From New York Times bestselling author Catherine Ryan Hyde comes a bittersweet novel about healing old wounds and finding a new place to call home…
Roseanna Chaldecott spent her life as a high-powered lawyer in Manhattan. But when her best friend and law partner dies suddenly, something snaps. Unsure of her future, Roseanna heads upstate on one tank of gas and with no pla...more
There is a little bit of magic in every CRH book I’ve read, not true magic but just a magical feeling I get whenever I’m reading one of her books. She doesn’t ever shy away from heavy issues but she manages to write about difficult subject matter and important issues with grace and humility. I always finish her novels having learned something, not only about myself but about humanity in general and I never feel like I’m being lectured but rather I’m lost in the pages of a page turning story ...more
Roseanna is a high flying attorney until she up and leaves it and everyone behind. A life changing moment happens when her attorney friend Alice dies before she can experience the joy of retirement and doing all those fun relaxing things she plans to do. However Roseanna leaves behind one irate partner in the business who isn't impressed by her departure. He plans revenge! I didn't like him at all!
When Roseanna settles d ...more
The plot is simple enough -- a fifty something lawyer gets tired of the grind after a friend her age dies, decides to chuck it all and heads out into the country. Green Acres anyone? I would ...more
I appreciated and enjoyed the thought-provoking novel ” Heaven Adjacent” by Catherine Ryan Hyde. The Genres for this novel are Fiction and Women’s Fiction. What would you do if a tragedy made you re-evaluate everything in your life? How would you handle a terrible tragedy?
Roseanna Chaldecott is a high-powered and successful attorney in Manhattan. Roseanna is wealthy and has the opportunity to live in a mate ...more
This is another heart-warming book from Catherine Ryan Hyde. After reading; The Wake Up, and Allie and Bea recently, I’ve become quite a fan of her writing. This author pulls off a mean feat. She is able to write heart-warming without being smarmy. This book is a classic trope of
“Chuck big city life and step into an unknown rural setting.” (In other words, a Fish Out of Water story.) While this is a theme found in lots of books, Catherine Ryan Hyde manages to pull it off in a ...more
It is hard to explain this story without giving too much away, without writing out all that happened. Just know it is a story that deals with numerous topics throughout, a story that looks at many di ...more
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Roseanna was a high powered attorney who had it all. Her own law practice with her best friend a nice apartment overlooking a park and a car that was to die for. But when her friend and partner die she starts looking at life a bit differently. She gets in her car and lea ...more
The importance of family life and career revolves in ebbs and flows as we see Roseanna Chaldecott a NY lawyer find true happiness on 76 acres of land she shares with a few squatters.
Those 5 squatters had a mission and it involved changing of hearts.
When two in particular move to the forefront in this powerful novel we are dealt a serious reality check as the y ...more
Are you living the best life you can? This book really made me think about this and many other things. about the life I am living. So brilliantly written and moving Heaven Adjacent was a story that will stick with me for a long time. Ryan Hyde writes stories that pull the readers in and makes them think about the world in a new, more significant way. Her char ...more
I rate this book 4 stars.
This is a story that challenges one's idea and perception of true happiness. Roseanne has climbed the ladder and has it all, but the view of her life isn't as grand as she had hoped. Following the tragic loss of a dear friend who did not get the chance to enjoy life and the things she had worked so hard for, Roseanne becomes inspired rewrite the ending ...more
In Heaven Adjacent, Roseanna Chaldecott had a good life. A great life, by some standards. A fancy car, financial security ...more
Roseanna Chaldecott had it all but when her best friend suddenly dies, it prompts Roseanna to change her life so drastically that most people don't even know where she is. Finding herself in the stunning Adirondacks, Roseanna finds solace in an old farm with land as far as the eye can see. But she also finds that she isn't as a ...more
Roseanna is a high powered attorney who snaps when her best friend and law partner suddenly dies. She decides to go for a ride in her Maserati and winds up buying a piece of property that includes 76 acres near the Adirondack Mountains.
No only does Roseanna get those 76 acres with hills, creeks, a barn and a small guesthouse, she also gets squatters.
It's a story about a lot of things including finding yourself ...more
I'm an avid hiker, traveler, equestrian, and amateur photographer, and have released my fir ...more