Whiskey & Ribbons

Whiskey & Ribbons

Set in contemporary Louisville, Leesa Cross-Smith?s mesmerizing first novel surrounding the death of a police officer is a requiem for marriage, friendship and family. Evi?a classically-trained ballerina?was nine months pregnant when her husband Eamon was killed in the line of duty on a steamy morning in July. Now, it is winter, and Eamon's adopted brother Dalton has move Set in contemporary Louisville, Leesa Cross-Smith?s mesmerizing first novel surrounding the death of a police off...

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Title:Whiskey & Ribbons
Author:Leesa Cross-Smith
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Genres:Fiction
ISBN:Whiskey & Ribbons
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:272 pages pages

Whiskey & Ribbons Reviews

  • Lynecia
    Aug 27, 2018

    What a gorgeous, warm love story that is also a story about friendship and family and faith. I couldn't put this book down and was rooting so hard for Dalton and Evi and Frances and Cassidy and Eamon. This is a multi-layered, romantic, sexy, sad story. Just one hell of a satisfying rea...

    I HAVE INDEED READ THIS. AAAND I ALSO WROTE THIS. I feel v confident in my feelings for it. I started writing this book in 2000/2001 and have read it a thousand times and tbh I still love it. There is a blizzard (two ppl who love one another a lot are snowed in together which I LOVE) a...

    Grief and memory are the key themes explored in this novel. Grief and love side by side. A short review because once again I probably was not the right reader for this. A simple story, boy meets girl, tragedy befalls, girl has child and best friend steps in to take care of them both. W...

    (AUDIOBOOK) OH MY LORD THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I HAVE READ/LISTENED TO ALL YEAR!!! Okay, enough with the shouting, but for real. I listened to this one and it was FABULOUS. Absolutely fabulous. Heartbreaking and hopeful and sweet and spiritual and musical. I'm sure it's just as g...

    I don't drink whiskey, I drink rum and I savored the words and characters of Whiskey & Ribbons like a good bottle of my favorite. Can't wait for everyone to read it. ...

    https://www.instagram.com/p/Bn5qIAWFaaF/ ...

    I don?t think I can adequately express how much I loved this book, but I have to try! In her first novel, Leesa Cross-Smith proves just how much we needed her work. Whiskey & Ribbons is a devastating, intimate, lover?s knot of a book, and so far it?s my favorite of the year. ...

    I found myself a bit stifled reading whiskey & ribbons by Leesa Cross-Smith on a couple of fronts. Firstly, despite the third narrator already being dead (this is NOT a spoiler - his death is central to the whole narrative) the majority of the book takes place over a weekend storm ...

    Are you someone who enjoys getting your heart ripped from your chest, stomped on, and then sobbing uncontrollably so you can?t read through the tears? Yes? Okay, pick this book up then. ? Thank you to Hub City Press for sending me this book in exchange for an honest rev...

    This was a pretty lackluster read for me, and I only finished because I buddy-read it with bae. The problem is that it's an incredibly cliche romance that wants to be literary and it just doesn't work. The characters lack depth and seem to all have the same voice. The drama is not ...

    I was lucky to get my hands on this early. What a delight. Evi loses her cop husband when he responds to a domestic dispute, just days before their son is due to be born. Everyone deals differently with grief, but is the relationship between Evi and her deceased husband's best friend a...

    At the risk of sounding cliché, the prose is poetic. Now that we have established that, let?s take a look at this story of family and grief. This is a difficult review to write because I don?t want to give away too much, but the central conflict of this novel is a deep moral quand...

    I just....I just really loved this book. The way this author writes makes you want to savor every word. Not just read it, but read it, make sure you catch what she's saying, then think about how that sentence made you feel. Those type of authors are hard to come by. I have about 19 hig...

    Whiskey & Ribbons was written like a piece of classical music; smooth, rhythmic & beautiful. I completed this read a day ago & I can't get Evi, Eamon, and Dalton out of my head. I didn't want this read to end. This book provided just the right amount enough of grief, love, ...

    ?I can hear it coming. Healing. The train tracks leading to my heart are warmed by it. I can put my hand there and feel it hot. It is rattling towards me. Rumbling. The buzzing sound of a flickering light at the end of the tunnel. A grief train rumbling away from us. A healing train ...

    Oh, my. I just finished this book and I am stunned. Talking about the plot of this book would not give a clue about how beautiful it is or how much I loved it. It is about brokenness and healing. It is about loss and grief. It is about families, secrets and flawed human beings. And it ...

    I finished this book a couple of weeks ago and I am still thinking about it. I loved it so much, and for so many different reasons-some personal, some literary-that I?m so afraid I?ll just ramble on and on incoherently and never be able to succinctly express my thoughts. I?m goin...

    I found myself wanting to read this book with a whiskey sour in my right hand, a cigarette in my left while listening to Alannah Myles sing Black Velvet. ? Black velvet and that little boy smile Black velvet and that slow southern style A new religion that'll bring you to yo...

    If you?re wondering what I thought of Whiskey & Ribbons, I loved it. It was reeeaallllyyyy depressing though. I finished it with a heavy heart. It never brought me to tears, but it still weighed on me pretty much from the beginning to end. I came away from it in a really bad head...

    This is a sweetly painful story that revolves around the loss of a family's son/husband/brother. Cross-Smith does an excellent job putting her reader in the minds of the her three main characters and their complicated but deeply bonded relationships. I particularly enjoyed the way that...

    Thank you to Hub City Press for providing me this free copy in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own. 'I can hear it coming.  Healing.' -Evangeline, Whiskey & Ribbons I know, I know, I am late to the party on this one.  Leesa Cross-Smith's debut novel, Wh...

    It's an unusual combination to have a book with equal parts romance and grief, but it turns out it's not a bad combination. I loved Cross-Smith's voice and the way she was able to get me so deep in those feelings, and instead of being in conflict with each other, those emotions drew ea...

    ?What no one tells you about grief is that you don?t want to figure out a way to live with it - you want the part of you that hurts to die instead.? This is a story of grief, but it is also a story of healing, and it is written in a lyrical way that defies a lot of ?literary...

    I do not give out 5 stars lightly- but this booked earned everyone Cross-Smith nails the experience of being widowed at a young age (for me I was 34) with all the raw emotion and feeling that make this experience so difficult. She weaves a story of loss and hope beautifully! Poignan...

    Prepare to go slow. Prepare to meander through this novel. Take your time. Settle in like a snow day. Get comfy with tea and whiskey and good food and characters having conversations that sound just like yours. Get ready for delicious little word morsels and a perfect rendering of love...

    I had the pleasure of reading an earlier version of Leesa Cross-Smith?s Whiskey & Ribbons. I love this book, and Cross-Smith is one of my favorite authors. She?s the master at writing about relationships in a way that?s honest and respectful of their complexities. The master ...

    I have no idea how to rate this. ...

  • Robyn
    Feb 21, 2018

    What a gorgeous, warm love story that is also a story about friendship and family and faith. I couldn't put this book down and was rooting so hard for Dalton and Evi and Frances and Cassidy and Eamon. This is a multi-layered, romantic, sexy, sad story. Just one hell of a satisfying rea...

    I HAVE INDEED READ THIS. AAAND I ALSO WROTE THIS. I feel v confident in my feelings for it. I started writing this book in 2000/2001 and have read it a thousand times and tbh I still love it. There is a blizzard (two ppl who love one another a lot are snowed in together which I LOVE) a...

    Grief and memory are the key themes explored in this novel. Grief and love side by side. A short review because once again I probably was not the right reader for this. A simple story, boy meets girl, tragedy befalls, girl has child and best friend steps in to take care of them both. W...

    (AUDIOBOOK) OH MY LORD THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I HAVE READ/LISTENED TO ALL YEAR!!! Okay, enough with the shouting, but for real. I listened to this one and it was FABULOUS. Absolutely fabulous. Heartbreaking and hopeful and sweet and spiritual and musical. I'm sure it's just as g...

    I don't drink whiskey, I drink rum and I savored the words and characters of Whiskey & Ribbons like a good bottle of my favorite. Can't wait for everyone to read it. ...

    https://www.instagram.com/p/Bn5qIAWFaaF/ ...

    I don?t think I can adequately express how much I loved this book, but I have to try! In her first novel, Leesa Cross-Smith proves just how much we needed her work. Whiskey & Ribbons is a devastating, intimate, lover?s knot of a book, and so far it?s my favorite of the year. ...

    I found myself a bit stifled reading whiskey & ribbons by Leesa Cross-Smith on a couple of fronts. Firstly, despite the third narrator already being dead (this is NOT a spoiler - his death is central to the whole narrative) the majority of the book takes place over a weekend storm ...

    Are you someone who enjoys getting your heart ripped from your chest, stomped on, and then sobbing uncontrollably so you can?t read through the tears? Yes? Okay, pick this book up then. ? Thank you to Hub City Press for sending me this book in exchange for an honest rev...

    This was a pretty lackluster read for me, and I only finished because I buddy-read it with bae. The problem is that it's an incredibly cliche romance that wants to be literary and it just doesn't work. The characters lack depth and seem to all have the same voice. The drama is not ...

    I was lucky to get my hands on this early. What a delight. Evi loses her cop husband when he responds to a domestic dispute, just days before their son is due to be born. Everyone deals differently with grief, but is the relationship between Evi and her deceased husband's best friend a...

    At the risk of sounding cliché, the prose is poetic. Now that we have established that, let?s take a look at this story of family and grief. This is a difficult review to write because I don?t want to give away too much, but the central conflict of this novel is a deep moral quand...

    I just....I just really loved this book. The way this author writes makes you want to savor every word. Not just read it, but read it, make sure you catch what she's saying, then think about how that sentence made you feel. Those type of authors are hard to come by. I have about 19 hig...

    Whiskey & Ribbons was written like a piece of classical music; smooth, rhythmic & beautiful. I completed this read a day ago & I can't get Evi, Eamon, and Dalton out of my head. I didn't want this read to end. This book provided just the right amount enough of grief, love, ...

    ?I can hear it coming. Healing. The train tracks leading to my heart are warmed by it. I can put my hand there and feel it hot. It is rattling towards me. Rumbling. The buzzing sound of a flickering light at the end of the tunnel. A grief train rumbling away from us. A healing train ...

    Oh, my. I just finished this book and I am stunned. Talking about the plot of this book would not give a clue about how beautiful it is or how much I loved it. It is about brokenness and healing. It is about loss and grief. It is about families, secrets and flawed human beings. And it ...

    I finished this book a couple of weeks ago and I am still thinking about it. I loved it so much, and for so many different reasons-some personal, some literary-that I?m so afraid I?ll just ramble on and on incoherently and never be able to succinctly express my thoughts. I?m goin...

    I found myself wanting to read this book with a whiskey sour in my right hand, a cigarette in my left while listening to Alannah Myles sing Black Velvet. ? Black velvet and that little boy smile Black velvet and that slow southern style A new religion that'll bring you to yo...

    If you?re wondering what I thought of Whiskey & Ribbons, I loved it. It was reeeaallllyyyy depressing though. I finished it with a heavy heart. It never brought me to tears, but it still weighed on me pretty much from the beginning to end. I came away from it in a really bad head...

    This is a sweetly painful story that revolves around the loss of a family's son/husband/brother. Cross-Smith does an excellent job putting her reader in the minds of the her three main characters and their complicated but deeply bonded relationships. I particularly enjoyed the way that...

    Thank you to Hub City Press for providing me this free copy in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own. 'I can hear it coming.  Healing.' -Evangeline, Whiskey & Ribbons I know, I know, I am late to the party on this one.  Leesa Cross-Smith's debut novel, Wh...

    It's an unusual combination to have a book with equal parts romance and grief, but it turns out it's not a bad combination. I loved Cross-Smith's voice and the way she was able to get me so deep in those feelings, and instead of being in conflict with each other, those emotions drew ea...

    ?What no one tells you about grief is that you don?t want to figure out a way to live with it - you want the part of you that hurts to die instead.? This is a story of grief, but it is also a story of healing, and it is written in a lyrical way that defies a lot of ?literary...

    I do not give out 5 stars lightly- but this booked earned everyone Cross-Smith nails the experience of being widowed at a young age (for me I was 34) with all the raw emotion and feeling that make this experience so difficult. She weaves a story of loss and hope beautifully! Poignan...

    Prepare to go slow. Prepare to meander through this novel. Take your time. Settle in like a snow day. Get comfy with tea and whiskey and good food and characters having conversations that sound just like yours. Get ready for delicious little word morsels and a perfect rendering of love...

  • Leesa
    Aug 28, 2017

    What a gorgeous, warm love story that is also a story about friendship and family and faith. I couldn't put this book down and was rooting so hard for Dalton and Evi and Frances and Cassidy and Eamon. This is a multi-layered, romantic, sexy, sad story. Just one hell of a satisfying rea...

    I HAVE INDEED READ THIS. AAAND I ALSO WROTE THIS. I feel v confident in my feelings for it. I started writing this book in 2000/2001 and have read it a thousand times and tbh I still love it. There is a blizzard (two ppl who love one another a lot are snowed in together which I LOVE) a...

  • Read In Colour
    Nov 14, 2017

    What a gorgeous, warm love story that is also a story about friendship and family and faith. I couldn't put this book down and was rooting so hard for Dalton and Evi and Frances and Cassidy and Eamon. This is a multi-layered, romantic, sexy, sad story. Just one hell of a satisfying rea...

