I would really give this book 3.5 stars, but Goodreads doesn’t do half stars. This is the story of Greer, Ally, and Emmett. Greer wanted to be a songwriter, but her stage fright derails her, so she moves from Nashville to Madison, Tennessee where she grew up. She, due to an unfortunate decision, is assigned by a judge (who happens to be her uncle) to community service at a foundation who helps vets and their families. She is assigned a churlish teenager, Ally. She is also assigned to Emmett, whom she know in high school. He lost his leg in Afghanistan and is hurting and trying to drink himself to death.
This is a story of love, hope, hurt, redemption, forgiveness, and family. It was sweet and lovely. It was actually the perfect book for my mood. I loved Greer. She is confused and lost. Emmett is confused and guilty and lost. Ally is angry and lost. They all find each other at the right time and in the right place. It’s not overly sappy. It’s not full of platitudes. It’s honest and emotional.
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