Wednesday, January 28, 2015

ARC Review: Kyland (A Sign of Love) by Mia Sheridan

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.


5 Stars
I can't tell you how much I loved this book. It is heart-warming and beautifully written! Ms. Sheridan did a fabulous job in making me more appreciative of every little thing we have in life--even if it's something so simple! Tenleigh and Kyland, are two the most selfless characters ever! I loved them and their triumphant story. I was truly touched by this book and will last with me for a long time. 

Tenleigh and Kyland come from an unfortunate, poverty-stricken town. They struggled for shelter, money and food. But having very little does not stop these two from being positive and looking at their end goal--going to college and making their lives better for themselves and for their families. They were both determined to win a full-ride scholarship that was to be awarded to one student. Tenleigh was determined to win it to make her life better and helping her sister and mom. And Kyland was determined to win the scholarship to get out of town and never look back again.

As their friendship blossomed over the course of the school year, they tried to avoid any romantic feelings, because they knew getting out of town was their only way to survive and turn their lives around. So no attachments should be involved. But over time, their friendship started to turn into something more. Their love for each other became deep and knowing that it should end, became a struggle for both. They both wanted each other to be OK and be better. 

They always thought of the other before themselves, no matter the consequences or the outcome. But sometimes you have to give up your dreams to make one's life better--it's all done for love. 

This book left you emotionally charged, that is full of angst, heartbreak and hope!

Kyland is one of my favorite reads so far in 2015.   

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