Come Home To Me

April 7th, 2014 Books

Book 6 of the Whiskey Creek Series


Released March 25, 2014
The secrets that made you leave home can also bring you back…
When Presley Christensen returns to Whiskey Creek with her little boy after two years away, she has completely changed her life. She’s made peace with her past and overcome the negative behavior that resulted from her difficult childhood. Now she’s back in the small town that was the closest thing to “home” she ever knew. The town where she can be with the sister who is her only family.
There’s just one catch. Aaron Amos still lives in Whiskey Creek, at least until he moves to Placerville to open a branch of the Amos brothers’ auto body shop. And no matter how hard she’s tried, Presley hasn’t been able to get over him. Seeing him again makes the longing so much worse. But she hopes she can get through the next few months, because she can’t fall back into his arms…or his bed. She’s come too far to backslide now. And there’s a secret she’s been guarding—a secret she’ll do anything to protect.

My Thoughts:

Another wonderful story by Brenda Novak!  The Whiskey Creek Series has quickly become one of my favorite series to read.  The characters are all so real and relatable.  We all know someone from Whiskey Creek, a town where everyone knows each other.  Presley is a trooper, I could immediately identify with her.  It is so easy to see how far she has come and so easy feel her desire to everything right by Wyatt and her new life.  The pull of true love, and the struggle to fight it, is so strong that it can literally be felt through the pages.  My heart broke for Aaron.  He was such a slow learner, but I couldn’t help but be on his side.  What I really liked about COME HOME TO ME, is that there were a good three solid stories within this one.  I am not sure how I feel about the deception in the story, both from Presley and from her sister Cheyenne.  Unfortunately, these characters are all so likeable that I feel a bit protective of those they are trying to deceive.  While it makes a great story, it just never ends well, as we see with Presley and Aaron.  I just know Cheyenne is asking for trouble, and for no reason!

One thing I really enjoy about the Whiskey Creek Series is that you can pick up any book and begin reading and feel like you are Up to date on everyone.  Each book is unique in its own story, but yet so intertwined with the other.  There really aren’t a lot of questions left unanswered, but there isn’t enough information to spoil any other book in the series.  It certainly is a well written series and one I think you all will enjoy.  It has enough drama to keep you reading and just the perfect amount of romance.

Brenda Novak has quickly become tops on my favorite authors list and is certainly an author I have no problem recommending, even to some of my most conservative reader friends.

About the Author:

brenda novak2“I caught my day-care provider drugging my children with cough syrup and Tylenol to get them to sleep while I was away,” Brenda says. “It was then that I decided that I needed to do something from home.”

However, writing was the last profession she expected to undertake. In fact, Brenda swears she didn’t have a creative bone in her body. In school, math and science were her best subjects, and when it came time to pick a major in college, she chose business.

Abandoning her academic scholarship to Brigham Young University at the age of 20 in order to get married and start a family, Brenda dabbled in commercial real estate, then became a loan officer.

“When I first got the idea to become a novelist, it took me five years to teach myself the craft and finish my first book,” Brenda admits. “I learned how to write by reading what others have written. The best advice for any would-be author: read, read, read….”

Brenda sold her first book, and the rest is history. Many of her novels have won or placed in contests such as the National Reader’s Choice, the Bookseller’s Best, the Write Touch, the Award of Excellence and the Beacon Award for Published Authors.

Brenda and her husband, Ted, live in Sacramento and are the proud parents of five children—three girls and two boys. She juggles her writing career with her children’s softball and soccer games, field trips, carpool runs and homework sessions.

When she’s not spending time with her family or writing, Brenda is usually working on her annual fundraiser for diabetes research—an on-line auction held at her website May 1st – May 31st. Her youngest son, Thad, has diabetes, and Brenda is determined to help him and others like him. She also enjoys traveling, watching sporting events and biking–she rides an amazing 20 miles every day!


Cici ♥

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