    I HAVE INDEED READ THIS. AAAND I ALSO WROTE THIS. I feel v confident in my feelings for it. I started writing this book in 2000/2001 and have read it a thousand times and tbh I still love it. There is a blizzard (two ppl who love one another a lot are snowed in together which I LOVE) a...

    Grief and memory are the key themes explored in this novel. Grief and love side by side. A short review because once again I probably was not the right reader for this. A simple story, boy meets girl, tragedy befalls, girl has child and best friend steps in to take care of them both. W...

    (AUDIOBOOK) OH MY LORD THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I HAVE READ/LISTENED TO ALL YEAR!!! Okay, enough with the shouting, but for real. I listened to this one and it was FABULOUS. Absolutely fabulous. Heartbreaking and hopeful and sweet and spiritual and musical. I'm sure it's just as g...

    I don't drink whiskey, I drink rum and I savored the words and characters of Whiskey & Ribbons like a good bottle of my favorite. Can't wait for everyone to read it. ...

  • Wilhelmina Jenkins
    Jul 18, 2018

    What a gorgeous, warm love story that is also a story about friendship and family and faith. I couldn't put this book down and was rooting so hard for Dalton and Evi and Frances and Cassidy and Eamon. This is a multi-layered, romantic, sexy, sad story. Just one hell of a satisfying rea...

    I HAVE INDEED READ THIS. AAAND I ALSO WROTE THIS. I feel v confident in my feelings for it. I started writing this book in 2000/2001 and have read it a thousand times and tbh I still love it. There is a blizzard (two ppl who love one another a lot are snowed in together which I LOVE) a...

    Grief and memory are the key themes explored in this novel. Grief and love side by side. A short review because once again I probably was not the right reader for this. A simple story, boy meets girl, tragedy befalls, girl has child and best friend steps in to take care of them both. W...

    (AUDIOBOOK) OH MY LORD THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I HAVE READ/LISTENED TO ALL YEAR!!! Okay, enough with the shouting, but for real. I listened to this one and it was FABULOUS. Absolutely fabulous. Heartbreaking and hopeful and sweet and spiritual and musical. I'm sure it's just as g...

    I don't drink whiskey, I drink rum and I savored the words and characters of Whiskey & Ribbons like a good bottle of my favorite. Can't wait for everyone to read it. ...

    https://www.instagram.com/p/Bn5qIAWFaaF/ ...

    I don?t think I can adequately express how much I loved this book, but I have to try! In her first novel, Leesa Cross-Smith proves just how much we needed her work. Whiskey & Ribbons is a devastating, intimate, lover?s knot of a book, and so far it?s my favorite of the year. ...

    I found myself a bit stifled reading whiskey & ribbons by Leesa Cross-Smith on a couple of fronts. Firstly, despite the third narrator already being dead (this is NOT a spoiler - his death is central to the whole narrative) the majority of the book takes place over a weekend storm ...

    Are you someone who enjoys getting your heart ripped from your chest, stomped on, and then sobbing uncontrollably so you can?t read through the tears? Yes? Okay, pick this book up then. ? Thank you to Hub City Press for sending me this book in exchange for an honest rev...

    This was a pretty lackluster read for me, and I only finished because I buddy-read it with bae. The problem is that it's an incredibly cliche romance that wants to be literary and it just doesn't work. The characters lack depth and seem to all have the same voice. The drama is not ...

    I was lucky to get my hands on this early. What a delight. Evi loses her cop husband when he responds to a domestic dispute, just days before their son is due to be born. Everyone deals differently with grief, but is the relationship between Evi and her deceased husband's best friend a...

    At the risk of sounding cliché, the prose is poetic. Now that we have established that, let?s take a look at this story of family and grief. This is a difficult review to write because I don?t want to give away too much, but the central conflict of this novel is a deep moral quand...

    I just....I just really loved this book. The way this author writes makes you want to savor every word. Not just read it, but read it, make sure you catch what she's saying, then think about how that sentence made you feel. Those type of authors are hard to come by. I have about 19 hig...

    Whiskey & Ribbons was written like a piece of classical music; smooth, rhythmic & beautiful. I completed this read a day ago & I can't get Evi, Eamon, and Dalton out of my head. I didn't want this read to end. This book provided just the right amount enough of grief, love, ...

    ?I can hear it coming. Healing. The train tracks leading to my heart are warmed by it. I can put my hand there and feel it hot. It is rattling towards me. Rumbling. The buzzing sound of a flickering light at the end of the tunnel. A grief train rumbling away from us. A healing train ...

    Oh, my. I just finished this book and I am stunned. Talking about the plot of this book would not give a clue about how beautiful it is or how much I loved it. It is about brokenness and healing. It is about loss and grief. It is about families, secrets and flawed human beings. And it ...

  • Roxane
    Mar 09, 2018

    What a gorgeous, warm love story that is also a story about friendship and family and faith. I couldn't put this book down and was rooting so hard for Dalton and Evi and Frances and Cassidy and Eamon. This is a multi-layered, romantic, sexy, sad story. Just one hell of a satisfying rea...

  • Monica **can't read fast enough**
    Apr 26, 2018

    What a gorgeous, warm love story that is also a story about friendship and family and faith. I couldn't put this book down and was rooting so hard for Dalton and Evi and Frances and Cassidy and Eamon. This is a multi-layered, romantic, sexy, sad story. Just one hell of a satisfying rea...

    I HAVE INDEED READ THIS. AAAND I ALSO WROTE THIS. I feel v confident in my feelings for it. I started writing this book in 2000/2001 and have read it a thousand times and tbh I still love it. There is a blizzard (two ppl who love one another a lot are snowed in together which I LOVE) a...

    Grief and memory are the key themes explored in this novel. Grief and love side by side. A short review because once again I probably was not the right reader for this. A simple story, boy meets girl, tragedy befalls, girl has child and best friend steps in to take care of them both. W...

    (AUDIOBOOK) OH MY LORD THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I HAVE READ/LISTENED TO ALL YEAR!!! Okay, enough with the shouting, but for real. I listened to this one and it was FABULOUS. Absolutely fabulous. Heartbreaking and hopeful and sweet and spiritual and musical. I'm sure it's just as g...

    I don't drink whiskey, I drink rum and I savored the words and characters of Whiskey & Ribbons like a good bottle of my favorite. Can't wait for everyone to read it. ...

    https://www.instagram.com/p/Bn5qIAWFaaF/ ...

    I don?t think I can adequately express how much I loved this book, but I have to try! In her first novel, Leesa Cross-Smith proves just how much we needed her work. Whiskey & Ribbons is a devastating, intimate, lover?s knot of a book, and so far it?s my favorite of the year. ...

    I found myself a bit stifled reading whiskey & ribbons by Leesa Cross-Smith on a couple of fronts. Firstly, despite the third narrator already being dead (this is NOT a spoiler - his death is central to the whole narrative) the majority of the book takes place over a weekend storm ...

    Are you someone who enjoys getting your heart ripped from your chest, stomped on, and then sobbing uncontrollably so you can?t read through the tears? Yes? Okay, pick this book up then. ? Thank you to Hub City Press for sending me this book in exchange for an honest rev...

    This was a pretty lackluster read for me, and I only finished because I buddy-read it with bae. The problem is that it's an incredibly cliche romance that wants to be literary and it just doesn't work. The characters lack depth and seem to all have the same voice. The drama is not ...

    I was lucky to get my hands on this early. What a delight. Evi loses her cop husband when he responds to a domestic dispute, just days before their son is due to be born. Everyone deals differently with grief, but is the relationship between Evi and her deceased husband's best friend a...

    At the risk of sounding cliché, the prose is poetic. Now that we have established that, let?s take a look at this story of family and grief. This is a difficult review to write because I don?t want to give away too much, but the central conflict of this novel is a deep moral quand...

    I just....I just really loved this book. The way this author writes makes you want to savor every word. Not just read it, but read it, make sure you catch what she's saying, then think about how that sentence made you feel. Those type of authors are hard to come by. I have about 19 hig...

    Whiskey & Ribbons was written like a piece of classical music; smooth, rhythmic & beautiful. I completed this read a day ago & I can't get Evi, Eamon, and Dalton out of my head. I didn't want this read to end. This book provided just the right amount enough of grief, love, ...

    ?I can hear it coming. Healing. The train tracks leading to my heart are warmed by it. I can put my hand there and feel it hot. It is rattling towards me. Rumbling. The buzzing sound of a flickering light at the end of the tunnel. A grief train rumbling away from us. A healing train ...

    Oh, my. I just finished this book and I am stunned. Talking about the plot of this book would not give a clue about how beautiful it is or how much I loved it. It is about brokenness and healing. It is about loss and grief. It is about families, secrets and flawed human beings. And it ...

    I finished this book a couple of weeks ago and I am still thinking about it. I loved it so much, and for so many different reasons-some personal, some literary-that I?m so afraid I?ll just ramble on and on incoherently and never be able to succinctly express my thoughts. I?m goin...

    I found myself wanting to read this book with a whiskey sour in my right hand, a cigarette in my left while listening to Alannah Myles sing Black Velvet. ? Black velvet and that little boy smile Black velvet and that slow southern style A new religion that'll bring you to yo...

    If you?re wondering what I thought of Whiskey & Ribbons, I loved it. It was reeeaallllyyyy depressing though. I finished it with a heavy heart. It never brought me to tears, but it still weighed on me pretty much from the beginning to end. I came away from it in a really bad head...

    This is a sweetly painful story that revolves around the loss of a family's son/husband/brother. Cross-Smith does an excellent job putting her reader in the minds of the her three main characters and their complicated but deeply bonded relationships. I particularly enjoyed the way that...

  • Keyona
    Mar 26, 2018

    What a gorgeous, warm love story that is also a story about friendship and family and faith. I couldn't put this book down and was rooting so hard for Dalton and Evi and Frances and Cassidy and Eamon. This is a multi-layered, romantic, sexy, sad story. Just one hell of a satisfying rea...

    I HAVE INDEED READ THIS. AAAND I ALSO WROTE THIS. I feel v confident in my feelings for it. I started writing this book in 2000/2001 and have read it a thousand times and tbh I still love it. There is a blizzard (two ppl who love one another a lot are snowed in together which I LOVE) a...

    Grief and memory are the key themes explored in this novel. Grief and love side by side. A short review because once again I probably was not the right reader for this. A simple story, boy meets girl, tragedy befalls, girl has child and best friend steps in to take care of them both. W...

    (AUDIOBOOK) OH MY LORD THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I HAVE READ/LISTENED TO ALL YEAR!!! Okay, enough with the shouting, but for real. I listened to this one and it was FABULOUS. Absolutely fabulous. Heartbreaking and hopeful and sweet and spiritual and musical. I'm sure it's just as g...

    I don't drink whiskey, I drink rum and I savored the words and characters of Whiskey & Ribbons like a good bottle of my favorite. Can't wait for everyone to read it. ...

    https://www.instagram.com/p/Bn5qIAWFaaF/ ...

    I don?t think I can adequately express how much I loved this book, but I have to try! In her first novel, Leesa Cross-Smith proves just how much we needed her work. Whiskey & Ribbons is a devastating, intimate, lover?s knot of a book, and so far it?s my favorite of the year. ...

    I found myself a bit stifled reading whiskey & ribbons by Leesa Cross-Smith on a couple of fronts. Firstly, despite the third narrator already being dead (this is NOT a spoiler - his death is central to the whole narrative) the majority of the book takes place over a weekend storm ...

    Are you someone who enjoys getting your heart ripped from your chest, stomped on, and then sobbing uncontrollably so you can?t read through the tears? Yes? Okay, pick this book up then. ? Thank you to Hub City Press for sending me this book in exchange for an honest rev...

    This was a pretty lackluster read for me, and I only finished because I buddy-read it with bae. The problem is that it's an incredibly cliche romance that wants to be literary and it just doesn't work. The characters lack depth and seem to all have the same voice. The drama is not ...

    I was lucky to get my hands on this early. What a delight. Evi loses her cop husband when he responds to a domestic dispute, just days before their son is due to be born. Everyone deals differently with grief, but is the relationship between Evi and her deceased husband's best friend a...

    At the risk of sounding cliché, the prose is poetic. Now that we have established that, let?s take a look at this story of family and grief. This is a difficult review to write because I don?t want to give away too much, but the central conflict of this novel is a deep moral quand...

    I just....I just really loved this book. The way this author writes makes you want to savor every word. Not just read it, but read it, make sure you catch what she's saying, then think about how that sentence made you feel. Those type of authors are hard to come by. I have about 19 hig...

  • Diane S ☔
    Apr 30, 2018

    What a gorgeous, warm love story that is also a story about friendship and family and faith. I couldn't put this book down and was rooting so hard for Dalton and Evi and Frances and Cassidy and Eamon. This is a multi-layered, romantic, sexy, sad story. Just one hell of a satisfying rea...

    I HAVE INDEED READ THIS. AAAND I ALSO WROTE THIS. I feel v confident in my feelings for it. I started writing this book in 2000/2001 and have read it a thousand times and tbh I still love it. There is a blizzard (two ppl who love one another a lot are snowed in together which I LOVE) a...

    Grief and memory are the key themes explored in this novel. Grief and love side by side. A short review because once again I probably was not the right reader for this. A simple story, boy meets girl, tragedy befalls, girl has child and best friend steps in to take care of them both. W...

