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Home to Whiskey Creek (Whiskey Creek #4)

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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 we ...more
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Published July 30th 2013 by Harlequin MIRA (first published January 1st 2013)
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Ash Wednesday
"Sometimes I wonder if it isn't harder to live with a lie than to be punished for the truth."

There are days when I randomly pick out books on the strength of their blurbs, not really caring much if it's right smack in the middle of a 10-book standalone-series (where there's no necessary continuity between books) or that I have no impression of the author's previous works from my friends.

So I guess I'll be coming from THAT stand-point.

After some belated research, Home to Whiskey Cre
This story is a pretty brave undertaking in that it attempts to fuse a romance with some very tough social issues. For the most part, it succeeds in achieving that goal without sacrificing any part of the story.

The set up
Adelaide (Addy) Davis returns home to Whiskey Creek after a 15-year absence. She's been living about an hour away in Sacramento but has never once visited her grandmother, Milly, the woman who raised her, since graduating high school. Addy was brutally assaulted by members of t
Willow Brook
Jan 27, 2014 Willow Brook rated it it was amazing
Shelves: contemporary
4 1/2 stars. I just love Novak's Whiskey Creek series. I don't find them typical of most romances out there. Often the H and h are at significant odds and/or barely involved romantically for a good part of the story. The books are great soap operas in the sense of lots of conflict (both internal and between characters), dark secrets, adversity, and trauma. The characters show growth and maturity as they take on these many challenges and overcome what are often extremely hard times to find love a ...more
Feb 06, 2014 Susan rated it it was amazing
This is a wonderful romance that deals with some really tough issues. When she was a sophomore in high school Addy attended a graduation party that ended horrifically for her. Addy left Whiskey Creek after graduation, never intending to come back. But her grandmother needs her help, so here she is, wanting nothing so much as to avoid the boys who raped her. Two days after arriving in town she is kidnapped and dumped into the very mine where the attack occurred. She's rescued by Noah, her high sc ...more
May 20, 2013 Beth rated it really liked it
Adelaide Davies is returning to her home town, to help her aging grandmother with her restaurant. This isn't a happy homecoming to Whiskey Creek. Years ago while Adelaide was barely 16, she was brutally attacked by a group of boys at a party. Those boys are now men with lives, families and they still reside in Whiskey Creek. Now she must pretend that it is all in the past, until she is assaulted again and warned never to reveal what truly happened that fateful night.

While mountain biking Noah Ra
Creo que es como 2.5 pero seré generosa,aquí todo era drama,más drama y más drama. Adelaide fue violada hace 15 años en una fiesta de fin de curso,por cinco chicos de los cuales uno murió,sintiéndose culpable decide abandonar el pueblo,pero regresa habiendo pasado más de diez años de su desgracia. Con un divorcio a cuesta,d un matrimonio que nunca prosperó por falta de amor de su parte.

Regresando es golpeada,secuestrada y abandonada en una mina,dónde fue violada,pero es rescatada por el que fue
Sulis Peri Hutan
Feb 17, 2017 Sulis Peri Hutan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ijak-scoop
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Home To Whiskey Creek bisa dibilang paling favorit dari lima buku pertama yang saya baca, saya sampai nggak bisa berhenti baca dan nyesek banget bacanya. Buku ini sangat emosional dan misterinya dapat banget! Di masa lalu, Adelaide Davies sangat mengagumi Noah Rackham, dia adalah penggemar dan pendukung nomor satu ketika Noah bermain bisbol. Addy adalah adik kelasnya dan tidak tergabung dalam kelompok pertemanan Noah, dia siswa y
Jun 11, 2013 Ellen rated it it was amazing
This is the fourth book in the series, A Whiskey Creek Novel. Had I known that before agreeing to review this book, I may have skipped over it. So glad I didn't! Although this isn't the first, or second, book in the series, I had no problem following the characters or plot. The story held me captive from page one and I was sad to see it end, but end it continues. Book 5, Take Me Home for Christmas, will be available November 2013.

