Long Drive Home - Will Allison
What would you do?
What would you do if you caused an accident, to which there were no witnesses except your young daughter and you were able to get away with it?
Happy go lucky Glen Bauer, had a bad day. After picking up his daughter from school, his drive home was not going as planned. After dodging bad drivers and having an altercation with a dangerous man over road rage, he becomes fed up and with his car, taunts a young man who is being reckless. What happens next will change everything...he causes an accident and a young life is over. Watch Glen deal with his guilty conscious, the effect it has on his marriage and his relationship with his daughter. Author Will Allison portrays the inner thoughts and guilt of this man, the paranoia he experiences and the consequences of his thoughtless action.
The Flight of Gemma Hardy - Margot Livesey
A new telling of Jane Eyre.
Gemma is an orphan. This book starts out like a classically tragic orphan's tale, girl loses her parents, goes to live with her uncle, her aunt despises her and sends her off to boarding school. At the school, she is treated like a scullery maid, only allowed to be in classes when her jobs are finished. Gemma's character is good-hearted and determined, she eventually leaves the school and heads out into the world to work as an au pair, and falls in love. Gemma's journey takes her heart in every direction and the reader along with it. We fall in love with her and hope the best for her. Set in Scotland, prepare to experience the weather and the landscape of Scotland while reading this novel, the author does a beautiful job of putting the reader in the exact spot that Gemma is in.