Release date - 23rd May 2017
Book length - 352 pages
Publisher - Lake Union Publishing
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ABOUT THE BOOK
Bea has barely been scraping by since her husband died. After falling for a telephone scam, she loses everything and is forced to abandon her trailer. With only two-thirds of a tank in her old van, she heads toward the Pacific Ocean with her cat—on a mission to reclaim what’s rightfully hers, even if it means making others pay for what she lost.
When fifteen-year-old Allie’s parents are jailed for tax fraud, she’s sent to a group home. But when her life is threatened by another resident, she knows she has to get out. She escapes only to find she has nowhere to go—until fate throws Allie in Bea’s path.
Reluctant to trust each other, much less become friends, the two warily make their way up the Pacific Coast. Yet as their hearts open to friendship and love from the strangers they meet on their journey, they find the courage to forge their own unique family—and begin to see an imperfect world with new eyes.
Catherine Ryan Hyde is a new author to me and now that I have read ALLIE AND BEA I am eager to read more.
Bea's life is falling apart at the seams - in her 70s she has lost her husband, her home, and what little money she has left. Packing up her van and her cat, Phyllis, she decides to take a road trip in the hopes that she can reclaim what is rightfully hers. But she never expected to encounter Allie...
Allie's life has also been turned upside down when her wealthy parents end up in jail, and she is thrown into a group home with dire consequences. Terrified for her life, Allie escapes. Desperate, her and Bea's paths cross and both of their lives will change.
ALLIE AND BEA by Catherine Ryan Hyde is an emotional story that will make you really think and appreciate the important things in life like true friendship, kindness, and hope. The characters are realistic with plenty of good and bad points, and the unusual pairing of Allie and Bea really works as the story evolves.
The harsh realities of life for many people is well depicted throughout and while some of these situations are upsetting and unsettling, it is offset throughout by the genuine kindness and humanity of strangers along the way.
ALLIE AND BEA by Catherine Ryan Hyde is an emotional and powerful story that will capture your heart as well as your imagination and I highly recommend it.
I'm the the author of 30 published and forthcoming books.
My newest releases are Ask Him Why, Worthy, The Language of Hoofbeats, Take Me With You , Where We Belong, Walk Me Home, Subway Dancer and Other Stories, When You Were Older, Don’t Let Me Go, When I Found You, Second Hand Heart, The Long, Steep Path: Everyday Inspiration From the Author of Pay It Forward, Always Chloe and Other Stories, and 365 Days of Gratitude: Photos from a Beautiful World.
Pay It Forward: Young Readers Edition, an age-appropriate edited edition of the original novel, was released by Simon & Schuster in August of ‘14. It is suitable for children as young as eight.
I have two forthcoming new novels due out in 2016 from Lake Union/Amazon Publishing, Leaving Blythe River and Say Goodbye For Now.
Other novels include Jumpstart the World, Becoming Chloe, Love in the Present Tense, The Year of My Miraculous Reappearance, Chasing Windmills, The Day I Killed James, and Diary of a Witness.
I am co-author, with publishing industry blogger Anne R. Allen, of How to be a Writer in the E-Age: a Self-Help Guide. For more information:
Website - www.catherineryanhyde.com
Twitter - twitter.com/cryanhyde
Facebook - www.facebook.com/CatherineRyanHyde/
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Hi fellow bookworms. My name is Linda and I'm a reviewer & blogger from Ireland. Oh and also a wife and mother!
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