Callie has a liver disease. She is deteriorating fast and if she doesnt get a donor liver soon she will be dead. She hasnt told anyone what is ailing her. She hasnt told her friends, or even her parents. She wants to enjoy her last days; she doesnt want to be surrounded by sadness or pity. So she moves into her grandparents farm where she spent so many happy days and begins her slow goodbye.
Levi shows up on Callies doorstep battered and bloodied. He has his own demons and secrets so the last thing he expects is to be taken in and trusted by this sweet woman. They create a tentative friendship and soon find themselves fighting their attraction to one another.
I fell in love with this story from page one. Callie and Levi are characters you instantly bond with and want the best for. I started this book yesterday morning and found it impossible to put down I just didnt want to leave Whiskey Creek and I needed to know what was happening next. The characters rang true, their struggles were heartbreaking and their approach to life and how to deal with things only made them more real.
To say that this story is emotional is an understatement. I cried about a zillion times while reading this book. Sometimes I was crying because things were sad, but a lot of the times I found myself crying because I was just that moved or touched by Levi, Cassie and her pals. It really is a beautiful story. This is one of those books you love so much you want everyone to read, but at the same time you dont want to share your copy. You want your copy to remain safely on your bookshelf where you know you can grab it and reread it at anytime.
This is my favorite book in the Whiskey Creek series, so far. I cant wait for the next one!
Cherise Everhard, January 2013
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