The snow returned, hopefully for the last time, before Spring arrives! I recently caught up with books in my TBR pile, including Cindy Myers' THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US:
When a blizzard blows through just days before Christmas, some are left stranded--and others missing. Now there's only one thing on Eureka's wish list: to live up to its name, and its reputation for coming together, and find a way to bring everyone back home--where they belong.
|I prefer white sand with mountains than white snow ....|
The mountains are calling and I must go. - John Muir.
I became a fan of Cindy Myers when I read THE VIEW FROM HERE, the book preceding THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US. In fact, I remember reading THE VIEW FROM HERE during the Scouts' overnight encampment aboard the USS Missouri. I stayed up all night, in my sailor bunk, reading it with a flashlight. Myers drew me into Eureka, Colorado and I didn't want to leave. I was happy to rejoin the gang in Eureka with THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US. No sooner does Maggie settle into her new home, job, and even romance in Eureka that she finds out she is pregnant. She is unsure how Jameso - Iraq veteran turned ski instructor - will feel about pending fatherhood. Can he strap a baby seat onto the back of his vintage motorcycle? Meanwhile, the other residents face challenges with their families as the impeding winter season approaches.
Myers delivers another engrossing story of a small town with quirky characters. It is a quiet story whose action mosey along, enabling the reader to reflect upon the families who are as different as they are the same. Recommended for those readers who appreciate contemporary fiction layered with subtle conflict and light romance.
I received an ARC from Kensington for an honest review. I am giving away my ARC to one randomly selected commenter. To enter the giveaway,
1. Leave a comment about mountains - do you have any near you? Or do you have a favorite you enjoy visiting?
2. Comments are open through Saturday, March 22, 10 pm in Baltimore.
3. I'll post the winner on Sunday, March 23.
Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City
To learn more about Cindy and her books, check out her website at cindimyers.com.