The Spire

The Spire

by Kate Canterbary

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ISBN-13: 9781946352446
Publisher: Vesper Press
Publication date: 10/04/2017
Series: Walsh Series , #6
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.85(d)

About the Author

Kate Canterbary is the author of the Walsh series. She started out reporting for an indie arts and entertainment newspaper, and she has been writing and surreptitiously interviewing people-be careful sitting down next to her on an airplane-ever since. She lives on the water in New England.


Lucy Rivers is a voice talent and audiobook narrator who was named a finalist for the 2013 Audie Award for best narration.


Christian Fox is a seasoned veteran of erotica narration.

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The Spire (The Walsh Series) 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absolutely love this series. The characters get into your heart and stay. I laughed out loud, cried and learned a few new cuss words. Awesome job Kate. Keep doing what you are doing. Can not wait for riley's story!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the characters . Well written.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Finally, so many questions are answered!! I felt so at peace after reading Erin's story. Ms. Canterbary does not disappoint!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book did not disappoint! From the prologue (shocker!) to the end, Erin and Nick will have you laughing and rooting for them. I loved that all the other Walshes made an appearance and they're interactions were too hilarious! I can't wait for Riley's story but at the same time I'll be sad knowing it'll be the last in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have been waiting for Erin's story from the very beginning. Kate did so not disappoint. The Spire takes you on Erin's travels, you learn the inner workings of her mind, read a love unfold in a completely unexpected way, and dear baby Jesus the revelations involving everyone. The Spire must be read, but prepare yourself for a book hangover from h€ll.
khulseman More than 1 year ago
This was the most unexpected and now favorite book in the Walsh Family saga. Kate Canterbury had me taken unawares and delighted me in the best possible way. So this is about Erin and ? Yes, I’m not going to be that person. I’m sure you can find reviews who tells you who it is. But don’t. If you’ve read the series, you probably have a clue. But why spoil it. Although our hero is important as a loyal and loving partner, it’s Erin who steals the show in this engaging read. See, she is always on the fringes in the other stories. She is colored most often in an unflattering light from those character’s POV. So why care about a character who wants distance from her dysfunctional family? Because it’s Erin’s social awkwardness and intelligence that is so attractive to the reader. She has decisions to make that will impact her future greatly. Regardless of location or vocation, in her shoes, Kate Canterbary gives the reader insight on how hard it is to balance all work/life expectations. I thought Sam was tough to read, however Erin brought her own real baggage and one I could relate to all too closely. Sometimes series are like wine, each one improves with age and experience of being. But this series is so unique and engaging. Kate Canterbury keeps the ideas fresh and the reader engaged. When you get to this book - because you will read in order- you’ll find all the pieces come together brilliantly. 5 out of 5 stars. 

