Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Giveaway! Far From Here by Nicole Baart

How long do you hold on to hope?

Danica Greene has always hated flying, so it was almost laughable that the boy of her dreams was a pilot. She married him anyway and she and Etsell settled into a happy life in the small Iowa town where they grew up. But when the opportunity to spend three weeks in Alaska helping a pilot friend presents itself, Etsell accepts and their idyllic world is turned upside down.

Ell is gone only a few days when his plane mysteriously vanishes shortly after takeoff, leaving Danica in a free fall. Etsell is gone, but what exactly does gone mean? Is she a widow? An abandoned wife? Or will Etsell find his way home to her? Danica is forced to search for the truth in her marriage and treks to Alaska to grapple with the unanswerable questions about her husband’s mysterious disappearance. But when she learns that Ell wasn’t flying alone, the bits and pieces of the careful life that she had constructed for them in Iowa take to the wind.

My Review:
Here is a romance with a twist. Through flashbacks, the author tells the story of Danica and Etsell (Dani and Ell)--meeting, falling in love, and marrying while quite young. Ten years into marriage, and Ell, a man who loves flying a small aircraft, leaves Dani, who has a white-knuckle fear of flying, for a three-week business trip in Alaska, and goes missing. The characters are fleshed out so well that connections are made with this reader. The author is adept in bringing characters to life.

The story is compelling; I became anxious to find out how the plot ends. The conclusion, although somewhat expected, felt abrupt. This is one of those books, the reader did not want to end.

Some profanity is used.

Reading Group Guide is included. If you're in a book club, this one will definitely help the discussion.

Thank you to Anne Staszalek from AuthorsOnTheWeb for my copy.


Generous Anne Staszalek from AuthorsOnTheWeb is allowing me to host a book giveaway for one (1) copy!
  • Winner is restricted to the US and Canada. No PO Box mailing address, please.
  • Leave your email address in code in your comment (Please do not ask me to look it up! It's the only thing I ask of you.) Example of email in code: you[at]yourmail[dot]com
  • I'll close the comments at 6 PM EST March 5th and pick the winner. I will contact the winner via email to get his/her mailing information. The winner will have three days to respond. If I do not hear from the winner within three days, I will select another winner.
  • If you're interested, just say so in a comment with that all-important email address in code.


Nise' said...

This sounds like a good book. I have not read this author in a few years.

Loui♥ said...

Love a good mystery read.. this sounds like one for me!! add me to the drawing for the book!
warmest hugs..
louiewindom(at)gmail (dot)com

Jeanne said...

Good morning Sally, I would love to win this book. A good romance and some suspense is a good thing. Smile.

Thanks for your offer. Good job.
Love, Jeanne

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Hi Sally, I would be very happy to get lost in a new book...this one sounds right up my alley!
♥, Susan

Crafty Gardener said...

Thanks for letting me know about your book give away. I'm an avid reader and would love to add this book to my collection.
You can reach me at
craftygardener at xplornet dot com

Gill - That British Woman said...

I am always on the look out for another book to read and this one sounds just like one I would read.

I also review books on my blog every month.

Gill in Canada

I can be contacted via a comment on my blog, I moderate all comments....

Deli said...

I would love to have the book! But I am based outside the US and Canada :)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Sally this sounds like an awesome book. I do love to read! Add my name to the drawing please! hugs, Linda

lindamac at Gmail dot com

bj said...

Oh, Sally, you know I love to read. Please add me to your nice giveaway.
hugs, bj

LV said...

Sally, I do enjoy a good book. Since blogging, do not read as much. Cannot handle both as they are both time consuming. I would be pleased to have any book you shared.

John McElveen said...

Sounds like a GREAT read!!

Thanks Sally,

Kim, USA said...

Hi Sally thanks for the poke ^_^ I love reading and this one sounds interesting after reading your review. I would love to have this I wish I'll win. Thanks! My email addy is


Nancy Reinke said...

I would be happy to win this book. Always interested in a good read.

pat said...

I love to read so I will try for a free book.

chubskulit said...

This is the kind of book I usually love to read!

My email is cutiestfriend@yahoo.com

Joy said...

Wow, glad you told me about this Sally. I read a review and your post for this book and it really looks good. Please count me in.

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

Thanks for hosting the give away. The book sounds very intriguing. I would love to win. ♥


Joyful said...

It sounds like a good read. I'm interested in being part of your giveaway. kerichojoy[at]gmail[dot]com

Diane said...

Sounds like a very good book. Count me in for the give-away! Diane


Barbara F. said...

Count me in Sally! bwonderfal@gmail.com


Judy Bigg said...

Thanks Sally, sound like an interesting book.

Margie said...

Sounds like an intriguing book. Thanks for the giveaway.
mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

Christy said...

Would love to be included in the giveaway...thanks, Sally!!

southernsassythings at gmail dot com

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I'm alwasy looking for a good book to read so please add my name to the draw, Sally! Thanks!

LadyD said...

Sounds interesting, thanks!


Jann Olson said...

I like mysteries. Thanks for the opportunity to win. Throw my name in the hat please.

SmilingSally said...

Thanks to all who entered this giveaway. I am currently contacting the winner by email. I will list the winner's name once I've made contact.


SmilingSally said...

Lady D is our winner!