"Sometimes, you find yourself inadvertently in the dark. But I'd discovered that if you stopped fighting against it and just stood still, sometimes something marvelous comes along."
Artist Lexie McCain spends her days literally weaving the story of her life into a gorgeous tapestry. But on Monday nights, she walks to the Corner Bar, drinks a Killian's, and answers the same question every week from Sam the bartender: "One thing?" She starts with her name, then her cottage, slowly moving on to the devastating tragedies that tore her life apart.
Sam Corner's smile doesn't seem to hide any pain. One night, Lexie turns the tables on him, asking Sam, "One thing?" To her surprise, Sam reveals his own tragic history. Together, Lexie and Sam learn that, with good beer and a trusted friend, sharing just "one thing" might lead to the one thing they both thought was lost forever: Love.
From award-winning author Holly Jacobs comes the story of heartache, hope, and the power of sharing just one thing.
©2014 Holly Jacobs (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
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"Loved this book!!!"
Interesting, kept my interest, didn't want to put it down.
None, it's a book of it's own!
I enjoyed all parts of this audio!!!
When the girls came home for Christmas and finally worked out life to be a family!!
If you like relationship books this is excellent!!!
The author slowly unfolded the characters stories increasing my interest as the plot unfolded. Very well done and had a great message about forgiveness and letting go!
"love the hope evoked by the story!!!"
Excellent feel good story with a little suspense included to keep the reader entranced and wanting to discover the main character's secrets
Don't sweat the small stuff...
Lexi, not unexpected as she is the primary character... I got so wrapped up in the story and I wanted her to heal
At the point where the Lexi reads Grace's letter, I lost it and was in tears...
Yes. It was a sweet story
Uplifting way the family came together
Not that I can think of
It's slow moving with a purpose... the buildup is what makes the book so moving. If you are into romance with a purpose, but are not into graphic love scenes this is the book for you. Enjoy :-)
"I didn't think this book would ever end"
I have mixed emotions about this book. While it was a good story, it felt like it would never end. I didn't mind the brief flash backs to help with the story, but by the end, it got annoying. I wouldn't take anything away from the story, but it did seem like it took forever for everything to come together.
The narrator had several instances where she mispronounces words. It was annoying. I couldn't wait to finish the book. I also felt like I was listening to a grandma tell this story and not a middle aged woman. The narration took away from the story and at the end, I would've had a better experience reading the book.
This was a very different story than what I have read before. It was unique and I really enjoyed it. The narrator did a fantastic job.
"Great story but the narrator is just not good."
Only the narrator. The writer wrote a good, clean romance that seems like real life.
The narrator has no sense of pacing for the subject matter or proper change of expression. Most of the reading was too fast. Too many moments seemed like a jump to emotional expression but badly done...laughable actually. It gets a little better (or I just go used to it) by about half the way through. I'm pretty sure I've heard this narrator on another story. It was bad then. It's bad now. I'll definitely stick to reading only in the future when I see this narrator. The convenience of audio would be missed, but the story will be all the better.
All in all, this narration actually took away from the impact of the story.
"A very thought provoking, insightful story of life"
Life and love , identity and evolving, heartbreak and healing and the importance of little things, moments and memories. I couldn't stop moving forward through the lines of these people, and it was ab rich and satisfying journey!
"Touching story, kept me riveted to the end"
When I read the short description of this book, I was intrigued, but a little worried that it would be a sad, depressing story. It was definitely touching, but not depressing at all. On the contrary, it was actually uplifting. The story begins from Lexie's viewpoint and switches off and on to Sam's viewpoint throughout the story. Lexie is living alone in a cabin in a rural part of NW Pennsylvania just getting through the days. On Mondays she goes to a nearby bar where Sam the bartender asks her to tell him "just one thing" about herself. Then she starts asking him the same thing until they become comfortable with one another as their stories unfold. The author switches back and forth from flashbacks to the present time. Both Sam and Lexie have sad, life-altering events in their pasts, and they end up helping each other out with their respective problems. As the stories unfold, you'll end up caught up in their lives and rooting for them as well.
The one problem I had was with the narrator. Her voice seemed too old for the story (sorry!) and I think someone with a middle aged voice would have really made this story a solid five star. I had both the Amazon Kindle version of this book and the audible version and I was more comfortable reading the ebook because of the narrator's voice. Either way, just don't miss out on this book!
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