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Love in a Small American Town

Love in Small Town America


Realistic and sincere writer, keen observer, the American Lucy Score examines life in its smallest details, with its glorious sides and its less glorious sides in her new novel, < em>Those things you don't forget. Through the story of Naomi and Knox, who meet at a time when everything is going wrong in Naomi's life, she shows that sometimes love and great feelings have to be given a chance, despite the obstacles on the way. our way.

Naomi, heroine of this moving novel, lives in a small town in Virginia called Knockemout by Lucy Score… and inspired by the small towns of Virginia and Pennsylvania that she knows well.

Naomi flees a toxic relationship and reflects on the direction her life must take. But life, this great player, plays a little trick on her via her twin sister. Tina, a troubled woman who has a knack for troubled situations, calls on him for help. But after borrowing money and his car, she flees and leaves him, as a bonus, her 11-year-old daughter, Waylay Regina Witt.

Without money, without a car, with an 11-year-old girl she didn't know existed, Naomi no longer knows where to turn. She meets Knox, a man who offers to give her a hand, until things get back to normal. But there may be more than a benevolent bond of friendship that will be woven between them.

Best-selling writer

Lucy Score, joined by telephone in Pennsylvania, where she lives, has had worldwide success with the series Knockemout. Ironically, she claims that writing books was the first thing that made her successful in her life. 

“I spent a lot of time as an adult trying to find my place in this world. I went from job to job; I was being thanked. And when I started writing novels, I said to myself: this is why nothing worked! 

However, writing has always interested her. “Even before I learned my alphabet, I kept a little notebook with me in which I doodled. I wanted to be a journalist. I studied journalism and worked at a daily newspaper in Harrisburg for a while. But I didn't like to write about bad news. I think that's what prompted me to look to the side of fiction.”

Country artist Jake Owen's song, Down To The Honky Tonk, gave birth to the novel.

“In the song, he talks about a dog named Waylon and a driveway that needs to be paved. I listened to this song all the time and it made me smile. I started imagining a male character who would have this gravel driveway, a dog named Waylon. And the whole story began. ”


Lucy Score wanted to talk about the vulnerability needed to build a healthy and strong romantic relationship . 

“Knox, the hero, runs away from anything remotely resembling vulnerability, but when Naomi comes into his life, he discovers the value of that vulnerability. Relationships take work.”

She also wanted to explore the bonds between siblings, especially when there are difficult situations to go through.

“Human relationships are not simple or easy, but the best relationships are those which we worked the most. It's a learning curve, a commitment, a lot of hard work. » 


« Good. First I have to…

Certainly not call my parents. And I also didn't want to involve the police – again – if I could avoid it. What if Tina came back in an hour? Perhaps the most urgent thing was to drink another coffee.

– Call the cops to report the burglary and child abandonment, advised Knox.

– What if she shows up in an hour? She's my sister.

– So what? She stole your car and abandoned her daughter.

That caveman was right. And I didn't like it at all. ”

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