Brooklyn James' soundtrack to her novel The Boots My Mother Gave Me does
Margaret Moser — The Austin Chronicle
more than give a clever feminist twist to the title. Her songs serve as chapters
themselves, underlining James' deft ability as a storyteller and songwriter.

Brooklyn James


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"Ace and Shelby stole our hearts early on in this YA romance." —Totally Booked

"This book was so intriguing I could not put it down and read it in just one sitting!" —Fabulous and Brunette Blog

"This is the first book to hold my attention in a while." —Andi's YA Books

"I enjoy a story where the protagonist grows, and in this story both of them do. An emotional rollercoaster that touched me deeply." —Book Reviews by Lynn

"I really enjoyed this book. It was quite different than most other books I've read this year. The main characters had spunk and chemistry that was unmatched, the plot was something I've never read before, and the ending felt perfect for the story." —Abbott Can't Write Blog

A secret note square found in a handmade guitar proves that small town gossip is not only ubiquitous but occasionally true. This gossip comes with strings rivaling those on Ace Cooper’s guitar, the safest strings he will ever have around his heart.

Ace’s father warns him to stay away from the Lynn girl. Daughter of a deceased bootlegger and a barely living addict, Shelby Lynn is no stranger to small town contempt. She keeps her nose in the books and feet to the ground, a college scholarship the only escape from her tumultuous life.

As Ace’s heartstrings unravel, so does his family’s role in Shelby’s broken past. Thrust into a precarious journey of their roots brimming with music and betrayal, the two have never been closer…to the truth of how Shelby’s father died. One truth transforms every facet of their lives forever.

A dual POV friends-to-first-love story, Just Shelby is an unsuspecting mystery that depicts how growing together can sometimes hurt worse than growing apart.

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