Teagan Brooks woke up one morning and realized she lived a very shallow existence. Her job was dependent on her relationship that felt performative, and her friends knew nothing of substance about her life. So, after turning down a marriage proposal and losing her job, she went back home. To a small Louisiana town as big as a fingernail where the only entertainment consistently involved The Domino Sisters—six women, now in their 70s and 80s, that had played dominoes every Tuesday for decades while spreading and being the town gossip. One of those women happened to be Teagan’s beloved Granny.
She grew up at the domino table, in Earline’s cafe, on shopping trips with Granny and Boo, and surrounded by these women and their spouses on the wooden porch of the town hall/post office. That was her safe space. But now that she was in her late twenties, these women, who always seemed like nurturing goody two-shoes to a young Teagan, are unloading all their dirt and secret adventures while simultaneously showing Teagan the limitless paths she’s allowed to take—which included prying into her romantic relationships, much to her chagrin.
Because as soon as Teagan was back in town, she ran into her high school rival, Alex Thames. And to no surprise to her, he was still the same cold, expressionless, uptight boy she remembered. Just… older and … attractive and making her head spin in equal parts frustration and infatuation.
With the help of The Domino Sisters, Teagan discovers her purpose, makes mistakes, kisses the wrong people, and learns she’s the only person she needs to put first. Ultimately, Teagan’s story reiterates the power of decades-long friendships, and the influence of strong women on an impressionable young woman.