Sassy Spinster Farm is a place to find solace. At least, that's what it's become since Rue Anderson and her sister Laura transformed their childhood Texas homestead into a successful tourist destination. It's where guests flock to get their hands dirty and taste food fresh from the garden. And it's where Rue is raising her pre-teen daughter on her own--while trying to keep her outspoken sister in check. It's not easy, but together, it seems there's nothing the two can't handle--until an unexpected, and not entirely welcome guest shows up in the middle of one warm summer night.
Heidi Bogue, onetime stepsister to Rue and Laura, is back, and she's hiding from something. Why else would she return to the place she was dragged to, kicking and screaming, as a teenager? A place she was thrilled to leave when, three years later, she and her mother bolted, leaving Rue and Laura's father heartbroken? But while Laura is irate, Rue won't turn Heidi away. Technically, they were once sisters, and to Rue, sisterhood is forever.
Soon, Sassy Spinster Farm is turned upside down by Heidi's complicated presence. Still, Rue is determined that Heidi, like all their guests, finds the farm a safe place to discover--or remember--what really matters. It's a revelation that will come sooner than any of them expected, when devastating news shakes the foundation of their tenuous sisterhood.
Moving and uplifting, here is a beautifully written novel about the bonds we are born into and those we create for ourselves--and of the strength that comes in loving without limits.
Praise for Miss You Most of All"An exuberant celebration of life, love, family and friendship, told with a sassy Texas flair. It's a perfect balance of humor and heartache, a sweetly satisfying novel that will stay with the reader long after the final page is turned."--Susan Wiggs, New York Times bestselling author
"A funny, poignant, and deeply satisfying novel. What I loved about it most of all was the authentic portrait of a family with all its imperfect and humble acts of love-those things that truly make our lives worthwhile."--Nancy Thayer, New York Times bestselling author of Summer House
"A deliciously great book for those who love real books that depict real life, with all the mess, tears, joy, and laughter that living on this planet--or in this case the Sassy Spinster Farm--involves."--Cathy Lamb, author of Henry's Sisters
"Incredibly funny, genuinely heartbreaking, and strangely comforting, Miss You Most of All is completely wonderful."--Beth Harbison, New York Times bestselling author of Hope in a Jar
"Elizabeth Bass has created a trio of Texas sisters whose struggle to meet some of life's toughest challenges will enthrall you. Utterly warmhearted, it will keep you eagerly turning the pages. Miss You Most of All is a special experience from start to finish."--Holly Chamberlin, author of One Week in December