In association with Pump Up Your Book, Jersey Girl Book Reviews is pleased to host the virtual book tour event for Trail Mix by author Paulita Kincer!
Trail Mix by Paulita Kincer
Publisher: Oblique Presse
Publication Date: August 30, 2014
Format: Paperback - 220 pages
Kindle - 2146 KB
ISBN: 978-1312462502ASIN: B00MYQRO4S
Genre: Women's Fiction / Travel / Adventure
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Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author / publisher in exchange for my honest review and participation in a virtual book tour event hosted by Pump Up Your Book.
In the tradition of Wild by Cheryl Strayed, comes a novel of two suburban women who decide to hike the Appalachian Trail, escaping their lives as moms and wives in search of nature, adventure, and the ultimate diet plan.
How does a woman know what she wants after spending 20 years thinking about her husband and children? Sometimes it takes a distraction from everyday life, time to examine the forest before the trees become clear. With no previous camping experience, Andi and Jess begin the 2100-mile odyssey from Georgia to Maine. The friends figure life on the trail can’t possibly be worse than dealing with disgruntled husbands, sullen teens home from college, and a general malaise that has crept up in their daily lives. At the very least, the women are bound to return home thin.
My Book Review:
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to hike the 2,100 miles of the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine?
In Trail Mix by author Paulita Kincer, best friends Andi and Jess leave their family issues behind and embark on an arduous hiking adventure that will turn into a personal journey of self discovery that will change their friendship and lives!
Trail Mix is an inspirational women's fiction tale about two best friends and recent empty nesters, who embark on an adventure to hike the Appalachian Trail in a pursuit of weight loss and a new sense of purpose in their lives. As their adventure commences, the women encounter daily challenges to overcome, and a personal journey of self discovery that will test and redefine their friendship, while gaining a sense of personal inner growth.
I was so intrigued that two middle aged women would consider embarking on the difficult challenge of hiking the Appalachian Trail, that I easily found myself captivated as their adventure unfolded. Author Paulita Kincer weaves a delightful tale that interweaves the women's family issues with their decision to embark on the daunting hiking adventure under the guise of losing weight. I found myself feeling the gamut of emotions as I read their story, from "are they nuts" to cheering them on, these ladies sure kept me engaged and in awe as they dealt with the emotional and physical trials and tribulations during their adventure, I know I couldn't see myself doing that hike! The author provides the reader with an accurate and realistic portrayal of the daily rigor of undertaking the challenge of hiking the scenic trail. This is a riveting tale that has enough drama, tension, humor, obstacles, and personal growth that will easily keep the reader turning the pages.
Trail Mix has a breathtakingly rich description of the Appalachian Trail setting, complex and realistic characters, witty dialogue, and a wonderful storyline that explores friendships and family relationships, self-discovery, and an inspirational hiking experience that will leave a smile on your face.
RATING: 5 STARS
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