I've been a fan of Nicole Baart's for years and was really excited to get my hands on her latest. I really love her trilogy (beginning with After the Leaves Fall) and The Moment Between was quite the quiet thriller. Now, with Far From Here, we just have pure emotion and resiliency on the pages. I wish my she could write quicker...
In Far From Here, we meet Danica, a young wife to Etsell, a pilot. Quite ironic, as Danica is scared to death of flying. On a remote flying job in Alaska, one Danica begged him to not take, Etsell's plane disappears without a trace and the aftermath that follows for Danica is filled with confusion, grief, and so many questions. Did Etsell's plane crash and he's dead? Did he just leave her? And most of all: is it better to know or not to know?
Danica's character is written in a heartfelt way and leaves a lasting impression. I've thought of her story often in the weeks since I've finished the book and in the beautiful way that Baart manages to portray a potentially tragic situation. She wrestles with trying to understand exactly what has happened to her life in a completely believable manner and I definitely connected with her.
The ending...oh the ending. I won't go into it, obviously -- no spoilers here -- but I immediately wanted to call up the author and beg her to fill me in on some things. Please?! Nicole...if you're out there...I want to know!
If you're looking for a good, deep read where you'll end up immersed in the characters' lives, I would highly recommend a Nicole Baart book. Thought provoking, with lovely prose, I've never been disappointed.
Lucky for you, I have a copy of Far From Here to give away! To enter, just leave a comment on this post by 11:59pm on 1/31 and I'll use the random number generator to choose a winner. Lots of time to enter! U.S. only.