Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Long Way Gone Review

About the Book
At the age of eighteen, musician and songwriter Cooper O’Connor took everything his father held dear and drove 1,200 miles from home to Nashville, his life riding on a six-string guitar and the bold wager that he had talent. But his wager soon proved foolish.

Five years after losing everything, he falls in love with Daley Cross, an angelic voice in need of a song. But just as he realizes his love for Daley, Cooper faces a tragedy that threatens his life as well as his career. With nowhere else to go, he returns to his remote home in the Colorado Mountains, searching for answers about his father and his faith.

When Daley shows up on his street corner twenty years later, he wonders if it’s too late to tell her the truth about his past—and if he is ready to face it.

A radical retelling of the story of the prodigal son, Long Way Gone takes us from tent revivals to the Ryman Auditorium to the tender relationship between a broken man and the father who never stopped calling him home. (Goodreads)
My Thoughts
I decided to read this book based upon all of the good reviews. I'll be honest in saying this was not the book for me. But first chapter in and I was really surprised to discover the setting of the majority of the book! Leadville and Buena Vista Colorado, both places I know very well and once lived in. The author of this book also did a pretty good job with character descriptions and placing them in these towns is fairly realistic. The rest of the book with a back story and final pages I simply could not get into. I didn't connect with the characters at all and the over all story line did not grab me. I see many people are loving this book, and that is great. It simply is not the book for me. 
Three stars.  

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