What In Tarnation Is A “Halfback?”

Two of the main characters in Book 1, Fool Me Once, are originally from Connecticut but now live in middle Tennessee. Ronnie Chandler is a realtor, part owner of Horse Country Real Estate, so she lists and sells horse properties to horse people and she’s an avid rider herself. Her next door neighbor, Mindy, is her riding buddy.

Neither Ronnie nor Mindy feel displaced, living in the south, because they’re surrounded by “Halfbacks.” WHAT is that, you’re probably wondering! That’s someone from up north….New England, upstate New York, Michigan etc…who moves to Florida, finds it doesn’t suit them for one reason or another and moves halfway back, to North Carolina, the Blue Ridge, eastern Kentucky or Tennessee after the reality overcomes the dream of living in paradise and they find it too hot, too humid, too flat, too featureless, too crowded, too expensive, too prone to hurricanes, etc.


Tennessee’s Big South Fork looks and feels so much like where those folks came from that they don’t miss it as they did. That’s good news for Ronnie and her partners, Rickie Ahlers and Andee Barton, who soon attract investors and create an equestrian community called Riverwood.

Horse lovers who love to read books about horses will enjoy all three horse-themed books, Fool Me Once, which is Book 1, followed by A Bitter Wind Blows, Book 2, and the current work in progress, Signs Of Life, Book 3.


Author: linnhemccarron

Have completed four Contemporary Fiction/Romance novels in The Riverwood Series. The first was released in August 2018; the second is under contract and in the process of edits. The third book and fourth books are in the queue. The fifth is now the current work-in-progress. The setting is Big South Fork, Tennessee which is known as "The Trailriding Capital of the Southeast" so these stories will all appeal to horse lovers who love to read books about horses.

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