RELEASE DATE: 9th December 2015
BLURB: Justice “JB” Bishop tells himself he’s satisfied with life in the small town of Upright, Oregon. He was born and raised there, and has settled into a comfortable, if lonely, routine working at his uncle’s bar. JB doesn’t expect anything to change after he turns fifty, until an old friend drops in. She suggests he get out of town for the holidays, and soon JB finds himself on an Amtrak to Canada. JB expected to feel different in Canada, to see things he couldn’t see at home. He never expected to find the one who got away.
What a great short story! I truly enjoyed it a lot. The untold part of the story is just as important as the written part, if not more… and the author made an amazing job at creating a perfect balance between the hinted past events and emotions and the present.
I really like reading books about more mature characters. In this case our Mcs are in their early fifties. As a friend of mine likes to say ‘if there were no mirrors around I’d totally believe I’m still in my early twenties’. We all feel this way. Love and happiness does not have any age limits and this story is a wonderful example of that.
The reader is facing a love story that has been put on pause for about 25 years. We know our MCs love each other. We know they separated. We know they get to be together again. I truly hope that for good this time. This story is full of emotions, told and hidden hurt feelings, and a history that should not be ever forgotten. Being gay in the 21st century is still not easy, but back in the 1980s it was even more difficult. The struggles they had to face are nicely woven in the plotline, though I would have liked to read more about their past together. The writing is great, the characters solid and real with flaws and lots of heart. Great read!
****I would like to thank the Author for the opportunity and privilege of reading this ARC. My review was an honest opinion of the book****