  • Jessica Woodbury
    Apr 11, 2018

    What a gorgeous, warm love story that is also a story about friendship and family and faith. I couldn't put this book down and was rooting so hard for Dalton and Evi and Frances and Cassidy and Eamon. This is a multi-layered, romantic, sexy, sad story. Just one hell of a satisfying rea...

    I HAVE INDEED READ THIS. AAAND I ALSO WROTE THIS. I feel v confident in my feelings for it. I started writing this book in 2000/2001 and have read it a thousand times and tbh I still love it. There is a blizzard (two ppl who love one another a lot are snowed in together which I LOVE) a...

    Grief and memory are the key themes explored in this novel. Grief and love side by side. A short review because once again I probably was not the right reader for this. A simple story, boy meets girl, tragedy befalls, girl has child and best friend steps in to take care of them both. W...

    (AUDIOBOOK) OH MY LORD THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I HAVE READ/LISTENED TO ALL YEAR!!! Okay, enough with the shouting, but for real. I listened to this one and it was FABULOUS. Absolutely fabulous. Heartbreaking and hopeful and sweet and spiritual and musical. I'm sure it's just as g...

    I don't drink whiskey, I drink rum and I savored the words and characters of Whiskey & Ribbons like a good bottle of my favorite. Can't wait for everyone to read it. ...

    https://www.instagram.com/p/Bn5qIAWFaaF/ ...

    I don?t think I can adequately express how much I loved this book, but I have to try! In her first novel, Leesa Cross-Smith proves just how much we needed her work. Whiskey & Ribbons is a devastating, intimate, lover?s knot of a book, and so far it?s my favorite of the year. ...

    I found myself a bit stifled reading whiskey & ribbons by Leesa Cross-Smith on a couple of fronts. Firstly, despite the third narrator already being dead (this is NOT a spoiler - his death is central to the whole narrative) the majority of the book takes place over a weekend storm ...

    Are you someone who enjoys getting your heart ripped from your chest, stomped on, and then sobbing uncontrollably so you can?t read through the tears? Yes? Okay, pick this book up then. ? Thank you to Hub City Press for sending me this book in exchange for an honest rev...

    This was a pretty lackluster read for me, and I only finished because I buddy-read it with bae. The problem is that it's an incredibly cliche romance that wants to be literary and it just doesn't work. The characters lack depth and seem to all have the same voice. The drama is not ...

    I was lucky to get my hands on this early. What a delight. Evi loses her cop husband when he responds to a domestic dispute, just days before their son is due to be born. Everyone deals differently with grief, but is the relationship between Evi and her deceased husband's best friend a...

    At the risk of sounding cliché, the prose is poetic. Now that we have established that, let?s take a look at this story of family and grief. This is a difficult review to write because I don?t want to give away too much, but the central conflict of this novel is a deep moral quand...

    I just....I just really loved this book. The way this author writes makes you want to savor every word. Not just read it, but read it, make sure you catch what she's saying, then think about how that sentence made you feel. Those type of authors are hard to come by. I have about 19 hig...

    Whiskey & Ribbons was written like a piece of classical music; smooth, rhythmic & beautiful. I completed this read a day ago & I can't get Evi, Eamon, and Dalton out of my head. I didn't want this read to end. This book provided just the right amount enough of grief, love, ...

    ?I can hear it coming. Healing. The train tracks leading to my heart are warmed by it. I can put my hand there and feel it hot. It is rattling towards me. Rumbling. The buzzing sound of a flickering light at the end of the tunnel. A grief train rumbling away from us. A healing train ...

    Oh, my. I just finished this book and I am stunned. Talking about the plot of this book would not give a clue about how beautiful it is or how much I loved it. It is about brokenness and healing. It is about loss and grief. It is about families, secrets and flawed human beings. And it ...

    I finished this book a couple of weeks ago and I am still thinking about it. I loved it so much, and for so many different reasons-some personal, some literary-that I?m so afraid I?ll just ramble on and on incoherently and never be able to succinctly express my thoughts. I?m goin...

    I found myself wanting to read this book with a whiskey sour in my right hand, a cigarette in my left while listening to Alannah Myles sing Black Velvet. ? Black velvet and that little boy smile Black velvet and that slow southern style A new religion that'll bring you to yo...

    If you?re wondering what I thought of Whiskey & Ribbons, I loved it. It was reeeaallllyyyy depressing though. I finished it with a heavy heart. It never brought me to tears, but it still weighed on me pretty much from the beginning to end. I came away from it in a really bad head...

    This is a sweetly painful story that revolves around the loss of a family's son/husband/brother. Cross-Smith does an excellent job putting her reader in the minds of the her three main characters and their complicated but deeply bonded relationships. I particularly enjoyed the way that...

    Thank you to Hub City Press for providing me this free copy in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own. 'I can hear it coming.  Healing.' -Evangeline, Whiskey & Ribbons I know, I know, I am late to the party on this one.  Leesa Cross-Smith's debut novel, Wh...

    It's an unusual combination to have a book with equal parts romance and grief, but it turns out it's not a bad combination. I loved Cross-Smith's voice and the way she was able to get me so deep in those feelings, and instead of being in conflict with each other, those emotions drew ea...

  • Amy (TheSouthernGirlReads)
    Apr 06, 2018

    What a gorgeous, warm love story that is also a story about friendship and family and faith. I couldn't put this book down and was rooting so hard for Dalton and Evi and Frances and Cassidy and Eamon. This is a multi-layered, romantic, sexy, sad story. Just one hell of a satisfying rea...

    I HAVE INDEED READ THIS. AAAND I ALSO WROTE THIS. I feel v confident in my feelings for it. I started writing this book in 2000/2001 and have read it a thousand times and tbh I still love it. There is a blizzard (two ppl who love one another a lot are snowed in together which I LOVE) a...

    Grief and memory are the key themes explored in this novel. Grief and love side by side. A short review because once again I probably was not the right reader for this. A simple story, boy meets girl, tragedy befalls, girl has child and best friend steps in to take care of them both. W...

    (AUDIOBOOK) OH MY LORD THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I HAVE READ/LISTENED TO ALL YEAR!!! Okay, enough with the shouting, but for real. I listened to this one and it was FABULOUS. Absolutely fabulous. Heartbreaking and hopeful and sweet and spiritual and musical. I'm sure it's just as g...

    I don't drink whiskey, I drink rum and I savored the words and characters of Whiskey & Ribbons like a good bottle of my favorite. Can't wait for everyone to read it. ...

    https://www.instagram.com/p/Bn5qIAWFaaF/ ...

    I don?t think I can adequately express how much I loved this book, but I have to try! In her first novel, Leesa Cross-Smith proves just how much we needed her work. Whiskey & Ribbons is a devastating, intimate, lover?s knot of a book, and so far it?s my favorite of the year. ...

    I found myself a bit stifled reading whiskey & ribbons by Leesa Cross-Smith on a couple of fronts. Firstly, despite the third narrator already being dead (this is NOT a spoiler - his death is central to the whole narrative) the majority of the book takes place over a weekend storm ...

    Are you someone who enjoys getting your heart ripped from your chest, stomped on, and then sobbing uncontrollably so you can?t read through the tears? Yes? Okay, pick this book up then. ? Thank you to Hub City Press for sending me this book in exchange for an honest rev...

    This was a pretty lackluster read for me, and I only finished because I buddy-read it with bae. The problem is that it's an incredibly cliche romance that wants to be literary and it just doesn't work. The characters lack depth and seem to all have the same voice. The drama is not ...

    I was lucky to get my hands on this early. What a delight. Evi loses her cop husband when he responds to a domestic dispute, just days before their son is due to be born. Everyone deals differently with grief, but is the relationship between Evi and her deceased husband's best friend a...

    At the risk of sounding cliché, the prose is poetic. Now that we have established that, let?s take a look at this story of family and grief. This is a difficult review to write because I don?t want to give away too much, but the central conflict of this novel is a deep moral quand...

    I just....I just really loved this book. The way this author writes makes you want to savor every word. Not just read it, but read it, make sure you catch what she's saying, then think about how that sentence made you feel. Those type of authors are hard to come by. I have about 19 hig...

    Whiskey & Ribbons was written like a piece of classical music; smooth, rhythmic & beautiful. I completed this read a day ago & I can't get Evi, Eamon, and Dalton out of my head. I didn't want this read to end. This book provided just the right amount enough of grief, love, ...

    ?I can hear it coming. Healing. The train tracks leading to my heart are warmed by it. I can put my hand there and feel it hot. It is rattling towards me. Rumbling. The buzzing sound of a flickering light at the end of the tunnel. A grief train rumbling away from us. A healing train ...

    Oh, my. I just finished this book and I am stunned. Talking about the plot of this book would not give a clue about how beautiful it is or how much I loved it. It is about brokenness and healing. It is about loss and grief. It is about families, secrets and flawed human beings. And it ...

    I finished this book a couple of weeks ago and I am still thinking about it. I loved it so much, and for so many different reasons-some personal, some literary-that I?m so afraid I?ll just ramble on and on incoherently and never be able to succinctly express my thoughts. I?m goin...

    I found myself wanting to read this book with a whiskey sour in my right hand, a cigarette in my left while listening to Alannah Myles sing Black Velvet. ? Black velvet and that little boy smile Black velvet and that slow southern style A new religion that'll bring you to yo...

  • Stacey A.  Prose and Palate
    Feb 25, 2018

    What a gorgeous, warm love story that is also a story about friendship and family and faith. I couldn't put this book down and was rooting so hard for Dalton and Evi and Frances and Cassidy and Eamon. This is a multi-layered, romantic, sexy, sad story. Just one hell of a satisfying rea...

    I HAVE INDEED READ THIS. AAAND I ALSO WROTE THIS. I feel v confident in my feelings for it. I started writing this book in 2000/2001 and have read it a thousand times and tbh I still love it. There is a blizzard (two ppl who love one another a lot are snowed in together which I LOVE) a...

    Grief and memory are the key themes explored in this novel. Grief and love side by side. A short review because once again I probably was not the right reader for this. A simple story, boy meets girl, tragedy befalls, girl has child and best friend steps in to take care of them both. W...

    (AUDIOBOOK) OH MY LORD THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I HAVE READ/LISTENED TO ALL YEAR!!! Okay, enough with the shouting, but for real. I listened to this one and it was FABULOUS. Absolutely fabulous. Heartbreaking and hopeful and sweet and spiritual and musical. I'm sure it's just as g...

    I don't drink whiskey, I drink rum and I savored the words and characters of Whiskey & Ribbons like a good bottle of my favorite. Can't wait for everyone to read it. ...

    https://www.instagram.com/p/Bn5qIAWFaaF/ ...

    I don?t think I can adequately express how much I loved this book, but I have to try! In her first novel, Leesa Cross-Smith proves just how much we needed her work. Whiskey & Ribbons is a devastating, intimate, lover?s knot of a book, and so far it?s my favorite of the year. ...

    I found myself a bit stifled reading whiskey & ribbons by Leesa Cross-Smith on a couple of fronts. Firstly, despite the third narrator already being dead (this is NOT a spoiler - his death is central to the whole narrative) the majority of the book takes place over a weekend storm ...

    Are you someone who enjoys getting your heart ripped from your chest, stomped on, and then sobbing uncontrollably so you can?t read through the tears? Yes? Okay, pick this book up then. ? Thank you to Hub City Press for sending me this book in exchange for an honest rev...

    This was a pretty lackluster read for me, and I only finished because I buddy-read it with bae. The problem is that it's an incredibly cliche romance that wants to be literary and it just doesn't work. The characters lack depth and seem to all have the same voice. The drama is not ...

    I was lucky to get my hands on this early. What a delight. Evi loses her cop husband when he responds to a domestic dispute, just days before their son is due to be born. Everyone deals differently with grief, but is the relationship between Evi and her deceased husband's best friend a...

    At the risk of sounding cliché, the prose is poetic. Now that we have established that, let?s take a look at this story of family and grief. This is a difficult review to write because I don?t want to give away too much, but the central conflict of this novel is a deep moral quand...

    I just....I just really loved this book. The way this author writes makes you want to savor every word. Not just read it, but read it, make sure you catch what she's saying, then think about how that sentence made you feel. Those type of authors are hard to come by. I have about 19 hig...

    Whiskey & Ribbons was written like a piece of classical music; smooth, rhythmic & beautiful. I completed this read a day ago & I can't get Evi, Eamon, and Dalton out of my head. I didn't want this read to end. This book provided just the right amount enough of grief, love, ...

    ?I can hear it coming. Healing. The train tracks leading to my heart are warmed by it. I can put my hand there and feel it hot. It is rattling towards me. Rumbling. The buzzing sound of a flickering light at the end of the tunnel. A grief train rumbling away from us. A healing train ...

    Oh, my. I just finished this book and I am stunned. Talking about the plot of this book would not give a clue about how beautiful it is or how much I loved it. It is about brokenness and healing. It is about loss and grief. It is about families, secrets and flawed human beings. And it ...

    I finished this book a couple of weeks ago and I am still thinking about it. I loved it so much, and for so many different reasons-some personal, some literary-that I?m so afraid I?ll just ramble on and on incoherently and never be able to succinctly express my thoughts. I?m goin...

    I found myself wanting to read this book with a whiskey sour in my right hand, a cigarette in my left while listening to Alannah Myles sing Black Velvet. ? Black velvet and that little boy smile Black velvet and that slow southern style A new religion that'll bring you to yo...