Trisha-R More than 1 year ago
The Spire (The Walsh Series #6) Kate Canterbary Our loyal friend Nick joins the family, some things we wondered about back in The Space Between (book #2) are brought to light. I absolutely love how Kate has interwoven these stories without losing any of the details. Erin isn’t quit what I was expecting, she was so much more. The dynamics of carrying on a relationship for years while living on separate continents are so well explained, and the hope of home is never lost even when they feel they don’t deserve it. It’s a beautiful story of love and redemption and not just romantic love either, but the love of a family. Of a family disemboweled by loss, abuse, and degradation. I truly enjoyed reading this series and watching the Walsh siblings grow and learn that there is love for them, from each other, and others. Also can I just say how much I adore Judy and the Commodore? They have just swooped in and loved up these poor kids and made themselves Grandparents to all the babies, biological or not.
OverTheMoonForRomance More than 1 year ago
Erin finally comes home! I love finally reading her story especially why she and Shannon have not spoken in so many years. Her story was so sad and how she met her "Special Someone" was so sweet. Can their love survive long distance? Can her relationship with Shannon be repaired? You will have to find those answers out for yourself. I love Kate Canterbary's writing . She is definitely a one-click author for me.
LoriP123 More than 1 year ago
I loved this story! Erin's story was heart-wrenching, but she soon heals and can come home to her family. I'm looking forward to the next story in this wonderful series.
LightningCityBookReview More than 1 year ago
With Love All things are Possible. With Patience, Incredible Sex, and Video Sexting the Impossible can happen. It's no secret that The Walshes is one of my favorite series. It's definitely "One Click" worthy. Kate Canterbary does not disappoint when it comes to the mysterious Erin Walsh's book, "The Spire". Fair Warning, this book has a subplot which spans the entire series and into the final book. These twists have never been revealed or even hinted at. Therefore, I won't include that in my review. "The Spire" is different in that the bulk of the romance is long distance. Not to mention it spans from book one through all of the subsequent books. The real meat of the story comes down to how the couple makes their relationship work and will make it work going forward. The reader never gets a chance to really meet Erin during her brief appearances throughout series. The closest you get is during Shannon's book, "The Cornerstone". There is an embarrassing convergence of Shannon, Will, and Erin. This is one of those instances where Riley's reputation of being "A Vault" comes into play. Erin has been spoken about and emailed to, at various times, by her brothers Sam and Matt. Through their eyes Erin is flighty, chasing volcanoes, randomly travels from continent to continent. In actuality she is working on another doctorate through Oxford preparing to do field work in Iceland. But Erin is certain the only thing her siblings will remember is her psychiatric hospital stint, promiscuity, and suicide attempt. Erin is a truly complex character. We learn in the Prologue her Hero she is having a long distance relationship. Erin's program, through Oxford, has her locked in Iceland for over a year. They both have commitments which were in place before their marriage, and they have to honor. Luckily they both understand their situations. The struggle is attempting to coordinate their impossible schedules in order to spend physical time together. Not just being physical. They spend copious amounts of time emailing and video chatting so they know each other exceptionally well. The long term problem is what the couple will do once Erin's program is completed. Kate Canterbary hauls out the surprises in "The Spire". In the Prologue and Chapter Four she drops two HUGE bombshells. These secrets run behind the scenes throughout The Walshes series. I want to reread the series during my Christmas Break to see if I see the clues on the second go around. The Hero's the good guy. He has an amazing depth of his goodness and patience. Erin is the revelation. Throughout the series Erin's been portrayed as the flighty, mysterious, and stubborn prodigal sister. In actuality, she's more wary and afraid than her siblings can imagine. We know of Riley's habit for bestowing nicknames. We see how much thought he puts into them when he explains Erin's moniker, Rogue. I LOVED this installment of The Walsh series and cannot wait for and dread its final book. To read the entire review please visit: http://wp.me/p4XqxF-1zx This book was provided to me. It was voluntarily read and reviewed without bias.
Boundlessbookreviews More than 1 year ago
The Spire, I could not wait for. Erin has always been a mystery to me. She’s always in some far off place, researching and compiling data. There’s just something about her. So when I heard that Erin’s book was coming, I was beyond excited. First of all. I’m not giving much of anything away in this review. I’m not gonna say who she ends up with or anything that would be considered too much information. This book, touched me and I think it was amazing. There’s something about Erin, her vulnerability that lies right under her defensive shell. She’s smart, she’s cautious about anything pertaining to real life. I didn’t want to stop reading. I even had stuff to get done and had to force myself away. But just as quickly jumped back into, The Spire. I love these Walshes and if there ended up being 50 books in this series, I would read every one of them. Kate has really did done something amazing with Erin’s story. I would have to say that it’s my favorite of all the Walshes. Kate’s writing style, I love. The way she captures every moment for these characters. How she really brings out each and every one of them. Overall, I give The Sprire, Five Boundless Stars. It totally deserves more....Lissa
