Jordan O'Malley has everything she ever wanted: a job she loves, a beautiful home, and a dependable boyfriend. When her life unravels after a breast cancer scare, Jordan decides to join her wildest childhood friend in San Francisco and track down her drifter brother, Cam, who harbors secrets of his own.
When Cam suddenly flees the country, Jordan follows, determined to bring him home. Her journey takes her to the farthest reaches of majestic Nepal, where she encounters tests—and truths—about love and family that she never could have imagined.
Funny, heartbreaking, and suspenseful, Sleeping Tigers reminds us all that sometimes it's better to follow your heart instead of a plan.
This was a very wonderful novel! Great characters, a moving plot, and a discovering what makes life good, and a find yourself theme, too, what with a group of characters going to Nepal to help people because they want to get away from the bad influences in their life.
Jordan had a pretty good life, one that she was content with, and then when it's discovered she has cancer, well, it shocks her, and she realizes that she has a few things that she isn't content with, like she hasn't had a lot of contact with her younger brother. So she starts on a quest to find Cam, and it throws quite a curve ball into her life, and she questions whether she'll be around to help her new responsibilities, if you've you read the book, then you know what I'm talking about, but if you haven't, I'll give the clue of "Paris" and let you think about what that means.
This is a story about finding yourself, finding the strength to live the life you want to, of getting out of a life that isn't wanted, that's not good for you, and there were some stumbles along the way, some humour, like the whole stolen car, mother worrying that it could've happen, and having it confirmed, that was very funny! There were some serious parts where life was on the line, or something equal important, a view of life, and the changes to their lives that the characters make, well, yeah, it added to the novel!
This was a really excellent book, a quick read at that, and it just was really good. Plus you get to go to Nepal!
Author: Holly Robinson
Read: May 24th, 2012
Source: Author for Review
Reason Why: Sounded like a great book!
Published: December 28th 2011