By Heidi Eliason
Publisher: Runaway Publishing
Date Reviewed: December 9, 2019
Release Date: May 4, 2019
Confessions Of A Middle-Aged Runaway by Heidi Eliason is a humorous and touching story of a woman that realizes the traditional "American Dream" was not her vision of happiness. After quitting her job, selling her home, and most of her possessions, she buys what is fondly referred to as the "Green Monster."
The only companion she brings with her in the RV is Riley, her faithful dog and sidekick. What started as a year-long road trip, turned into something completely unexpected. Eliason has managed to bring readers on the trip with her. Her writing flows smoothly and the vivid descriptions will put readers in the "Green Monster" alongside her.
At the start of each chapter, Eliason has added a quote. Some are poignant, while others will make readers chuckle. The quotes also serve as an introduction to the chapters. These quotes also help to give readers a glimpse into Heidi's mind and personal life, making her even more relatable.
Confessions Of A Middle-Aged Runaway is not only a book about a woman and dog traveling across the country in an RV. It is a story about a woman finding herself at a time in her life when many people feel that it is too late to change. It is filled with hope and humor, but there is also heartbreak.
Heidi discusses her history in a way that readers can identify with: her husband leaving her alone to raise their infant daughter; moving back in with her parents and the subsequent move to start a new life in California, the state she falls in love with. Her writing on these topics does not ask readers for sympathy, instead it helps to build a connection. Readers will also have a better understanding of why she decided to embark on this journey.
Along the way, Eliason meets a variety of characters. Some are good-hearted, while others may make the reader think twice about heading out on the road. Through it all, she maintains her sense of humor, something that many people would find hard to do. It is a book filled with laughter, hope, and sadness. In its way, it is a story about life, learning what makes a person happy, and realizing that everyone's idea of happiness is not always the same. It is a story of courage, hope, and love for humanity.
Heidi Eliason's Confessions Of A Middle-Aged Runaway is a heartwarming and humorous story about one woman's journey to find happiness. It will draw the reader in by the end of the first paragraph and never lose their attention until the end. It is a fun and sometimes thought-provoking story to read that shows it is never too late to find personal happiness in life.
"This is the life I wanted. I'm going to Baja, and I'm going to have fun! I shoved my fears aside and prepared for Mexico."
Heidi Eliason is a freelance writer and consultant. Her past work includes writing for an RV adventure company, producing more than fifty RV travel articles for an online news source, and developing training courses and manuals. Confessions of a Middle-Aged Runaway is her first book. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. Find out more about Heidi's travel and writing adventures on her site, follow her blog or on Facebook.
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