** I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own**
So, you know you know I totally believe in only picking up books I think I will enjoy? This was kind of an exception to that. I really wasn't entirely sure that it was going to be my thing, but one of the tasks on the Read Harder Challenge is to read a travel memoir, and I hadn't found anything I fancied yet. Then I saw this on NetGalley, and despite my reservations decided to give it a try.
A couple of chapters in I almost gave up on it, because it felt more divorce memoir than travel memoir (and I just wasnt really up for that). But I'm so glad I stuck with it, because by the time Sheridan hit the road on her drive across the US I was hooked.
She manages to entwine her thoughts and feelings about her life and marriage and divorce with anecdotes from her trip in a very subtle way. Her voice is so authentic and honest, and often really funny but also quite moving.
In the end this was a fantastic example of the "women's stories" that I'm really into reading at the moment, and I loved it (this is why we should read outside our comfort zones people!)
I gave it 4 stars.
Wish You Were Here by Sheridan Jobbins is out now from Kensington Books. I received an e-book copy in exchange for an honest review, but only chose to read it because it sounded like something I would enjoy (life's too short to read books we don't think we'll enjoy). All opinions on my blog are my own, and I wouldn't tell you it was good if I didn't really think so. =)