How do you define yourself when others have already decided who you are?
Six years ago, when Camden Daniels came back from war without his younger brother, no one in the small town of Alba, Colorado, would forgive him—especially his father. He left, swearing never to return.
But a desperate message from his father brings it all back. The betrayal. The pain. And the need to go home again.
But home is where the one person he still loves is waiting. Willow. The one woman he can never have. Because there are secrets buried in Alba that are best left in the dark.
If only he could tell his heart to stay locked away when she whispers she’s always loved him, and always will…
Great and Precious Things is a heart-wrenching story about family, betrayal, and ultimately how far we're willing to go on behalf of those who need us most.
I absolutely LOVED this book. It is a current version of Legends of the Falls where we all swooned over Brad Pitt.
Camden never wanted to return to the town he grew up in, but when he is forced to because of his father's health, he is walking into a lion's den. People in this small town blame him for his brother's death during the war, but no one knows the truth of exactly what took place. But we all know how close-minded people can be.
Willow, the girl next door grew up with Camden and his two brothers. They were always together. All three Daniels boys loved Willow. The problem is, Willow was engaged to Camden's brother who died in combat. Camden has loved Willow for as long as he could remember, but she was his brother's girl. Or she was, or would always be? This small town is very unforgiving and full of shitty opinions. Will Camden follow his heart and finally tell Willow how he feels? Will the two of them be able to face the whispers of the town?
Rebecca said it best ==> "Great and Precious Things is a heart-wrenching story about family, betrayal, and ultimately how far we're willing to go on behalf of those who need us most."
This story will stay within your heart for a very long time. It is one that I will read over and over again, falling in love with these characters as if it was the first time reading their heartbreaking love story.
The price is a little higher than most may want to pay, but it is well worth the money, so don't be discouraged by the price tag.