Emily Hudson should be happy. She has achieved modest success as a painter and lives a good quiet suburban life with her husband and four children. But one day, somewhere between the train schedules, orthodontist appointments, and bake sales, Emily stopped and remembered who she was when she was sixteen and how she felt when she found love with James Moran - the young man she kissed beneath her parents' Ping-Pong table - the boy who made her Jimmy's girl.
It's been thirty years. But Emily can't stop herself from thinking about Jimmy . . . nor can she resist using the Internet to find him, and placing the phone call that will change both their lives for ever. Now Emily and Jimmy will risk the lives they've made for themselves and the happiness of their respective families. In one unforgettable weekend, they will learn what went wrong between them and find out together if first love deserves a second chance.
The debut of a writer of extraordinary talent, 'Jimmy's Girl' is a novel for anyone who ever left love behind and dared to wonder "what if?".