Reviews of LOST WYOMING
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Great Read! - Posted on Amazon 1/18/17
Really loved the book! Deep and complex characters, beautiful writing, relatable conflict - this had it all. Highly recommend to any lovers of fiction, or anyone thinking through how to truly "grow up" and build a life.
Couldn't Get These Characters Out of My Mind - Posted on Amazon 9/18/16
Lost Wyoming is a gorgeous foray into someone else's life puzzle. On the surface, it's a love story between two young adults, the discontented Maggie and the sometimes-clueless-but ultimately smart, sweet, and adorable-Dave, an exhausted medical-school student. But beneath that, it's a nuanced story about how our experiences and our families shape us-and, ultimately, how we must learn to shape ourselves. And that's where this book really shines: it is a deliciously written peek into how a not-so-perfect (read: real) family navigates the joys and tragedies of life, and how one woman begins to make sense of the foundational relationships in her life. The book is filled with evocative imagery and multi-layered characters; I especially loved getting to know the main character's parents, Hank and Nell. I'd been afraid at the start that Maggie would be tough to like; I was frustrated by her self-pitying ways and seeming inability to take responsibility for her own life and happiness. But she, and her story, quickly won me over, and I greatly enjoyed unraveling the mystery of her simmering discontent. In the end, it was Maggie's flaws that drew me in and made her both real and unforgettable.
Must Read! - Posted on Amazon 9/25/16
It's been a long time since I sat down for hours to read a book but I found it impossible to put down Lost Wyoming and ended up devouring it in two sittings. It is a beautifully written novel with characters that are relatable and thought provoking. Like a previous reviewer, in the beginning I didn't think I would care for Maggie, the protagonist, but I was soon rooting for her and ultimately found her graceful, complex, and appealing. This is a love story, but is also a story about family, relationships, and the difficult choices we all face as we navigate through early adulthood. This is a must read, from the beautiful cover, to the perfect title, and throughout the ups and downs of the multifaceted and relevant characters.
A compelling novel that deftly explores how our past ultimately shapes our future - Posted on Amazon 10/7/16
This is a love story and so much more. It delves into the characters' backgrounds, families and underlying motivations, deftly exploring how our past ultimately shapes our future. Poised at the cusp of adulthood, Maggie and Dave are navigating choices that will affect the course of their lives. The characters are complexly drawn and relatable and the book is well written, evocative and flows seamlessly. It hit my sweet spot - an insightful book with depth and weight that is also a riveting read.