Many teenagers have either been the victims or the perpetrators of
Vikki Vaught
Dec 31, 2016 Vikki Vaught rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This has been the best so far!
Raina Lie
Aug 15, 2016 Raina Lie rated it liked it
Shelves: work-on
I like the final sentence, in the epilogue, "Why hang on to hard feelings when we have
so much to look forward to?" :) I can use this to myself
Barbara Ann
Aug 18, 2013 Barbara Ann rated it liked it
Brenda Novak has been on my list of authors to read for quite a while, and I appreciated the opportunity to review one of her books so I could get an idea of her writing style and her approach to romance. Whiskey Creek is the fourth book in this series and although it can stand alone, I think I would have enjoyed it more if I had started at the beginning so I could have connected with other characters mentioned in the story who have probably been featured in previous books.

Whiskey Creek centers
Kathie (katmom)
Aug 08, 2013 Kathie (katmom) rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I haven't read the earlier books in this series. There are lots of characters in this series, and many of them have already had their story told. This book is about Adelaide and Noah. She has come home to Whiskey Creek to help out her grandmother. It's hard for her to be back because of the trauma that she endured at a party. We know pretty early on what that trauma is. She was gang-raped by a group of boys...and one of them ended up dead.

Noah is the brother to the dead boy. They were fraternal
I had issues with this one. I felt bad for what Addie went through, hated that she felt she had to hide things, but could understand why she did. I even hated how Addie felt like she had to stay away from Whiskey Creek and her Gran. What bothered me was how she seemed to excuse the boys for what they did to her in the past, even as the terrorized her in the present. Noah was also an issue for me. I didn't like how he was portrayed as a man-whore at the start, hated how he reacted to Baxter's big ...more
María José
El libro está bien, pero es que no me gustan las historias tristes en las que los protagonistas tienen un pasado tan triste... Pero buena autora y eso...
Oct 04, 2015 TJ rated it really liked it
NOBODY tackles hard subjects with such insight and angst any better than Ms. Novak!
Jul 31, 2013 Sue rated it it was amazing
Addy Davies suffered a horrific, life altering event when she attended a graduation party for an older crowd. Addy chose to keep it hidden, but it forever changed her. After her own graduation, she left Whiskey Creek far behind to try to move on with her life.

Addy's grandmother basically raised her though, and now that she is getting older and needs help, Addy is back in Whiskey Creek. Leaving her job as a chef in Davis, she has returned to help her grandmother run her restaurant, but hoping her
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Adelaide (A
Sheri Wilkerson
Jun 01, 2013 Sheri Wilkerson rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery, romance
Adelaide Davies hasn’t been back to Whiskey Creek in thirteen years. She wouldn’t be back now if he grandmother Milly didn’t need help with the restaurant she has owned and operated since Addy was a small child. Still, Addy doesn’t intend on staying long. Just long enough to set the restaurant to rights, sell it, and convince her grandmother to move back to Davis with her. She wants to keep her homecoming low-key and as quiet as possible. But the secrets that have kept her away from Whiskey Cree ...more
Jane Stewart
Dec 28, 2015 Jane Stewart rated it it was ok
I did not like the heroine keeping a secret for stupid reasons, even though I liked everything else.

I am really enjoying this series and plan to read them all. Some are better than others. I like the author’s character and relationship development.

Addy was raped by 5 boys when she was 16. Addy never told anyone and did not save any evidence. She left town at age 18 and did not return until 15 years later when her grandmother needed her help running the diner. On her first night back
May 10, 2013 Rhonda rated it it was amazing


The last two books of this series have been good but emotions are all over the place. I cried, laughed but got mad a lot in different places. I know its just a story but I wanted to slap some people. It deals with some real tough situations.
It is full of drama, love, honor and even suicide.

