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  • Posted January 15, 2011

    Better than most "chic lit" books

    Other reviewers have written about the plot. But I want to talk about the characters. Yes, a bunch of them are quirky, but there are also some "normal" ones to balance them, which helps keep the story a bit more believable. Maeve's jobs are also a bit quirky, but others are serious. You learn her strengths and talents, as well as the secret she keeps as close to her as a poker hand. I couldn't wait to pick the book back up, because it really is a fun read. Also, finally a women's book without the overly-used four friends plots.

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  • Posted January 8, 2014

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    Twenty-five-year-old Maeve has a big secret to reveal and a lot

    Twenty-five-year-old Maeve has a big secret to reveal and a lot of catching up to do before she qualifies as an adult. She does it by traipsing across the country--landing in Unknown, Arizona, a town so lifelike I looked for it on the map! Humor, intellect, quirky characters--a well-rounded read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2011

    Great read

    Great read

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  • Posted September 8, 2010

    Read It

    I liked this book even better than Kerry Reichs first book. There is a lot of heart and humor. It's witty and sweet. I want to try Unknown!

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  • Posted May 11, 2010

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    From the author of The Best Days of Someone Else's Life comes a funny and touching story of a young woman who, while traveling across country, finds herself stuck in Unknown, Arizona.

    Sweetlips, Tennessee; Toad Suck, Arkansas; Okay, Oklahoma; Truth or Consequences, New Mexico; these are just a few of the towns Maeve Connelly passes through on her epic roadtrip to the less interestingly named Los Angeles, California. But when Maeve's beloved car, Elsie breaks down outside of Unknown, Arizona, she is in for a much longer rest stop than she expected.

    Maeve talks her way into two jobs, settling in for the long haul when she realizes first that she doesn't have enough money to pay for the spare part, and a second that the only car repairman within distance is on a walkabout without a specific end date. As Maeve finds herself more and more at home with the quirky denizens of Unknown - especially a certain children's book author who just happens to be her boss - she must decide if she can finally, after years of uncertainty, find a place to start her future. But when a secret from Maeve's past comes to light, will she be able to accept that even though her friends now know the full story, perhaps all of her dreams can come true after all?

    I loved this book, Leaving Unknown by Kerry Reichs. It combined the perfect blend of humor and romance with a touch of mystery to make one of the best books I have read so far. On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being the best. This one rates a 10! When Maeve's luck of financial dependence on her parents comes to a grinding halt after receiving the latest bill for her country club spending and losing her job in the same day, Maeve finally decides in order to begin her life fresh, she must move away and try to make it on her own. After emailing a friend who works at a fabulous movie studio in L.A., Maeve decides this is just the ticket out of her troubles. So packing up what little personal belongings she has, along with her roadside companion Oliver, a cockatiel, she heads out in her old reliable car, Elsie on a open trail for L.A. Yet life, hands her an unexpected surprise when Elsie breaks down just outside of Unknown, Arizona in the dead of a cold read more, check out this amazing book. I can't imagine a better summer read than this one.

    You can completely escape at one of the many cities, Maeve stops in and this one is another page turner to the end. I received this book, compliments of TLC Book Tours for my review. If you would like to know more information about this book and where to purchase your own copy, please click on the link below:

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