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WHERE ONE GOES by B N TOLER

Where one goes

SYNOPSIS

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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Reviewed by Gitte & Jenny

✯✯✯✯ 1/2 Stars

 ‘This isn’t a life – it’s a nightmare. A never-ending torment of death and servitude. And the pain has become too much to bear.’

Wow, this story made us cry and think about many relevant aspects to our own feelings and thoughts on life and death. It was such a beautiful written journey for a variety of reasons. The writing was flawless and the characters had such depth and brought a wide spectrum of emotion. The intense feeling of loss and emotional connection was unquestionable as was the message of love and compassion.

‘The wild and beautiful creature may just be the answer. But she needs saving, too, that I can see.’

We were swept away in an unusual romance and found it really difficult to put it down as we needed to know how it was all going to play out. Certain elements were in some ways predictable, however at no stage did those affect our enjoyment. We felt every character; their love and invisible bond and connection.

‘How do I move on without a complete heart? How do I navigate through life with nothing but an empty chest of what-if’s?’

Charlotte was a beautiful heroine who despite her own tragic story brought such hope and closure to others. Her compassionate soul was a ray of light in such darkness and despair. It was riveting to read and we felt her connection to everyone she came across. She also had a feistiness and maturity beyond her years which rationalised situations making her have an ability to stay incredibly strong and focused. To have the capability she embraces after a tragedy which brought her to her knees takes great responsibility. We found it mesmerizing.

‘Sometimes I don’t realize how badly I need something until I see someone else with it. I want to be happy and basking in the glow of early love; that prelude to the delicious things to come.’

Ike and George. We can’t talk about one without the other. Their journey was intrinsically woven into Charlotte’s. Both men had huge hearts and beautiful gentle souls. No wonder Charlotte lost her heart to both for different reasons. They took ours too. Each brought us to tears as we wished for something which could never be. The story went the way it had to and despite the elements it felt so incredibly real and believable. We fell in love with both.

‘I would’ve loved her like she was my last breath. How the hell did we get here?’

Our only real issue is the in depth synopsis; we felt it gave too much away which impacted our enjoyment slightly – it almost came across spoiler-ish. Often less is more, especially when enticing readers to pick up a story. Despite this; we found Where One Goes to be a refreshing, addictive, romantic and tear inducing read which captivated us from start to finish. We HIGHLY recommend this beautiful story by B.N. Toler!

**Reviewed from an ARC copy provided by the author, with thanks**

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WHERE ONE GOES by B N TOLER
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