One Mountain Away
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With her eyes open she looks for both small and large ways she can make a difference in the lives of the people around her. Her heart's desire is to be reconciled with her daughter and ...more
I loved how this started. I was hooked by the descriptive detail. While it wasn't sustained throughout, it was okay because I was really into the story and I loved Charlotte. Even at the end, for not being a crier, I cried like a little girl....at work....and in public. I couldn't help it. I ...more
I have read all Emilie Richards' books so had pre-ordered on Nook and could not wait to read it. I finished it one day as could not put it down! It is one of the most powerful stories about life, mothers, daughters, grandmothers, fathers, forgiveness; Life is too short to hold grudges, and how people come into our lives with great meaning and purpose.
I loved the characters and how 3 different women find themselves with an unplanned pregnancy and how each was handled. ...more
Charlotte Hale has pulled herself up from a very difficult beginning to be a well to do real estate developer. But it has come at a price. That of her husband and daughter Taylor, and basically any ...more
Charlotte Hale is a savvy, very successful, business woman with a quirky instability ‒ the inability to park a car within an allotted space, no matter how hard ...more
Charlotte Hale has many regrets in her life, none more than the ...more
This was my first Emilie Richards novel and I seriously cannot wait to read more. Her characterisation rings clear and true. ...more
On the one hand, it was really sweet and full of goodness. Despite the main character facing a leukemia diagnosis, the tone of the book is very heartfelt and optimistic.
On the other hand, I didn't consider this a page-turner. It took me a couple weeks to finish, which is usually a gauge of how much I'm invested in a book. It wasn't blowing my mind. It was nice, but just okay.
You can tell how much the author loves her characters, and I think the book suffers a ...more
A very touching and emotional story of redemption and forgiveness. And overall, it is a very good read.
However, I have one criticism: the story feels scripted. A woman who feels the need to correct her mistakes with her daughter? Then let's go add in "taking care of a pregnant stranger" to show that. At the end of her life? Then let's add in a compassionate preacher to show her the path to God. Missing love life at the end? Well, let's have her husband love her again because she's become a
I really enjoyed this book. This is the first book I have read by Emilie Richards and it won't be the last. Ms. Richards' writing style draws the reader in and seems so ...more
The book explains why Charlotte wants a new life. She's been diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukemia and she realizes she has lived a selfish lifestyle that has hurt others. She's estranged from her daughter and granddaughter that is a major loss for her. She sets out to make amends while she still has time.
The book describes well the people and situations she was able to make a difference in. I enjoyed reading this story. I rated it with 4 stars because it ...more
So many emotions you experience as a daughter, mother, and grandmother.
Charlotte, came from nothing and chooses a career as a real estate developer. She has a daughter, marries. As life goes on she realizes all the mistakes she has made in life and tries to rectify them.
Read along to live thru the many emotions of a life well lived and loved.
I had to order ...more
Had the author not had a Christian Pastor teach other religions, and called the woman an angel, I’d have given it 5 stars.
This one tells the story of Charlotte, who is trying to make up for all the awful things she did in her life before she dies of Leukemia. All in all, a very nice story of a hard life lived and the hurt and redemption that goes along with that. A bit of a tear-jerker in the end.
I really enjoy this author's writing and easy reading style. These are good summer/beach books.
This book has everything I like ... A compelling story with characters we get to really know (as well as like). It touched me personally as I head into my final years and face, as did Charlotte, what we leave as legacies. And the myriad of transforming relationships were truly inspirational. I really REALLY liked this book.
I'm also excited about my recent series, Goddesses Anonymous, which started with One Mountain Away and was followed by ...more