Caney Paxgon wanted his cafe to have the biggest and brightest sign in Eastern Oklahoma--the "opening soon" part was supposed to be just a removable, painted notice. But a fateful misunderstanding gave the wheel chair bound, Vietnam vet, Caney the flashiest joke in the entire state.
Twelve years later, the once-busy highway is dead, the joke is old, and the sign is as worn a Caney, who hasn't ventured outside the diner since it opened. The regulars at the Honk, still gabbing and crabbing over hot java and eggs easy, haven't changed much either.
Then one day a thirtyish Crow woman blows in with a half-dead three-legged dog in her arms and a long-buried secret on her mind. Hiring her as a carhop, the first in many years, Vera Takes Horse is soon shaking up business, the locals, and Caney's heart...as she teaches them all about generosity of spirit, love and the possibility of promise---just like the sign says.
"It serves up laughs and tears while reminding the reader that it is never too late to find what you always wanted."
---San Antonio Express News
A great read! when I got to the end, I hoped for a sequel. Thoroughly entertaining! A collection of intracate lives exposed in all of their vulnerability!
A very good book, with memorable characters that you come to care about. I had the definite feeling that I knew these people, because each one reminded me closely of someone from my past or present. Highly recommended!
Filled with humor and fascinating twists and turns. You will remember thes characters long after you have finished the last page.
This was a very entertaining read. The book contained a eclectic cast of characters, each of which had a storyline that kept you turning pages to see what happens next to them. I would highly recommend this book to everyone.