from the Sweet Nothings Lingerie Series by Meg London
Hello y’all. It’s Arabella Andrews here. I run the Sweet Nothings Lingerie Shop in Paris, Tennessee. My niece Emma Taylor left her job in New York City to come back to Paris and help me with the shop. She did a splendid job renovating the space—ripping out the pea green shag I put down in the 70s, painting the walls a pretty pale pink and adding black and white toile accents.
We have a large collection of vintage lingerie that I’ve acquired at various estate sales. Emma is in charge of ordering the new stock. Thanks to her contacts in New York, we have some beautiful things to offer our clients.
Sometimes I worry though. Is this any sort of life for a 28 year old girl—helping her old aunt run a shop in a small town? It worries me that I’m being selfish by keeping her here.
Of course there is Brian O’Connell. He’s the brother of Emma’s best friend, and the friendship has blossomed into a serious relationship. Perhaps that’s enough to keep her here in Paris.
What do you think? What would you do for love?
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