bendingwillow_coverThis YA book will have you on the edge of your seat wondering what will happen next. And be ready to want to read the second part of this 3-part story as soon as you put this one down.

When we first meet Riley and her little sister, Mia, we quickly realize they’ve had a hard life that’s recently gotten harder. Products of a blended family, they were orphaned and have been living with a grandmother whose lifestyle and economic means are not suited to raising two young girls.

The sudden death of their grandmother causes Riley to take matters into her own hands, and she and Mia set out on their own to search for the father Riley has never met, with only the address on an old letter to guide them. They have some interesting adventures and you’ll have to read the book to find out where they end up!

This book takes place in Nevada and other parts of what this life-long New Yorker considers “the west.” I found it interesting to see some places I’ve never set foot in through the eyes of Riley and the book’s author, Jacci Turner. Jacci lives in Nevada and has written 2 more books in the “Finding Home” series, plus several other books as well. I’m looking forward to checking them out.

Note: I received a paperback copy of Bending Willow for free as part of a giveaway from <a title=”#IndieBooksBeSeen” href=”” target=”_blank”></a>, with the expectation that I would write an honest review. I love supporting Indie authors, as I hope to be one myself someday.