Come This Way is a self-published contemporary women’s fiction novel. I’m not sure I’d ever read a self-published book before, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. This book was amazing. It had parallel story lines with multiple characters that all come together at the end. It focuses on all different kinds of love and has a sort of Love, Actually feel to it.
Fern, a hiking enthusiast, and her twenty-something daughter Colby get lost in the woods. Their cell phones don’t work, and they have limited supplies. Most horrific to me, Colby didn’t bring her glasses, so after the second day she has to remove her contacts and trust her mother to guide her around.
Twenty-five year-old Kara has put her life on hold to spend time with her dying twin sister. When she meets an amazing man, she finally allows herself to enjoy life. Eric is truly swoon-worthy. I kept waiting for something horrible to happen with this plot line because he seemed too good to be true.
Nettie, eighty-three, is recovering in the hospital after a failed suicide attempt. Her son Nat no longer trusts her, and she’s not comfortable losing control of her life. She develops a kinship with her nurse, June, who is facing her own troubles with her college-age son.
I read this book in two days. That how enthralled I was. The unfortunate thing with plowing through a book that fast is that the details leave my mind quickly. I know I loved it (because of the rating), but I can’t recall specifics on why. If you enjoy parallel story lines and multi-generational characters. This book may be for you. It’s available in paperback and Kindle formats on Amazon at least. Check it out.
Rating: 4 Stars
Disclosure: I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This fact does not in any way impact my thoughts/feelings about the book.