Where One Goes by B.N. Toler – JACQUE’S REVIEW

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WHY I READ IT

One of my favorite authors recommended this book on Facebook.  

WHAT I RATED IT

5 stars

WHAT IT’S ABOUT

What happens when the very thing ruining your life ends up saving it?

I was never one to believe in spirits—until six years ago, when a bone-chilling accident changed my life…forever.

My name is Charlotte, but most people call me Char…and I have a special gift.

I talk to the dead.

Make no mistake, I can’t summon them. I’m only able to see and speak to the spirits that linger when they’re unable to crossover. They’re somehow weighted to the world with unfinished affairs. And for the last six years, I’ve relentlessly used my gift to help their lost souls.

But it’s come at a price. My life is dark. Feeling despondent, I’ve begun to give up. And in helping the dead, I’ve realized I haven’t allowed myself to live. With no money, no place to go, and most importantly… no hope, I’ve decided there is only one option—to end it all.

But fate is a funny thing. One minute, I’m about to leap to my death, and the next, I’m saved by Ike McDermott. The strong, striking soldier stopped me from putting an end to my despair. He’s the kind of man that smiles and brightens an entire room.

Sweet and gentle.

He is my savior.

And he’s dead.

We’ve made an agreement. He’ll help me find a place to stay and a new job if I’ll help him with his unfinished business so that he may crossover.

Ike’s unfinished matter involves his twin brother, George. George has been falling apart since Ike’s death and Ike has not been able to compel himself to crossover in peace until he knows George will be okay.

When I agreed to help, little did I know that I’d fall in love with the charming folks of Bath County, and…Ike and George McDermott.

Now, as both brothers own equal parts of my heart, I am faced with a cruel and unfair predicament. In saving George, I must let go of Ike.

But how does one let go of half of their heart?

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JACQUE’S REVIEW

What if you could see ghosts?  Would you consider it a gift or a curse?  Charlotte (Char) has been helping spirits with their “unfinished business” for the last 5 years.  It has not been easy on her and has taken a toll on all of her relationships leaving her very much alone.  It’s when she decides to end it all that she is literally pulled back from the edge by Ike.  He is a spirit that has some unfinished business with his twin brother, George.  Char agrees to help him with George and Ike helps her get a job in his hometown.  Yes, a spirit helps her get a job.

Go through the journey of seeing Char, Ike and George’s feelings and relationships form.

Even though Ike is a spirit, he experiences the same feelings for Char that he would if he were alive.  We feel his struggle with these feelings, jealousy of his brother but also the acceptance of his situation.

When Char meets George, he is on the road to self destruction.  Losing his twin brother has devastated him.  But things start to change when Char comes into his life.

Char forms feelings for both brothers.

“The brothers are so different, polar opposites in fact, that I find myself drawn to each one for different reasons. One is so strong and responsible; so much so, not even death can keep him from taking care of those he loves. The other, broken and lost, wishing time could rewind on one hand, but using any method necessary to forget time on the other.”

This is a story like I have never read before.  I wasn’t sure if someone “seeing dead people” was going to work for me but I was hooked very early on.  The main character are written so well and told from all of their POVs.  The secondary characters were very likeable and Cameron is just downright hysterical.  He really made me laugh out loud!

A great read – I definitely recommend it!buy apple

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