When Summer Comes : Whiskey Creek

  • by Brenda Novak
  • Narrated by Shannon McManus
  • Series: Whiskey Creek
  • 10 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Heartfelt Story

Any additional comments?

This story is about a vagrant veteran and a photographer who is deathly sick and desperately needs a liver transplant to survive. They both meet in a rather unconventional way and soon start to develop a romantic relationship. The characters from the other two books also make an appearance. Although this book was good it wasn't as good as the previous books. I look forward to reading future books from this series.

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- Nancy Devault


What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

The story is slow and amateurish. It feels like at 16 year old view of the world and love. Calli acts like a selfish 18 year old and so do her friends, their relationships superficial and weak. Levi is almost as bad, running off when the going gets really tough. All in all, badly written and the story line is weak with only the occasional interesting moment.

Has When Summer Comes turned you off from other books in this genre?

Romances are hit a miss at best. This is defiantly a miss.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

She's got a very young voice and takes a teenager's tone through the narration. I often forgot that the characters are supposed to be in their late twenties not their teens.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

I was just glad when it was over, willing to finish it but glad when it finally reached it's cliche ending.

Any additional comments?

If you like superficial and bland stories this will work for you. But don't expect much, it doesn't have much to give.

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- Grace

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-29-2013
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio