Title: Will Rise from Ashes
Author: Jean M. Grant
Genre: Women’s Fiction
Young widow AJ Sinclair has persevered through much heartache. Has she met her match when the Yellowstone supervolcano erupts, leaving her separated from her youngest son and her brother? Tens of thousands are dead or missing in a swath of massive destruction. She and her nine-year-old autistic son, Will, embark on a risky road trip from Maine to the epicenter to find her family. She can't lose another loved one.
Along the way, they meet Reid Gregory, who travels his own road to perdition looking for his sister. Drawn together by AJ's fear of driving and Reid's military and local expertise, their journey to Colorado is fraught with the chaotic aftermath of the eruption. AJ's anxiety and faith in humanity are put to the test as she heals her past, accepts her family's present, and embraces uncertainty as Will and Reid show her a world she had almost forgotten.
AJ is a recently widowed woman trying to put her life back together when a super volcano erupts in Yellowstone. Her brother and youngest son are in Yellowstone and she’s unable to determine if they are safe or not. She grabs her autistic son, Will, and makes the journey from Maine to find her loved ones. They meet and team up with Reid, who’s looking for his sister in the aftermath of this horrific natural disaster. As they slowly make the journey together, battling each challenge that comes their way, AJ, Will and Reid discover the true meaning of life and love.
Wow, this is such a heart wrenching story dealing with overcoming odds to save your family and embrace the moments that make life worth living. AJ is the perfect symbol of all mothers everywhere. Even though she’s an emotional wreck on the inside, she summons her strength to protect her autistic son from the horrors of a natural disaster. What made this such a fantastic read was the descriptive narration of the chaos which plagues every disaster. People fleeing, full of fear and the hope that one’s loved ones are alive. Beautifully described and kept me riveted.
If you’re looking for a story embracing the resiliency of the human spirit in the midst of tragedy, you’ll love Will Rise from Ashes. A must read!
Disclaimer: I received a copy from the publisher via Netgalley in the hopes I’d review it.
My Rating: 5 stars
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Jean’s background is in science and she draws from her interests in history, nature, and her family for inspiration. She writes historical and contemporary romances and women’s fiction. She also writes articles for family-oriented travel magazines. When she’s not writing or chasing children, she enjoys tending to her flower gardens, hiking, and doing just about anything in the outdoors.
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Reviewed by: Mrs. N