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Naughty_Book_Blog More than 1 year ago
Kate Canterbary is one clever, sneaky evil genius! This book was nothing that I expected, everything I needed and so much more than I hoped it would be. It was full of Walsh revelations, reunions and reconciliations. A shocking, beautiful, emotional and unconventional love story that has left me desperate for more! I can't wait for Riley's story. I can't even imagine what Kate is going to do with him!
Noell Mosco More than 1 year ago
The Spire will leave you saying WOW! DISCLAIMER: This book can be read as a standalone, however it’s also book 6 of an intricately intense family series that might be best understood and appreciated if read in order. Not too often does a book leave me breathless, nor leave me saying “Holy ****!” after just reading the prologue. And not too often does a book leave me in the messiest and most beautiful loss of words for DAYS after reading it. So much so that needed this time to give it justice in the form of a review. Kate Canterbary’s “The Spire” has done all of those things, and more. In “The Spire,” we meet Erin Walsh, the youngest of six siblings that has elusively made appearances here and there in the previous five books of The Walsh Series. Erin feels like an outcast from her family, always has and maybe always will. Stuff happened during their childhood that leaves her feeling like the black sheep and she deals with her emotions the only way she sees fit--by moving to a different continent and keeping all of her siblings at arm’s length, only giving a select few real insights into her second-doctorate earning, volcano researching, ocean salinity level measuring, iceberg traipsing life. There have been insights over the course of the series, very few insights, as to a feud that erupted between Erin and her sister Shannon years ago, and in “The Spire” we finally learn about the original cause of this never-to-be-mentioned wedge. Both Erin and Shannon know how to hold a grudge like their lives depend on it, even though both women are desperate for it to end butwill never utter those precious words. Erin is full of passion, even if it’s sometimes misunderstood or misguided. Then, when she’s home for the marriage of Matthew Walsh, her brother, she meets Someone Special (who will now be referred to as SS for the remainder of this review). SS can’t take his eyes off Erin. He’s intrigued by her, almost immediately falling into a love-at-first-sight obsession with her. With an offer she can’t refuse to escape the enormity of the upcoming wedding and the pressure she’s feeling from being in such close proximity to all of her siblings, she goes away with SS so she can breathe. It turns into a night neither Erin nor SS will ever forget. Erin Walsh is a like an onion, with many different layers of complexity, emotion, attitude, personality, and vulnerability. SS is able to peel back her layers, over quite some length of time, the modern convenience of the internet, and thousands of frequent-flier miles, to reveal to Erin that she is, in fact, quite worthy of receiving wholesome (and maybe even some naughty) love and being adored and cherished. Even though Erin fights at accepting these things, she eventually comes to realize that life might just be more about surviving--it’s about living. There is no disappointment in “The Spire.” It’s got everything a reader can ask for in this genre of books. There’s romance (oh, the romance! SS is a “Book Boyfriend of the Year” candidate!), there’s steam, there are emotions that ooze from so many different directions that one is liable to get whiplash if not properly prepared, there’s enough sarcasm to make even the driest of humors blush, and there’s a crazy ride on a lobster boat that will only make sense if you read the book. Fair warning: there are glimpses into the past that might awaken some ghosts, there are hints about the future that scare the bejeezus out of me, and there’s
Laura_F More than 1 year ago
The mysterious youngest Walsh has finally come home! The Spire can be read as a standalone but everyone should read all of the book in this amazing series. Every book is better than the last (seriously, how is that possible??) so you won’t be disappointed. In each of the five previous books, Erin has been present in emails or glimpses but the truth about why she won’t come home has remained a secret until she tells her own story. Erin is the youngest Walsh, who left for college in Hawaii and never looked back. She’s been all over the world studying volcanoes and these travels have allowed her to maintain her distance from her family. Her story is a journey of forgiveness, hope, love, and learning to overcome your past so you can share your future. From cover to cover, there are so many secrets and revelations that are gasp-worthy and tear-inducing. The Prologue was the clue that this book would consume me and it absolutely did. Erin’s someone proved to be the perfect match for the woman who was dedicated to wandering the globe for the rest of her life. Erin was amazing to get to know: she’s insanely intelligent and funny. This author has a built a family that, as a reader, I feel a part of so Erin’s story has been both anticipated and a little scary. Anticipated because I wanted to know what’s keeping her away and scary because I love these characters so much that I didn’t want to think of any of them as less than perfection. But, as it is with any family, no one is perfect and it is beautiful to see this incredible family grow and put each other back together. One of the best parts of this book is the mystery and secrets that are revealed. My heart was broken, put back together, and broken again. There were tears and laughs throughout the entire book that kept me from being able to put it down. So many things uncovered in this story has made me want to go back and reread the rest of this series to see if there were any clues that I missed. It’s not often that I wish there was more than five stars to be given to a book and this story definitely makes that list! Everyone should read this amazing story of coming home and finding love and hope.
