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Monday, August 10, 2015

THE MIDDLE OF SOMEWHERE By Sonja Yoerg⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Publisher:  NAL
Pages:  336
Release Date:  September 1, 2015
Genre:  Women's Fiction
Format:  Kindle

About the Book: 
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.

Wanda's Thoughts:  A story of adventure, suspense, and romance, you will certainly be touched by a swirl of emotions evoked in this unique book. The finely layered novel provides vivid realism through the descriptive writing – both the well-described scenes and vibrant characters. I was completely absorbed from beginning to end in the storyline that never lost momentum. A compelling story, indeed!

Negative comments – I didn’t like the profanity used, finding it to be offensive, although it was used by just one character, so it is minimal. Also, I thought the ending was rather lukewarm concerning the evil and creepy Root brothers. I was expecting more suspense at the end.

I do highly recommend this novel and my rating is 4 stars.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

About the Author:  My debut novel, House Broken, was released 6 January 2015 courtesy of Penguin/NAL. My second novel, Middle of Somewhere, will be out on September 1, 2015.

I grew up in Stowe, Vermont, the daughter of a ski instructor. In my first incarnation, I was a animal behaviorist who studied learning in blue jays, hyenas and kangaroo rats. I wrote a book about that. Now I make stuff up.

I run, garden, cook, eat, drink wine, then run some more. My husband and I live in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. It's quiet and pretty, like Vermont.

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