True Places

True Places

A girl emerges from the woods, starved, ill, and alone…and collapses.

Suzanne Blakemore hurtles along the Blue Ridge Parkway, away from her overscheduled and completely normal life, and encounters the girl. As Suzanne rushes her to the hospital, she never imagines how the encounter will change her—a change she both fears and desperately needs.

Suzanne has the perfect house, a successful husband, and a thriving family. But beneath the veneer of an ideal life, her daughter is rebelling, her son is withdrawing, her husband is oblivious to it all, and Suzanne is increasingly unsure of her place in the world. After her discovery of the ethereal sixteen-year-old who has never experienced civilization, Suzanne is compelled to invite Iris into her family’s life and all its apparent privileges.

But Iris has an independence, a love of solitude, and a discomfort with materialism that contrasts with everything the Blakemores stand for—qualities that awaken in Suzanne first a fascination, then a longing. Now Suzanne can’t help but wonder: Is she destined to save Iris, or is Iris the one who will save her?

Title:True Places
Edition Language:English
ISBN:null

    True Places Reviews

  • Melissa ? Dog/Wolf Lover ? Martin

    This book was wonderful! Fog hung in the trees, a hush of silvery damp, but the girl could tell the sun would burn through before long and dry the grasses hunched under the weight of dew The cabin st...

  • Meredith

    Loved this!! “The girl was not simply ill or lost; she was otherworldly.” True Places is a beautifully written family drama that focuses on materialism and superficiality. A family is left in sha...

  • Susanne Strong

    5 Lovely, Lyrical and Marvelous Stars!There are times when there are no words. When you are writing a review and you know that you just can’t do an author’s novel justice. This is one of those tim...

  • Christine

    4.5 stars rounded to 5 starsWhat a beautiful story. I have now read all four of Ms. Yoerg’s books, and she never fails to deliver a well-written tale with significant depth. This one focuses on Suza...

  • Felicia

    MY THOUGHTS AFTER READING THE SYNOPSIS:This is gonna be so awesome. I cannot wait to read about how this child adjusts to her new surroundings. I mean, she has never even seen running water or electri...

  • Kendall

    True Places is such an exquisite, emotional, and beautiful story.Sonja Yoerg has an impeccable talent of pouring her beautiful words across the pages with such elegance, love, and inspiration. I fell ...

  • Suzanne Leopold

    Driving along a parkway in Virginia, Suzanne Blakemore notices something on the side of the road. As she moves closer, she realizes that it is a young girl who is malnourished and in need of medical c...

  • Lisa

    A remarkably descriptive novel that will lose you in its emotionally gripping pages.SUMMARYSuzanne Blakemore is hurrying through her busy day, when she spots a figure lying on the road. She stops and ...

  • Melissa Crytzer Fry

    For starters: that cover! It spoke to me immediately. But what is beneath the beautiful artwork is equally delightful. While I have enjoyed all of Sonja Yoerg’s novels, this one has to be my favorit...

  • Erin

    Thanks to NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing for an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review. Since I finished reading True Places on Thursday, I have been thinking very intently about my feelings an...