Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Review copy provided via NetGallery in exchange for an honest review

Summary: The Middle of Somewhere

A troubled, young widow hikes from Yosemite Valley deep into the wilderness on the John Muir Trail to elude her shameful past in this emotionally gripping story from the author of House Broken.

With her thirtieth birthday looming, Liz Kroft is heading for the hills—literally. Her emotional baggage weighs her down more than her backpack, but a three-week trek promises the solitude she craves—at least until her boyfriend, Dante, decides to tag along. His broad moral streak makes the prospect of confessing her sins more difficult, but as much as she fears his judgment, she fears losing him more. Maybe.

They set off together alone under blue skies, but it's not long before storms threaten and two strange brothers appear along the trail. Amid the jagged, towering peaks, Liz must decide whether to admit her mistakes and confront her fears, or face the trail, the brothers and her future alone.


I got started reading this story, and I didn’t want to put it down.  It’s one of those rare stories where you become the main character and feel each, and every emotion that character feels. Like Liz, I’ve always wanted to hike the JMT and hopefully one day in the future I’ll get that chance.  Sonya painted a picture of the beauty around them; it made you feel like you were right they the emotional rollercoaster Liz goes on you feel each and every emotion as it was your own. I have to say this was the best book I’ve read all year, and I’ve read close to 90 books so far this year.  This was storing telling at its finest.

Liz and Dante as well as everyone else mentioned in the story become so real, and your heart goes out to each of them as the journey takes places.  At the end of the book, there are Discussion questions, which I found intriguing as well as helpful to understand the story.  This story is about life and all the twists and turns it can take for the bad or good of a person. 
I didn’t see any grammatical or punctuation errors, which are so many books being published today have them, and it takes away from the story.  The development of the characters is seamless, and the flow is perfection. The Author did an awesome job developing this story, and the Editors did the quality job they are paid to do, which I’m very thankful for.


Would I recommend this book to my friends? YES YES YES   As I said earlier in my review this is the best book I’ve read so far this year. This is a full size novel I can’t say if it’s priced correctly since the book hasn’t been published yet. I’m honored to have read it before it’s published date for this review I’m giving it.

Would I read other books written by this Author? Yes I would love to read more of her books and will be checking them out and putting them on my wish list to read when I can.

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