Life doesn’t always follow the beaten path
This sublime work of classic fiction from the gifted Julianne Couch delves deep to show that life is not as clean as we would like it. Set against the backdrop of the Sylvan Trail, we encounter characters as diverse and surprising as the mix of hardwood, softwood, mowed fields, and logging routes.
The book follows Amber, a young scientist who understands how most things work except for her own heart. Her best friend Josie ricochets from visual arts to poetry to inn-keeping. They keep each other emotionally afloat while their lives stumble along in chaos and uncertainty.
"The Sylvan Trail makes for a whirlwind trip you’ll be glad to have been a part of."
Josie's partner is referred to as "Jeff Many Secrets," who adds complications for both women. He makes Amber and Josie's business venture far more tortuous than it has to be. Will they be able to keep their livelihood alive or will inexperience sink their aspirations?
Go on an emotional journey alongside this clutch of dreamers, bunglers, and downright ill-fated individuals. As they seek out the better future that they're hoping for, you will see your own life reflected in theirs. Nothing can be taken for granted. Will the citizens of this tiny spot help each other out before they destroy one another?