Review ~ Miles from Where We Started

Miles from Where We StartedMiles from Where We Started
By Cynthia Ruchti
Gilead Publishing
Oct 16, 2018

Back Cover:

These no-longer-newlyweds want out of this road trip–and their marriage. Too bad they can’t find the off-ramp.

Weeks away from their one-year anniversary, Mallory and Connor Duncan can’t even agree on how to end their marriage. But when a last-minute crisis lands them on a three-thousand-mile road trip together, Mallory wonders if their story may not be over after all.

The trip begins to unravel before the key is even in the ignition, and an at-risk, trouble-seeking missile of an eleven-year-old is unexpectedly launched into their travel plans. Close quarters get even tighter, and the couple believes this whole experience will spell disaster.

But as new challenges pop up around each bend, Mallory and Connor are surprised by the strengths they see in one another–and how they complement each other. Their first year of marriage hasn’t been the arm-in-arm togetherness they expected . . . but can they find a new beginning when the road ends?

My Review:

Cynthia Ruchti never fails to captivate. Readers of this book will be drawn in to the marriage struggles between this young couple who don’t know how to communicate how they truly feel. Connor is a workaholic who has just learned that his father’s life threatening disease is a genetic complication which could cripple him and leave his wife nothing but a care-taker. Mallory doesn’t care, but struggles to express herself properly to this new version of the man she married. When the couple is thrown together on a cross-country road trip, close quarters force them to reconsider their impending divorce.

Stuck together with them in this tiny camper is a foster child with quite an attitude. He was probably my favorite character of the book, and helps in some of the best scenes. I found myself wanting to slap the characters upside the head (OFTEN) because of their communication issues, the issues that they are having are common and only seem obvious because the reader hears both sides of what the characters are thinking.

All throughout the book, Cynthia’s writing remains excellent, tying together the simple moments life, laughter, and despair. Her message of hope is resounding and leaves you with the inspiration to go and hug your loved ones.

Recommended reading for lovers of contemporary women’s fiction, clean romance, and inspirational titles. No content which justifies an age limit.

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