Sep 152014
 
Review: Compass NorthCompass North by Stephanie Joyce Cole
Published by Champagne Book Group on Jan 5, 2014
Genres: Adult, Contemporary
Format: eBook from Author
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Rating: four-stars

Reeling from the shock of a suddenly shattered marriage, Meredith flees as far from her home in Florida as she can get without a passport: to Alaska. After a freak accident leaves her presumed dead, she stumbles into a new identity and a new life in a quirky small town. Her friendship with a fiery and temperamental artist and her growing worry for her elderly, cranky landlady pull at the fabric of her carefully guarded secret. When a romance with a local fisherman unexpectedly blossoms, Meredith struggles to find a way to meld her past and present so that she can move into the future she craves. But someone is looking for her, someone who will threaten Meredith’s dream of a reinvented life.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Have you ever thought about abandoning your life and starting over somewhere new, as someone new? That’s exactly what Meredith does in this book, and it made for a beautiful story.

Meredith is an easy character to feel sorry for. She’s obviously in shock when her life falls apart, and her whole adventure to Homer starts with her in that state of shock. It’s almost palpable, and I was impressed that the impression of Meredith’s mind came through so easily, especially since the setting and story were so clear.

The setting was definitely one of the highlights of the story. The feel of the rugged wilderness, and the sheer size and isolation of Alaska are very easily felt, as is the beauty. There was almost a feeling of awe about the land, and it slipped easily into the background of the story and left me loving the setting as much as the story itself.

The plot of the story was fairly straight forward and predict, but it was quick and fun. The focus was more of the characters, and the setting, and it felt beautiful. This made for a pleasant read that left me with warm squishy feelings.

  One Response to “Review: Compass North”

  1. Thanks for the positive review! I’m delighted you enjoyed the book. COMPASS NORTH is temporarily unavailable through the usual sources (but will be back soon, available with a new cover.) In the meantime, I will provide free ebook downloads to the first five readers who contact me with a request through my website (www.stephaniejoycecole.com).
    Best regards,
    Stephanie Joyce Cole

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