Rocking away on her peaceful front porch, Betty Grafton receives sad news which forces her to relive the darkest moments of her life. Surrounded by her family, a captive audience hanging onto her every word, she weaves the tale of how an unlikely and controversial friendship shaped her into the woman she is today. Exposing her own mistakes, fears, and soul deep heartbreak, Betty shares the hard truth about growing up in the South in the 1960's.
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Looking back can seem daunting. Moving forward can seem impossible. With an old friend back in her life, will Betty hold on to yesterday even if it tears her apart? The past can't be rewritten, but the world can be changed - especially if Betty and her family in Edenville have anything to do with it.
Frankie Cooper has grown up surrounded by her outrageous family in the small town of Edenville, North Carolina. The problem with growing up with a suffocating family is that even though her 18th birthday is behind her they still don't see her as an adult. But when she's finally in the arms of the man she's been dreaming about, none of that matters. She's been in love with Maxwell for years and nothing will get in the way of starting her life with him.