The last thing eighteen-year-old Ann Leigh remembers is running from her boyfriend in a thick Nebraska cornfield. This morning she’s staring down a cool Italian sunrise, an entire continent from the life she once knew. The events of the eighteen months in between have inexplicably gone missing from her memory.
All at once she’s living with Tommy, an attractive, young foreigner asking for her continued love. Though he’s vaguely familiar, she recalls a boy named Shane in America who she reluctantly agreed to marry. Juggling a new world while her old one is still M.I.A is difficult enough without the terrifying movie scenes spinning a dizzy loop in her mind: glimpses of a devastating house fire, a romance gone wrong, an unplanned pregnancy, and a fractured family – each claiming to be part of who she once was – a girl and a past somehow discarded.
Ann Leigh must collect the pieces of herself to become whole again, but she doesn’t know who to trust especially when Tommy’s lies become too obvious to ignore. And above all, her heart aches to discover what became of the child she may or may not have given birth to.
The Making of Nebraska Brown tells the story of one girl’s coming apart from the inside and the great lengths she’ll go to reclaim herself and find her way home.
This was an amazing book! I loved the mystery, and how everything led to an ending where things were resolved quite nicely, if a few stray threads were left hanging, all in all, it was a really amazing, awesome book!
I really enjoyed Ann, and how she worked to find out what happened to her in her missing time, and how she has some memories, some ticks like understanding Italian, and as she builds back what she missed, yeah, that was a really great journey!
I didn't like Tommy, he lied, and yeah, he just wasn't trustworthy, and there was something about him that I just didn't like, and from what I've seen, I'm not the only one-he just didn't seem like someone I would want to hang around with!
That ending? And when we have the whole truth? I loved that, and the baby, I wish would could've spent more time there, but yeah, like I said, only a few threads were left loose, the others, they came together in an awesome book tapestry!
All in all, a really great mystery book, one I hope you guys check out!
Author: Louise Caiola
Read: April 6th, 2014
Source: Tour for Review
Reason Why: Sounded good! And it's a Sophomore Challenge Book!
Publisher: Immortal Ink Publishing
Published: February 6th 2014
As a young girl who spent her allowance on Nancy Drew mysteries, Louise realized that one day, she might have a story of her own to tell. Maybe even more than one story. After years focused on raising her children she eventually reconnected with her passion for creative writing. She soon began to craft a large collection of short stories which were published in the inspirational online magazine, Faithhopeandfiction.com. Shortly thereafter, she authored her first novel, Wishless, a contemporary YA, released in 2011.
Louise devotes a portion of each day to honing her skills. She has several other novels currently in various stages of development. A confirmed bibliophile, Louise enjoys reading outdoors on a warm spring day and watching her pup chase leaves on a breeze. She looks forward to meeting others who share her love of the written word and invites you to visit her blog, her website and follow her on Twitter and Facebook.
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