Kyland by Mia Sheridan Review

Dirt poor. Hillbilly. Backwoods hick. Mountain folk. 

Tenleigh Falyn struggles each day to survive in a small, poverty-stricken, coal mining town where she lives with her sister and mentally ill mother. Her dream of winning the college scholarship given to one student by the local coal company and escaping the harshness of her life, keeps her going.

Kyland Barrett lives in the hills, too, and has worked tirelessly—through near starvation, through deep loneliness, against all odds—to win the Tyton Coal Scholarship and leave the town that is full of so much pain.

They’re both determined not to form any attachments, but one moment changes everything. What happens when only one person gets to win? When only one person gets to leave? And what happens to the one left behind?

Kyland is a story of desperation and hope, loss and sacrifice, pain and forgiveness, but ultimately, a story of deep and unending love.

THIS IS A STAND-ALONE SIGN OF LOVE NOVEL, INSPIRED BY TAURUS. New Adult Contemporary Romance: Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18. 

Mia Sheridan is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. Her passion is weaving true love stories about people destined to be together. Mia lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with her husband. They have four children here on earth and one in heaven.

Kyland (A Sign of Love)

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Kyland is my top book of 2015 so far. Mia is the Queen of Romance. Her male leads are so freaking amazing that my emotions can barely handle them. It’s so wonderful in the era of bad boys to read about a perfectly sweet to the bone good guy.
The story begins with Tenleigh and Kyland struggling in high school. Both are super poor and barely keeping their heads above the water with their home lives. The only chance either has to make it out is to win the one full ride scholarship offered. Both are desperate. Both are deserving. It’s heartbreaking as is, but then factor in the fact that they are in love. Oh my heart!
Sometimes my life felt so small. And I had to wonder why those of us who were given small lives, still had to feel pain so big.

The author does an excellent job of showing the reader what life is really like for these characters. The descriptions are pretty accurate. Sacrifices must be made. Pain must be endured. The storyline really shows how selfless and full of fight the human spirit can be.
Tenleigh is a great girl. She’s easy to root for. Kyland is such a real man. Even though he’s young, he already has qualities many men will never possess in their lifetimes.
This is a story that makes you feel like you can make a difference. It restores some of your faith in the world. And it makes you believe in the power of love. I cannot stress enough how much a recommend this book.

***copy given in exchange for an honest review***


toni


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