The girl who inspired his songs has hours to live. A snow storm and two hundred miles separate a rock star from his chance to say goodbye.
Since he was thirteen, Webb Turner pined for his neighbor, Bree. He captured her in his songs, but never in his orbit. His lyrics about her propelled Webb's band to superstardom, but his fame came with the price of finding real love.
When he finds out Bree is dying, Webb leaves a stadium full of fans to be at her side. While a blizzard batters the east coast, he fights against the storm and the mistakes of his past for a chance to say goodbye.
Born in Toledo, Ohio and raised in the North Hills of Pittsburgh, Leslie spent most of her youth concocting elaborate stories. Her high school English teacher encouraged her to turn these creative lies into creative fiction.
By some miracle, her writing skills persuaded Penn State University to accept her. Between bartending shifts, she studied Fiction Writing and Communications.
Today, Leslie writes at least a thousand words a day on DC Metro orange line trains. Most of them perish behind the delete button. She co-wrote her first book in Harrisburg hotel rooms and diners with her best friend.
When she's not off exploring the world (or getting caught in irons on Roanoke Sound), Leslie lives in a house full of laughter outside of Washington, D.C. with her soul mate, two cats, two dogs, two fish, and a teenager.
"Leslie Welch has a knack for making you feel. The Goodbyes takes you for an emotional ride down the road to adulthood. For anyone who has ever pined, I highly recommend The Goodbyes."
I can best describe this book as an emotional story of growth, self-discovery, and love. It was both heartbreaking and hopeful. The Goodbyes is a fantastic debut novel by an author who I am looking forward to reading more from in the future.
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