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When Summer Comes

When Summer Comes

Written by Brenda Novak

Narrated by Shannon McManus


When Summer Comes

Written by Brenda Novak

Narrated by Shannon McManus

ratings:
4.5/5 (9 ratings)
Length:
10 hours
Released:
Jan 29, 2013
ISBN:
9781469230375
Format:
Audiobook

Description

One day, Callie Vanetta receives devastating news.…

She needs a liver transplant. But her doctors warn that, in her case, the chances of finding a compatible donor aren't good.

Determined to spend whatever time she has left on her own terms, she keeps the diagnosis to herself and moves out to her late grandparents' farm. She's always wanted to live there. But the farm hasn't been worked in years and she begins to fear she can't manage it, that she'll have to return to town.

One night, a stranger comes knocking at her door.…

He's an attractive and mysterious drifter by the name of Levi McCloud, and he offers to trade work for a few nights' shelter. Callie figures she doesn't have anything to lose. He needs a place to stay until he can fix his motorcycle; she needs an extra pair of hands. The arrangement seems ideal until what was supposed to be temporary starts to look more and more permanent. Then she realizes she does have something to lose-her heart. And, although he doesn't yet know it, Levi stands to lose even more.

Released:
Jan 29, 2013
ISBN:
9781469230375
Format:
Audiobook


About the author

New York Times bestselling author Brenda Novak has written over 60 novels. An eight-time Rita nominee, she's won The National Reader's Choice, The Bookseller's Best and other awards. She runs Brenda Novak for the Cure, a charity that has raised more than $2.5 million for diabetes research (her youngest son has this disease). She considers herself lucky to be a mother of five and married to the love of her life. www.brendanovak.com

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  • (4/5)
    (This one was really more of a 3 1/2 star read for me, but I liked it more then 3 stars so I'll bump it up....)

    So far, I am really enjoying Novak's Whiskey Creek series, but this book was not my favorite. I liked it, but there were a few aspects of the story that just felt...off. First, Callie's refusal to tell anyone about her condition got really old really quickly. On the one hand I kind of understood her rationale, but it just felt as if she were making everything a hundred times harder than it had to be by refusing to let anyone in on her problems. It felt like it went against the type of person she was. Secondly, it bothered me that after a few initial mentions of Callie's calling as a photographer (the scene where Levi finds her in the barn totally psyched about finding and photographing an ant hill was really cute) it felt like it was just dropped. I suppose it could be explained away by saying she was sick and therefore had other priorities, but really, it felt odd and again, out of character. Finally, though I know it's a romance and therefore going to have a happy ending, it ended up feeling ultimately too easy, lacking the realistic and dramatic punch that it could have had.

    That said, though, I really did like the relationship and romance between Callie and Levi. It was definitely a highlight of the book--as it should be--and well done. I am looking forward to seeing what is in store next for this group of friends.
  • (5/5)
    I was excited to read When Summer Comes by Brenda Novak. I love these small town series books and I just can't seem to read enough. I had read the previous books and was really looking forward to this one. It lived up to my expectation. I bonded quickly with both characters Callie & Levi. Callie is such a strong willed woman with quite a battle to fight with her failing liver. She doesn't want her friends and family to suffer with her illness and keeps it quite for a while. Levi is a very unexpected presents in Callie's life and the attraction between these two is amazing from the start. Levi is a gentleman with a past, part of which he would rather keep to himself. He's had a rough few years and is just trying to cope with life. Callie & Levi make such a wonderful couple because they are both in need of support neither is willing to ask for it. However, in each of their own ways they help the other heal along the way. I really enjoyed this visit to Whiskey Creek and anxiously await the next in the series to visit again.I would recommend this book to anyone that enjoys small town series or is a fan of Brenda Novak. I think you'll enjoy it.
  • (5/5)
    When Summer Comes by Brenda Novak 5 STARSwhen Summer Comes is a Whiskey Creek book. It took me longer to read this book because I got so emotional and had to wipe the tears.Thier are few in my family & friends who are dealing with kidney transplant, so it hit close. Plus I like the characters in Whiskey Creek.I look forward to coming back and visiting them again.Callie Vanetta heard her door knock loudly in the middle of the night. She lives alone at a family farm. The voice on the porch demanded help and asked if a man was thier to help him. He needed a first aid kit.Callie knew it was a stranger than because pretty much the whole town knows she is staying thier to fix up the place to sell it.Callie dialed 911 and told them someone was banging on her door saying he needed help.She told the man that she had called the cops. The stranger had said why did you call them it will only make things worse. He took off. The cops did not find him and the blood trail ended. After they left Callie went back to bed. She is really sick and if she does not get a liver transplant by end of summer she will die. Callie is hiding it from everyone.Callie wakes up to noise in her bathroom. Levi McCloud is in her bathroom trying to find first aid kit. He fell in the bathtub. Levi has bite marks all over him and has lost a lot of blood. He won't go to emergency room and makes her promise to not call the cops again.So Callie calls her neighbor a retired vet. They both fix him up. Levi has been back from war for two years traveling around the country on his motorcycle. He broke down up the road from Callie and while pushing his motorcycle was attacked by two dogs and he fought them off. All he owns is his bike and backpack. Callie makes him a deal he can stay in the room in the barn and help fix it and paint it and she will toss in food and money to fix the bike.Because Callie is facing death she is acting different. She is not to worried about him hurting her. Since noone knows about her illness they want her to be careful and get rid of him.Thier were so many places that got my tears flowing. This book made me feel so much.Thier is so much drama in the book besides what Callie is facing. Her friends have different problems, Levi has lots of issues, someone tries to kill Levi. I only put the book down to wipe my eyes. Thier is one love scene.I was given this ebook to read in exchange for honest review from Netgalley01/29/2013 PUB Harlequin Imprint Harlequin Mira 400 pages ISBN-13: 978-0778314233