Jill__D More than 1 year ago
The Spire is all about the Walsh family "wild child" Erin! Erin is known as the recluse, the runner and the all around black sheep of the otherwise close knit Walsh clan and I have been anxiously awaiting her story since the series started. This book is NOT a stand alone from the series! I repeat this book does NOT stand alone and if you chose to read it as one you will be buried in a mountain of spoilers about all the other couples. Erin is a geologist that travels the world studying the many different terrains on Earth from it's volcanoes to it's ice sheets. While she is currently living in Iceland while she finishes her doctorate she still commutes to Oxford for seminars and such. Erin has not called Boston home in nine years and has avoided returning at all costs except for that quick few days for Matt's wedding. The decade long feud with her sister Shannon being only one of many reasons keeping her away from the continental United States. Erin does keep in contact via email, text, and the occasional phone call, but the ever changing dynamics in the Walsh clan have them reaching out more and her pulling back less in the hopes of bringing Erin back to Boston permanently. This book is so beautifully written with both it's complex love story and quirky email exchanges that kept you invested from the prologue all the way through to the epilogue. Loved every single thing about this book and can't wait for Riley's book next year :)
Tracy_Reads_Kissy_Books More than 1 year ago
The Spire is my favorite book of 2016. It starts off jaw dropping and the feels continue until the very last page. I read this book in one sitting, physically unable to put it down until it was over. Then I kind of sat there staring, just in awe of the smart, lovely, heartbreaking, beautiful story I had just read. The characters are like no other, Erin is one of the most fascinating characters I've ever had the privilege of reading. Her Someone Special is amazing in his own right, and the perfect calm to Erin's storm. What they go through together is romantic, shocking and one hell of a ride. This book is HIGHLY recommended and A MUST READ in my opinion. Just... WOW.
Mgrabeel More than 1 year ago
Erin Walsh hasn't had an easy life. She's found her calling in fire and ice until she returns for her older brother Matt's wedding to Lauren. Once she's among her family she finds the reasons she left don't really apply much any more. Her Kryptonite (I don't want to give anything away) longs for her return to him though he supports her ambitions and understands her better than anyone. He has been focused on his career forever until he meets her and is ready to do anything to make their relationship work. I loved Erin's self-preservation and her wayward thoughts with her insights into many things. I loved her man's fierce protectiveness of her. On the outset this book seems like it is an insta-love but it's far more than that. I'm sure I've said this before but I think this is the author's best work to date. This is the 5th book in the series while it can be read as a standalone, it really shouldn't as there are so many things you'll miss in the other books. As with the other books, this book focuses on one couple, Erin and her man. The epilogue is both epic and captivating. The nuggets delivered in this book are shocking and surprising. I couldn't put this book down and I'm both excited for the next one and dreading it at the same time as it will be the end of this series. All of the Walshes make repeated appearances in this book. The timing covers some of the same events as the others but they're from Erin and her man's perspectives and add quite a bit of insight. I highly recommend this series to anyone.
AmyBosica More than 1 year ago
“There are tornadoes in my head sometimes.” “I know,” he said as his lips met mine. “But your storms, they don’t scare me.” “I am in love with your scars.” If you’ve been following this series for a while like I have, then you have been waiting on pins and needles for Erin’s story. With each book, my curiosity has building. I have been dying to know more. And I have to tell you, Erin’s story…..it does not disappoint. From the moment we catch up with Erin, I am immediately sucked in. Her whirlwind romance with Nick; utterly captivating. Just being around the two of them and reading their interactions, they were impossible to not fall in love with. For some, I think Erin will be the character that you love to hate. She is closed off and appears to just want to live a life of solitude. However, there is more to this woman than what meets the eye. She is complex, stubborn and certainly knows how to hold a grudge. But, when she loves someone, she loves with everything that she has and I think that’s why I loved Nick so much for her. He was her perfect match in so many ways. He made her open her eyes and experience life again. He showed her that she was deserving of love and that love is worth fighting and making the time for. And it didn’t hurt that Nick was an alpha male. He knew that Erin was the one for him and wasn’t going to stop until she understood just how right the two of them are for one another. The Spire was an amazing read, from beginning to end. I just loved every second of this book and the characters. I thought it had a nice balance of angst, light drama, romance and of course, steamy good times!