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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
Paperback, 416 pages
Published July 30th 2013 by Harlequin MIRA (first published January 1st 2013)
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İlkim
Dün başlayıp bu öğlen bitirdiğim, kendini inanılmaz okutan bir hikaye daha. Brenda Novak'ın kitaplarını yayınlandığı gibi sepete atmamın nedeni bu. Dili harika, sıkmadan yormadan sizi kasaba hayatına sürüklemeyi başarıyor.
Ⓐlleskelle - teamSøren♗ ⊲I like big b00ks⊳
⭐⭐⭐⭐3.5 STARS⭐⭐⭐⭐ ...more
Jonetta
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
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Ash Wednesday
2.5 STARS
"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
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Gamruk
Jun 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: güncel
Serinin ilk kitaplarını okumadan son çıkan kitabını okudum evet kabul bu aralar biraz değişik bir moddayim. Narkozdan sonra boyle oldum ben hep :))

Kitabi sevdim daha doğrusu şöyle diyeyim yazımını, kurgusunu ve karakterlerini sevdim. Brenda Novak kesinlikle takibe alacagim bir yazar oldu. Ilk kitaplari da okuyacağım yakın zamanda.

Bu kitaba gelecek olursam da Adelaide lise yillarinda yaşadığı bir olaydan sonra mezun olur olmaz Whisky Creek'ten tabiri caizse kaçar yıllar sonra büyükannesinin yardı
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Neria_Luce
Sep 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hayatımın hiç bir evresinde bu kadar bağışlayıcı olacağımı zannetmiyorum. Addy kadar özünde güçlü bir kadın karakteri uzun zamandır okumamıştım. Kitap boyu boğazıma oturan taşla okudum. Zor bir hayat ve zor seçimler. Birini severken bu kadar masumca acı çekmek ne acı. Novak sert yerden vurmuş. Sevdiğin kişi hayatta en nefret ettiğin kişiyi sana hatırlatırken hala sevgiyi içinde barındırabilmek zor olmalı. Kitap tam bir duygu bombardımanı olmuş. İyi ki okumuşum dedim bitince.
Willow Brook
Jan 27, 2014 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
ஐ฿υκєτஐ
Seride ki diğer kitaplardan daha derin bir konusu var kitabın.Daha dram ağırlıklıydı ama yine de güzeldi.
Susan
Feb 06, 2014 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
Beth
May 20, 2013 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
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Dalimar
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
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Sulis Peri Hutan
Feb 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ijak-scoop
Review bisa juga dibaca di http://www.kubikelromance.com/2017/03...


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
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T.Y. Mazer
Sep 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Brenda Novak’tan bir sürü hikaye okudum ancak bu gerçekten iyiydi. Karakterlerini zaten seviyorum ama aksiyon ve gizemli kurgusunu ayrı sevdim.
Jess
Mar 23, 2015 rated it it was ok
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Ellen
Jun 11, 2013 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
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Vikki Vaught
Dec 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This has been the best so far!
Ann Lorz
I very much like this series. It's at times busy but very believable. For my full review go to my blog. http://romancingthereaders.blogspot.c...
Raina Lie
Aug 15, 2016 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
HÜLYA
Aug 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Yine etkileyici bir hikaye daha.... Brenda Novak kalemi güçlü bir yazar...
Sara
Feb 02, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Historia dura pero muy bonita. La historia de amor se entremezclan con el duro pasado de ella. Noah es un trozo de pan y Addie... pasar por lo que ella pasó.... sin duda la marcó, por eso no puedo entender su actitud del final.
Me chirría y me ha decepcionado del libro es que el grupo de "amigos" se vaya de risitas, demasiado suave el castigo por lo que hicieron.
Özlem Yazıcı
Sep 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Bu seride en sevdiğim kitap oldu. İnşallah diğerlerini de okuyabiliriz. Martı Yayınları duy sesimizi 😊😊😊
Barbara Ann
Aug 18, 2013 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
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Jane Stewart
Dec 28, 2015 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.

STORY BRIEF:
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
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Kathie (katmom)
Aug 08, 2013 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
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Cheryl M-M
Jul 30, 2013 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
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Danielle Gypsy Soul
This book didn't work for me as well as the previous books in the series. I liked the plot/drama of the story but I wanted more from the characters. First, I never felt the connection between Noah and Addy. Addy had a crush on Noah when she was in high school but I couldn't imagine how that translated to her never getting over him and it ruining her marriage. It was a crush, he never even noticed her. Speaking of him not noticing her, I didn't feel the connection from Noah's POV either. He is a ...more
Cheryl
Jan 17, 2015 rated it did not like it
Difficult subject glossed over...

WARNING: Might be spoilers in this review.

I've read author Novak's books before and have enjoyed them. This one - not so much.

Addy Davies is back in Whiskey Creek to help her elderly grandmother after being gone for 15 years. She has stayed away from town since the night she graduated high school and was gang raped. Not only that, as soon as she gets back into town, she is abducted and assaulted, thrown down a mine shaft, as a warning to keep quiet about the rape
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Darcy
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
Danielle
Mar 26, 2015 rated it liked it
I didn't enjoy this book as much as the others. I'm not sure if I just wasn't into Noah as much or addy. I can't wait to read about bax that's for sure!
Jae
Apr 19, 2013 rated it liked it
A disappointing 3stars.
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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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