Saturday, January 3, 2015

Book Review: Mountains Between Us by Jenny Proctor

Title: Mountains Between Us
Author: Jenny Proctor
Enjoyment Rating: ***
Source: Digital Copy
Content Alert: a clean read, but the subject matter deals with troubled teens and substance abuse

When Eliza leaves Nashville for Rockbridge Academy, in the Blue Ridge mountains, she knows that she's trading troubled adults (her sister and mother) for troubled teens (the students she will be counseling). What she doesn't figure is that love may also come her way. However, she's surprised to find that two men are vying over her, one of whom is a Mormon like Eliza, and the other one who is interested in becoming one.

Mountains Between Us is Jenny Proctor's second book that centers on the Rose Creek community (The House at Rose Creek was a finalist in the general category in 2013), and the protagonists of that novel reappear as minor characters in this story. I think this is the better executed of the two books, and I found myself engrossed in Eliza's dilemmas with her sister, her students, and her future.

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