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It Started With A Whisper

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Five simple words: That's all it takes to change the course of 18-year-old Josie Graham's life in the summer of 1989.

Josie is a musical prodigy: She can sing, play guitar and is a natural on the piano. Instead of spending her last summer before college traveling the country with her rock star father, she's made a last minute decision to spend it working at her Aunt Bernie
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Published June 1st 2016 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Paula  Phillips
May 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
From the old school type cover , as you open the pages we are transported back to the Summer of 1989 where we meet Josie who is 18 years old and at a crossroads in her life (literally). She is supposed to be spending the summer with her famous musician father and opening for his concert, however after seeing her favourite things become sucked in by the fame and fortune and not of the pure love of music. Josie has decided to quit the music business and turn her back on it , for Josie this is a di ...more
books are love
Aug 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Received in exchange for a honest review.

Shannon McCrimmon’s writing is so alluring and real. She brings you back in time to when the book is taking place and allows you to reminisce in that era and get to know the characters. Her writing is crisp and sharp. We are placed in a time and with likeable characters that you feel their pain, happiness, love, heartache, joy and story. And It started with a whisper does this in spades.

We have two characters feeling lost. Chic because of his love for his
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Mandy (I Read Indie) Anderson
When you’re in the moment, all you can think about is that moment; then when it all sinks in, you start panicking. But there’s no turning back now. I’m here for a reason. At least that’s what I’m telling myself. I can rationalize anything. People look for a sign when they want one. In this case, the VHS tape sitting comfortably on my passenger seat is my sign.
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If ever there was a book that was absolutely perfect for summer, this is the book. This is the one.
Taking place at the start of summe
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Dalene
Mar 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

I have come to the conclusion that Shannon McCrimmon can do no wrong! I have read everything she has written, yes everything, and every single book is amazing! It Started With A Whisper is no different. This book hooked me in from page one and kept me reading wanting to find out how this story finishes.

So the basic premise of the book is that Josie is a musical prodigy, but something happens in her life that makes her question music. Now she
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Cora
May 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I want to believe that when we can't find our way in life, something bigger then us steps in and gives us what we need to find our way back to our path. This book is the story of someone's journey back to her path in life.

In It Started With A Whisper, a young girl has lost her way and is torn as to what she wants from life. After a shocking blow, Josie makes a change of plans and ends up finding new friends and herself and what she stands for. This beautiful story shows how she discovers what sh
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Shannon McCrimmon
Mar 22, 2016 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
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Stepping back into the 1980s, living vicariously through Chic and Josie's musical abilities, and writing from a guy's perspective made this so much fun to write. This is a story about two people feeling lost but finding their way through each other. I hope you enjoy it!
Candace
Jul 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shannon McCrimmon's 7th novel, It Started with a Whisper, takes place at a North Carolina lake resort during the summer of 1989. Josie, hiding a secret, decides to work at her Aunt Bernie's inn instead of going on tour with her rock star father. Chic is the boy who literally saves Josie's life (and steals her heart) on her first day there. Chic is fighting his own demons as he works for Bernie and also helps his father at the family canoe livery. Together the two embark on their blossoming relat ...more
Lisa Anthony
Jun 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Summer Romance

It Started With A Whisper is exactly how this sweet summer romance begins for Josie and Chic, they meet he wishers something to her and she falls head over heels for him!Josie is a sweet, funny and super talented musician who decides to spend her summer at her Grandmothers Inn by the lake. Chic (short for Chicory) is a local boy who lives and works for Josie's Grandmother. These two teens quickly learn they have a lot in common--- they are both musically talented and are each hidin
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Jessica
Jun 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Josie is on her way to Nashville to spend the summer with her father. Torn about wanting to go she decides to take the exit to her Aunt's Inn and spend the summer there. It starts out with what would have been a tragedy if it wasn't for Chic who saves her. They get to know each other through the summer and learn to take a harder look at themselves and what they really want for their future.

In An Oyster Shell - This was a heartwarming read that is a must-read for summer.

The Pearls - From the begi
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Wendy
May 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Once again McCrimmon has got the YA genre right! The perfect amount of angst, love and finding yourself! It doesn't hurt that she transports you right into Ambler's Fork. (You read to get away from it all, right? Who wouldn't want to get away in small town North Carolina?)

the-olivemoth
Jun 16, 2016 rated it liked it
Enjoyed this. Just in time for Summer.
Aj Popin
May 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Great read. I think this might be my favorite of hers.
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Shannon McCrimmon is the author of several novels, including The Summer I Learned To Dive and Kiss Me Hard Before You Go. She currently lives in Greenville, South Carolina with her husband and toy poodle. She'd love to hear from you. Connect with her at shannonmccrimmon.com