The Middle of Somewhere By: Sonja Yerg

Book Description....

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.

"Yoerg knows how to keep the pages turning in this fast-paced, action-packed, heart-tugging novel." -Heather Gudenkauf, New York Times bestselling author of Little Mercies

"The perfect blend of self-discovery and suspense." -Kate Moretti, New York Times bestselling author of Thought I Knew You

"Beautifully written, it paints a vivid portrait of the wilderness and a woman in peril. "-Eileen Goudge, New York Times bestselling author of Bones and Roses

"Yoerg skillfully explores how the weight of remorse makes the search for personal redemption a test of not just the will, but the heart...stunningly descriptive prose." -Susan Meissner, author of Secrets of a Charmed Life

"By the time you finish this wonderful novel--driven by a pulse of dark secrets and looming danger--you'll feel as if you've hiked the John Muir Trail." -Kristin Harmel, International bestselling author of The Life Intended."

Title:  The Middle of Somewhere
Author:  Sonja Yoerg
Publisher:  NAL
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: Five

"The Middle of Somewhere" by Sonja Yoerg

What I liked about this novel.....

I enjoyed this novel was a personal story of Liz Kroft who was a 29 year old engineer, widow  and one who had a rather hard past.  Now she wondered  would she be capable of ever having a 'happy life.'  This author really presents the reader with a interesting story as Liz takes a 18 day backpacking journey on the 'John Muir' trail in the western part of the US.  Would Liz be able to find the 'truer life' that she needed since she was carrying some well kept secrets over past actions?  From the read the reader will be given a character study of Liz that turns out to be quite a adventure, thriller  and even a love story.  I found this story will be filled with a lots of flashbacks that really helps the reader understand a lots about Liz who was strong, liked and very independent.  The story will also be about Dante[Liz's boyfriend] who goes with Liz on a great portion of the journey as they will run into some rather perilous suspenseful situations.  I found this story a really compelling read that kept my interest and  I found it hard to put down until the very end.  Wow, what research this author had to do to give the reader such an intriguing story  that really brought out such descriptions of the wilderness journey.  I was able to learn a lots...about backpacking, tent building and even hiking. I don't want to leave out the secondary characters because they were definitely interesting in what they brought into this good novel    In the end....well I won't say any more other than to say you will have to pick up this well written novel to she how well this author brings it all out to the reader of the 'complex dynamics' between these two...Liz and Dante.Be reader for a story of not only adventure but of self discovery, redemption, forgiveness and love.    It will be a good standalone read.

I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


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