Anywhere but Here

Anywhere but Here

by Jenny Gardiner


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Mary Kate Dupree has reached a crossroad in her lifeless life. Literally. While running an errand for her oppressively controlling husband, she encounters a handsome hitchhiker whose siren-like lure tempts her to do the unthinkable: pick up a strange man on the side of the road and keep on driving. Like the mesmerizing lip of Niagara Falls, which has tempted many an unsuspecting soul to plunge to an icy demise, the hitchhiker woos Mary Kate from her mundane existence into an adventure she could never before have imagined.

Randy "Smoothie" Cunningham is abandoning convention. After one too many life surprises thrown his way, he's decided to chuck it all and take to the road. When meek and mousy Mary Kate unexpectedly picks him up, the two downtrodden souls embark on a road trip that eventually leads them to the source of Mary Kate's temptation: Niagara Falls, where they confront the fabled water's edge in search of elusive redemption.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781517317256
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/21/2015
Pages: 238
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Jenny Gardiner is the author of the novel Sleeping with Ward Cleaver. Her writing has appeared in Ladies Home Journal, the Washington Post, and NPR's Day to Day, and she has a column of humorous slice-of-life essays that runs in the Charlottesville, VA Daily Progress. Jenny lives in central Virginia with her husband, three kids, two dogs, one cat, and, of course, a gregarious parrot.

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Anywhere But Here 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very sweet and witty story. Loved it.
Beth_Labonte More than 1 year ago
I loved this book, it made me return from my lunch break later than I should have for a couple of days. It was inspiring to watch Mary Kate leave her abusive husband and figure things out for herself alongside Smoothie, the hot, younger Southern guy she picks up on the side of the road. Sure picking up a hitchhiker is a bad idea, but this is fiction and not an advice column for women. There was some great chemistry between the two main characters that kept the storyline fun and steamy. I am definitely going to read some of Jenny's other books and highly recommend this one!