Thank you to Hub City Press for providing me this free copy in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
'I can hear it coming. Healing.' -Evangeline, Whiskey & Ribbons
I know, I know, I am late to the party on this one. Leesa Cross-Smith's debut novel, Whiskey & Ribbons blew my mind. I think my heart actually grew larger while reading this book. Cross-Smith has a way with words that is a like a melody your soul cannot get enough of. This is a poignant tale of love and loss, of hope and healing. The characters in this novel might be some of my favorites ever. I loved Eamon, Evangeline and Dalton, they were the absolute best kind of humans. They are the kind you would be fortunate to know in real life. This story and these characters were rich in depth and your heart will physically ache as you watch their lives unfold. I am a better person for having read this book. I want to be a better person. One that forgives freely, listens quietly and supports steadfastly. This is a book that I don't think I will ever forget. It weighs on my heart, but not in a heavy way, in a profound way, a meaningful way. Thank you to Leesa Cross-Smith for writing this story. Thank you to Jamise for picking as your Spine of the Month and giving me a reason to get this off of my Unread Shelf and onto my Hall of Fame shelf.
I don't want to delve to much in into the plot details, because this is one story you will want to be surprised by. Whiskey & Ribbons is told in multiple POV's and alternates between the past and the present. This one is sure to give you all the feelings. I could gush about this book for days. This is a top contender to make my 2018 best of the best book list. I. Loved. It.
I give Whiskey & Ribbons All. The. Stars.