Thursday, February 11, 2016

Spotlight and giveaway: The Middle of Somewhere

Today we're proud to feature The Middle of Somewhere by Sonja Yoerg. She has TWO copies to share with some lucky US readers!

A young woman, widowed and troubled, hikes from Yosemite Valley deep into the wilderness to elude her shameful past in this emotional page-turner from the author of House Broken.

​ ​With her thirtieth birthday looming, Liz Kroft is a heading for the hills—literally. Her emotional baggage weighs her down more than her backpack, but a three-week trek promises the solitude she craves—at least until her boyfriend, Dante, decides to tag along. His broad moral streak makes the prospect of confessing her sins more difficult, but as much as she fears his judgment, she fears losing him more. Maybe.

​ ​They set off together under blue skies, but it’s not long before storms threaten and two strange brothers appear along the trail. Amid the jagged, towering peaks, Liz must decide whether to admit her mistakes and confront her fears, or face the trail, the brothers and her future alone.

Advanced Praise:

"The perfect blend of self-discovery and suspense."

​--​Kate Moretti, New York Times bestselling author of Thought I Knew You

"Beautifully written, it paints a vivid portrait of the wilderness and a woman in peril. "

​--​Eileen Goudge, New York Times bestselling author of Bones and Roses

"Yoerg skillfully explores how the weight of remorse makes the search for personal redemption a test of not just the will, but the heart...stunningly descriptive prose."

​--​Susan Meissner, author of Secrets of a Charmed Life

"By the time you finish this wonderful novel--driven by a pulse of dark secrets and looming danger--you'll feel as if you've hiked the John Muir Trail."

-​​-Kristin Harmel, International Bestselling author of The Life Intended

"[This] book is part finding yourself, part modern romance and part heart-thumping thriller, all under the majesty of Yosemite National Park."

​--​Cathy Lamb, author of What I Remember Most

Sonja Yoerg grew up in Stowe, Vermont, where she financed her college education by waitressing at the Trapp Family Lodge. She earned her Ph.D. in Biological Psychology from the University of California at Berkeley and published a nonfiction book about animal intelligence, Clever as a Fox (Bloomsbury USA, 2001). Her novels, House Broken (January 2015) and The Middle of Somewhere (September 2015) are published by Penguin/NAL. Sonja lives with her husband in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Visit Sonja at her website, Facebook, and Twitter.

Special thanks to Sonja for sharing her book with our readers!

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Janine said...

That would have to be my husband. I don't think anyone else would want to deal with me out in nature. I don't like dirt and stuff in the air gives me allergies and if I see a snake, it's all over with. I'm done. I'll want to go home.

Micah Downey said...

I would have to take my sister!!! Although it would be hard to pick between Katie and Sonja!!

Unknown said...

I would take an ex-boss of mine. Great conversationalist, intelligent, and just as un-hikey a person as I am. We'd have fun. Or not.

Letty Blanchard said...

I'd go with my husband. We enjoy hiking together!!

Linda Kish said...

I'd take my son. He's a good hiker, he keeps me safe and we'd have time to talk.

traveler said...

I would hike with my husband although we are not hikers, but I want to spend time together.

Cara Sue Achterberg said...

I would take my ex from days gone by. (I'm assuming this is fantasy not reality). I've never enjoyed talking to anyone nearly as much and even though for many reasons I broke it off with him, I would still love to know what I missed over the last 20 years. (read nothing in to this - I'm happily married!)

Melanie Backus said...

My hubby would be my hiking partner.

Laurice Mcclung said...

I would hike with my husband

susieqlaw said...

My Mom.

Bonnie K. said...

It would have to be with my husband. He knows my physical limitations and would be patient.

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Grandma Cootie said...

It would be my husband. I am not a hiker and if I was going out of my comfort zone I would want him to be with me.

Holly said...

I'd take my daughter.

Anita Yancey said...

I would take my husband who is also my best friend.

Jeryl M. said...

I would go on a hike with my husband.

Anonymous said...

Vera Wilson

Would take my nephew he loves the outdoors, so would be great company.

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Toystory said...

I would take my grandson.

Anonymous said...

I would take my best friend, Sandra!