Feb 11, 2017

Far From Here.

Far from here.
nicole baart.

Publisher Howard Books.
Publication Date: February 2,2012.
Genre: Contemporary 
Format|Pages: Paperback|340.
 Source:  Goodreads|Library.

How long do you hold on to hope?

Danica Greene has always hated flying, so it was almost laughable that the boy of her dreams was a pilot. She married him anyway and together, she and Etsell settled into a life where love really did seem to conquer all. Danica is firmly rooted on the ground in Blackhawk, the small town in northern Iowa where they grew up, and the wide slashes of sky that stretch endlessly across the prairie seem more than enough for Etsell. But when the opportunity to spend three weeks in Alaska helping a pilot friend presents itself, Etsell accepts and their idyllic world is turned upside down. It’s his dream, he reveals, and Danica knows that she can’t stand in the way.

Ell is on his last flight before heading home when his plane mysteriously vanishes shortly after takeoff, leaving Danica in a free fall. Etsell is gone, but what exactly does gone mean? Is she a widow? An abandoned wife? Or will Etsell find his way home to her? Danica is forced to search for the truth in her marriage and treks to Alaska to grapple with the unanswerable questions about her husband’s mysterious disappearance.

But when she learns that Ell wasn’t flying alone and that a woman is missing, too, the bits and pieces of the careful life that she had constructed for them in Iowa take to the wind. 

Have you come across a book that ended up taking you by surprise? FAR FROM HERE was that book for me. When I came across this book while I was at the library, I didn’t know what to expect, I had never read book by this author before. It was the cover, the title that drew my attention to the story. Once I read the summary, my curiosity for the story grew more and by reading it, I was eager to find out how it was going to end, if we wo ill find out what happened Etsell. FAR FROM HERE had a mystery mixed in it, and one of reasons that had me curious because I love books that have any sort mystery in it. How can you not be curious about someone’s mysterious disappearance on the plane? You can’t help but wonder if there is a chance that Etsell might be somewhere out there, hurt? Or if there is chance that he left by choice. I feel like by the end that the issue isn’t discovered.

Etsell and Danica are unlikely pair. It is mostly because Etsell is a pilot and Danica is terrified of flying. I did wonder if their marriage would survived if he did come back, especially after what Samantha confessed to about Etsell and her. Would she forgiven him? Even I was in shock, from what I read through the novel, I could tell that Etsell was crazy about Danica. Cheating was last thought that entered me when it was discovered that Samantha went missing too. I was in shock and I could feel Danica’s emotions, anger, betrayal, even if it was a mistake. In the end he still hurt her. I am just glad that her sisters were there though it all, especially Kat, and there was Hazel and Benjamin. I don’t think that she would made it through this, if it wasn’t for them.

Emotions in this novel were magical. I could feel every single emotion that the characters were feeling, especially Danica, as if I was right there besides her. It was hard for me to not get drawn into this book, the story. I loved every single page. I was actually sad when I reached the last page, but at same time relieved that Danica was able to move past what had happened.

A beautiful, touching, heart aching story about love, loss, hope and moving on.


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