The Girl Back Home
Sometimes what you spend your life looking for is waiting at home, right where it’s been all along. Jamie Basnight, 42, an expensive, attractive, successful lawyer from Durham, is moving back to the place she grew up to become a country lawyer. The reason for this drastic change is the ending of her 16 year relationship with the stunningly beautiful, Mary Ann, due to Jamie's own mistakes. Starting over at this age was the last thing Jamie ever thought she would do, but here she was moving into the little cottage on the Intracoastal Waterway, on the outer banks of North Carolina. She came home to heal. Jamie embraces the move as a fresh start. Surrounded by natural wonders, Jamie reconnects with the girl she used to be. Jamie also reconnects with friends she hasn’t seen in more than 20 years, including the woman she had her first real lesbian crush on, though she didn’t recognize it at the time. She knew now that she had loved the good-looking blonde and she had broken her teenage heart. Sandy, her crush, was married now with grandchildren, but she was still a knockout. Jamie finds herself drawn to Sandy, not knowing if it is a residual crush or real, and ignoring the fact that she is married. Jamie is also still hoping for a reconciliation with Mary Ann. What happens next is a wild ride of emotional ups and downs. In the end, coming back home changes Jamie’s life forever.