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A Broad Reach (The Reach Series Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Steve Myrvang
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)

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Book Description

The first novel in The Reach Series - A Broad Reach tells the story of Paul Armstrong. Staggered by the back-to-back fatalities of both his high-flying development company and his marriage, he picks up the pieces of his broken life and sets his course through the dusty mountain trails of Washington’s Pasayten Wilderness to a small island in the Caribbean.
Can a corporate hotshot throw in the towel and be happy playing guitar at a beach bar? Knocked down once, will Paul be ready for love this time around? Flush with great characters, laugh-out-loud humor and unexpected twists and turns, Paul’s story reminds the reader that it’s never too late to shake things up and start over.

Everything always works out in the end. If it hasn’t worked out . . . then it’s not the end.




Product Details

  • File Size: 1695 KB
  • Print Length: 297 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1493713078
  • Publisher: Steve Myrvang; 2 edition (December 13, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008PUFXJ0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #395,764 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Fast-paced Adventure September 3, 2012
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A Broad Reach is a fast-paced novel with interesting characters, a myriad of locations, a variety of emotions, and surprising twists. That is what makes it an entertaining novel. Its short-chapter format makes the book convenient to read anytime, anywhere and impossible to put down. Protagonist Paul's journey through mid-life may be fictitious, but it could be real and, like life, is filled with the unexpected. And that is something to which we all can relate.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars We need more USVI literature! June 2, 2014
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Ok - this beach read may not be the next Tolstoy - but it certainly is a fun time while enjoying the sun, rum, and sand! I found the style to improve throughout - as truly a first novel will do! Although I really dislike the Claire character, and wish a bit less of a pot plot, the overall story is enjoyable and I agree that moving from rainy Seattle to sunny St. Croix is a brilliant move for Paul! I look forward to the next install!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read..movie material May 25, 2014
Format:Paperback
Happen to stumble upon the book while vacationing in the Caribbean. It is a great read, great story telling, wonderful detail, twists and turns, a page turner... As I stated in the headline, movie material. Hope it gets picked up.
I read book one and two "A Close Reach" back to back, Hard not to, Cannot what till book 3 :)
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best summer read!!!!! August 10, 2012
Format:Paperback
I just finished A Broad Reach and loved every page!! An effortless and fun book that was detailed enough that I felt like I knew the characters but couldn't wait to turn the page! I highly recommend this book and look forward to anything this author produces!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a MUST READ September 6, 2012
By Harlan
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Extremely entertaining and very well written, A Broad Reach has that rare combination of fiction and reality; you feel as if you are there with the characters experiencing extraordinary events. While reading you feel the emotions of each character and the descriptions of the setting are so real you can picture it as you progress. I found this book difficult to put down- I wanted to keep reading and find out what would happen next. Buy this book, you will not be disappointed. It deserves wide circulation.A Broad Reach (Volume 1)
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars a great Summer Read August 7, 2012
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Are you after a quick read with an amazing narrator, then this is for you. As soon as I picked up this book, I was unable to set it down till I had read it all the way to the very end. I think all of us can relate to Paul's story on some level. We all have had moments where things have not turned out as we had hoped and planned for, and, or have lost everything and are at a crossroad in life. We experience this through Paul's story and his amazing open-ness to what the universe has to offer. And, that adage, "life happens when you are not looking" is the true essence of this book.
Great heartfelt read!!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Well written with interesting and varied characters April 23, 2014
By GUS
Format:Paperback
Picked this up while in St Croix for some beach reading. Thoroughly enjoyed it (as I did the island itself). Interesting cast of characters, various locations and settings, twists and turns. It is only at the "ending" that I fully came to the realization that this is but "Volume1" of a three book series. The final paragraphs are a prelude to the next installment and are a far cry from an actual conclusion. Will need to buy the next two volumes...."stay tuned........same time, same channel".
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5.0 out of 5 stars Can't wait for Volume No. 2 August 29, 2012
Format:Paperback
"A Broad Reach" is the kind of book that draws you in and then will not let you go. A scenic and sometimes salty story with twists and turns that you do not see coming. The instant I finished it, I wanted it to go on. You care for the characters and you want to see where they go and what happens next.......I can't wait for Volume No. 2.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Chance meeting
Had the unexpected pleasure of meeting the author, Steve, on a recent vacation trip. Bought both books from him. Great story line! Lots of ups and downs with the characters. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Gina Donahue
4.0 out of 5 stars A Cast of Characters
Paul Armstrong loses all (wife, business, assets)-heads to the hills(of Washington state)-and attracts a cast of warm, funny characters as he moves along trying to figure out the... Read more
Published 3 months ago by susan errickson
4.0 out of 5 stars A fun read!
A really fun book, filled with colorful characters and local color. Nice interconnected plots and I loved that it took place in the Pacific NW and the Caribbean. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Seattle Annie Oakley
5.0 out of 5 stars Thouroughly Enjoyable
Read it, you'll be glad you did! After you're done you sort of "miss" the characters and are left wanting to know more. Good thing there is a sequel. Read more
Published 4 months ago by JaneLovesLuke
5.0 out of 5 stars broad and descriptive
I disagree with the review that said the author talks about nonsense. It is the description of the people places and things that make this book so amusing. Read more
Published 4 months ago by skywalker
5.0 out of 5 stars fun, sad and quirky characters
Loved the fun, sad and quirky characters and references to all of St Croix's favorite things! Looking forward to the next book.
Published 4 months ago by Diane
4.0 out of 5 stars I liked this book!
This book was written in an easy reading, fun style. It surprised me with its thoughtful moments. The principal character is an uncomplicated guy embarked on a mid-life crisis... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Brenda Isherwood
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read- Summer vacation reading material
I just finished reading A Broad Reach and A Close Reach while on vacation. It makes complete sense to read both books. Both books are extremely entertaining and very well written. Read more
Published 4 months ago by John Hoverson
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't wait for the next installment
I really enjoyed the way the authors made we want to visit the places in the book,and the ending had me waiting impatiently for the follow up.
Published 4 months ago by Yonka Maynard
4.0 out of 5 stars Loved It!
This book takes place it two of my favorite places. Great mystery. Had to find the second I the series as soon as I finished this one.
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