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Feeling her life is at a standstill, Jill McCallister jumps at the chance to visit Morgan’s Grove, the town founded by her great-great-great grandfather. Eager to discover her roots and do research for a new book, she drives from Colorado to Texas, excited to meet the inhabitants of her grandfather’s legacy.

Jill immerses herself in the charming community, enjoying the residents and their quirky traditions. When she meets the mysterious Rick Wright, she almost forgets she’s sworn off men, but she’s not willing to risk getting too involved, especially since she will be returning home in a few weeks.

When the winter festival kicks into high gear, Jill and Rick are thrown together to work on a project, and sparks soon fly. Although she fights it, Jill can’t help falling hard for his soulful eyes and flirty smile. But as tempting as Rick is, he’s hiding something, and the mystery writer in Jill is determined to discover his secret.

With the clock running out on her time in Morgan’s Grove, Jill needs to decide what “home” really means to her.

©2020 Traci Borum (P)2021 Traci Borum

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"You're going to love the characters that populate Morgan's Grove in Love Starts Here. They could be your neighbors...if you're lucky enough to live in a Hallmark town!" (Christy's Cozy Corners)

"This is a sweet, well-written story with central themes of family, pursuing one's dreams, history, friendship, a budding romance, and small-town community. Fans of Denise Hunter and Mary Alice Monroe will surely enjoy Love Starts Here." (Librarian Laura Reviews)

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