Thank you to Sheila over at Book Journey for running this event again in 2015. It is so interesting to find out what other readers have chosen as that special book to begin the New Year with.
This year I have chosen Come What May by Sherryl Caulfield - the 2nd book in her Iceberg Trilogy. I loved the first one and I believe this is the best book off my shelf to pick up and read. I've linked the cover to Goodreads in case you would like to learn more about this wonderful trilogy.
In 1951, the summer of her eighteenth year, Gene embarks on a northern odyssey with her eldest brother, Jonathan. Under the northern lights they travel as part of a medical expedition to remote Cree settlements across the grand Canadian wilderness. There, she encounters people and events that will influence her life forever, including the unflappable Sonny Marlow, a young pilot not long returned from Europe where he served as part of the Allied forces in the Berlin Airlift operation.
Drawn together by love but kept apart by her fears, theirs is a tumultuous relationship that is as unpredictable as the woman Gene becomes. From the Saskatchewan prairies to the Rocky Mountains, from James Bay to Vancouver, life and love hold many surprises and trials for Gene and Sonny. Only when Gene can walk away from the devastating shadows towards the light can she and Sonny live the life that held such promise when they were young and on the edge of love.
Yes, and that is the exact spot I am in right now, reading!