Sunny Shelly’s Review: An Everyday Hero, by Laura Trentham

 

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From award-winning author Laura Trentham comes An Everyday Hero, an emotionally layered novel about redemption, second chances and discovering that life is worth fighting for.

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

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

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

 

Sunny Shelly’s Review: 5 Stars

An Everyday Hero is the first book I’ve read by Laura Trentham, and I was quite impressed. There is such a range of emotions that all three of these characters go through, and there is so much growth among them all.

Emmett broke my heart. The frustration and anger he feels jumps off the page, which is a testament to Trentham’s wonderful writing. Ally starts out as the typical angry teen, and for good reason, but she’s evolved into such a wonderful young woman by the end. And Greer never loses her biting sarcasm, no matter how rough things get.

An Everyday Hero is an amazing story of second chances, love, and how a little kindness can go a long way in changing the course of another person’s life. I was intrigued by the blurb, and this inspiring, heartfelt story certainly did not disappoint!

I received an advanced copy courtesy of the publisher and NetGalley and voluntarily left a review.

 

 

 

 

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