- Publisher: Mira Books
- Format: Paperback | 395 pages
- Dimensions: 104mm x 160mm x 30mm | 136g
- Publication date: 29 October 2013
- ISBN 10: 0778315460
- ISBN 13: 9780778315469
- Sales rank: 146,313
www.BrendaNovak.com Christmas is a time for remembering... Too bad not all memories are pleasant! Everyone in Whiskey Creek remembers Sophia DeBussi as the town's Mean Girl. Especially Ted Dixon, whose love she once scorned. But Sophia has paid the price for her youthful transgressions. The man she "did" marry was rich and powerful but abusive. Then he goes missing--and she soon learns that he died running from an FBI probe of his investment firm. Not only has he left Sophia penniless, he's left her to face all the townspeople he cheated.... Sophia is reduced to looking for any kind of work to pay the bills and support her daughter. With no other options, she accepts a job as housekeeper for Ted, now a successful suspense writer. He can't turn his back on her, but he refuses to get emotionally involved. Will Christmas, the season of love and forgiveness, bring them another chance at happiness?
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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Brenda Novak has penned over 40 novels. A two-time Rita nominee, she's won The National Reader's Choice, The Bookseller's Best, The Bookbuyer's Best and many other awards. She runs an annual on-line auction for diabetes research every May at www.brendanovak.com. To date, she's raised over $1 million. Brenda considers herself lucky to be a mother of five and married to the love of her life.
By Eva Millien 29 Oct 2013
This Whiskey Creek Novel is a very riveting and emotionally moving tale of how one woman can overcome the past and have hope for the future.
Sophia’s paid for her past mistakes by marrying an abusive man, when he disappears and is later found dead she thinks things might be better until she finds herself being blamed for her husband’s crimes against the townspeople. Only a couple of people in the town try to help her and her daughter, one of whom is Ted, the man she once scorned.
All the characters are engaging and the small town setting is perfect for the story. The author conveys Sophia’s emotional turmoil with well written words that grab the heart of the reader and doesn’t let go. The holiday timing of the book also adds a depth to the story as the reader hopes for some holiday happiness and miracles for the characters.
The reader finds themselves along for the ride as they follow Sophia’s journey to happiness, the romance between Ted and her is strong, but with the pain of the past, neither wants to trust their hearts. The author paints a vivid picture of the town and the people that captivates the reader.
This book can be read as a standalone book, but the Whiskey Creek characters are compelling and the story leaves the reader wanting to know more about them and the events taking place in this small town. If you like romances that include emotional journeys, character growth and a Happily Ever After, then this is a must read.
"Whenever I see a new Brenda Novak book, I buy it and read it, pronto. I can always count on her for a solid, exciting story, full of adventure and romance." -Linda Lael Miller #1 New York Times bestselling author