An Everyday Hero
From award-winning author Laura Trentham comes an emotionally layered novel about redemption, second chances and discovering that life is worth fighting for.
At thirty, Greer Hadley never expected to be forced home to Madison, Tennessee with her life and dreams of being a songwriter up in flames. To make matters worse, a series of bad decisions and even crappier luck lands...more
Heartbreaking, heartwarming and so emotionally lovely.
This author does romance right. Imperfections and issues are just stepping stones to finding the perfect connections that can bloom into love.
Lots of tears for me. Some sad but mostly emotionally healing. A clean romance.
A truly phenomenal read.
Greer left Nashville, broke and discouraged. Her belief in her singing career has been crushed. Volunteering at the local music center is the last thing she wants to ...more
The impulse to punch Wayne in the face simmered below the surface like a volcano no longer at rest… Dressed in his tan uniform, Wayne adjusted his heavy gun belt so often she imagined he got off every night by rubbing his gun. Giving him a badge had only empowered the part of him desperate for respect and approval. His nickname in high school, “the Weasel,” had been well earned.
Her dream of hearing one of her songs on the radio had died. Not in a blaze of glory but from a slow, t ...more
An Everyday Hero is a touching tale that reminds us of the physical, emotional, and psychological effects of war on those that are/haved served in the military as well as their families. This novel is really close to my heart because my husband recently joined the Navy and was deployed early this year. I have an ultimate understanding ...more
I can’t believe I’ve never read a story by this author before. When I read the synopsis there was no question about excepting this review. And I’m so glad I did.
I immediately connected with Emmett. I have intimate knowledge of a lot of what he was going through from personal knowledge and I was impressed by the authors detail of his anger, frustration, and pain.
I also really enjoyed Greer. She was unique and chose to enjoy ...more
An Everyday Hero is a compelling, touching tale that reminds us of the enduring emotional, physical, and psychological effects of war on those in the military and their families and highlights the incredible healing power that friendship, trust, love, and music can have.
The prose is clear and fluid. The characters are wounded, stubborn, and empathetic. And the story is a beautiful tale about life, loss, grief, family, ambition, forgiveness, introspectio ...more
From award-winning author Laura Trentham comes an emotionally layered novel about redemption, second chances and discovering that life is worth...more
I was expecting to see a link to the previous book but this is not an interconnected standalone, it is a true standalone, connected in the series by the theme of military heroes. For a quick moment, I was disappointed about this, ...more
5 "Maybe I will." Stars
This was my first Laura Trentham women's fiction novel and will not be my last. Intrigued by the blurb I went into this book completely blind and came away from reading it with a lighter heart. The timing of me reading this novel full of despair turned into hope and survival could not have come at a better time for me. There was familiar about the themes of the story th ...more
Laura Trentham's latest book, AN EVERYDAY HERO, has a beautiful cover with three empty adirondack chairs facing a body of water where an attractive lady appears to be wading towards the grove of trees on the opposite shore.
Greer Hadley is in "deep water". She is thirty-years-old, failed to ''make it big" in Nashville, is broke and back home living with her ...more
Laura Trentham brings us a novel with fully rounded protagonists facing relevant, modern problems and handling them with grace and conv ...more
A lovely story with such likable characters. This is my second book by Laura Trentham (The Military Wife) and this was my favorite. Her writing reminds me a lot of Katherine Center's. Nice flow, well-paced and beautiful la ...more
An Everyday Hero is the second installment in this series of standalone romances. I started with this one and couldn't even tell you if it had any ...more
I enjoyed this book more than I ever expected. I love music and always appreciate what it must take for songs to be written, melodies composed to accompany those lyrics, and the anguish composers sometimes feel watching their words transform into works of art.
Emmett is dealing with demons from the attack tha ...more
An Everyday Hero by Laura Trentham is a beautifully written and heartfelt read.
I enjoyed the storyline, it held my interest from start to end and I loved watching all the relationships unfold.
Overall, An Everyday Hero is a heartwarming read that touched my heart and an excellent addition to the Heart of a Hero series.
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*An ARC was provided in exchange for my honest thoughts.* ...more
This is the second book that I have read from this author. The first book I read by her was called ‘A Highlander Walks Into a Bar’ and it was a whole different story and series than this one.
So....my thoughts?! Well, I was pleasantly surprised! I am typically not really into these types of books, but I did enjoy the story in this one. It’s like there is just enough action, suspense, and drama to keep it from becoming a snooze f ...more
There is definitely a Hallmark-y vibe to this story. It's sweet and somewhat predictable. But it's also smartly written and told in a way that felt relatable and engaging and sometimes downright charming. It moved a little slowly for me someti ...more
This is a sweet story about people who see how their dreams and future fall apart but with the help of their loved ones keep going on and find new dreams.
The idea behind the story couldn´t be more beautiful: someone gives you a second chance to begin anew and you, in return, do the same for another person. If the chain continues, imagine all the good things that could happens.
The story is full of people who, one way or the other, are at ...more
What a wonderful story this was. Emmett Lawson has returned from Afghanistan minus a leg and full of survivors’ guilt. Anyone will tell you he is a mess. He has chosen to live his life in a cabin out in the middle of nowhere. He even has a locked gate to his cabin so no one can get to him. He just wants to be alone.
Greer Hadley had a dream. She wanted to become a star and so she moved to Nashville. Things didn't quite ...more
Greer gets two of the most difficult cases: Ally Martinez, a teenager whose father has died and has turn ...more
“An Everyday Hero”, by Laura Trentham (St. Martin’s Griffin), is a well-written and engaging story, with interesting and well-defined characters and a great setting. The romance is a slow-burn, the characters wonderfully fleshed out, the dialogue lively and fun and the storyline absorbing, flowing smoothly.
The familiarity, easiness between the leads, the way they spend time just hanging out and being together i ...more