Anna Broxton’s marriage to the top Tommy John surgeon in the West and their idyllic ranch life in the Flathead Valley of Montana makes most women envy her. That is, until one simple moment changes her family forever.
Unable to bear the presence of her once adored husband, she abandons her life and finds “her nowhere” a small organic farm on the Southern tip of Sweden. There, she tills the soil, plants seeds, learns to pickle cucumbers, and fights her attraction to a younger man.
Her unlikely friendships with two unique women awaken her to suffering other than her own and help her face her part in the tragedy. She returns home to find her husband has found his own nowhere and must fight for whatever love remains in the gaps of their shattered family.
Her Nowhere is a tearjerker about relationships and what they can survive—if we let them. It is appropriate for book club discussion about our own unique tragedies, how we respond to them, how they shape us, humanitarianism, organic farming, and the imperfection of motherhood.
This book was a “can’t put down” type of read. I read another person’s review here about reading it on her iPhone with a cracked screen; made me chuckle because I would have done the same thing had it been necessary—–it was THAT GOOD. I downloaded this book to my Kindle during a day trip with my family, and could not stop reading it until I finished it. WOW-the eloquence of the author and her brilliant ability to convey emotion! The entire book spoke to me as a woman-wife, mother, and child. Every one of us has a “nowhere” period in our lives, even if for different reasons/under different circumstances. Navigating the “nowhere” was, for me, this book’s greatest power, and greatest message. ~Becca M
I can not say enough about this book. The writing flowed, and the characters drew you in. Before I even finished the book, I was telling all of my book lover friends that it was a must read. It will move you, and will stay with you long after you have finished reading it. When you reach the end you will be satisfied but sad that it’s over. Can’t wait for the next book from this author. ~April Lemming
The story was beautifuly woven so that as the reader you are gently pulled into the main character’s pain and her struggle to find her way back to herself. I finished the book a week ago but thoughts about the characters continue to linger like memories of very dear friends. I highly recommend this book! ~Mindy Ropp