Title: Journey To You
Author Name & Publisher: A.J. Adaire (Desert Palm Press)
Publication Date & Length: August 24th 2015- 234 pages
What do you do if you are one of the few who remain alive after a mysterious, flu-like virus claims most of the global population? This is a question Kim Robins and Peri Henderson have to answer when the world changes and society falls apart.
Violent gangs of looters make it unsafe to remain in the city. Hoping to improve their chances for survival, Kim and Peri decide to hike into the remote forest area of Main.
Dangerous circumstances along the trail cause the women to join forces with another hiker and her dog. The longtime friends and their new companions set off on a daunting trek filled with both menacing and kindhearted survivors.
With evidence of the illness everywhere they go, will this journey bring each of the women the happiness and safety she seeks?
A virus of unknown origin has swept the world, killing off a huge swathe of the population. Peri survived but her wife died and she lives by ‘stealing’ from the homes of those who did not survive. Her friend Kim also lost her partner and talks Peri into going with her to find a homestead owned by an old friend, Allie, a long hike away. Along the way they meet Paige, a former cop, and she joins their trek.
This is a brilliant read, one I didn’t want to put down. The story of how the women try to get to their destination is well told and gripping. They meet various characters along the way and the interactions move the story along in a fascinating way. I especially liked Zeke, who became vital to the story. He was a likeable guy.
The developing love story between two of the characters was tender and full of twists and turns. It was beautifully told and joyful and I was enthralled by it.
A wonderful book and thoroughly recommended.
Let me tell you a little about myself. Twenty years ago, I wrote my first book just to see if I could do it. The novel occupied space on my bookshelf, unread for nearly twenty years until, one day while in a cleaning frenzy, I considered disposing of the neatly stacked but now age-yellowed pages. As I began to read the long forgotten work, I was surprised to discover that the story was enjoyable! Editing and retyping the first book provided a new sense of accomplishment and additional tales followed. Completion of This is Fitting encouraged me to write four more romance novels. I Love My Life and Sunset Island were followed by Awaiting My Assignment and its sequel, Anything Your Heart Desires. One Day Longer Than Forever is now complete and in the hands of first readers before the first big edit.
Now retired, there is all the time in the world to write. I live on the east coast with my partner of twenty-eight years. Because we love a challenge, we provide a loving home for two spoiled cats instead of a dog! In addition to writing, any spare time is devoted to reading, mastering new computer programs, and socializing with friends.