Sunday, February 14, 2016

Around The World ARC Tours Presents A Walk in the Sun by Michelle Zink Early Review


In this Bridges of Madison County for teens, Michelle Zink weaves a magnetic tale about summer love that stays with you long after the seasons change.

Rose Darrow never wanted to spend her life working on her family’s farm. But when her family is rocked by an unexpected tragedy she has no choice but to put her plans for the future—and dreams of escaping her small town—on hold. 

Bodhi Lowell left home as a kid and hasn’t looked back. Years of working farm jobs has given him the one thing he wants most: freedom to travel without answering to anyone. He’s already looking past his job at Darrow Farm and plans on leaving in September—until he meets Rose. 

Neither Rose nor Bodhi can deny the sparks flying between them, but with the end of summer looming, they must decide if it is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all....



This is my first summer read and I have to say it was a great read considering I was reading it in the middle of a winter storm and thinking about the farm and love in the air. Not to mention I lost an aunt while I was reading this so it did hit home for me. I thought I would cry through it but I did cry but mostly I was rooting for Bohdi and Rose.

Rose has her life all figured out. She is going to leave her family's farm and small town and move on to bigger and better things. Only a tragedy strikes her family and she can't leave because she has to stay and help her family's farm. She knows she wants a new life but family first.

Bohdi has always lived his life on the road. As a teen he left his house and never looked back. He never liked rules so he made his own and followed his own rules. Going from farm to farm job he never stayed to long just long enough to make money and move on to the next farm. That is until he comes to the Darrow farm and meets Rose. Things change for him because he starts to have feelings for her. He knows this is a temporary job but is he willing to give that up to stay or will this be a summer romance for the both of them......

About The Author:

Michelle Zink is the award-winning author of six published novels and six novellas. Her first series,Prophecy of the Sisters, was one of Booklist’s Top Ten Debut Novels and a Booklist Top Ten YAnovel. It was also on the Lonestar List, New York Public Library’s Stuff for the Teen Age, and Chicago Public Library’s Best of the Best. Her character, Alice, is the recipient of the Best Villain Award from the Teen Read Awards, an award won in competition with Lord Voldemort. Michelle’s work has been translated into more than twenty languages and published in over twenty countries. She lives in New York in an old converted barn with too many teenagers and too many cats.

Michelle writes under the name Michelle St. James for her adult novels, including Ruthless, Fearless, and Lawless, the Mob Boss series.

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