Heading Out to Wonderful by Robert Goolrick
This book is wonderfully written and a pleasure to read. Charlie Beal comes to a town you might think is Pleasantville. Just back from WWII he has a pocketful of money and is looking for an ideal place like this to settle down. He assimilates himself into the small Virginia town easily enough but falls in love with a married woman. This woman is married to the self important rich man of the county Boaty Glass who is 40 years her senior. Now, you know going in that something has to happen and it can’t be good but you won’t be prepared for this ending that may leave you with more questions than answers.