Two women, how far will they go to protect their dreams for tomorrow?|
The story is develops in a place called Shoal creek, Tennessee, it´s a small town about an hour south of Nashville. The Author doesn´t mention a lot about the place, culture or details about the Country. According to the book Shoal Creek is not a crowded place, neither is Nashville, so when Paige or Tony wanted to go to restaurants or go out, they had to travel about an hour or two to get downtown. The Author Doesn´t mention the year of the story, but the book was written in 2008 , judging by its content,the story takes place in the current time because the characters use their computers and cellphones, also, paige´s mother is having her cancer treatment, which means they are advanced in medicine and technology. The story begins in December. It was christmas and they were celebrating, or at least trying to be thankful , and then the book continues into the next year.
.Characters are layered, complex and interesting. Main characters Paige, Clarissa and Dawn, the pharmacy tech, all come to life with weaknesses and redeeming qualities. . Paige Woodward a small town girl and hardworking who is desperate due to her mother´s cancer and the lack of money to cover the treatment. Though she's trying to bolster her faith, she nevertheless makes some questionable choices to get what she needs. Along the way she learns a big lesson about what it means to really trust God, without trying to help Him do His job. . Clarissa Richardson is desperate in a different way. She will do whatever it takes to see her long-time dream come true. Trying to please a difficult family increases the pressure she is under, making for a tense situation that can't possibly end well. . Both are pharmacists just starting out in the business. Both have different dreams and definitions of success. Neither is mature enough to know how to go after their goal. Ora Vaerge, described as a wise old woman makes a powerful impact on each of their lives. .Dawn: a red head girl, who works as a technician in the pharmacy, also takes an important place in the Story, and learns a really good lesson. .Tony: Clarissas´s uncle the kind and handsome man that falls in love with Paige, he introduces a romantic part in the book. .Lee Richardson: Clarissas’s Grandfather and the owner of the pharmacy, a widower whose dream is to have the best pharmacy service in the city. .The Book also mentions some others Characters like: Jack, Cory and others that don’t take a major role in the book.
It’s Christmas Eve, but Paige Woodward doesn’t anticipate a merry one. She’s just been fired from her pharmacy job at a big HMO and her Mom’s cancer tests have come back positive again. In fact, the seemingly idyllic holiday evening that starts in the novel, is only the beginning of a long night for the Nashville pharmacist. When Paige’s subsequent low-wage job at the free clinic peters out, a job offer from Lee Richardson - complete with decent wages, a signing bonus and a location close to where she lives - seems like an answer to her family’s prayers for Mom’s treatment money. But is it really a godsend? Her new boss, Lee’s granddaughter Clarissa, makes life difficult from day one. Clarissa Richards wanted to open a pharmacy in Nashville in the exact building where her grandmother used to work. Instead, her grandfather bought a theater in Shoal Creek, and put the pharmacy there. Clarissa hates being stuck out there in the sticks, but no one seems to care what she wants. Then her grandfather hires Paige Woodward and doesn't even tell her about it, and for Clarissa, that is going too far, Paige bends over backward – too far? – To get along. However, when Clarissa continues to cut corners and bend Pharmacy Board rules, Paige confronts her. She’s learned a thing or two about consequences and wrecked careers! A week before Paige started working,...