Go as a River by Shelley Read – Our Review


Our Review…

Iola, Colorado, 1948.

With echoes of Where the Crawdads Sing, this unforgettable debut novel will capture you with the beauty and the intensity of its remarkable story.

Young Victoria Nash is dragging her heels one late afternoon is a rundown one horse town chasing her drunken brother home for dinner, when she crosses paths with Wilson Moon, an itinerant worker and Native American Indian.

Fierce and compassionate, she has struggled just to exist all her life, so she is struck by the gentle kindness and compassion of Wilson. However this is 1940’s rural Colorado and no one will endorse their love, so they must run.

We follow Victoria’s story over four decades, and the flow of her life.

Shelley Read magnificently paints the mighty Gunnison River and mountain wilderness landscape that Victoria flees to. While Victoria does meet tragedy and betrayal, she becomes one very strong woman and her story is ultimately a love song of resilience and hope.

A soaring story of great love and loss, you will be glad you picked up this very beautiful read.

Review by Nicole @ Great Escape Books