Courtney Wood Montgomery
Born: Union, South Carolina
Age: Old enough to have known better.
Relationship Status: Newlywed
Likes: Summer nights, open fields, sweet iced tea, her mom’s sweet potato casserole
Dislikes: Formalities, cats, her in-laws
Greatest Accomplishment: Being the first in her family to graduate high school, not to mention college
Deepest Fears: Being trapped, physically and emotionally
Courtney is what you might call a firecracker. She’s had a tough run, but she attributes her accomplishments to hard work and being tough as nails. She’s highly no-nonsense. Attending her grandmother’s church is one of her sweetest childhood memories, but her taste for religion has turned bitter over the years. Unlike most of her cousins, she finished high school and even earned a scholarship to attend college. That’s where she met Neil Montgomery, the youngest son of an old Southern family. Though she wouldn’t say she’s madly in love with Neil, she was in love enough to say yes when he asked. Six months into her marriage, she finds herself increasingly unhappy and troubled by memories from her past that she’s been trying to escape.