Go As A River by Shelley Read
I was blown away by this book. I knew it was going to be good, but not this good. Victoria Nash is an unforgettable heroine and the forbidden love story will break your heart. The setting is just as big a part of the story though. Read writes a love song to the wild beauty of Colorado and she really takes you there. A truly exceptional book. Oh and the peaches..... I recommend it to everyone.
From the back
On a cool autumn day in 1948, Victoria Nash delivers late-season peaches from her family's farm set amid the wild beauty of Colorado. As she heads into her village, a dishevelled stranger stops to ask her the way. How she chooses to answer will unknowingly alter the course of both their young lives.
So begins the mesmerising story of split-second choices and courageous acts that propel Victoria away from the only home she has ever known and towards a reckoning with loss, hope and her own untapped strength.
Gathering all the pieces of her small and extraordinary existence, spinning through the eddies of desire, heartbreak and betrayal, she will arrive at a single rocky decision that will change her life for ever.
GO AS A RIVER is a heart-wrenching coming-of-age story and a drama of enthralling power. Combining unforgettable characters and a breathtaking natural setting, it is a sweeping story of survival and becoming, of the deepest mysteries of love, truth and fate.