One of the things I love about Lisa's books are the many tidbits of wisdom tucked in among the story and in this book, there were many! Whitney is a wonderful main character as she was so likeable and easy to relate with and cheer for. She also is a character who grew so much throughout this book. Whitney has so many hurts and insecurities from her past and her interactions with others now are a reflection of that as well as how she feels about herself and how she is living her life, guarded. I loved the interactions that Whitney has with Clyde, Mark, Joel and even Casey as she slowly lets down her guard and is constantly reevaluating her life based on things she is discovering about her past and her family and also how her heart is changing due to these individuals whom have become a part of her life.
Although, Whitney is the main character in this book, so many of the other characters play prominent roles and their stories are shared throughout this book as well which I loved. I was not expecting some of the secrets that were revealed and some of the events, but I loved them all! There were several times that I was in tears while reading as this story just really tugged at my emotions and there were moments that I was cheering aloud. I am also wondering if there will be another book in this series that will share the stories of a few of the characters' whom stories were not completely shared yet.
I highly recommend that the other Carolina novels and novellas are read before this one as the stories continue to build upon each other and there is overlap of characters. Also, they are all such incredible stories that you do no want to miss out on any of them!
*Thanks to Tyndale House Publishers for the complimentary copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.*