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‘Come This Way’ by Michelle Schlicher

Colby Conrad looked up from the small map she was holding. Ahead, her mother, Fern, fiddled with her phone, an old, clunky thing with two cracks running through the middle of the screen.

“Any luck?” Colby asked, letting her backpack slide off her shoulders and fall to the ground with a thud.

Fern shook her head, then looked up to the sky.

They were surrounded on all sides by trees, dense forestry that had, earlier in the day, looked majestic. Now, she found it frightening, imposing. The trees loomed over them, seeming larger than they had just a short time ago. Colby followed her mother’s gaze, watching the clouds stretch out across the sky. If only she were a bird, she thought. She could fly up high above the trees and find out which way they needed to go….

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    • Hi Sherry,

      This is a book about a diverse range of female characters, their interactions and emotional discoveries. So I am guessing that only one of the women really wants to be out in the middle of nowhere, lost and cut off from civilisation. The other one has probably gone along out of necessity rather than choice, so I wonder if it is the journey of discovery or the destination which is the most important!

      Thanks for stopping by, I always appreciate your comments 🙂

  • I do like the start of this one…. sets the stage for what might be a nasty predicament they’ve gotten themselves into!

    Looking back at your earlier post, I now remember it and think it sounds like one I’d enjoy.

    I’m slow with my reading in December, so I’m afraid I’m still on the same book as last time you joined in this meme!

    • Hi Kelly,

      As this statement, taken from the Goodreads blurb, offers an insight into the premise of the story, then I am guessing that one of the women discovers an inner strength she never knew she had and takes control of what might become a difficult or dangerous situation …

      “Come This Way is an emotional, honest look into the lives of women who are discovering their own strength.”

      Another reason why I guess I am a bit of a ‘townie’ at heart. I enjoy my walking on marked paths and preferably within easy reach of facilities and civilisation. The thought of getting lost in a forest would be my worst nightmare!

      My reading and blog posting couldn’t get much slower and I like to try and convince myself that it is because it is such hectic time in retail right now – Take it from me, that is just a poor excuse, when I really just need to get my act together with a definite purpose!

      Thanks for stopping by and have a good Sunday 🙂

    • Hi Tracy,

      I wasn’t certain if this was a book of three short independent stories, or one novel with three separate characters. However, a Goodreads friend who I trust to be honest with her thoughts and reviews, has classed it as a little of each….

      “Come This Way is basically three stories in one. There are three threads or storylines in the book and each chapter rotates through these different people’s lives.

      As I came to know and care about these characters, in the back of my mind I kept thinking – where is the author going with this, why are there these separate threads to the story? And then it all starts to come together and the pieces all start to fit. The further I got into the book, the more I saw how the characters were all connected in some way, ways that made perfect sense and made everyone’s story so special. I love the idea of our interconnected lives and how we are all unknowing characters in other people’s stories.”

      This probably isn’t a book I would instantly pick off the shelf in the book shop, but I am intrigued enough to take a punt on reading it.

      We are both with Vodafone and I can honestly say that we seem to have the worst mobile reception ever. When everyone else is busily chatting away, we are often left at a loose end with no signal!!

      Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you are enjoying your weekend 🙂

    • Hi Naida,

      I’m guessing that not many mobiles would work in the middle of a wood or forest with all those tall trees, so I think it will all be down to which one of the women is the most calm and resourceful, to get them out of their predicament, or how well they can co-operate and work together!

      Not my idea of fun, I have to say. Give me a scenic riverside walk or a trail around a quaint village or town and I am more than happy. Hubbie would quite willingly plod through woods and up dirt tracks when he is out for a walk and I’m sure that sometimes he feels that I hold him back a bit!

      Thanks for taking the time to comment, you know how much I always appreciate it 🙂

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