Professor of Russian Studies Bailey Craig vowed never to set foot in Yancey again, but when her beloved aunt dies, she has no choice. Her plan of attack is simple: return for Agnes’s funeral, get the family business ready for a quick sale, and then put Yancey and all the heartbreaking memories wrapped up in it behind her for good.
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Bailey kept her gaze downcast as people shuffled past. So many pairs of shoes moving by. So many who loved Agnes.
In a few minutes they’d all be gone and she could say a proper goodbye, without anyone peering on. She’d tell her aunt how much she loved her and how desperately she’d miss hearing that gravely voice encouraging her, prodding her on…even chastising her when she needed a good kick in the pants.
“Bailey.” A hand rested on her shoulder.
She flinched, her heart nearly stopping.
It wasn’t Pastor John, but she knew the voice. It haunted her often in her dreams.
Her heart sank as she gazed up into those eyes—the same seafoam green ones that first filled her with joy and then with shame.
It’d been futile thinking she could avoid him in a town Yancey’s size. He was as much a part of the place as tides were the ocean. Every memory of Yancey was wrapped up in him. Her best and worst.
“Sorry.” Cole offered a weak smile. “I didn’t mean to startle you.”
She blinked. It was all she was capable of.
He extended a hand. “Cole McKenna. Don’t know if you remember me.”
How could she forget?