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Along the Garden Path is a Young Adult novel which takes place in outside of Washington, D.C., in McLean Virginia. 17 Year old Addison Erhard dreams of becoming a world-traveling journalist. She meets Mason Gentry, who wants nothing more than to manage his family's large farm in Marshall, Virginia. These two develop an unlikely relationship as they explore who they want to ...more
Kindle Edition, 196 pages
Published March 12th 2016 by Create Space
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This book packs all a good book needs: love, mystery, and adventure. The main character is Charlotte Peyton who is a teenager growing up in northern Virginia. Her one true passion lies in journalism. While in high school, she shares many of struggles teenagers have faced while pursuing their dream. Along the way is Mason, a boy for whom she must manage her feelings. Add that on top of a project to solve that she takes upon herself after a tragic event happens in her community, and Charlotte has ...more
Ana Meyer
Nov 06, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am not much for books about high schoolers which is mostly because it has been sooo long since I was in high school. To be honest i didn't have a lot of drama in high school it was pretty boring actually. So it is hard for me to get into the drama of being in high school. That being said this is a well written and enjoyable book that I think would really speak to the younger crowd. Grab it for the young adult in your life it may be a perfect fit. ...more
Mar 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This story is so much more than I expected. Addison is a beautiful, smart girl whose passion lies in journalism, telling stories that will change the world's outlook on humanity. Although a busy girl, she finds ways to handle the hurdles, keeping up with school, trying to break the schools track record and now, managing the feelings she has for a boy. The hike he takes her on makes her rethink her absence in dating and her feelings flourish. Mason is a handsome young fellow and is studying agric ...more
May 18, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I took some time before writing and publishing this review because I wanted to be careful and fair with my words and thoughts.

I received this book as part of a ARG giveaway. I did not realize this book was part of a series by the author. I’m unsure there is just a sequel or just a trilogy. Unfortunately, I feel this book could have been condensed into just one longer novel.

The first book is a short read at 172 pages. But I feel that really only 50-75 pages of the book were necessary. For me the
Stephanie Evers
Apr 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As a high school teacher of 25 years, I assure readers that Charlotte Peyton accurately portrays life of a Northern Virginia teenager. Social and parental pressure to achieve weighs on these teenagers and they grapple with this pressure versus doing what it is they are passionate for. The characters in the story are very believable and their character development makes the reader wish for even more! I found myself contacting Charlotte with a myriad of sequel ideas. I can't wait for the next book ...more
Lana Kortchik
Apr 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am a big fan of coming of age stories and I'm so glad I picked up Along the Garden Path. This book has everything - first love and adventure, mystery and ambition and dreams. Charlotte Peyton paints a realistic picture of pressure teenagers face these days, as well as various expectations and demands they are forced to juggle. The main character needs to decide whether to follow her dreams or to please her father. She navigates high school, the choice of college and her feelings for a boy she ...more
Luciana Correa
Apr 06, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm glad I read the book. It's the reality of teenagers, what they crave and fear. It's also the opening of a series and it got me a little mad. Silly me, of course. I want the rest of the story! Only in 2017? Come on Charlotte! Sit down and write or I'll hate you forever for making me wait! Just kidding.

Read it and feel Addison's life take you back to your teen, naive and full of dreams age. It's refreshing. If you are a teen yet, I'm sure you will see yourself in her and probably find a frien
Sabrina Drescher
I loved this book. I identified with the characters...they were realistic. The story line was strong and interesting. As a teen, it covered a lot of topics I've dealt with, like pressure to be successful and to get into my dream college. I can't wait for the sequel. ...more
Julie Graves
Mar 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A great read! Once I started reading, I had to continue until I finished. I felt emotionally connected to the characters (I felt like I was 17 again, reliving falling in love for the first time as Addison did) and I loved all the Virginia imagery and details. I cannot wait to read the sequel.
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I received this book free through a Goodreads giveaway. It was well written and an interesting story. I didn't like the way it ended though. ...more
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Charlotte Peyton is a Certified Journalism Educator and teaches Journalism, Photojournalism and English in Virginia.

Charlotte was born in The Hague, The Netherlands, but was raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she attended Mounds View High School and The University of Minnesota. She currently lives in Virginia, with her husband and three children.

While growing up in Minnesota, Charlotte was a

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