    If you?re wondering what I thought of Whiskey & Ribbons, I loved it. It was reeeaallllyyyy depressing though. I finished it with a heavy heart. It never brought me to tears, but it still weighed on me pretty much from the beginning to end. I came away from it in a really bad head...

    This is a sweetly painful story that revolves around the loss of a family's son/husband/brother. Cross-Smith does an excellent job putting her reader in the minds of the her three main characters and their complicated but deeply bonded relationships. I particularly enjoyed the way that...

    Thank you to Hub City Press for providing me this free copy in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own. 'I can hear it coming.  Healing.' -Evangeline, Whiskey & Ribbons I know, I know, I am late to the party on this one.  Leesa Cross-Smith's debut novel, Wh...

    It's an unusual combination to have a book with equal parts romance and grief, but it turns out it's not a bad combination. I loved Cross-Smith's voice and the way she was able to get me so deep in those feelings, and instead of being in conflict with each other, those emotions drew ea...

    ?What no one tells you about grief is that you don?t want to figure out a way to live with it - you want the part of you that hurts to die instead.? This is a story of grief, but it is also a story of healing, and it is written in a lyrical way that defies a lot of ?literary...

    I do not give out 5 stars lightly- but this booked earned everyone Cross-Smith nails the experience of being widowed at a young age (for me I was 34) with all the raw emotion and feeling that make this experience so difficult. She weaves a story of loss and hope beautifully! Poignan...

    Prepare to go slow. Prepare to meander through this novel. Take your time. Settle in like a snow day. Get comfy with tea and whiskey and good food and characters having conversations that sound just like yours. Get ready for delicious little word morsels and a perfect rendering of love...

    I had the pleasure of reading an earlier version of Leesa Cross-Smith?s Whiskey & Ribbons. I love this book, and Cross-Smith is one of my favorite authors. She?s the master at writing about relationships in a way that?s honest and respectful of their complexities. The master ...

    I have no idea how to rate this. ...

    Gorgeous. 4.5 Stars. Full review to come. ...

  • Andre
    Feb 01, 2018

    What a gorgeous, warm love story that is also a story about friendship and family and faith. I couldn't put this book down and was rooting so hard for Dalton and Evi and Frances and Cassidy and Eamon. This is a multi-layered, romantic, sexy, sad story. Just one hell of a satisfying rea...

    I HAVE INDEED READ THIS. AAAND I ALSO WROTE THIS. I feel v confident in my feelings for it. I started writing this book in 2000/2001 and have read it a thousand times and tbh I still love it. There is a blizzard (two ppl who love one another a lot are snowed in together which I LOVE) a...

    Grief and memory are the key themes explored in this novel. Grief and love side by side. A short review because once again I probably was not the right reader for this. A simple story, boy meets girl, tragedy befalls, girl has child and best friend steps in to take care of them both. W...

    (AUDIOBOOK) OH MY LORD THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I HAVE READ/LISTENED TO ALL YEAR!!! Okay, enough with the shouting, but for real. I listened to this one and it was FABULOUS. Absolutely fabulous. Heartbreaking and hopeful and sweet and spiritual and musical. I'm sure it's just as g...

    I don't drink whiskey, I drink rum and I savored the words and characters of Whiskey & Ribbons like a good bottle of my favorite. Can't wait for everyone to read it. ...

    https://www.instagram.com/p/Bn5qIAWFaaF/ ...

    I don?t think I can adequately express how much I loved this book, but I have to try! In her first novel, Leesa Cross-Smith proves just how much we needed her work. Whiskey & Ribbons is a devastating, intimate, lover?s knot of a book, and so far it?s my favorite of the year. ...

    I found myself a bit stifled reading whiskey & ribbons by Leesa Cross-Smith on a couple of fronts. Firstly, despite the third narrator already being dead (this is NOT a spoiler - his death is central to the whole narrative) the majority of the book takes place over a weekend storm ...

    Are you someone who enjoys getting your heart ripped from your chest, stomped on, and then sobbing uncontrollably so you can?t read through the tears? Yes? Okay, pick this book up then. ? Thank you to Hub City Press for sending me this book in exchange for an honest rev...

    This was a pretty lackluster read for me, and I only finished because I buddy-read it with bae. The problem is that it's an incredibly cliche romance that wants to be literary and it just doesn't work. The characters lack depth and seem to all have the same voice. The drama is not ...

    I was lucky to get my hands on this early. What a delight. Evi loses her cop husband when he responds to a domestic dispute, just days before their son is due to be born. Everyone deals differently with grief, but is the relationship between Evi and her deceased husband's best friend a...

    At the risk of sounding cliché, the prose is poetic. Now that we have established that, let?s take a look at this story of family and grief. This is a difficult review to write because I don?t want to give away too much, but the central conflict of this novel is a deep moral quand...

  • Kourtney • kourtneysbookshelf
    Apr 19, 2018

    What a gorgeous, warm love story that is also a story about friendship and family and faith. I couldn't put this book down and was rooting so hard for Dalton and Evi and Frances and Cassidy and Eamon. This is a multi-layered, romantic, sexy, sad story. Just one hell of a satisfying rea...

    I HAVE INDEED READ THIS. AAAND I ALSO WROTE THIS. I feel v confident in my feelings for it. I started writing this book in 2000/2001 and have read it a thousand times and tbh I still love it. There is a blizzard (two ppl who love one another a lot are snowed in together which I LOVE) a...

    Grief and memory are the key themes explored in this novel. Grief and love side by side. A short review because once again I probably was not the right reader for this. A simple story, boy meets girl, tragedy befalls, girl has child and best friend steps in to take care of them both. W...

    (AUDIOBOOK) OH MY LORD THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I HAVE READ/LISTENED TO ALL YEAR!!! Okay, enough with the shouting, but for real. I listened to this one and it was FABULOUS. Absolutely fabulous. Heartbreaking and hopeful and sweet and spiritual and musical. I'm sure it's just as g...

    I don't drink whiskey, I drink rum and I savored the words and characters of Whiskey & Ribbons like a good bottle of my favorite. Can't wait for everyone to read it. ...

    https://www.instagram.com/p/Bn5qIAWFaaF/ ...

    I don?t think I can adequately express how much I loved this book, but I have to try! In her first novel, Leesa Cross-Smith proves just how much we needed her work. Whiskey & Ribbons is a devastating, intimate, lover?s knot of a book, and so far it?s my favorite of the year. ...

    I found myself a bit stifled reading whiskey & ribbons by Leesa Cross-Smith on a couple of fronts. Firstly, despite the third narrator already being dead (this is NOT a spoiler - his death is central to the whole narrative) the majority of the book takes place over a weekend storm ...

    Are you someone who enjoys getting your heart ripped from your chest, stomped on, and then sobbing uncontrollably so you can?t read through the tears? Yes? Okay, pick this book up then. ? Thank you to Hub City Press for sending me this book in exchange for an honest rev...

    This was a pretty lackluster read for me, and I only finished because I buddy-read it with bae. The problem is that it's an incredibly cliche romance that wants to be literary and it just doesn't work. The characters lack depth and seem to all have the same voice. The drama is not ...

    I was lucky to get my hands on this early. What a delight. Evi loses her cop husband when he responds to a domestic dispute, just days before their son is due to be born. Everyone deals differently with grief, but is the relationship between Evi and her deceased husband's best friend a...

    At the risk of sounding cliché, the prose is poetic. Now that we have established that, let?s take a look at this story of family and grief. This is a difficult review to write because I don?t want to give away too much, but the central conflict of this novel is a deep moral quand...

    I just....I just really loved this book. The way this author writes makes you want to savor every word. Not just read it, but read it, make sure you catch what she's saying, then think about how that sentence made you feel. Those type of authors are hard to come by. I have about 19 hig...

    Whiskey & Ribbons was written like a piece of classical music; smooth, rhythmic & beautiful. I completed this read a day ago & I can't get Evi, Eamon, and Dalton out of my head. I didn't want this read to end. This book provided just the right amount enough of grief, love, ...

    ?I can hear it coming. Healing. The train tracks leading to my heart are warmed by it. I can put my hand there and feel it hot. It is rattling towards me. Rumbling. The buzzing sound of a flickering light at the end of the tunnel. A grief train rumbling away from us. A healing train ...

    Oh, my. I just finished this book and I am stunned. Talking about the plot of this book would not give a clue about how beautiful it is or how much I loved it. It is about brokenness and healing. It is about loss and grief. It is about families, secrets and flawed human beings. And it ...

    I finished this book a couple of weeks ago and I am still thinking about it. I loved it so much, and for so many different reasons-some personal, some literary-that I?m so afraid I?ll just ramble on and on incoherently and never be able to succinctly express my thoughts. I?m goin...

    I found myself wanting to read this book with a whiskey sour in my right hand, a cigarette in my left while listening to Alannah Myles sing Black Velvet. ? Black velvet and that little boy smile Black velvet and that slow southern style A new religion that'll bring you to yo...

    If you?re wondering what I thought of Whiskey & Ribbons, I loved it. It was reeeaallllyyyy depressing though. I finished it with a heavy heart. It never brought me to tears, but it still weighed on me pretty much from the beginning to end. I came away from it in a really bad head...

    This is a sweetly painful story that revolves around the loss of a family's son/husband/brother. Cross-Smith does an excellent job putting her reader in the minds of the her three main characters and their complicated but deeply bonded relationships. I particularly enjoyed the way that...

    Thank you to Hub City Press for providing me this free copy in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own. 'I can hear it coming.  Healing.' -Evangeline, Whiskey & Ribbons I know, I know, I am late to the party on this one.  Leesa Cross-Smith's debut novel, Wh...

  • Dkbbookgirl
    May 26, 2018

    What a gorgeous, warm love story that is also a story about friendship and family and faith. I couldn't put this book down and was rooting so hard for Dalton and Evi and Frances and Cassidy and Eamon. This is a multi-layered, romantic, sexy, sad story. Just one hell of a satisfying rea...

    I HAVE INDEED READ THIS. AAAND I ALSO WROTE THIS. I feel v confident in my feelings for it. I started writing this book in 2000/2001 and have read it a thousand times and tbh I still love it. There is a blizzard (two ppl who love one another a lot are snowed in together which I LOVE) a...

    Grief and memory are the key themes explored in this novel. Grief and love side by side. A short review because once again I probably was not the right reader for this. A simple story, boy meets girl, tragedy befalls, girl has child and best friend steps in to take care of them both. W...

    (AUDIOBOOK) OH MY LORD THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I HAVE READ/LISTENED TO ALL YEAR!!! Okay, enough with the shouting, but for real. I listened to this one and it was FABULOUS. Absolutely fabulous. Heartbreaking and hopeful and sweet and spiritual and musical. I'm sure it's just as g...

    I don't drink whiskey, I drink rum and I savored the words and characters of Whiskey & Ribbons like a good bottle of my favorite. Can't wait for everyone to read it. ...

    https://www.instagram.com/p/Bn5qIAWFaaF/ ...

    I don?t think I can adequately express how much I loved this book, but I have to try! In her first novel, Leesa Cross-Smith proves just how much we needed her work. Whiskey & Ribbons is a devastating, intimate, lover?s knot of a book, and so far it?s my favorite of the year. ...

    I found myself a bit stifled reading whiskey & ribbons by Leesa Cross-Smith on a couple of fronts. Firstly, despite the third narrator already being dead (this is NOT a spoiler - his death is central to the whole narrative) the majority of the book takes place over a weekend storm ...

    Are you someone who enjoys getting your heart ripped from your chest, stomped on, and then sobbing uncontrollably so you can?t read through the tears? Yes? Okay, pick this book up then. ? Thank you to Hub City Press for sending me this book in exchange for an honest rev...

    This was a pretty lackluster read for me, and I only finished because I buddy-read it with bae. The problem is that it's an incredibly cliche romance that wants to be literary and it just doesn't work. The characters lack depth and seem to all have the same voice. The drama is not ...

    I was lucky to get my hands on this early. What a delight. Evi loses her cop husband when he responds to a domestic dispute, just days before their son is due to be born. Everyone deals differently with grief, but is the relationship between Evi and her deceased husband's best friend a...

    At the risk of sounding cliché, the prose is poetic. Now that we have established that, let?s take a look at this story of family and grief. This is a difficult review to write because I don?t want to give away too much, but the central conflict of this novel is a deep moral quand...

    I just....I just really loved this book. The way this author writes makes you want to savor every word. Not just read it, but read it, make sure you catch what she's saying, then think about how that sentence made you feel. Those type of authors are hard to come by. I have about 19 hig...

    Whiskey & Ribbons was written like a piece of classical music; smooth, rhythmic & beautiful. I completed this read a day ago & I can't get Evi, Eamon, and Dalton out of my head. I didn't want this read to end. This book provided just the right amount enough of grief, love, ...

    ?I can hear it coming. Healing. The train tracks leading to my heart are warmed by it. I can put my hand there and feel it hot. It is rattling towards me. Rumbling. The buzzing sound of a flickering light at the end of the tunnel. A grief train rumbling away from us. A healing train ...

    Oh, my. I just finished this book and I am stunned. Talking about the plot of this book would not give a clue about how beautiful it is or how much I loved it. It is about brokenness and healing. It is about loss and grief. It is about families, secrets and flawed human beings. And it ...

    I finished this book a couple of weeks ago and I am still thinking about it. I loved it so much, and for so many different reasons-some personal, some literary-that I?m so afraid I?ll just ramble on and on incoherently and never be able to succinctly express my thoughts. I?m goin...

