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Book Review - Grounded - Angela Correll

Tuesday, October 22, 2013


This is one of those books to which you can relate. When Annie is "grounded" because the airline she works for is sold to another airline and she finds that her then boyfriend who she just moved in with was not kidding when he said he would never commit---well the only thing a body can do is go home. In this case home is Kentucky with her grandmother who she does not get along with very well.

Definitely a story of healing and learning who you really are and where you truly belong. Another book that kept me awake long into the night even though I generally stay away from "Christian Contemporary Romance" which I believe this is. I recommend this book to anyone who truly loves a good storyline and happy endings.


About the book:
(from Amazon)

New York City flight attendant Annie Taylor is grounded, putting a halt to weekends in Rome and her jet-setting lifestyle. Soon her noncommittal boyfriend’s true nature is revealed, and to top it all off, she loses her apartment.
With nowhere else to go, Annie leaves the city for the family farm in Kentucky, a place she’s avoided for years. She finds a shotgun-wielding grandmother, a farm in disrepair, and a suspicious stranger renting the old stone house.
The country quiet haunts Annie with reminders of a past that can’t be changed. She tries persuading her grandmother to sell the farm, but is met with stubborn refusal? Yet in the midst of her crashing life, Annie sees a glimmer of hope for a second chance.
Jake Wilder is contemplating jumping off the corporate ladder to follow his passion for sustainable farming. He’s almost ready to propose to Camille, a girl who wants more, not less. Annie believes Jake is about to make a terrible mistake, but does she have the right to tell him?
As the summer heats up, so do Annie’s unexpected feelings for Jake and her interest in the land. When a sudden phone call comes from New York, Annie is forced to choose between coming to terms with her past or leaving it all behind.

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About the Author: (from Amazon)


Angela Correll is a seventh generation Kentuckian. She has written over fifty columns for local newspapers about life, family, and farming. She is co-owner of a farm-to-table restaurant, promoting local food produced in a humane and natural way. She also owns a shop selling handcrafted goat milk soap and other Kentucky products. Correll lives on a farm with her husband Jess and an assortment of cattle, horses, goats and chickens. This is her debut novel.

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33 comments :

Frugal Mom and Wife said...

I love these kind of books. Now I wonder which she is going to pick. I most definitely want to read this. Thanks!

mail4rosey said...

It does sound interesting, and I like the twist with the grandmother!

Masshole Mommy said...

Wow, this book sure does sound interesting. I can't even imagine going from weekends in Rome to a farm in Kentucky :)

ReviewsSheROTE Pamela R said...

from the Jet set life to small farm--what a transformation! Sounds like a great read!

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

I love when I find a book that I can relate to, it makes the reading so much better. This sounds like I need to add it to my list.

Ellen said...

Sounds like just my kind of book!

Annemarie said...

Very relatable and sounds right up my alley. I am always looking for good books to read, thanks!

Grace said...

Sounds like a great book and I think we all need to experience moments of where we belong to ground us even if we feel it is unpleasant at the time.

Cindy Batchelor said...

Sounds like an exciting read! I need to check it out! thanks so much for sharing!

AMBER EDWARDS said...

This sounds like my kind of book! I do like Christian contemporary as long as it's not too thick with the "Hallelujahs" and "praise him" stuff. But a nice subtle finding faith and discovery into finding themselves is really great.

Ashley R said...

Hmmm, sounds like a good read! I also like the subtle Christian message, although I'm not one for romance novels. I may have to check this one out though!

Sarah-Louise Bailey said...

What a great sounding book it makes me think t would be good to curl up with on a cold night x

Melinda Dunne said...

I am not one to read Christian books at all but this does sound like a book I would enjoy. I do love reading books about healing I find them to be very inspiring.

Janeane Davis said...

I am not a romance reader,but you did make this book seem interesting Stories of self discovery and finding a way to come back after a devastating blow are stories that we can all relate to.

Theresa said...

I also tend to steer clear of mushy romance novels, but this one doesn't sound over the top. Definitely relate able. Sounds like a good, light read!

Sofia said...

I don't do romance anything: books, movies, not my thing. IT sounds like a good read but definitely not my type. Love the book cover though :D

Sara Martin said...

This looks like a book I'd enjoy! Books that keep you up till all hours are the best ones! (just not for your sleeping!) Thanks for sharing about it!

Growing Up Madison said...

I love happy endings. That really sucks having a boyfriend who wouldn't commit but happy that it did have a happy ending. Sounds like a very good read.

Pam said...

I love any story where it has the main characters ending up somewhere in the country. Sounds like a good book to read when I have some down time.

Hobbies on a Budget said...

Love when books come home to my neck of the woods! The bluegrass Kentucky!!!

The Frugal Greenish Mama said...

The author sounds just like my type of person! I love hearing a bit more about the author as it gives you more insight into the novel.

Jennifer Williams said...

I love books that promote healing and forgiving. I will check this one out, when I am done I can pass it to my mother as it is her type of book too.

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

Oh man, those major life decisions...this sounds really good! I'll have to read it to see which direction she went.

Cynthia Landrie said...

Great book! I love to read books that I can get lost in.

Teresa Moody said...

I love books that help too. I know many people that love romances that are exciting.

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

I think I would like this book because of the romance and the New York City connection. Romance has always been my favorite genre because I am a hopeless romantic at heart.

Lexie Lane said...

This sounds like a movie I watched a while back. Can't think of the name but I definitely enjoyed it. Guys who will love and be good husbands usually don't have commitment issues. It's that simple. Not sure what this book would do for me :(

Le-an Lai Lacaba said...

Sounds like a very interesting book. I've recently read a book with a similar plot.

Marms @ Travel and Lifestyle said...

I love happy ending stories. It makes me feel cheered. Great book!

Amanda McMahon said...

happy endings help make the book a relief - it leaves with less to wonder

becca said...

sounds good and love the twist

nova hedges said...

I like the book you read thanks for the synopsis, that opens me into this kind of book.

kristenione said...

This sounds like a good read. Heartfelt and hits on those hard life lessons in love. Thanks for another great review!

 
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