Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Review ~ Home to Whiskey Creek by Brenda Novak

Sometimes home is the refuge you need—and sometimes it isn't
Adelaide Davies, who's been living in Sacramento, returns to Whiskey Creek, the place she once called home. She's there to take care of her aging grandmother and to help with Gran's restaurant, Just Like Mom's. But Adelaide isn't happy to be back. There are too many people here she'd rather avoid, people who were involved in that terrible June night fifteen years ago.
Ever since the graduation party that changed her life, she's wanted to go to the police and make sure the boys responsible—men now—are punished. But she can't, not without revealing an even darker secret. So it's better to pretend….
Noah Rackham, popular, attractive, successful, is shocked when Adelaide won't have anything to do with him. He has no idea that his very presence reminds her of something she'd rather forget. He only knows that he's finally met a woman he could love.

When Adelaide (Addy) Davies comes home to Whiskey Creek it's only to take care of her grandmother, Milly, and help out at Milly’s restaurant, Just Like Mom's.  One night something terrible happens and she is reminded of graduation night, fifteen years previously.  Addy ends up stuck in a mine.  She calls for help, but isn’t sure if anyone will hear her.  Her cries are heard by none other than Noah Rackam.  After Noah rescues Addy from the mine, things get really interesting.  He does not know who she is, but she knows who he is.  Events from the graduation party start to haunt her.  
Noah starts getting really close to Addy but she keeps pushing him away.  It's not until Noah sees with his own eyes that Addy is in trouble that he understands why she won’t get close to him.  He will do whatever he has to do to protect her.  He'll even go against his own family.  You'll have to read the book to find out what happens and why.  Going against his family is hard but he does it for the woman he loves.
On of my favorite lines from the book was when Noah asks his friend  Joe's daughter what it takes to find a wife.  Josephine’s response is, "You have to fall in love with someone and prove you won't ever stop loving them."
While Noah is dealing with his family and his feelings for Addy, he also has to deal with the fallout from his good friend Baxter’s actions.
Brenda Novak has written an awesome series.  If you have not read this series, you really should.  She makes you feel like you live in this little town known as Whiskey Creek.  A town where some will take care of their own no matter what.  And others will go against the masses to do what is right.
Rating: 5
Release Date: August 1, 2013
Book Length: 416 pages
Source: Personal Purchase
Reviewed by: Mona
Reading format: Available in eBook and Paperback

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  1. I thought this book sounded good when I read an excerpt a few weeks back. Think I'll have to add it to my TBR list!

    1. Thank you Christine. Mona LOVES the series. But I do think you will need to have some tissue handy.


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