An Everyday Hero

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About the Book

At thirty, Greer Hadley never expected to be forced home to Madison, Tennessee with her life and dreams of being a songwriter up in flames. To make matters worse, a series of bad decisions and even crappier luck lands her community service hours at a nonprofit organization that aids veterans and their families. Greer cannot fathom how she’s supposed to use music to help anyone deal with their trauma and loss when the one thing that brought her joy has failed her.

When Greer meets fifteen-year-old Ally Martinez, her plans to stay detached and do as little as possible get thrown away. New to town and dealing with the death of her father in action, she hides her emotions behind a mask of bitterness and sarcasm, but Greer is able to see past it and recognizes pieces of who she once was in Ally. The raw and obvious talent she possesses could take her to the top and Greer vows to make sure life’s negativities don’t derail Ally’s potential.

After Greer is assigned a veteran to help, she’s not surprised Emmett Lawson, the town’s golden boy, followed his family’s legacy. What leaves her shocked is the shell of a man who believes he doesn’t deserve anyone’s help. A breakthrough with Ally reminds Greer that no one is worth giving up on. So she shows up one day with his old guitar, and meets Emmett’s rage head on with her stubbornness. When a situation with Ally becomes dire, the two of them must become a team to save her—and along the way they might just save themselves too.

 

My Review

While reading the story, I kept wondering who the everyday hero was. I finally decided it was not just one person in the story; it was more than one.

There is Greer, who has been sentenced to community service that is a hero to Ally and Emmett. And there is Emmett, who was a Hero in the war. Then there is Ally, who is helping her mother get over the death of her father.

I loved Greer’s character and how she loved to help Ally and Emmett. Greer had stopped making music but ends helping Ally through music.

I received an advanced copy of the book from NetGalley. This book review is my own opinion.

 

About the Author

An award-winning author, Laura Trentham was born and raised in a small town in Tennessee. Although, she loved English and reading in high school, she was convinced an English degree equated to starvation. She chose the next most logical major–Chemical Engineering–and worked in a hard hat and steel toed boots for several years.

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