    I found myself wanting to read this book with a whiskey sour in my right hand, a cigarette in my left while listening to Alannah Myles sing Black Velvet. ? Black velvet and that little boy smile Black velvet and that slow southern style A new religion that'll bring you to yo...

    If you?re wondering what I thought of Whiskey & Ribbons, I loved it. It was reeeaallllyyyy depressing though. I finished it with a heavy heart. It never brought me to tears, but it still weighed on me pretty much from the beginning to end. I came away from it in a really bad head...

    This is a sweetly painful story that revolves around the loss of a family's son/husband/brother. Cross-Smith does an excellent job putting her reader in the minds of the her three main characters and their complicated but deeply bonded relationships. I particularly enjoyed the way that...

    Thank you to Hub City Press for providing me this free copy in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own. 'I can hear it coming.  Healing.' -Evangeline, Whiskey & Ribbons I know, I know, I am late to the party on this one.  Leesa Cross-Smith's debut novel, Wh...

    It's an unusual combination to have a book with equal parts romance and grief, but it turns out it's not a bad combination. I loved Cross-Smith's voice and the way she was able to get me so deep in those feelings, and instead of being in conflict with each other, those emotions drew ea...

    ?What no one tells you about grief is that you don?t want to figure out a way to live with it - you want the part of you that hurts to die instead.? This is a story of grief, but it is also a story of healing, and it is written in a lyrical way that defies a lot of ?literary...

    I do not give out 5 stars lightly- but this booked earned everyone Cross-Smith nails the experience of being widowed at a young age (for me I was 34) with all the raw emotion and feeling that make this experience so difficult. She weaves a story of loss and hope beautifully! Poignan...

  • Megan C.
    Apr 04, 2018

    What a gorgeous, warm love story that is also a story about friendship and family and faith. I couldn't put this book down and was rooting so hard for Dalton and Evi and Frances and Cassidy and Eamon. This is a multi-layered, romantic, sexy, sad story. Just one hell of a satisfying rea...

    I HAVE INDEED READ THIS. AAAND I ALSO WROTE THIS. I feel v confident in my feelings for it. I started writing this book in 2000/2001 and have read it a thousand times and tbh I still love it. There is a blizzard (two ppl who love one another a lot are snowed in together which I LOVE) a...

    Grief and memory are the key themes explored in this novel. Grief and love side by side. A short review because once again I probably was not the right reader for this. A simple story, boy meets girl, tragedy befalls, girl has child and best friend steps in to take care of them both. W...

    (AUDIOBOOK) OH MY LORD THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I HAVE READ/LISTENED TO ALL YEAR!!! Okay, enough with the shouting, but for real. I listened to this one and it was FABULOUS. Absolutely fabulous. Heartbreaking and hopeful and sweet and spiritual and musical. I'm sure it's just as g...

    I don't drink whiskey, I drink rum and I savored the words and characters of Whiskey & Ribbons like a good bottle of my favorite. Can't wait for everyone to read it. ...

    https://www.instagram.com/p/Bn5qIAWFaaF/ ...

    I don?t think I can adequately express how much I loved this book, but I have to try! In her first novel, Leesa Cross-Smith proves just how much we needed her work. Whiskey & Ribbons is a devastating, intimate, lover?s knot of a book, and so far it?s my favorite of the year. ...

    I found myself a bit stifled reading whiskey & ribbons by Leesa Cross-Smith on a couple of fronts. Firstly, despite the third narrator already being dead (this is NOT a spoiler - his death is central to the whole narrative) the majority of the book takes place over a weekend storm ...

    Are you someone who enjoys getting your heart ripped from your chest, stomped on, and then sobbing uncontrollably so you can?t read through the tears? Yes? Okay, pick this book up then. ? Thank you to Hub City Press for sending me this book in exchange for an honest rev...

    This was a pretty lackluster read for me, and I only finished because I buddy-read it with bae. The problem is that it's an incredibly cliche romance that wants to be literary and it just doesn't work. The characters lack depth and seem to all have the same voice. The drama is not ...

    I was lucky to get my hands on this early. What a delight. Evi loses her cop husband when he responds to a domestic dispute, just days before their son is due to be born. Everyone deals differently with grief, but is the relationship between Evi and her deceased husband's best friend a...

    At the risk of sounding cliché, the prose is poetic. Now that we have established that, let?s take a look at this story of family and grief. This is a difficult review to write because I don?t want to give away too much, but the central conflict of this novel is a deep moral quand...

    I just....I just really loved this book. The way this author writes makes you want to savor every word. Not just read it, but read it, make sure you catch what she's saying, then think about how that sentence made you feel. Those type of authors are hard to come by. I have about 19 hig...

    Whiskey & Ribbons was written like a piece of classical music; smooth, rhythmic & beautiful. I completed this read a day ago & I can't get Evi, Eamon, and Dalton out of my head. I didn't want this read to end. This book provided just the right amount enough of grief, love, ...

    ?I can hear it coming. Healing. The train tracks leading to my heart are warmed by it. I can put my hand there and feel it hot. It is rattling towards me. Rumbling. The buzzing sound of a flickering light at the end of the tunnel. A grief train rumbling away from us. A healing train ...

    Oh, my. I just finished this book and I am stunned. Talking about the plot of this book would not give a clue about how beautiful it is or how much I loved it. It is about brokenness and healing. It is about loss and grief. It is about families, secrets and flawed human beings. And it ...

    I finished this book a couple of weeks ago and I am still thinking about it. I loved it so much, and for so many different reasons-some personal, some literary-that I?m so afraid I?ll just ramble on and on incoherently and never be able to succinctly express my thoughts. I?m goin...

  • Basic B's Guide
    Apr 13, 2018

    What a gorgeous, warm love story that is also a story about friendship and family and faith. I couldn't put this book down and was rooting so hard for Dalton and Evi and Frances and Cassidy and Eamon. This is a multi-layered, romantic, sexy, sad story. Just one hell of a satisfying rea...

    I HAVE INDEED READ THIS. AAAND I ALSO WROTE THIS. I feel v confident in my feelings for it. I started writing this book in 2000/2001 and have read it a thousand times and tbh I still love it. There is a blizzard (two ppl who love one another a lot are snowed in together which I LOVE) a...

    Grief and memory are the key themes explored in this novel. Grief and love side by side. A short review because once again I probably was not the right reader for this. A simple story, boy meets girl, tragedy befalls, girl has child and best friend steps in to take care of them both. W...

    (AUDIOBOOK) OH MY LORD THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I HAVE READ/LISTENED TO ALL YEAR!!! Okay, enough with the shouting, but for real. I listened to this one and it was FABULOUS. Absolutely fabulous. Heartbreaking and hopeful and sweet and spiritual and musical. I'm sure it's just as g...

    I don't drink whiskey, I drink rum and I savored the words and characters of Whiskey & Ribbons like a good bottle of my favorite. Can't wait for everyone to read it. ...

    https://www.instagram.com/p/Bn5qIAWFaaF/ ...

    I don?t think I can adequately express how much I loved this book, but I have to try! In her first novel, Leesa Cross-Smith proves just how much we needed her work. Whiskey & Ribbons is a devastating, intimate, lover?s knot of a book, and so far it?s my favorite of the year. ...

    I found myself a bit stifled reading whiskey & ribbons by Leesa Cross-Smith on a couple of fronts. Firstly, despite the third narrator already being dead (this is NOT a spoiler - his death is central to the whole narrative) the majority of the book takes place over a weekend storm ...

    Are you someone who enjoys getting your heart ripped from your chest, stomped on, and then sobbing uncontrollably so you can?t read through the tears? Yes? Okay, pick this book up then. ? Thank you to Hub City Press for sending me this book in exchange for an honest rev...

    This was a pretty lackluster read for me, and I only finished because I buddy-read it with bae. The problem is that it's an incredibly cliche romance that wants to be literary and it just doesn't work. The characters lack depth and seem to all have the same voice. The drama is not ...

    I was lucky to get my hands on this early. What a delight. Evi loses her cop husband when he responds to a domestic dispute, just days before their son is due to be born. Everyone deals differently with grief, but is the relationship between Evi and her deceased husband's best friend a...

    At the risk of sounding cliché, the prose is poetic. Now that we have established that, let?s take a look at this story of family and grief. This is a difficult review to write because I don?t want to give away too much, but the central conflict of this novel is a deep moral quand...

    I just....I just really loved this book. The way this author writes makes you want to savor every word. Not just read it, but read it, make sure you catch what she's saying, then think about how that sentence made you feel. Those type of authors are hard to come by. I have about 19 hig...

    Whiskey & Ribbons was written like a piece of classical music; smooth, rhythmic & beautiful. I completed this read a day ago & I can't get Evi, Eamon, and Dalton out of my head. I didn't want this read to end. This book provided just the right amount enough of grief, love, ...

    ?I can hear it coming. Healing. The train tracks leading to my heart are warmed by it. I can put my hand there and feel it hot. It is rattling towards me. Rumbling. The buzzing sound of a flickering light at the end of the tunnel. A grief train rumbling away from us. A healing train ...

  • Ashley (BooksandButtons)
    Apr 17, 2018

    What a gorgeous, warm love story that is also a story about friendship and family and faith. I couldn't put this book down and was rooting so hard for Dalton and Evi and Frances and Cassidy and Eamon. This is a multi-layered, romantic, sexy, sad story. Just one hell of a satisfying rea...

    I HAVE INDEED READ THIS. AAAND I ALSO WROTE THIS. I feel v confident in my feelings for it. I started writing this book in 2000/2001 and have read it a thousand times and tbh I still love it. There is a blizzard (two ppl who love one another a lot are snowed in together which I LOVE) a...

    Grief and memory are the key themes explored in this novel. Grief and love side by side. A short review because once again I probably was not the right reader for this. A simple story, boy meets girl, tragedy befalls, girl has child and best friend steps in to take care of them both. W...

    (AUDIOBOOK) OH MY LORD THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I HAVE READ/LISTENED TO ALL YEAR!!! Okay, enough with the shouting, but for real. I listened to this one and it was FABULOUS. Absolutely fabulous. Heartbreaking and hopeful and sweet and spiritual and musical. I'm sure it's just as g...

    I don't drink whiskey, I drink rum and I savored the words and characters of Whiskey & Ribbons like a good bottle of my favorite. Can't wait for everyone to read it. ...

    https://www.instagram.com/p/Bn5qIAWFaaF/ ...

    I don?t think I can adequately express how much I loved this book, but I have to try! In her first novel, Leesa Cross-Smith proves just how much we needed her work. Whiskey & Ribbons is a devastating, intimate, lover?s knot of a book, and so far it?s my favorite of the year. ...

    I found myself a bit stifled reading whiskey & ribbons by Leesa Cross-Smith on a couple of fronts. Firstly, despite the third narrator already being dead (this is NOT a spoiler - his death is central to the whole narrative) the majority of the book takes place over a weekend storm ...

    Are you someone who enjoys getting your heart ripped from your chest, stomped on, and then sobbing uncontrollably so you can?t read through the tears? Yes? Okay, pick this book up then. ? Thank you to Hub City Press for sending me this book in exchange for an honest rev...

    This was a pretty lackluster read for me, and I only finished because I buddy-read it with bae. The problem is that it's an incredibly cliche romance that wants to be literary and it just doesn't work. The characters lack depth and seem to all have the same voice. The drama is not ...

    I was lucky to get my hands on this early. What a delight. Evi loses her cop husband when he responds to a domestic dispute, just days before their son is due to be born. Everyone deals differently with grief, but is the relationship between Evi and her deceased husband's best friend a...

    At the risk of sounding cliché, the prose is poetic. Now that we have established that, let?s take a look at this story of family and grief. This is a difficult review to write because I don?t want to give away too much, but the central conflict of this novel is a deep moral quand...

    I just....I just really loved this book. The way this author writes makes you want to savor every word. Not just read it, but read it, make sure you catch what she's saying, then think about how that sentence made you feel. Those type of authors are hard to come by. I have about 19 hig...

    Whiskey & Ribbons was written like a piece of classical music; smooth, rhythmic & beautiful. I completed this read a day ago & I can't get Evi, Eamon, and Dalton out of my head. I didn't want this read to end. This book provided just the right amount enough of grief, love, ...

    ?I can hear it coming. Healing. The train tracks leading to my heart are warmed by it. I can put my hand there and feel it hot. It is rattling towards me. Rumbling. The buzzing sound of a flickering light at the end of the tunnel. A grief train rumbling away from us. A healing train ...

    Oh, my. I just finished this book and I am stunned. Talking about the plot of this book would not give a clue about how beautiful it is or how much I loved it. It is about brokenness and healing. It is about loss and grief. It is about families, secrets and flawed human beings. And it ...

    I finished this book a couple of weeks ago and I am still thinking about it. I loved it so much, and for so many different reasons-some personal, some literary-that I?m so afraid I?ll just ramble on and on incoherently and never be able to succinctly express my thoughts. I?m goin...

    I found myself wanting to read this book with a whiskey sour in my right hand, a cigarette in my left while listening to Alannah Myles sing Black Velvet. ? Black velvet and that little boy smile Black velvet and that slow southern style A new religion that'll bring you to yo...

    If you?re wondering what I thought of Whiskey & Ribbons, I loved it. It was reeeaallllyyyy depressing though. I finished it with a heavy heart. It never brought me to tears, but it still weighed on me pretty much from the beginning to end. I came away from it in a really bad head...

