville is limited, and although neither expects to fall in love, they do. Then Mattie succeeds in her quest and old Barbourville secrets come to light, secrets that could very well destroy Mattie’s and Denver’s chances for happiness.
Will Mattie and Denver find a way to mesh their very different worlds and settle down in Barbourville? Or will the secrets they’ve uncovered forever taint their future in the small town?
*For a recipe for Mattie's Buttermilk Pie, check the Recipes page HERE.*
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Dealing with Denver is a well written story of two people at a crossroads... I would recommend you pick up this sweet read. You won't regret it!
Dealing with Denver received an Award of Merit in the Southern Theme category of the HOLT Medallion contest.