Noah is out riding his bike when he hears a women screaming for help. He finds her down a mine shaft close to the mine shaft that his twin Cody died in fifteen years ago. He goes back to his truck and g
Christi Snow
Jul 31, 2013 Christi Snow rated it it was amazing
My Review:
LOVED this book and this story. Wow, talk about some secret history...Addy has some. A gang rape when she was 16 yo was instigated by Noah's twin brother. A twin brother who she accidentally trying to get away from him in a deserted mine. Noah was always the one she had a crush on, and fifteen years later that pull to him hasn't changed, but she knows that information would be too much for any man to handle. As a result, she pushes him away over and over again when she comes back to th
Jun 08, 2013 Dianne rated it really liked it
Adelaide Davies, returns to Whiskey Creek, the place she once called home. If not for her grandmother, she wouldn't be back, not after the nightmare she endured fifteen years ago when she was brutally attacked by a group of young boys. She's there to take care of her aging grandmother and to help with Gran's restaurant, but everyday back, every street corner, every face she sees reminds her of that horrible night. And the ones who attacked her, they know and they taunt her, as do her memories of ...more
Mar 23, 2015 Jess rated it it was ok
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Kris - My Novelesque Life
Aug 04, 2013 Kris - My Novelesque Life rated it really liked it
Home To Whiskey Creek
Book 4
By Brenda Novak

Genre: contemporary romance

Wow! Novak has been steadily bringing emotions and tough issues to Whiskey Creek since the second book, When Snow Falls. Again with her newest novel we are hit with difficult issues and left wondering what would we do if we were in that situation. I really love this series and would highly recommend this to any of Jodi Picoult, Robyn Carr, Susan Wiggs or Barbara Delinsky fans.

Addie returns home to care for her ailing grandmoth
Dani C. (Paulette's Papers)
I will be upfront with you and tell you that books that deal with rape, child abuse and murder never rate very high for me. These kinds of stories always bother me and tend to give me nightmares. So when I read the synopsis of Home to Whiskey Creek it never crossed my mind that this would be a story about a woman who had been raped and is now coming home and have to deal with seeing her rapist on an everyday basis.

I was astonished at how wonderfully written and how sensitive this subject was de
Oh Brenda Novak, you just keep ripping out my heart with these fantastic characters with major, major flaws and just making me fall in love with them.
We know Noah Rackham from earlier Whiskey Creek novels. He's a handsome biker (mountain, not motor) whose best friend, Baxter, is completely in love with. Unforunately for Baxter (who, dear God in heaven, please let us read his story soon, he needs a good man), Noah is straight, a huge player in fact,... and about to meet his own match.
The story op
Cheryl M-M
Jul 30, 2013 Cheryl M-M rated it liked it
When you choose hard-hitting themes like rape, gang rape, homosexuality and the reactions of society to those topics, then perhaps you should ask yourself if you chose them to take a stance on the issue or just to make your story fluffier.
It is a very thin line between keeping the happy-end-hunting reader satisfied and keeping the storyline with those topics realistic enough that they don't become a fictional travesty.
Of course it is nye on impossible to not let those topics be tainted by person
Linda Sims
Jul 30, 2013 Linda Sims rated it really liked it

This is the second book I have read in this series, and once again Brenda Novak doesn't flinch away from dealing with the more serious issues that can happen in life.
Addy hasn't been home to Whiskey Creek for many years, since her graduation. Attacked and raped by a group of boys that night all those years ago Addy has tried to make a life elsewhere. But now her grandmother needs her help, so she's returning home. The boys now men still live in their small town, I liked how the au
I received this copy early from the Brenda Novak Fan Club for an honest review -
I love going to Whiskey Creek due to the characters feel real with real world problems. I like following the journey and they work out the problems and how their family and friend rally for them. To see that at time families do not always back you in our choices but to have friends that are there no matter what. Here Addy was dealing with a horrible past the made her leave the one place she loved. But with anything i
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“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.”

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