Honorable Mention Award from the National Writers Association.
A homecoming queen is a lucky girl who has been granted a ginormous honor that will lead to a dazzlingly charmed life. Right? Wrong for queen Llayne Robertson. After a disastrous homecoming day, she suspects that this charmed life thing is going to take more work than she expected. And no one is going to do it for her. When she eventually forgives and marries the dude who ruined her big event, she quickly finds herself widowed when he dies of cancer. Llayne comes to realize that the honor was in finding love and the charm is in using the memory of that love to build a new life for herself. No single event—a homecoming or wedding or holiday—is what brings happiness. It’s all the days in-between.