What happens when the very thing ruining your life ends up saving it?
I was never one to believe in spirits—until six years ago, when a bone-chilling accident changed my life…forever.
My name is Charlotte, but most people call me Char…and I have a special gift.
I talk to the dead.
Make no mistake, I can’t summon them. I’m only able to see and speak to the spirits that linger when they’re unable to crossover. They’re somehow weighted to the world with unfinished affairs. And for the last six years, I’ve relentlessly used my gift to help their lost souls.
But it’s come at a price. My life is dark. Feeling despondent, I’ve begun to give up. And in helping the dead, I’ve realized I haven’t allowed myself to live. With no money, no place to go, and most importantly… no hope, I’ve decided there is only one option—to end it all.
But fate is a funny thing. One minute, I’m about to leap to my death, and the next, I’m saved by Ike McDermott. The strong, striking soldier stopped me from putting an end to my despair. He’s the kind of man that smiles and brightens an entire room.
Sweet and gentle.
He is my savior.
And he’s dead.
We’ve made an agreement. He’ll help me find a place to stay and a new job if I’ll help him with his unfinished business so that he may crossover.
Ike’s unfinished matter involves his twin brother, George. George has been falling apart since Ike’s death and Ike has not been able to compel himself to crossover in peace until he knows George will be okay.
When I agreed to help, little did I know that I’d fall in love with the charming folks of Bath County, and…Ike and George McDermott.
Now, as both brothers own equal parts of my heart, I am faced with a cruel and unfair predicament. In saving George, I must let go of Ike.
But how does one let go of half of their heart?
Grief is debilitating. Your heart aches and you feel completely lost and alone. You have so many regrets, what ifs and you wish more than ever that you can somehow have one more hug, one more kiss, one more laugh, one more anything. Some people have a “gift” where they can communicate with the dead, and I know that many people doubt this gift. That is their right and I’m not one to force my opinions on others. While I strongly believe in their abilities and have experienced being on the other end of hearing what a very powerful medium had to say, others may not feel that way. And that’s okay. This story is for the believers or for others who may be curious as to how communicating with the dead works.
Charlotte wakes from a horrific accident with the ability to speak to and help the dead. This gift is one that strangles her. Isolates her from her loved ones and sends her on a journey to help lost souls. Tired of being told she’s crazy, she runs away to escape the pain. loneliness and helplessness she feels inside.
Ike is a soul wandering around trying to take care of unfinished business before he can cross over. Fate intervenes and he meets Charlotte. To lost souls, one alive and one dead, come together to help the other heal. He is desperate to help his brother George deal with his grief and find forgiveness. He and Charlotte agree to help each other and an unlikely bond is formed.
Ike is amazing and I truly fell in love with him. My heart hurt at the thought that his life ended way to soon. He is compassionate, loving and oh so swoonworthy. The way he cares for Charlotte truly warmed me from head to toe. He was funny, honest and so very beautiful inside and out.
George. What can I say about George? He is so lost and so broken. I felt his pain and his grief and just wanted to rescue him myself. Where I immediately fell in love with Ike, my love for George grew gradually. He is one you just want to bring home to sooth and heal. When I finally peeled away the layers of his character, I can honestly say that I connected so deeply with him and loved him so hard.
Where One Goes was one of the most beautiful books I’ve read. This is my first book by B.N. Toler and it won’t be the last. She captured my heart and took me on an incredible journey filled with tears, laughter and most of all, love. Just incredible. If you’re looking for something different with an amazing love story, do not miss this one!
About B.N. Toler
B N Toler lives in Virginia. When she’s not reading and writing, she’s thinking about reading and writing. Before she became a self-proclaimed writer, she worked as a real estate agent and as an orthodontic technician. **She will notice your teeth before your eyes or hair or anything.**
She enjoys shopping (way too much) and is on a first name basis with several employees at the local Target in her town.
She loves music,(bluegrass, country, 80’s, actually she loves most music ~her favorite song is American Pie by Don McLean and she worships anything that is Elvis and Johnny Cash and Eric Church) dancing, (even though she sucks at it)reading, writing, eating (too much) sleeping late, (which she rarely gets to do) and laughing. If you can make her laugh, she will love you forever.
Random and insignificant facts:
She is addicted to Coca Cola
She hates onions
She loves thunderstorms
She wants to have Karen Marie Moning’s babies
She curses….a lot…like way too much
She’s immensely afraid of snakes
She fangirls over M.Pierce
She HATES reality television
She could eat her weight in Snickers candy bars
She loves books and movies that make her cry
She cries over anything remotely sad
She loves the Lord
She LOVES Jack Daniels and Ginger Ale. (too much)
She hopes she hasn’t bored you to death.