    This is a sweetly painful story that revolves around the loss of a family's son/husband/brother. Cross-Smith does an excellent job putting her reader in the minds of the her three main characters and their complicated but deeply bonded relationships. I particularly enjoyed the way that...

    Thank you to Hub City Press for providing me this free copy in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own. 'I can hear it coming.  Healing.' -Evangeline, Whiskey & Ribbons I know, I know, I am late to the party on this one.  Leesa Cross-Smith's debut novel, Wh...

    It's an unusual combination to have a book with equal parts romance and grief, but it turns out it's not a bad combination. I loved Cross-Smith's voice and the way she was able to get me so deep in those feelings, and instead of being in conflict with each other, those emotions drew ea...

    ?What no one tells you about grief is that you don?t want to figure out a way to live with it - you want the part of you that hurts to die instead.? This is a story of grief, but it is also a story of healing, and it is written in a lyrical way that defies a lot of ?literary...

  • Monet
    Jan 04, 2018

    What a gorgeous, warm love story that is also a story about friendship and family and faith. I couldn't put this book down and was rooting so hard for Dalton and Evi and Frances and Cassidy and Eamon. This is a multi-layered, romantic, sexy, sad story. Just one hell of a satisfying rea...

    I HAVE INDEED READ THIS. AAAND I ALSO WROTE THIS. I feel v confident in my feelings for it. I started writing this book in 2000/2001 and have read it a thousand times and tbh I still love it. There is a blizzard (two ppl who love one another a lot are snowed in together which I LOVE) a...

    Grief and memory are the key themes explored in this novel. Grief and love side by side. A short review because once again I probably was not the right reader for this. A simple story, boy meets girl, tragedy befalls, girl has child and best friend steps in to take care of them both. W...

    (AUDIOBOOK) OH MY LORD THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I HAVE READ/LISTENED TO ALL YEAR!!! Okay, enough with the shouting, but for real. I listened to this one and it was FABULOUS. Absolutely fabulous. Heartbreaking and hopeful and sweet and spiritual and musical. I'm sure it's just as g...

    I don't drink whiskey, I drink rum and I savored the words and characters of Whiskey & Ribbons like a good bottle of my favorite. Can't wait for everyone to read it. ...

    https://www.instagram.com/p/Bn5qIAWFaaF/ ...

    I don?t think I can adequately express how much I loved this book, but I have to try! In her first novel, Leesa Cross-Smith proves just how much we needed her work. Whiskey & Ribbons is a devastating, intimate, lover?s knot of a book, and so far it?s my favorite of the year. ...

    I found myself a bit stifled reading whiskey & ribbons by Leesa Cross-Smith on a couple of fronts. Firstly, despite the third narrator already being dead (this is NOT a spoiler - his death is central to the whole narrative) the majority of the book takes place over a weekend storm ...

    Are you someone who enjoys getting your heart ripped from your chest, stomped on, and then sobbing uncontrollably so you can?t read through the tears? Yes? Okay, pick this book up then. ? Thank you to Hub City Press for sending me this book in exchange for an honest rev...

    This was a pretty lackluster read for me, and I only finished because I buddy-read it with bae. The problem is that it's an incredibly cliche romance that wants to be literary and it just doesn't work. The characters lack depth and seem to all have the same voice. The drama is not ...

    I was lucky to get my hands on this early. What a delight. Evi loses her cop husband when he responds to a domestic dispute, just days before their son is due to be born. Everyone deals differently with grief, but is the relationship between Evi and her deceased husband's best friend a...

  • Kate Olson
    Apr 22, 2018

    What a gorgeous, warm love story that is also a story about friendship and family and faith. I couldn't put this book down and was rooting so hard for Dalton and Evi and Frances and Cassidy and Eamon. This is a multi-layered, romantic, sexy, sad story. Just one hell of a satisfying rea...

    I HAVE INDEED READ THIS. AAAND I ALSO WROTE THIS. I feel v confident in my feelings for it. I started writing this book in 2000/2001 and have read it a thousand times and tbh I still love it. There is a blizzard (two ppl who love one another a lot are snowed in together which I LOVE) a...

    Grief and memory are the key themes explored in this novel. Grief and love side by side. A short review because once again I probably was not the right reader for this. A simple story, boy meets girl, tragedy befalls, girl has child and best friend steps in to take care of them both. W...

    (AUDIOBOOK) OH MY LORD THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I HAVE READ/LISTENED TO ALL YEAR!!! Okay, enough with the shouting, but for real. I listened to this one and it was FABULOUS. Absolutely fabulous. Heartbreaking and hopeful and sweet and spiritual and musical. I'm sure it's just as g...

  • Gabriella
    Mar 15, 2018

    What a gorgeous, warm love story that is also a story about friendship and family and faith. I couldn't put this book down and was rooting so hard for Dalton and Evi and Frances and Cassidy and Eamon. This is a multi-layered, romantic, sexy, sad story. Just one hell of a satisfying rea...

    I HAVE INDEED READ THIS. AAAND I ALSO WROTE THIS. I feel v confident in my feelings for it. I started writing this book in 2000/2001 and have read it a thousand times and tbh I still love it. There is a blizzard (two ppl who love one another a lot are snowed in together which I LOVE) a...

    Grief and memory are the key themes explored in this novel. Grief and love side by side. A short review because once again I probably was not the right reader for this. A simple story, boy meets girl, tragedy befalls, girl has child and best friend steps in to take care of them both. W...

    (AUDIOBOOK) OH MY LORD THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I HAVE READ/LISTENED TO ALL YEAR!!! Okay, enough with the shouting, but for real. I listened to this one and it was FABULOUS. Absolutely fabulous. Heartbreaking and hopeful and sweet and spiritual and musical. I'm sure it's just as g...

    I don't drink whiskey, I drink rum and I savored the words and characters of Whiskey & Ribbons like a good bottle of my favorite. Can't wait for everyone to read it. ...

    https://www.instagram.com/p/Bn5qIAWFaaF/ ...

    I don?t think I can adequately express how much I loved this book, but I have to try! In her first novel, Leesa Cross-Smith proves just how much we needed her work. Whiskey & Ribbons is a devastating, intimate, lover?s knot of a book, and so far it?s my favorite of the year. ...

  • Cassidy (Cassidys.Bookshelf)
    Apr 13, 2018

    What a gorgeous, warm love story that is also a story about friendship and family and faith. I couldn't put this book down and was rooting so hard for Dalton and Evi and Frances and Cassidy and Eamon. This is a multi-layered, romantic, sexy, sad story. Just one hell of a satisfying rea...

    I HAVE INDEED READ THIS. AAAND I ALSO WROTE THIS. I feel v confident in my feelings for it. I started writing this book in 2000/2001 and have read it a thousand times and tbh I still love it. There is a blizzard (two ppl who love one another a lot are snowed in together which I LOVE) a...

    Grief and memory are the key themes explored in this novel. Grief and love side by side. A short review because once again I probably was not the right reader for this. A simple story, boy meets girl, tragedy befalls, girl has child and best friend steps in to take care of them both. W...

    (AUDIOBOOK) OH MY LORD THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I HAVE READ/LISTENED TO ALL YEAR!!! Okay, enough with the shouting, but for real. I listened to this one and it was FABULOUS. Absolutely fabulous. Heartbreaking and hopeful and sweet and spiritual and musical. I'm sure it's just as g...

    I don't drink whiskey, I drink rum and I savored the words and characters of Whiskey & Ribbons like a good bottle of my favorite. Can't wait for everyone to read it. ...

    https://www.instagram.com/p/Bn5qIAWFaaF/ ...

    I don?t think I can adequately express how much I loved this book, but I have to try! In her first novel, Leesa Cross-Smith proves just how much we needed her work. Whiskey & Ribbons is a devastating, intimate, lover?s knot of a book, and so far it?s my favorite of the year. ...

    I found myself a bit stifled reading whiskey & ribbons by Leesa Cross-Smith on a couple of fronts. Firstly, despite the third narrator already being dead (this is NOT a spoiler - his death is central to the whole narrative) the majority of the book takes place over a weekend storm ...

    Are you someone who enjoys getting your heart ripped from your chest, stomped on, and then sobbing uncontrollably so you can?t read through the tears? Yes? Okay, pick this book up then. ? Thank you to Hub City Press for sending me this book in exchange for an honest rev...

    This was a pretty lackluster read for me, and I only finished because I buddy-read it with bae. The problem is that it's an incredibly cliche romance that wants to be literary and it just doesn't work. The characters lack depth and seem to all have the same voice. The drama is not ...

    I was lucky to get my hands on this early. What a delight. Evi loses her cop husband when he responds to a domestic dispute, just days before their son is due to be born. Everyone deals differently with grief, but is the relationship between Evi and her deceased husband's best friend a...

    At the risk of sounding cliché, the prose is poetic. Now that we have established that, let?s take a look at this story of family and grief. This is a difficult review to write because I don?t want to give away too much, but the central conflict of this novel is a deep moral quand...

    I just....I just really loved this book. The way this author writes makes you want to savor every word. Not just read it, but read it, make sure you catch what she's saying, then think about how that sentence made you feel. Those type of authors are hard to come by. I have about 19 hig...

    Whiskey & Ribbons was written like a piece of classical music; smooth, rhythmic & beautiful. I completed this read a day ago & I can't get Evi, Eamon, and Dalton out of my head. I didn't want this read to end. This book provided just the right amount enough of grief, love, ...

    ?I can hear it coming. Healing. The train tracks leading to my heart are warmed by it. I can put my hand there and feel it hot. It is rattling towards me. Rumbling. The buzzing sound of a flickering light at the end of the tunnel. A grief train rumbling away from us. A healing train ...

    Oh, my. I just finished this book and I am stunned. Talking about the plot of this book would not give a clue about how beautiful it is or how much I loved it. It is about brokenness and healing. It is about loss and grief. It is about families, secrets and flawed human beings. And it ...

    I finished this book a couple of weeks ago and I am still thinking about it. I loved it so much, and for so many different reasons-some personal, some literary-that I?m so afraid I?ll just ramble on and on incoherently and never be able to succinctly express my thoughts. I?m goin...

    I found myself wanting to read this book with a whiskey sour in my right hand, a cigarette in my left while listening to Alannah Myles sing Black Velvet. ? Black velvet and that little boy smile Black velvet and that slow southern style A new religion that'll bring you to yo...

    If you?re wondering what I thought of Whiskey & Ribbons, I loved it. It was reeeaallllyyyy depressing though. I finished it with a heavy heart. It never brought me to tears, but it still weighed on me pretty much from the beginning to end. I came away from it in a really bad head...

    This is a sweetly painful story that revolves around the loss of a family's son/husband/brother. Cross-Smith does an excellent job putting her reader in the minds of the her three main characters and their complicated but deeply bonded relationships. I particularly enjoyed the way that...

    Thank you to Hub City Press for providing me this free copy in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own. 'I can hear it coming.  Healing.' -Evangeline, Whiskey & Ribbons I know, I know, I am late to the party on this one.  Leesa Cross-Smith's debut novel, Wh...

    It's an unusual combination to have a book with equal parts romance and grief, but it turns out it's not a bad combination. I loved Cross-Smith's voice and the way she was able to get me so deep in those feelings, and instead of being in conflict with each other, those emotions drew ea...

    ?What no one tells you about grief is that you don?t want to figure out a way to live with it - you want the part of you that hurts to die instead.? This is a story of grief, but it is also a story of healing, and it is written in a lyrical way that defies a lot of ?literary...

    I do not give out 5 stars lightly- but this booked earned everyone Cross-Smith nails the experience of being widowed at a young age (for me I was 34) with all the raw emotion and feeling that make this experience so difficult. She weaves a story of loss and hope beautifully! Poignan...

    Prepare to go slow. Prepare to meander through this novel. Take your time. Settle in like a snow day. Get comfy with tea and whiskey and good food and characters having conversations that sound just like yours. Get ready for delicious little word morsels and a perfect rendering of love...

    I had the pleasure of reading an earlier version of Leesa Cross-Smith?s Whiskey & Ribbons. I love this book, and Cross-Smith is one of my favorite authors. She?s the master at writing about relationships in a way that?s honest and respectful of their complexities. The master ...

    I have no idea how to rate this. ...

    Gorgeous. 4.5 Stars. Full review to come. ...

    This book was phenomenal! I knew from the moment I heard the author do a live book reading, I would enjoy the story and characters, but I did not know that it would touch me so deeply. This is a realistic love story between Evi and Eamon; beautiful, sacred, and something we all hope to...

    "Happiness, an elusive fish I cannot catch whole - only small darting flashes. Feels nasty to consider or wish for happiness. But I also know that without at least a little light, things die." Wow, just wow. I did not expect to feel every single emotion while reading this debut nove...

  • Steve Karas
    Sep 01, 2017

    What a gorgeous, warm love story that is also a story about friendship and family and faith. I couldn't put this book down and was rooting so hard for Dalton and Evi and Frances and Cassidy and Eamon. This is a multi-layered, romantic, sexy, sad story. Just one hell of a satisfying rea...

    I HAVE INDEED READ THIS. AAAND I ALSO WROTE THIS. I feel v confident in my feelings for it. I started writing this book in 2000/2001 and have read it a thousand times and tbh I still love it. There is a blizzard (two ppl who love one another a lot are snowed in together which I LOVE) a...

    Grief and memory are the key themes explored in this novel. Grief and love side by side. A short review because once again I probably was not the right reader for this. A simple story, boy meets girl, tragedy befalls, girl has child and best friend steps in to take care of them both. W...

