Leaving OxfordSouthern Hearts Series ~ Book 1
Escaping home to Oxford, Mississippi, seemed like a good idea. Until it wasn’t.A year after a tragic accident in Los Angeles flipped her world upside down, advertising guru Sarah Beth LeClair is still hiding away in her charming hometown of Oxford, Mississippi. And she may well be stuck there forever. Suffering from panic attacks, she prays for healing. Instead, her answer comes in the form of an arrogant football coach and an ugly puppy.
Former celebrity college quarterback Jess McCoy dreamed of playing pro football. One freak hit destroyed his chances. Although he enjoys his work as the university’s offensive coordinator, his aspirations have shifted to coaching at the highest level. His plans of moving up are finally coming together–until he falls for a woman who won’t leave town.As the deadline for Jess’s decision on his dream career looms, the bars around Sarah Beth’s heart only grow stronger. But it’s time to make a decision about leaving Oxford.
Janet W. Ferguson grew up in Mississippi and received a degree in Banking and Finance from the University of Mississippi. She has served her church as a children's minister and a youth volunteer. An avid reader, she worked as a librarian at a large public high school. Janet and her husband have two grown children, one really smart dog, and a few cats that allow them to share the space.
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Book Review by Bree Herron
Well, I have obviously lived under a rock for the past year. I had heard about this book, and series. It was toted as a “must-read” I put it in my reading pile and continued on with life. Now my life has included reading this book, and it is better for it.
Sarah Beth is darling. Struggling to heal she heads home to try and lick her wounds privately. Well, the good Lord had different plans for her. Enter Janet’s amazing writing and exit through the pages. I felt like I was falling into Oxford. It was a glorious sensation to read and feel with Sarah. To create my spot in this charming town.
The romance is tender, I felt like it wasn’t forced or a challenge to have in the book. It just flowed like a real love would. With puppy kisses. That is what this book was a sweet puppy kiss. You know that first time you see that puppy and it pulls at your heart? Well, your heart will be pulled in the best way possible through this book, well done Janet.