Always a pleasure to read Laura Trentham’s work. And this was exceptional.
Greer Hadley thought by now she would be a big star in Nashville. But after a long struggle with no success, her big moment has passed her by. At thirty she is back in the town of Madison living with her parents and making bad decisions.
She’s hurt and behaving badly. And one of those lands her in jail and standing before her Uncle Bill in court. Sentenced to community service, Greer is angry and not planning to do anything but pick up trash. But her wise uncle sends her to volunteer at a musical rehab facility for vets and their families.
The problem is Greer has lost her joy in music. So how is she going to help anyone?
Her first two challenges are a 15-year-old whose father did not come home from war. Ally is angry, hurting and acting out. Her mother isn’t handling things very well either.
Emmett was the man in high school. Handsome, athletic and expected to do big things in the military, much like his father and grandfather. But Emmett came home missing more than a limb. He lost himself. Riddled with guilt that shouldn’t be his, he is full of rage and self-loathing. How is Greer supposed to handle that?
By a twist of fate, they all may be able to save each other. Three stubborn and hurting people. Will they get a second chance?
I am so glad I was home alone when I read this. I sobbed. It was painful and uncomfortable and I am so much better for having read this.
A Five Star Read!
NetGalley/February 4th, 2020 by St. Martin’s Griffin