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Now a mining company is trying to come to her small town complicating Alana’s life further. This book is entertaining and yet it sends an important message to readers, environmentalist or not. There is also a sweet romance brewing to tie the plot together. A fun read!
Alana just wants to be a good mom, take care of her farm, avoid killing her ex-husband and the woman he left him floor, and do some good to save the world for her children while she's at it. Feeling like everyone is always expecting her to be the best environmentalist around she triest do her best while feeling like she's failing and doesn't have enough time in the day. When a cute new stranger in town pulls her into a project that has her questioning if she's selling out she finds herself tangled in a web and not sure which way to turn to get out of it.
Ok so let me start with saying how much I LOVED Alana. She's witty, smart, and very relatable. I literally laughed hysterically at parts of this story which I'm sure made me look a little crazy, luckily I read most of this book in the privacy of my own home :-) Blaine (her ex-husband) made me want to grant her sainthood between the cheating and the leaving that would be enough for me to find him frustrating but the way he "watched" his kids drove me up the wall, your the father not the babysitter. I liked Nate though wished he would have found his backbone a little sooner. There was some romance in this book but it wasn't the primary and was not your steamy read more a grows on you kind of a read on that end. The cast of supporting characters were themselves entertaining and a couple of them could probably have their own books! So at this point i'm sure you're wondering why if I liked it that much I didn't give it five stars. For me it was the environmental ranting. It definitely fit in the book to a point and I wouldn't remove it all but some of it felt like the same rant over and over again instead of making new points which had me skimming paragraphs to get over the rants instead of reading it fully. Otherwise this was a fresh book that I thoroughly enjoyed and would recommend. It is a standalone with no cliffhanger but I would read a follow up for more Alana in a heartbeat!
This book-wow(page turner, jaw-dropper)-it went higher than my expectations are first glance. When I picked up this book, looking at the cover and title, I didn't expect a drama-packed, "take it slow" romance, slight humour, and mild mystery all jampacked inside. But that's exactly what Ellis carefully crafted as subplots and sub genres, combining them effortlessly.
The main character, Alana is one of the most relatable humans with struggles of self-doubt and self-deprivation that most of us go through. The amazing thing is that we watch her grow up as a person & environmentalist, from the beginning to the end. If you enjoy characters that you can deeply root for, than you will fall in love with Alana's character; this book is yours to read!
Alana gets mixed up in a very controversial mining project, one that she's unwilling pulled into. There's no way to stay neutral, and all of her fellow colleagues think that she's entered the "dark side". So will this project essential go against her belief system? How will she be able to guide her own moral compass in the face of falling in love with the "enemy"? Not only that is going on, but she has to juggle a developing farmstead, taking care of her kids as a single mom, and working a part-time, and then full-time job. Find out how she struggles and falls flat on her face, but then how she can manage to get up and overcome.
This is unlike any book that I've read, in a positive light. Even if you are not an environmentalist, I still highly recommend reading this!
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