    (AUDIOBOOK) OH MY LORD THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I HAVE READ/LISTENED TO ALL YEAR!!! Okay, enough with the shouting, but for real. I listened to this one and it was FABULOUS. Absolutely fabulous. Heartbreaking and hopeful and sweet and spiritual and musical. I'm sure it's just as g...

    I don't drink whiskey, I drink rum and I savored the words and characters of Whiskey & Ribbons like a good bottle of my favorite. Can't wait for everyone to read it. ...

    https://www.instagram.com/p/Bn5qIAWFaaF/ ...

    I don?t think I can adequately express how much I loved this book, but I have to try! In her first novel, Leesa Cross-Smith proves just how much we needed her work. Whiskey & Ribbons is a devastating, intimate, lover?s knot of a book, and so far it?s my favorite of the year. ...

    I found myself a bit stifled reading whiskey & ribbons by Leesa Cross-Smith on a couple of fronts. Firstly, despite the third narrator already being dead (this is NOT a spoiler - his death is central to the whole narrative) the majority of the book takes place over a weekend storm ...

    Are you someone who enjoys getting your heart ripped from your chest, stomped on, and then sobbing uncontrollably so you can?t read through the tears? Yes? Okay, pick this book up then. ? Thank you to Hub City Press for sending me this book in exchange for an honest rev...

    This was a pretty lackluster read for me, and I only finished because I buddy-read it with bae. The problem is that it's an incredibly cliche romance that wants to be literary and it just doesn't work. The characters lack depth and seem to all have the same voice. The drama is not ...

    I was lucky to get my hands on this early. What a delight. Evi loses her cop husband when he responds to a domestic dispute, just days before their son is due to be born. Everyone deals differently with grief, but is the relationship between Evi and her deceased husband's best friend a...

    At the risk of sounding cliché, the prose is poetic. Now that we have established that, let?s take a look at this story of family and grief. This is a difficult review to write because I don?t want to give away too much, but the central conflict of this novel is a deep moral quand...

    I just....I just really loved this book. The way this author writes makes you want to savor every word. Not just read it, but read it, make sure you catch what she's saying, then think about how that sentence made you feel. Those type of authors are hard to come by. I have about 19 hig...

    Whiskey & Ribbons was written like a piece of classical music; smooth, rhythmic & beautiful. I completed this read a day ago & I can't get Evi, Eamon, and Dalton out of my head. I didn't want this read to end. This book provided just the right amount enough of grief, love, ...

    ?I can hear it coming. Healing. The train tracks leading to my heart are warmed by it. I can put my hand there and feel it hot. It is rattling towards me. Rumbling. The buzzing sound of a flickering light at the end of the tunnel. A grief train rumbling away from us. A healing train ...

    Oh, my. I just finished this book and I am stunned. Talking about the plot of this book would not give a clue about how beautiful it is or how much I loved it. It is about brokenness and healing. It is about loss and grief. It is about families, secrets and flawed human beings. And it ...

    I finished this book a couple of weeks ago and I am still thinking about it. I loved it so much, and for so many different reasons-some personal, some literary-that I?m so afraid I?ll just ramble on and on incoherently and never be able to succinctly express my thoughts. I?m goin...

    I found myself wanting to read this book with a whiskey sour in my right hand, a cigarette in my left while listening to Alannah Myles sing Black Velvet. ? Black velvet and that little boy smile Black velvet and that slow southern style A new religion that'll bring you to yo...

    If you?re wondering what I thought of Whiskey & Ribbons, I loved it. It was reeeaallllyyyy depressing though. I finished it with a heavy heart. It never brought me to tears, but it still weighed on me pretty much from the beginning to end. I came away from it in a really bad head...

    This is a sweetly painful story that revolves around the loss of a family's son/husband/brother. Cross-Smith does an excellent job putting her reader in the minds of the her three main characters and their complicated but deeply bonded relationships. I particularly enjoyed the way that...

    Thank you to Hub City Press for providing me this free copy in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own. 'I can hear it coming.  Healing.' -Evangeline, Whiskey & Ribbons I know, I know, I am late to the party on this one.  Leesa Cross-Smith's debut novel, Wh...

    It's an unusual combination to have a book with equal parts romance and grief, but it turns out it's not a bad combination. I loved Cross-Smith's voice and the way she was able to get me so deep in those feelings, and instead of being in conflict with each other, those emotions drew ea...

    ?What no one tells you about grief is that you don?t want to figure out a way to live with it - you want the part of you that hurts to die instead.? This is a story of grief, but it is also a story of healing, and it is written in a lyrical way that defies a lot of ?literary...

    I do not give out 5 stars lightly- but this booked earned everyone Cross-Smith nails the experience of being widowed at a young age (for me I was 34) with all the raw emotion and feeling that make this experience so difficult. She weaves a story of loss and hope beautifully! Poignan...

    Prepare to go slow. Prepare to meander through this novel. Take your time. Settle in like a snow day. Get comfy with tea and whiskey and good food and characters having conversations that sound just like yours. Get ready for delicious little word morsels and a perfect rendering of love...

    I had the pleasure of reading an earlier version of Leesa Cross-Smith?s Whiskey & Ribbons. I love this book, and Cross-Smith is one of my favorite authors. She?s the master at writing about relationships in a way that?s honest and respectful of their complexities. The master ...

  • Kristina
    Mar 27, 2018

    What a gorgeous, warm love story that is also a story about friendship and family and faith. I couldn't put this book down and was rooting so hard for Dalton and Evi and Frances and Cassidy and Eamon. This is a multi-layered, romantic, sexy, sad story. Just one hell of a satisfying rea...

    I HAVE INDEED READ THIS. AAAND I ALSO WROTE THIS. I feel v confident in my feelings for it. I started writing this book in 2000/2001 and have read it a thousand times and tbh I still love it. There is a blizzard (two ppl who love one another a lot are snowed in together which I LOVE) a...

    Grief and memory are the key themes explored in this novel. Grief and love side by side. A short review because once again I probably was not the right reader for this. A simple story, boy meets girl, tragedy befalls, girl has child and best friend steps in to take care of them both. W...

    (AUDIOBOOK) OH MY LORD THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I HAVE READ/LISTENED TO ALL YEAR!!! Okay, enough with the shouting, but for real. I listened to this one and it was FABULOUS. Absolutely fabulous. Heartbreaking and hopeful and sweet and spiritual and musical. I'm sure it's just as g...

    I don't drink whiskey, I drink rum and I savored the words and characters of Whiskey & Ribbons like a good bottle of my favorite. Can't wait for everyone to read it. ...

    https://www.instagram.com/p/Bn5qIAWFaaF/ ...

    I don?t think I can adequately express how much I loved this book, but I have to try! In her first novel, Leesa Cross-Smith proves just how much we needed her work. Whiskey & Ribbons is a devastating, intimate, lover?s knot of a book, and so far it?s my favorite of the year. ...

    I found myself a bit stifled reading whiskey & ribbons by Leesa Cross-Smith on a couple of fronts. Firstly, despite the third narrator already being dead (this is NOT a spoiler - his death is central to the whole narrative) the majority of the book takes place over a weekend storm ...

    Are you someone who enjoys getting your heart ripped from your chest, stomped on, and then sobbing uncontrollably so you can?t read through the tears? Yes? Okay, pick this book up then. ? Thank you to Hub City Press for sending me this book in exchange for an honest rev...

    This was a pretty lackluster read for me, and I only finished because I buddy-read it with bae. The problem is that it's an incredibly cliche romance that wants to be literary and it just doesn't work. The characters lack depth and seem to all have the same voice. The drama is not ...

    I was lucky to get my hands on this early. What a delight. Evi loses her cop husband when he responds to a domestic dispute, just days before their son is due to be born. Everyone deals differently with grief, but is the relationship between Evi and her deceased husband's best friend a...

    At the risk of sounding cliché, the prose is poetic. Now that we have established that, let?s take a look at this story of family and grief. This is a difficult review to write because I don?t want to give away too much, but the central conflict of this novel is a deep moral quand...

    I just....I just really loved this book. The way this author writes makes you want to savor every word. Not just read it, but read it, make sure you catch what she's saying, then think about how that sentence made you feel. Those type of authors are hard to come by. I have about 19 hig...

    Whiskey & Ribbons was written like a piece of classical music; smooth, rhythmic & beautiful. I completed this read a day ago & I can't get Evi, Eamon, and Dalton out of my head. I didn't want this read to end. This book provided just the right amount enough of grief, love, ...

    ?I can hear it coming. Healing. The train tracks leading to my heart are warmed by it. I can put my hand there and feel it hot. It is rattling towards me. Rumbling. The buzzing sound of a flickering light at the end of the tunnel. A grief train rumbling away from us. A healing train ...

    Oh, my. I just finished this book and I am stunned. Talking about the plot of this book would not give a clue about how beautiful it is or how much I loved it. It is about brokenness and healing. It is about loss and grief. It is about families, secrets and flawed human beings. And it ...

    I finished this book a couple of weeks ago and I am still thinking about it. I loved it so much, and for so many different reasons-some personal, some literary-that I?m so afraid I?ll just ramble on and on incoherently and never be able to succinctly express my thoughts. I?m goin...

    I found myself wanting to read this book with a whiskey sour in my right hand, a cigarette in my left while listening to Alannah Myles sing Black Velvet. ? Black velvet and that little boy smile Black velvet and that slow southern style A new religion that'll bring you to yo...

    If you?re wondering what I thought of Whiskey & Ribbons, I loved it. It was reeeaallllyyyy depressing though. I finished it with a heavy heart. It never brought me to tears, but it still weighed on me pretty much from the beginning to end. I came away from it in a really bad head...

    This is a sweetly painful story that revolves around the loss of a family's son/husband/brother. Cross-Smith does an excellent job putting her reader in the minds of the her three main characters and their complicated but deeply bonded relationships. I particularly enjoyed the way that...

    Thank you to Hub City Press for providing me this free copy in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own. 'I can hear it coming.  Healing.' -Evangeline, Whiskey & Ribbons I know, I know, I am late to the party on this one.  Leesa Cross-Smith's debut novel, Wh...

    It's an unusual combination to have a book with equal parts romance and grief, but it turns out it's not a bad combination. I loved Cross-Smith's voice and the way she was able to get me so deep in those feelings, and instead of being in conflict with each other, those emotions drew ea...

    ?What no one tells you about grief is that you don?t want to figure out a way to live with it - you want the part of you that hurts to die instead.? This is a story of grief, but it is also a story of healing, and it is written in a lyrical way that defies a lot of ?literary...

    I do not give out 5 stars lightly- but this booked earned everyone Cross-Smith nails the experience of being widowed at a young age (for me I was 34) with all the raw emotion and feeling that make this experience so difficult. She weaves a story of loss and hope beautifully! Poignan...

    Prepare to go slow. Prepare to meander through this novel. Take your time. Settle in like a snow day. Get comfy with tea and whiskey and good food and characters having conversations that sound just like yours. Get ready for delicious little word morsels and a perfect rendering of love...

    I had the pleasure of reading an earlier version of Leesa Cross-Smith?s Whiskey & Ribbons. I love this book, and Cross-Smith is one of my favorite authors. She?s the master at writing about relationships in a way that?s honest and respectful of their complexities. The master ...

    I have no idea how to rate this. ...

    Gorgeous. 4.5 Stars. Full review to come. ...

    This book was phenomenal! I knew from the moment I heard the author do a live book reading, I would enjoy the story and characters, but I did not know that it would touch me so deeply. This is a realistic love story between Evi and Eamon; beautiful, sacred, and something we all hope to...

  • Maggie (mugandnook)
    Jul 05, 2018

    What a gorgeous, warm love story that is also a story about friendship and family and faith. I couldn't put this book down and was rooting so hard for Dalton and Evi and Frances and Cassidy and Eamon. This is a multi-layered, romantic, sexy, sad story. Just one hell of a satisfying rea...

    I HAVE INDEED READ THIS. AAAND I ALSO WROTE THIS. I feel v confident in my feelings for it. I started writing this book in 2000/2001 and have read it a thousand times and tbh I still love it. There is a blizzard (two ppl who love one another a lot are snowed in together which I LOVE) a...

    Grief and memory are the key themes explored in this novel. Grief and love side by side. A short review because once again I probably was not the right reader for this. A simple story, boy meets girl, tragedy befalls, girl has child and best friend steps in to take care of them both. W...

    (AUDIOBOOK) OH MY LORD THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I HAVE READ/LISTENED TO ALL YEAR!!! Okay, enough with the shouting, but for real. I listened to this one and it was FABULOUS. Absolutely fabulous. Heartbreaking and hopeful and sweet and spiritual and musical. I'm sure it's just as g...

    I don't drink whiskey, I drink rum and I savored the words and characters of Whiskey & Ribbons like a good bottle of my favorite. Can't wait for everyone to read it. ...

    https://www.instagram.com/p/Bn5qIAWFaaF/ ...

    I don?t think I can adequately express how much I loved this book, but I have to try! In her first novel, Leesa Cross-Smith proves just how much we needed her work. Whiskey & Ribbons is a devastating, intimate, lover?s knot of a book, and so far it?s my favorite of the year. ...

    I found myself a bit stifled reading whiskey & ribbons by Leesa Cross-Smith on a couple of fronts. Firstly, despite the third narrator already being dead (this is NOT a spoiler - his death is central to the whole narrative) the majority of the book takes place over a weekend storm ...

