Saturday, December 5, 2015

Book Review: Heliotrope By JC Miller

By JC Miller
Genre: Contemporary Fiction

Buckle up your Birkenstocks and travel back to 1975. Discover (or relive) the pre-digital age in Arcata, a remote Bohemian college town on the northern edge of California. Meet Kit, a hard-working, bookish senior, on track for graduation--that is, until she falls for Jonathan, one-time bestselling author, now her stand-in professor. Jonathan, a master in the art of deception, isn't who he appears to be. As their bond grows, Kit's desire blinds her to the truth-- a shocking discovery shatters her faith and ultimately tests her integrity. 

From the first blush of fall quarter to the final breath of spring, hard lessons will be learned. To "graduate" into an uncertain future, Jonathan and Kit must first embrace the present--including the injustices, ambiguities and absolute beauty of their lives. 

Beneath the ever-changing Humboldt skies they forge ahead; they stumble and sometimes fall.

Heliotrope, a coming-of age story for the ages.

My Review

I found this book to be a phenomenal read and I don't throw that word around often. First, I knew Miller was an outstanding writer within the first few pages of Heliotrope. This always excites a book nerd like myself. The plot is deep and complex. We meet Kit who I found to be a very likeable character. She is swept away by her professor, Jonathan, who comes to this story with overflowing baggage. Heliotrope is much more than a drama between a man and a woman. It's a coming of age tale in a variety of ways. We see more than one character face their crap and work on their personal transformation. I wish I could rate this higher than 5 stars. 

Author Bio 

JC (Jeanne) Miller, M.A., is an avid reader, aspiring traveler and table tennis enthusiast. She resides in Northern California.

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1 comment:

jcmiller said...

Bless you, Sage.
JC Miller