Connor Graham is a city boy—a celebrated fashion photographer in New York. When his uncle’s death drags him back to the family blueberry farm, all he wants to do is sell it as quickly as he can. Until he meets his uncle’s tenant farmer.
Jed Jones, shy and stammering, devout and dedicated, has always yearned for land of his own and a man to share it with. Kept in the closet by his church, family, and disastrous first love, he longs to be accepted for who he is. But now, with his farm and his future in Connor’s careless hands, he stands to lose even the little he has.
Neither man expects the connection between them. Jed sees Connor—appreciates his art and passion like no one else in this godforsaken town ever has. Connor hears Jed—looks past his stutter to listen to the man inside. The time they share is idyllic, but with the farm sale pending, even their sanctuary is a source of tension. As work, family, and their town’s old-fashioned attitudes pull them apart, they must find a way to reconcile commitments to their careers and to each other.
“Chock-full of internal and external conflict, Jed and Connor’s struggling relationship helps their community — a broad cast of authentic characters charting complicated paths with grace and courage — learn acceptance and redefine romance.” –The New York Times
“[An] idyllic small-town love story of city boy and country boy” –Publisher’s Weekly
“Have you ever read a book and felt an author’s love through her words? Well, I felt it here. This book moved me.” –Gay Book Reviews
“This book is romantic and tender with some intense sexy scenes. It’s a quiet story about family and faith … finding yourself and finding love.” – My Fiction Nook
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