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Whiskey & Ribbons

Set in contemporary Louisville, Leesa Cross-Smiths mesmerizing first novel surrounding the death of a police officer is a requiem for marriage, friendship and family. Evia classically-trained ballerinawas 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 moved in to help her raise six-month-old Noah. Whiskey & Ribbons is told in three intertwining, melodic voices: Evi in present day, as shes snowed in with Dalton during a freak blizzard; Eamon before his murder, as he prepares for impending fatherhood and grapples with the danger of his profession; and Dalton, as he struggles to make sense of his life next to Eamons, and as he decides to track down the biological father hes never known. In the vein of Jojo Moyes After You, Whiskey & Ribbons explores the life that continues beyond loss, with a complicated brotherly dynamic reminiscent of Elizabeth Strouts The Burgess Boys. Its a meditation on grief, hope, motherhood, brotherhood and surrogate fatherhood. Above all, its a novel about what it meansand whether its possibleto heal....

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ISBN : 9781938235382
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 272 pages
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Whiskey & Ribbons Reviews

  • Keyona

    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 highlights in this book! This story follows Eamon, Dalton, and Evangeline. Eamon is killed in the line of duty leaving behind his wife Evangeline and their unborn child Noah. Dalton is his adopted brother. Evangeline ...more

  • Anna

    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, and family drama. I am still just gushing over this book. A must read

  • Kristina

    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 experience in our lifetime. Also, a wonderful love story between Eamon and his brother Dalton that, as an "only child" I admit am envious of because it's the type of bond that can't be separated or destroyed. My f ...more

  • Gabriella

    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.

    Without spoiling too much, this is the story of the Royce Family, namely Evangeline, Eamon, and Dalton Berkeley-Royce. When Eamon, a Louisville police sergeant, is killed during a house call, he leaves his wife Evangeline
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  • Read In Colour

    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.

  • Basic B's Guide

    “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 coming our way.”

    The hardest part for me after losing my Mom almost five short years ago was that the world didn’t stop. I needed time to heal without life “getting in the way”. How was I going to be a mother if I no
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  • Monica **can't read fast enough**

    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 Eamon's perspective is given voice as a central part of the story. Full review to come.

  • Amy (TheSouthernGirlReads)



    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 your knees

    Black velvet if you please. 🎼

    {David Tyson & Christopher Ward}

    The verse flowed slow & smokey and tart & sweet. I don't think I could have loved it more. Leesa Cross-Smith takes the reader through one of the m
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