With nothing but brains, ambition and sheer nerve, Charlotte Hale built a career as a tough, do-anything-to-succeed real-estate developer. She’s at the top of that mountain...but her life is empty. Her friends are as grasping and insincere as she has become. Far worse, she’s alienated her family so completely that she’s totally lost touch with her only daughter.
One terrifying day, facing her own mortality, she realizes that her ambition has almost destroyed her chance at happiness.
So Charlotte vows to make amends, not simply with her considerable wealth, but by offering a hand instead of a handout. Putting in hours and energy instead of putting in an appearance. Opening her home and heart instead of her wallet.
With each wrenching, exhilarating decision, Charlotte finds that climbing a new mountain—one built on friendship, love and forgiveness—will teach her what it truly means to build a legacy.
What I thought:
LOVED, loved and loved some more. This is my first book by Emilie Richards and I will happily say that it sure won't be my last. I could not put this book down and fell in love with each and every character -- Charlotte, her daughter, her husband, Harmony ... you'll see when you pick it up!!
It could, quite possibly, be a two box of tissue type of book depending on how you're feeling - but definitely a tear-jerker for the sentimental types out there (me included.) A wonderful story of family, love lost and found, growing up and moving on. While one of the main characters in this book is a pastor (a woman!) it is not overly inundated Christian beliefs, as some books can be. There is just enough mention of God for reflection - which can be good for everyone!
It is my pleasure to give this book a wonderful review here at Family, Scrapbooks and Coffee!!
One Mountain Away will release on July 31, 2012. You can pre-order this book using the link below.
DISCLAIMER: This book was provided to me on behalf of the publisher via NetGalley.com in exchange for my honest review. I received no compensation for this review.