Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners . To take part, simply choose a random book from your TBR and show it off. Be sure to check out Lauren’s blog and link back to add your own links!
Today the book I’m going to show off is:
Allie and Bea by Catherine Ryan Hyde
Bea has barely been scraping by since her husband died. After falling for a telephone scam, she loses everything and is forced to abandon her trailer. With only two-thirds of a tank in her old van, she heads toward the Pacific Ocean with her cat—on a mission to reclaim what’s rightfully hers, even if it means making others pay for what she lost.
When fifteen-year-old Allie’s parents are jailed for tax fraud, she’s sent to a group home. But when her life is threatened by another resident, she knows she has to get out. She escapes only to find she has nowhere to go—until fate throws Allie in Bea’s path.
Reluctant to trust each other, much less become friends, the two warily make their way up the Pacific Coast. Yet as their hearts open to friendship and love from the strangers they meet on their journey, they find the courage to forge their own unique family—and begin to see an imperfect world with new eyes.
I have read quite a few books by Catherine Ryan Hyde and really enjoyed them. Usually very emotional reads but they always leave me feeling good about the world and the people in it. Heartwarming stories with wonderful characters that stick with me. I really enjoy the way she writes and tells her stories. I am really looking forward to reading Allie and Bea.
If you have read this one already or are thinking about reading it, I would love to hear your thoughts!