Two very different women from two very different worlds meet by accident...literally. Collier Ann Torrington, a blue-blooded southern Californian, is running from her family, their money and her father's ruthless political ambitions. Meri Margaret Donovan lives on a Blue Ridge Mountain farm and refuses to see the world beyond her back gate. Their dramatic meeting is only tTwo very different women from two very different worlds meet by accident...literally. Collier Ann Torrington, a blue-blooded southern Californian, is running from her family, their money and her father's ruthless political ambitions. Meri Margaret Donovan lives on a Blue Ridge Mountain farm and refuses to see the world beyond her back gate. Their dramatic meeting is only the first of the tests that knock both women way out of their comfort zones. Just when it seems like Collier and Meri might find détente, the intrigue and destructive manipulations of Collier's family threaten her independence and Meri's way of life. There is only one way to survive the onslaught: together. But Meri's own shadows of the past threaten her ability to believe in any kind of future....
|Title||:||As Far As Far Enough|
|Number of Pages||:||235 Pages|
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As Far As Far Enough Reviews
I loved this story at the beginning. Then they come up with a crazy scheme between the 2 women and the man who may be responsible for the death of one woman's parents. Sound wacky? It is. Who would be involved in something that literally ties you to that guy for the rest of your lives. It ended okay but it continued to bother me that these women felt the need to involve this man to somehow help save their relationship. That is f'ed up in my humble opinion. Could have been a great book. Instead, it left me with an unsettled feeling.
Full disclosure: The author of this book and I struck up a friendly acquaintance during a writers retreat.As Far As Far Enough is a sweet romance with a wrapped-up-tight happy ending, but it's no cotton candy (thin, fluffy, saccharine). It's a French confection, intricately made. The plotting is much better than in most lesbian romances, especially first novels--there are frequent twists that kept me turning the pages steadily. First I thought, "OK, this is going to be a 'road' novel," but the main character's cross-country journey is covered in a few sentences. Then I thought, "OK, this will be the story of how the two women get together," but that's settled by page 42.Rooney does romance well, but she has more than that up her sleeve. The main character, Collier, embroils herself and others in a scary jam that this reader, at least, could see no way out of. The story is mainly about how Collier and her new friends resolve the problem in a believable, thoroughly satisfying way--a nice change from lesbian romances that never get beyond the woman-to-woman relationship. This book is not formulaic lesbian fiction, yet never fear, the sex scenes come early and often.It was interesting to meet an heiress who's genuinely burdened by her connection to big money. I do think the book breaks down too neatly along the lines of wealthy-people-inept, farmers-kind-and-competent (although Collier is handy with motorcycle repair). I hope Rooney will explore mixed-class relationships in more depth in her future work, because they obviously spark her imagination.There are many fun and tender moments in this book, such as with Sargeant the horse, who drives the action (in a horse-like way) at crucial times. It's easy to see why Bella Books writes that it is "proud to introduce the talent and unique voice of Claire Rooney." I happen to know that Rooney has already written 2 other novels, and I await them eagerly.
I did enjoy this book , however there were times where it was just too predictable or felt rushed. Sometimes with this genre, predictability is the key so that you know that you are going to enjoy the read right to the very end, however I felt as though more could have been written about the back story of the charachters and the book could have been a bit more rich in story line. Dont get me wrong , i did enjoy it but was left wanting more.
I really liked the undulating events of this story. I especially liked the fight for independence and the emotional find that this story supplies. However, I felt the story was unnecessary too long, its quite unrealistic to always want to end a story with all negatives turning out positive but in all the book was a lovely read.