Now a finalist in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards for Best Regional Fiction, Our Orbit captures the tension between modernity and tradition in the Appalachian corner of southern Ohio. "A literary novel that reads at the pace of a thriller."
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Our Orbit is a compelling story altogether. Without telling any spoilers, I will say that many characters have events in their pasts that could cripple them in the present, so I was constantly looking for the second shoe to drop on all these unsuspecting people. Looking for the moments when information bombs could drop was a lot of fun, though Miller doesn’t let the plot become contrived; some bombs are more like small splats, and others aren’t bombs at all. Definitely a recommended read.
I was easily interested in reading Our Orbit due to the colorful synopsis, but nothing could prepare me for the treasure that awaited me within the pages. Wow, Anesa Miller can write! Her storytelling is hands down some of the best I have read. I love this quirky plot about the religious Winslow family who are a bit tattered and damaged. The youngest daughter Miriam survives a car crash that takes her mother’s life and proudly steps up to take the role of caregiver just like she thinks her mother would have wanted her to. Sadly, when her father finds himself in a legal mess, Miriam is whisked away to a foster family. Anesa writes beautifully about the four Winslow children, their unusual circumstances, and their struggle to find their way without their parents and away from each other. Our Orbit is a captivating story and I highly recommend it.
Our Orbit was an enjoyable read and I’m glad that I was given the opportunity to read it. This book was very well written. I liked the pacing of the story immensely. Nothing felt rushed or glossed over, but it also never dragged on or became boring. The flow of the story was reminiscent of everyday life. Even if there wasn’t a whole lot of action, the story steadily progressed. Aside from the story, the characters in the book were wonderful. I loved that Miller was able to skillfully show the diversity of characters from different socioeconomic classes from the same area. I was very impressed. Our Orbit dives into many heavy topics such as religion, poverty, abortion, and family relations. Miller navigates these topics in a way that never comes off preachy or unrealistic. Everything feels so lifelike in this story and that’s what I enjoyed the most. * This book was received from the author in exchange for an honest review. * You can read all of my reviews on my blog, KDH Reviews.