    Are you someone who enjoys getting your heart ripped from your chest, stomped on, and then sobbing uncontrollably so you can?t read through the tears? Yes? Okay, pick this book up then. ? Thank you to Hub City Press for sending me this book in exchange for an honest rev...

    This was a pretty lackluster read for me, and I only finished because I buddy-read it with bae. The problem is that it's an incredibly cliche romance that wants to be literary and it just doesn't work. The characters lack depth and seem to all have the same voice. The drama is not ...

    I was lucky to get my hands on this early. What a delight. Evi loses her cop husband when he responds to a domestic dispute, just days before their son is due to be born. Everyone deals differently with grief, but is the relationship between Evi and her deceased husband's best friend a...

    At the risk of sounding cliché, the prose is poetic. Now that we have established that, let?s take a look at this story of family and grief. This is a difficult review to write because I don?t want to give away too much, but the central conflict of this novel is a deep moral quand...

    I just....I just really loved this book. The way this author writes makes you want to savor every word. Not just read it, but read it, make sure you catch what she's saying, then think about how that sentence made you feel. Those type of authors are hard to come by. I have about 19 hig...

    Whiskey & Ribbons was written like a piece of classical music; smooth, rhythmic & beautiful. I completed this read a day ago & I can't get Evi, Eamon, and Dalton out of my head. I didn't want this read to end. This book provided just the right amount enough of grief, love, ...

    ?I can hear it coming. Healing. The train tracks leading to my heart are warmed by it. I can put my hand there and feel it hot. It is rattling towards me. Rumbling. The buzzing sound of a flickering light at the end of the tunnel. A grief train rumbling away from us. A healing train ...

    Oh, my. I just finished this book and I am stunned. Talking about the plot of this book would not give a clue about how beautiful it is or how much I loved it. It is about brokenness and healing. It is about loss and grief. It is about families, secrets and flawed human beings. And it ...

    I finished this book a couple of weeks ago and I am still thinking about it. I loved it so much, and for so many different reasons-some personal, some literary-that I?m so afraid I?ll just ramble on and on incoherently and never be able to succinctly express my thoughts. I?m goin...

    I found myself wanting to read this book with a whiskey sour in my right hand, a cigarette in my left while listening to Alannah Myles sing Black Velvet. ? Black velvet and that little boy smile Black velvet and that slow southern style A new religion that'll bring you to yo...

    If you?re wondering what I thought of Whiskey & Ribbons, I loved it. It was reeeaallllyyyy depressing though. I finished it with a heavy heart. It never brought me to tears, but it still weighed on me pretty much from the beginning to end. I came away from it in a really bad head...

  • Alisa H. (worldswithinpages)
    May 12, 2018

    What a gorgeous, warm love story that is also a story about friendship and family and faith. I couldn't put this book down and was rooting so hard for Dalton and Evi and Frances and Cassidy and Eamon. This is a multi-layered, romantic, sexy, sad story. Just one hell of a satisfying rea...

    I HAVE INDEED READ THIS. AAAND I ALSO WROTE THIS. I feel v confident in my feelings for it. I started writing this book in 2000/2001 and have read it a thousand times and tbh I still love it. There is a blizzard (two ppl who love one another a lot are snowed in together which I LOVE) a...

    Grief and memory are the key themes explored in this novel. Grief and love side by side. A short review because once again I probably was not the right reader for this. A simple story, boy meets girl, tragedy befalls, girl has child and best friend steps in to take care of them both. W...

    (AUDIOBOOK) OH MY LORD THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I HAVE READ/LISTENED TO ALL YEAR!!! Okay, enough with the shouting, but for real. I listened to this one and it was FABULOUS. Absolutely fabulous. Heartbreaking and hopeful and sweet and spiritual and musical. I'm sure it's just as g...

    I don't drink whiskey, I drink rum and I savored the words and characters of Whiskey & Ribbons like a good bottle of my favorite. Can't wait for everyone to read it. ...

    https://www.instagram.com/p/Bn5qIAWFaaF/ ...

    I don?t think I can adequately express how much I loved this book, but I have to try! In her first novel, Leesa Cross-Smith proves just how much we needed her work. Whiskey & Ribbons is a devastating, intimate, lover?s knot of a book, and so far it?s my favorite of the year. ...

    I found myself a bit stifled reading whiskey & ribbons by Leesa Cross-Smith on a couple of fronts. Firstly, despite the third narrator already being dead (this is NOT a spoiler - his death is central to the whole narrative) the majority of the book takes place over a weekend storm ...

    Are you someone who enjoys getting your heart ripped from your chest, stomped on, and then sobbing uncontrollably so you can?t read through the tears? Yes? Okay, pick this book up then. ? Thank you to Hub City Press for sending me this book in exchange for an honest rev...

  • Rod-Kelly Hines
    May 11, 2018

    What a gorgeous, warm love story that is also a story about friendship and family and faith. I couldn't put this book down and was rooting so hard for Dalton and Evi and Frances and Cassidy and Eamon. This is a multi-layered, romantic, sexy, sad story. Just one hell of a satisfying rea...

    I HAVE INDEED READ THIS. AAAND I ALSO WROTE THIS. I feel v confident in my feelings for it. I started writing this book in 2000/2001 and have read it a thousand times and tbh I still love it. There is a blizzard (two ppl who love one another a lot are snowed in together which I LOVE) a...

    Grief and memory are the key themes explored in this novel. Grief and love side by side. A short review because once again I probably was not the right reader for this. A simple story, boy meets girl, tragedy befalls, girl has child and best friend steps in to take care of them both. W...

    (AUDIOBOOK) OH MY LORD THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I HAVE READ/LISTENED TO ALL YEAR!!! Okay, enough with the shouting, but for real. I listened to this one and it was FABULOUS. Absolutely fabulous. Heartbreaking and hopeful and sweet and spiritual and musical. I'm sure it's just as g...

    I don't drink whiskey, I drink rum and I savored the words and characters of Whiskey & Ribbons like a good bottle of my favorite. Can't wait for everyone to read it. ...

    https://www.instagram.com/p/Bn5qIAWFaaF/ ...

    I don?t think I can adequately express how much I loved this book, but I have to try! In her first novel, Leesa Cross-Smith proves just how much we needed her work. Whiskey & Ribbons is a devastating, intimate, lover?s knot of a book, and so far it?s my favorite of the year. ...

    I found myself a bit stifled reading whiskey & ribbons by Leesa Cross-Smith on a couple of fronts. Firstly, despite the third narrator already being dead (this is NOT a spoiler - his death is central to the whole narrative) the majority of the book takes place over a weekend storm ...

    Are you someone who enjoys getting your heart ripped from your chest, stomped on, and then sobbing uncontrollably so you can?t read through the tears? Yes? Okay, pick this book up then. ? Thank you to Hub City Press for sending me this book in exchange for an honest rev...

    This was a pretty lackluster read for me, and I only finished because I buddy-read it with bae. The problem is that it's an incredibly cliche romance that wants to be literary and it just doesn't work. The characters lack depth and seem to all have the same voice. The drama is not ...

  • Jessie
    Jun 07, 2018

    What a gorgeous, warm love story that is also a story about friendship and family and faith. I couldn't put this book down and was rooting so hard for Dalton and Evi and Frances and Cassidy and Eamon. This is a multi-layered, romantic, sexy, sad story. Just one hell of a satisfying rea...

    I HAVE INDEED READ THIS. AAAND I ALSO WROTE THIS. I feel v confident in my feelings for it. I started writing this book in 2000/2001 and have read it a thousand times and tbh I still love it. There is a blizzard (two ppl who love one another a lot are snowed in together which I LOVE) a...

    Grief and memory are the key themes explored in this novel. Grief and love side by side. A short review because once again I probably was not the right reader for this. A simple story, boy meets girl, tragedy befalls, girl has child and best friend steps in to take care of them both. W...

    (AUDIOBOOK) OH MY LORD THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I HAVE READ/LISTENED TO ALL YEAR!!! Okay, enough with the shouting, but for real. I listened to this one and it was FABULOUS. Absolutely fabulous. Heartbreaking and hopeful and sweet and spiritual and musical. I'm sure it's just as g...

    I don't drink whiskey, I drink rum and I savored the words and characters of Whiskey & Ribbons like a good bottle of my favorite. Can't wait for everyone to read it. ...

    https://www.instagram.com/p/Bn5qIAWFaaF/ ...

    I don?t think I can adequately express how much I loved this book, but I have to try! In her first novel, Leesa Cross-Smith proves just how much we needed her work. Whiskey & Ribbons is a devastating, intimate, lover?s knot of a book, and so far it?s my favorite of the year. ...

    I found myself a bit stifled reading whiskey & ribbons by Leesa Cross-Smith on a couple of fronts. Firstly, despite the third narrator already being dead (this is NOT a spoiler - his death is central to the whole narrative) the majority of the book takes place over a weekend storm ...

  • Reggie
    Aug 29, 2018

    What a gorgeous, warm love story that is also a story about friendship and family and faith. I couldn't put this book down and was rooting so hard for Dalton and Evi and Frances and Cassidy and Eamon. This is a multi-layered, romantic, sexy, sad story. Just one hell of a satisfying rea...

    I HAVE INDEED READ THIS. AAAND I ALSO WROTE THIS. I feel v confident in my feelings for it. I started writing this book in 2000/2001 and have read it a thousand times and tbh I still love it. There is a blizzard (two ppl who love one another a lot are snowed in together which I LOVE) a...

    Grief and memory are the key themes explored in this novel. Grief and love side by side. A short review because once again I probably was not the right reader for this. A simple story, boy meets girl, tragedy befalls, girl has child and best friend steps in to take care of them both. W...

    (AUDIOBOOK) OH MY LORD THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I HAVE READ/LISTENED TO ALL YEAR!!! Okay, enough with the shouting, but for real. I listened to this one and it was FABULOUS. Absolutely fabulous. Heartbreaking and hopeful and sweet and spiritual and musical. I'm sure it's just as g...

    I don't drink whiskey, I drink rum and I savored the words and characters of Whiskey & Ribbons like a good bottle of my favorite. Can't wait for everyone to read it. ...

    https://www.instagram.com/p/Bn5qIAWFaaF/ ...

  • Anna |hayinas7
    Apr 12, 2018

    What a gorgeous, warm love story that is also a story about friendship and family and faith. I couldn't put this book down and was rooting so hard for Dalton and Evi and Frances and Cassidy and Eamon. This is a multi-layered, romantic, sexy, sad story. Just one hell of a satisfying rea...

    I HAVE INDEED READ THIS. AAAND I ALSO WROTE THIS. I feel v confident in my feelings for it. I started writing this book in 2000/2001 and have read it a thousand times and tbh I still love it. There is a blizzard (two ppl who love one another a lot are snowed in together which I LOVE) a...

    Grief and memory are the key themes explored in this novel. Grief and love side by side. A short review because once again I probably was not the right reader for this. A simple story, boy meets girl, tragedy befalls, girl has child and best friend steps in to take care of them both. W...

    (AUDIOBOOK) OH MY LORD THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I HAVE READ/LISTENED TO ALL YEAR!!! Okay, enough with the shouting, but for real. I listened to this one and it was FABULOUS. Absolutely fabulous. Heartbreaking and hopeful and sweet and spiritual and musical. I'm sure it's just as g...

    I don't drink whiskey, I drink rum and I savored the words and characters of Whiskey & Ribbons like a good bottle of my favorite. Can't wait for everyone to read it. ...

    https://www.instagram.com/p/Bn5qIAWFaaF/ ...

    I don?t think I can adequately express how much I loved this book, but I have to try! In her first novel, Leesa Cross-Smith proves just how much we needed her work. Whiskey & Ribbons is a devastating, intimate, lover?s knot of a book, and so far it?s my favorite of the year. ...

    I found myself a bit stifled reading whiskey & ribbons by Leesa Cross-Smith on a couple of fronts. Firstly, despite the third narrator already being dead (this is NOT a spoiler - his death is central to the whole narrative) the majority of the book takes place over a weekend storm ...

    Are you someone who enjoys getting your heart ripped from your chest, stomped on, and then sobbing uncontrollably so you can?t read through the tears? Yes? Okay, pick this book up then. ? Thank you to Hub City Press for sending me this book in exchange for an honest rev...

    This was a pretty lackluster read for me, and I only finished because I buddy-read it with bae. The problem is that it's an incredibly cliche romance that wants to be literary and it just doesn't work. The characters lack depth and seem to all have the same voice. The drama is not ...

    I was lucky to get my hands on this early. What a delight. Evi loses her cop husband when he responds to a domestic dispute, just days before their son is due to be born. Everyone deals differently with grief, but is the relationship between Evi and her deceased husband's best friend a...

    At the risk of sounding cliché, the prose is poetic. Now that we have established that, let?s take a look at this story of family and grief. This is a difficult review to write because I don?t want to give away too much, but the central conflict of this novel is a deep moral quand...

    I just....I just really loved this book. The way this author writes makes you want to savor every word. Not just read it, but read it, make sure you catch what she's saying, then think about how that sentence made you feel. Those type of authors are hard to come by. I have about 19 hig...

    Whiskey & Ribbons was written like a piece of classical music; smooth, rhythmic & beautiful. I completed this read a day ago & I can't get Evi, Eamon, and Dalton out of my head. I didn't want this read to end. This book provided just the right amount enough of grief, love, ...