Ginny Yttrup puts together a novel so compelling, so intriguing, it's very hard to put down. I stayed up till nearly 3:00 AM to finish the book. Her characters are honest, and they all have a voice of their own. One of the quirks of this book that makes it work is the fact that several of the characters are authors and one of the main characters is trying to meet a deadline for her book, but she's having a hard time getting words to paper.
Melanie describes herself as a pantser type author--one who writes by the seat of her pants, but she's having a hard time with her new novel.
Valerie is a therapist who has a lake cabin that she uses for refuge and offers it to Melanie.
Craig is Melanie's husband and a builder whose business had dropped off during the recession.
Jill and Marcos are Melanie's and Craig's next-door neighbors and dearest friends. Jill is having a bit of trouble with obsession and with nightmares.
Melanie takes Valerie up on her offer of the lake cabin, and Jill eventually comes to visit Melanie, needing the mental break from daily life.
The tagline for the book should be "Sometimes you just have to run away from home to find out where home really is."
This is a five star book, two thumbs up, and a new novel to read.
My thanks to Barbour Publishing/Shiloh Run Press for allowing me to read and review this book.