From the author of Sit! Stay! Speak! comes a tender, terrific novel complete with long-buried secrets, a three-legged pot belly pig, and an irresistible dog an unforgettable story about love, friendship, and community. Perfect for fans of Mary Kay Andrews and Mary Alice Monroe.Caroline O Connor never dreamed she d be back home in Cold River, Missouri, the Ozark Mountain town where everyone is up your business. they mean well as they drive you crazy. She thought she d left town for good, but now she s back, helping to care for her New York born mother struck with Alzheimer s, and prone to saying and doing anything and her father, the beloved local doctor frustrated he can t cure his own wife.As for Caroline, she s doing just fine coping with her parents, her brazen cousin Ava Dawn s marital disasters, her mostly-deaf dog and with Noah Cranwell, far-flung relative of a local family mostly infamous for running moonshine, an ex-veteran who s come to Cold River with troubles of his own. Caroline believes she knows everything about Cold River and the people who live in its hills and hollers but sometimes life s greatest surprises happen closest to home. "