So Much More Than A Love Story
5 out of 5 stars
Sierra City is so much more than a love story. It’s a story about forgiveness, learning to love yourself, and finding out about the things that you pushed down and hid from yourself. Gerri Hill wrote a book that had me in full on sobs at parts of it, and not even “oh my god this is so cute”. These were full on tears for a person that I felt like I was getting to know. It was tears for anyone who has had to endure something like what she did.
I went into this one with a completely open mind. I didn’t read the synopsis and went off the knowledge that Gerri Hill is a fantastic author that writes books that I enjoy. Add on that Abby Craden is one of my favorite narrators in this genre and I basically picked this one up on those two names. Reading the synopsis now that I’ve finished the book and it does do the book justice, but just know that you’re in for so much more.
The character building in Sierra City was great. So great, that as I mentioned above, the scenes where Jessie starts to realize what happened actually brought me to tears like Jessie was a real woman and not just a character in a book.
The irony of this book is that I went into it assuming it was a love story, but it was a story about Jessie and the things she went through (and the ability to forgive herself and those around her) first — then a love story second. The way that actual healing and love works.
Chris McKenna gladly escaped the crowds of Yosemite to work as the new search and rescue in tiny Sierra City, nestled just west of Lake Tahoe. A loner by nature, she didn’t mind the seclusion of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
Jessie Stone, a successful but reclusive writer, is haunted by memories of her childhood and finally returns to Sierra City after 16 years to confront her past….
Can the odd assortment of residents of this small mountain town bring the two of them together? Or will it be Annie Stone, a woman Chris has grown to admire and a woman Jessie still feels hatred for, who has the power to bind the two?
Through lies and deception, Chris and Jessie each struggle to deny the growing attraction that could brighten both their lives….
Sierra City by Gerri Hill
Narrator: Abby Craden
Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
Published by Tantor Audio on July 28th 2020
Genres: LesFic/Sapphic Fiction, Romance
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