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Jan 25

Kyland by Mia Sheridan Review

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Synopsis

Dirt poor. Hillbilly. Backwoods hick. Mountain folk. 

Tenleigh Falyn struggles each day to survive in a small, poverty-stricken, coal mining town where she lives with her sister and mentally ill mother. Her dream of winning the college scholarship given to one student by the local coal company and escaping the harshness of her life, keeps her going.

Kyland Barrett lives in the hills, too, and has worked tirelessly—through near starvation, through deep loneliness, against all odds—to win the Tyton Coal Scholarship and leave the town that is full of so much pain.

They’re both determined not to form any attachments, but one moment changes everything. What happens when only one person gets to win? When only one person gets to leave? And what happens to the one left behind? 

Kyland is a story of desperation and hope, loss and sacrifice, pain and forgiveness, but ultimately, a story of deep and unending love.

THIS IS A STAND-ALONE SIGN OF LOVE NOVEL, INSPIRED BY TAURUS. New Adult Contemporary Romance: Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

Review

Well, I have been reading a lot of Mia Sheridan and while I LOVE all of her books, Archer’s Voice has always stood out to me as the very best of her work.  Surprisingly enough, a certain new book boyfriend might have just nudged sweet Archer over and said “Make room for me, dude” and his name is Kyland.  Whew.  Kyland and this amazingly and beautifully written story blew me away.

You pierce my soul.  I am half agony, half hope.

Tenleigh and Kyland’s story is such a hard one that had me in tears almost non-stop.  Tenleigh and Kyland are both dirt poor seniors in highschool.  Literally.  They barely have enough food to eat.  Working their fingers to the bone just to make ends meet.  No heat or electricity sometimes in the cold of winter in the mountains.  This is the life they were raised in and all they know; all their small town knows.

And I had to wonder, should a seventeen-year-old girl be so tired?  Just tired down to my bones…weary in my very soul?

They want out badly.  They walk miles and miles to school and home everyday in the hopes of being the very best students and winning the Tyton Coal Scholarship.  What happens when Kyland and Tenleigh become friends, maybe become more than friends and there is only one scholarship; one way to make it out of this poor town and become something?

“I’m leaving this place behind when I go.  Everything about this place.  Even you.”

Go ahead and get your tissues and wine because this one will completely break you apart and then piece you slowly back together.  Kyland and Tenleigh’s relationship is so romantic and beautiful yet devastating.  You know whats coming but you can’t seem to look away; stop reading.  They draw you in; Tenleigh with her unwavering faith in love

Someday, when I’m living my dreams, I’m going to think of all the things that broke my heart and I’m going to be thankful for them.

and Kyland with his determination and sacrifice.

“I do go to hell.  Every day.  For you.”

Kyland won me over just like Archer did.  He makes all the wrong mistakes for the right reasons and I simply fell in love with him.  He and Tenleigh are ridiculously sexy and heartwarming.  You will be rooting for them from the beginning of this book until the very end.

But what I knew in that moment was that the size of your home, your car, your wallet, doesn’t have one single thing to do with the size of your life.  And my life…my life felt big, filled with love and with meaning.

~Amie

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