Far from Here
Danica Greene has always hated flying, so it was almost laughable that the boy of her dreams was a pilot. She married him anyway and together, she and Etsell settled into a life where love really did seem to conquer all. Danica is firmly rooted on the ground in Blackhawk, the small town in northern Iowa where they grew up, and the wide slas...more
Etsell and Danica met in their teens, married when Dani was 19 and seemingly the happiest couple around. There have been several ups and downs, like when Dani bought the building that would house her beauty salon and more recently when Ell decided to go to Alaska to fly a bush pilot route to help out a friend. It's on this trip that Ell goes missing, bringi ...more
When opportunity to spend three weeks in Alaska helping a pilot friend presents itself, Etsell accepts and their idyllic world is turned upside down. It's hit dream, he reveals, and Danica knows that she can't stand in the way. Etsell is on his last flight before heading home when h ...more
I actually felt sort of bad that I didn't like this book because it deals with important issues about marriage and an unthinkable situation that is a sometimes scary reality.
I did really like this quote in the book though when Dani is talking about her relationship(s) and says "We fail each other. But sometimes we come t ...more
The writing voice lives little to be desired. Strong and poignant, its literary quality does not lend that the reader’s attention goes anywhere, but stays exactly where it should: with the book.
A heart-wrenching story of a woman who has lost her husband in a tragic accident and must move on with her life, but a hidden secret just might tear apart every good memory ...more
Far from Here is published by Howard Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. The imprint is described as being for "faith-based" books. One of the characters is a minister but other than a fune ...more
Pages read: 138 of 337
When I requested this book for review, I had thought it was Christian Fiction and would be clean... well it wasn't what I expected. There was a lot of cursing and that on its own made my opinion of Far From Here lower. If it would have just be one or two swear words, I could have accepted that, but the "D" word, "B" word, and others were used (there might have been even more had I continued reading).
I also found parts of the story very slow and sad. I finally ...more
So much happens to our hero that I am glad she has her family around though I really do wonder why the only male focus i ...more
This book was definetly what I needed. It wove a tale I could relate to, one everyone would rather ignore. A story about real love--how it starts out unstoppable then wanes int ...more
This is the fifth novel by Nicole Baart; my first by her.
Danica Greene and her husband, Etsell, seem to be an unlikely couple. Danica is extremely afraid of flying; Etsell is a pilot. Even her Hazel, her mother-in-law, questions how the two of them ended up married. Etsell disappears shortly after taking off from an airport in Seward, Alaska. Danica is left wandering if he is dead, left her, or just lost in the wilderness.
Danica's first-person accounts read li ...more
He's gone. Her untamable, golden-boy husband flew his plane into the Alaskan sky and disappeared.
Even as teenagers Danica and Etsell were like two halves of a whole. They belonged together, depended on each other. But in the mundane unfolding of life, they forgot to nurture their love, and then fate, destiny, or whatever stepped in.
Too late Danica realizes a love relationship needs gentle care and can never be taken for granted nor sh ...more
SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 2012
Review of Far From Here by Nicole Baart
Far From Here by Nicole Baart
Howard Books - February 7, 2012
Source: Libby Reed from Howard Books for review
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This is not the style of writing that I am used to. It is slow and eloquent. It is as if I am about to step into a body of freezing water but first I have to stop and admire the beauty that encompasses me. It is beautiful in an aching kind of way. A ...more