Duke Giovanni would have been perfectly happy with a quiet childhood on his family's dairy farm in West Virginia. However, a quiet existence was never God's plan for Duke. He continuously finds himself in the middle of extraordinary circumstances that test all of his will and character. In his first novel, Where the Willows Whisper, author Chad Arthur combines humorous accounts of Duke and his friends' teenage years as they learn about life and love, with heart-wrenching moments that are also a real part of life's journey. Although Duke is a local hero and a standout athlete, his beliefs and morals are put to the test on numerous occasions. He learns the painful lesson that no one is out of tragedy's reach. In his darkest hours Duke will have to rely on the loyalty of true friends, the power of love, and the lessons he has learned at the place Where the Willows Whisper. Whether it's action, romance, or humor you're looking for, this coming-of-age tale has something for both genders and readers of all ages.