Young widow AJ Sinclair has persevered through much heartache. Has she met her match when the Yellowstone supervolcano erupts, leaving her separated from her youngest son and her brother? Tens of thousands are dead or missing in a swath of massive destruction. She and her nine-year-old autistic son, Will, embark on a risky road trip from Maine to the epicenter to find her family. She can't lose another loved one.
Along the way, they meet Reid Gregory, who travels his own road to perdition looking for his sister. Drawn together by AJ's fear of driving and Reid's military and local expertise, their journey to Colorado is fraught with the chaotic aftermath of the eruption. AJ's anxiety and faith in humanity are put to the test as she heals her past, accepts her family's present, and embraces uncertainty as Will and Reid show her a world she had almost forgotten.
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This book is so gripping I hardly know where to begin.
It’s moving women’s fiction, it’s a physical and emotional journey, it’s a love letter to parents with special needs children and the power of mother love in general.
AJ has suffered the loss of her husband and has barely begun to deal with that pain when one of her two sons goes missing along with her brother after a natural disaster that in 2019 seems more probable than not.
The story depicts a woman’s decision to travel with her special needs son to the site of the disaster to search for her family.
With authentic dialog and vivid descriptions of her outward and inward journey as a real multi-faceted woman with a desperate weight of worry on her shoulders I can easily see this story as an amazing movie. Reese Witherspoon take note.
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This book was about a mother, AJ, and her nine-year-old son who travel cross-country to find her brother and younger son after a natural disaster. AJ has suffered from depression and anxiety the past year, ever since her husband was killed in an accident leaving her to raise her two children alone. The trip to find her son ended up being a trip to find herself. The writing was beautiful, and the story was filled with well-developed characters. I particularly enjoyed AJ’s relationship with Will, her autistic son, which I believed painted an accurate picture of the challenges and joys of raising a child on the spectrum. The love story also felt very real. Overall, it was a story of hope and renewal and left me feeling uplifted.