This is an older book but I’m trying to make my way through some of Janet Ferguson’s backlist. And this one is now on Audible which helped it jump ahead on my extremely long TBR! And Psst, this ebook is free on Kindle right now (be sure and double-check the price).
About the Book
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.
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In My Opinion
I couldn’t help but like Sarah Beth. Despite her severe anxiety, she’s a good friend and boss to those put in her life. And I loved the close relationship she has with her brother.
Then Jess enters her life. And keeps showing up. The two become friends, and even though he’s interested in more, he realizes Sarah Beth isn’t there.
These characters are flawed people who are trying their best to live a Godly life but still make poor judgments sometimes. Who can’t relate to that?
Janet Ferguson gives readers a good look into a small southern town and the south’s love of college football. Add in a crazy dog and an adorable little girl, and there Leaving Oxford is a strong start to this series.
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