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Welcome to my stop of the blog tour for the book “Thompson Road” by Scott Wyatt, hosted by Sage’s Blog Tours.
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Title: Thompson Road
Author: Scott Wyatt
Genre: Historical Fiction
Publishing date: 30th August, 2015
Published by: Booktrope
My Rating: 4/5 stars
A sweeping, coming of age romance set in the Pacific Northwest on the brink of WWII. Rejected by classmate and talented swing dancer Sally Springs, high school quarterback Raleigh Starr remains desperate to win her heart. While walking home on Thompson Road, he catches sight of Mona Garrison dancing at her bedroom window. He is mesmerized.
Determined to dazzle Sally, Raleigh convinces the shy sixteen year old to compete with him in a swing dance contest. After he is swept up in the war, Raleigh realizes too late what Mona has always known: that they are perfect for each other…but he is unaware of the terrible price she has paid for his attention. Thompson Road is a poignant, tender story that reminds us of the power of first love.
I will be updating the review with quotes tomorrow. The problem with my tablet that I mentioned earlier isn’t solved. Bear with me on it.
This book is not your typical high school romance. Although it all starts with Raleigh’s high school love, Sally Springs, but the main focus is on how the decades effect people, love, and relationships.
I really liked the story. The start itself drew me in. The book starts off with a fire accident where Raleigh and Mona meet for the first time and Mona insists Raleigh on saving her kittens from the fire, which he does. 🙂
After being rejected from his long time crush, Sally Springs, who was going steady at that time with someone else, Raleigh decides to get Sally. After a party, drunk and ditching his truck, he walks home when he hears music coming from the Garrison’s place and watches Mona dance from her bedroom window. He is mesmerized by her. He decides to participate in a swing dance competition with Mona so that he can show Sally how serious he is about her.
Usually, I can’t keep on narrating a story but this one is keeping words flowing from my fingers as I type. ❤ This is a really good, easy to read, emotional, and sweet story.
After the dance debacle, Raleigh goes off to war. The description of everything is up to the point.
This story is sure to make you emotional and the characters are all so well-written that they feel real. Mona, although menatlly ill seems smarter than most people. She is a very sweet and kind hearted girl. 😀
Why would I pick it up?
For the light read and good story with real characters. 😉
SCOTT WYATT IS THE AUTHOR OF THREE NOVELS: Beyond the Sand Creek Bridge, Dimension M, and Thompson Road. A graduate of Stanford University and the University of Washington Law School, he is an attorney and social activist as well as a fiction and nonfiction writer. He and his wife Rochelle have four children and six grandchildren, and live in Washington State. Find him on Facebook at Scott Wyatt, Author, on Twitter @swyattauthor, and on his website.
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