Emily Aulenbach is thirty, a lawyer married to a lawyer, working in Manhattan. An idealist, she had once dreamed of representing victims of corporate abuse, but she spends her days in a cubicle talking on the phone with victims of tainted bottled water—and she is on the bottler’s side.
And it isn’t only work. It’s her sister, her friends, even her husband, Tim, with whom she doesn’t connect the way she used to. She doesn’t connect to much in her life, period, with the exception of three things—her computer, her BlackBerry, and her watch.
Acting on impulse, Emily leaves work early one day, goes home, packs her bag, and takes off. Groping toward the future, uncharacteristically following her gut rather than her mind, she heads north toward a New Hampshire town tucked between mountains. She knows this town. During her college years, she spent a watershed summer here. Painful as it is to return, she knows that if she is to right her life, she has to start here.
I was recently contacted by the Publicist as asked if I would be interested in reviewing this book which will be published by Corsair. Having never read any of Barbara’s books before but was intrigued by the story so I jumped at the chance. I am always keen to try new Authors to me.
Maybe just me but I am sure if we are really honest, we all in our lives at one point have woken up one morning and thought, what the heck am I doing and where am I heading? This is exactly what happened to Emily the leading lady in this story. Setting out and leaving for whole life behind her (even if just for a short while) she heads off to ‘find herself’. Her timing couldn’t be better as it’s not just her that is having this crisis and Emily is able to help old friends along the way suddenly giving some focus to her life.
The book is very well written and very easy to get into. The characters are believable and this helps with the flow of the story. I really grew to like Emily and respected her for taking a stand and doing what she needed. Sometimes going back to the past is not always a good thing but this was the right thing and I was very pleased with the way the story progressed and ultimately ended.
Overall, a very worthwhile read!
If you would like to purchase a copy you can do so via Amazon (paperback version available on 5th April)
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If you were to Escape whether it is for an hour, a week or a year, where would you go and why?
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