About Wrong HighwayPaperback: 390 pages
Publisher: Shepherdess Press
It is 1986. Erica Richards lives in West Meadow, Long Island with her three young boys, newborn baby girl, and successful Wall Street analyst husband. But don’t be fooled by her seemingly placid suburban lifestyle. Erica is fierce, curious, uncompromising, and often impulsive.
When her teenage nephew Jared rebels against his straight-laced parents Ron and Debbie, he turns to Erica for help, setting in motion a chain of events that will take all of them careening down a dangerous and twisty highway. Buckle your seatbelt, crank up the 80’s soundtrack, and learn how stunningly easy it is to keep BIG SECRETS.
“…Wrong Highway is a captivating debut novel…”–Kim Bissell, co-owner, Broadway Books, Portland, Oregon
My Thoughts:Quite a few book reviewers don't like to review books from debut authors - I look at it a little differently in that I find it fascinating to see how a fledgling writer puts together a story that once was only a figment of their imagination and how they work to make their book something that others (besides their family!) would like to read.
Wendy Gordon's debut novel, "Wrong Highway," is such a book. Gordon takes her readers on a journey that is realistic and captivating. She mixes family drama with an 80's backdrop and I personally found it a very good read. The characters are interesting and the plot line, while perhaps a bit long, is intriguing.
"Wrong Highway" makes for a fun summer read. I look forward to reading more of Gordon's future work.
About Wendy Gordon
Wendy Gordon grew up in Bethesda, Maryland, and has lived in Boston, Chicago, and New York before finding her true home on the West Coast. She received a B.S. from Simmons College in Boston and an M.S. from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. She has been a journalist for over twenty-five years, publishing in newspapers, magazines, and electronic formats. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and children. This is her first book.
Wendy Gordon’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:Monday, June 6th: The Magic All Around Us
Tuesday, June 7th: Lavish Bookshelf
Wednesday, June 8th: The Avid Reader
Thursday, June 9th: Thoughts on This ‘n That
Monday, June 13th: No More Grumpy Bookseller
Monday, June 20th: Good Girl Gone Redneck
Wednesday, June 22nd: BookNAround
Thursday, June 23rd: Why Girls are Weird
Monday, June 27th: Patricia’s Wisdom
Monday, June 27th: Chick Lit Central
Tuesday, June 28th: Puddletown Reviews
Wednesday, June 29th: Write Read Life
Tuesday, July 5th: Mama Vicky Says
Thursday, July 7th: Bloggin’ ‘Bout Books
TBD: Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews
My thanks to TLC Book Tours for including me on this tour and to the author for providing the review copy. I was not compensated for my opinion.