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Tracey Garvis Graves

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Tracey Garvis Graves is a bestselling author of On the Island, which spent 9 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, has been translated into twenty-nine languages, and is in development with MGM and Temple Hill Productions for a feature film. (Bowker Author Biography)


Værker af Tracey Garvis Graves

On the Island (2012) 859 eksemplarer
The Girl He Used to Know (2019) 641 eksemplarer
Covet (2013) 208 eksemplarer
Heard It in a Love Song (2021) 137 eksemplarer
Heart-Shaped Hack (2015) 104 eksemplarer
Uncharted (2013) 90 eksemplarer
White-Hot Hack (2016) 48 eksemplarer
Every Time I Think of You (2014) 44 eksemplarer
Cherish (2014) 17 eksemplarer
The Trail of Lost Hearts (2024) 11 eksemplarer

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Wren Waters is still reeling from two unexpected blows in her personal life that force her to look at things from a new perspective and reevaluate how her life was going. It comes as a surprise to everyone - maybe especially even Wren - when she discovers that Geocaching - the activity of searching for caches of hidden objects via GPS - is something that actually makes her want to get out of bed, and out of her head, everyday.

Wren decides to take a solo trip to Oregon to do some geocaching on her own. While there, she meets Marshall Hendricks - a fellow geocacher who is also looking for distraction from things in his life.

Wren and Marshall decide to pair up and look for the caches as a team when it becomes apparent that two is better than going at it alone. What they discover with one another is a kindred spirit needed at just the right time in their lives. It also forces both of them to look at what their futures might hold and if, with all the unexpected things life throws, there might be room for each other.

I feel like Tracey Garvis Graves is a very low-key kind of writer. She comes out with these gentle, thought-provoking stories that don't necessarily hit you right over the head, but they really unfold in a way that makes you appreciate the thoughtfulness put in to telling the story. I haven't read all of the Tracey Garvis Graves' books, but of the ones I have, there's just this certain amount of contentment I find in people figuring out a new direction for their lives when things don't go as planned.

Trail of Lost Hearts follows a lot of these same pathways. Wren trying to build her life again and knowing that, despite what you may want to do, you have to keep moving. Meeting someone who you form a connection with while also acknowledging that you might not be ready for them, but then questioning when you would be ready. I won't lie and say that I was prepared for a bit of predictability.

Then, Tracey Garvis Graves pulls a twist on readers that, honestly, completely reinvested me in Wren's story and not overshadowing with a romantic aspect, but in her own story and at this point, I could not put down this book. I raced to see how events would coincide with Wren's continued healing and it was not a disappointment.

Since finishing, I often think about this book. I think a lot because it went somewhere unexpected, and anytime I book surprises me, I tend to always keep that feeling present.

I will say that I almost wish we had gotten some of Marshall's perspective if only because he is also experiencing a certain kind of upheaval in his life and with how much Wren and Marshall and the headspaces they occupy within the story influence one another, I feel like I would have liked a view from his side as well. But I cannot really fault the story for this because it's so very clearly Wren's journey.

Overall, this is another thoughtful read from Tracey Garvis Graves that keeps in mind the idea of life changing and unexpectedly throwing us on another path.
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AmyM3317 | 1 anden anmeldelse | Feb 12, 2024 |
Sweet and gentle romance about two relatable people going through divorces and finding themselves and each other.
bookwyrmm | 6 andre anmeldelser | Feb 12, 2024 |
Wren Waters has just had a terrible tragedy occur in her life. She is incredibly broken up about it and decides to become a bed bound human burrito to wallow in her grief. He best friend shows up on the door one day and forces her to go on a hike with her where she discovers geocaching, the sporting activity of finding outdoor caches by GPS. Geocaching becomes the only activity that seems to get Wren out of the house and out of her head and she books a one week vacation in Oregon to continue to heal her heart. On her first hike on a loop trail she is accosted by two ruffians who mean her harm. Fortunately the handsome hiker Marshall Hendricks she had passed by earlier comes to her rescue and dispatches the two and saves Wren's day. He offers the idea of joining up and geocaching thru Oregon together as he is a local and on vacation. With some misgiving Wren agrees and as the two get to know each other and each others buried hurts they both begin to heal. I personally love geocaching and the thrill of finding that hidden object in the middle of nowhere. It's a fun sport and it gets you outside in nature which can be very healing. I liked both Wren and Marshall and was happy they wanted to work through their respective pain together. But it's not always easy to open ones self truly to another and the two must find a way to move forward, either together or not.

This is not exactly a romantic comedy or even a romantic dramady, some of the characters even laugh about that it might even be a romantic tragedy, but however it can be categorized it is a great story and a lot of fun to read. Highly recommended.

Many thanks to Net Galley and the publisher Macmillan Audio for the opportunity to listen/read an ARC of this novel. I really enjoyed it.
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erinclark | 1 anden anmeldelse | Feb 7, 2024 |
A simple book with a somewhat unbelievable plot. But the characters were ones you cared for. Goodreads: When thirty-year-old English teacher Anna Emerson is offered a job tutoring T.J. Callahan at his family's summer rental in the Maldives, she accepts without hesitation; a working vacation on a tropical island trumps the library any day.T.J. Callahan has no desire to leave town, not that anyone asked him. He's almost seventeen and if having cancer wasn't bad enough, now he has to spend his first summer in remission with his familyand a stack of overdue assignmentsÂ¥instead of his friends.Anna and T.J. are en route to join T.J.'s family in the Maldives when the pilot of their seaplane suffers a fatal heart attack and crash-lands in the Indian Ocean. Adrift in shark-infested waters, their life jackets keep them afloat until they make it to the shore of an uninhabited island. Now Anna and T.J. just want to survive and they must work together to obtain water, food, fire, and shelter.Their basic needs might be met but as the days turn to weeks, and then months, the castaways encounter plenty of other obstacles, including violent tropical storms, the many dangers lurking in the sea, and the possibility that T.J.'s cancer could return. As T.J. celebrates yet another birthday on the island, Anna begins to wonder if the biggest challenge of all might be living with a boy who is gradually becoming a man.… (mere)
bentstoker | 90 andre anmeldelser | Jan 26, 2024 |



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