Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Far From Here by Nicole Baart Book Review
Danica Greene learns that love is not constant, but there is hope amidst grief in Far from Here: A Novel by Nicole Baart. Danica, who fears flying, marries a pilot, Etsell Greene. Even being worlds apart in their interests, they build a comfortable life together. As time goes on, they draw farther and farther apart, but are not aware of it. Etsell takes a flying job in Alaska for 3 weeks and never returns. Danica also finds out that another person is missing, a woman, who was also flying with Etsell. This sets Danica in a whirlwind to find her husband and this woman. Danica's world comes crashing down as she remembers her life with Etsell and also discovers a blinding surprise that she never fathomed. Still, amidst the spiral of her new existence, Danica is offered a second chance to learn to love.
I was absolutely amazed with Nicole's writing. It is brilliant! She captures every scent, feeling and uses vivid descriptions. I was entranced. I was instantly drawn to the book because the story was both mysterious and longing. However, I felt this book had highs and lows in the plot. When Danica discovers her husband is missing and has not found him and returns home, she goes through a very rough time that turned out to be bit long and tedious. But Nicole uses two points-of-view in alternating chapters with Danica's thoughts as first person and a third person perspective. This kept the story going for me. She also uses several flashbacks that made the story alive. I would love to read more stories by Nicole!
*This product was provided to me free of charge for purpose of this review. This is my honest opinion of this book and no monetary compensation was received for my opinion.*