Despite having 9 million things to do this week to get ready for the market this weekend, I took a couple hours for myself and started reading “Grounded”… then I couldn’t stop and had 2 very late nights in a row 🙂 But this book was worth every yawn and extra cup of coffee 🙂
Grounded by Angela Correll
New York City flight attendant Annie Taylor is grounded, putting a halt to weekends in Rome and her jet-setting lifestyle. Soon her noncommittal boyfriend’s true nature is revealed, and to top it all off, she loses her apartment.
With nowhere else to go, Annie leaves the city for the family farm in Kentucky, a place she’s avoided for years. She finds a shotgun-wielding grandmother, a farm in disrepair, and a suspicious stranger renting the old stone house.
The country quiet haunts Annie with reminders of a past that can’t be changed. She tries persuading her grandmother to sell the farm, but is met with stubborn refusal? Yet in the midst of her crashing life, Annie sees a glimmer of hope for a second chance.
Jake Wilder is contemplating jumping off the corporate ladder to follow his passion for sustainable farming. He’s almost ready to propose to Camille, a girl who wants more, not less. Annie believes Jake is about to make a terrible mistake, but does she have the right to tell him?
As the summer heats up, so do Annie’s unexpected feelings for Jake and her interest in the land. When a sudden phone call comes from New York, Annie is forced to choose between coming to terms with her past or leaving it all behind.
My Review: 5 out of 5 stars. This one took me back to some of my childhood roots. Lots of farming and gardening memories. Memories of my Grandfather and the legacy he left. I’m not ashamed to admit this one was a little bit of a tear jerker for me! Correll writes beautifully with well developed characters and a depth of emotion. I will definitely be getting her next book!