De Vine Tours’ two-week walking trip through New Zealand wine country is billed as a trip of a lifetime: sumptuous food, great wine, fabulous scenery, easy walks, and wonderful homestay accommodation. For Lindsey McIntyre, writer and illustrator, the tour seems like a recipe for success. She will be able to sketch, research for her new book and most importantly, become more independent. It’s time for her to take some vital steps to overcome the legacy of a difficult childhood and move on with her life.
Despite her fears and lack of confidence, Lindsey soon makes friends with fellow tour member, Eleanor, and begins to get to know her other traveling companions: older couple Eddie and Vi; socially inept Cedric; bristly Bianca and the elusive Simon and Andrew. How will these relationships develop over the course of the two weeks? Will Lindsey manage to break free from the traumas of the past? And what will happen when a mystery threatens to derail the journey altogether?
The Journey is an incredible book that is unlike anything I have read before. The Journey was a delight to read and an incredibly memorable one that I will struggle to forget for a long time thanks to the compelling story and extraordinary characters. The story is heart-wrenching at times thanks to the protagonist’s struggles while at other times it is inspiring as well as eye-opening and throughout it, you will undoubtedly feel a host of different emotions that will make you think about your own life and your own journey. This is thanks to the poignant journey of one woman as well as the impeccably well-developed story courtesy of the excellent author Keitha Smith who transfixes her readers from start to finish.
Keitha Smith is a remarkable author and a genius; she is a genius because she has expertly weaved numerous themes throughout her book The Journey, in a flawless way in which all subjects blend perfectly together. The Journey is an incredible book that has shocked and amazed me; the gripping nature of this novel combined with themes of finding yourself make The Journey not only a stellar story but also a poignant one which should be read by everybody. If you do choose to read this book, then you will not be disappointed because it is an exciting, compelling and entertaining book that should not be missed!
The Journey will introduce the reader to the protagonist of the novel, Lindsey McIntyre on her journey through New Zealand. Lindsey is an introverted writer and illustrator who has had a tough childhood and who struggles with her confidence, and so she decides to do something she never normally would. Lindsey decides to join the De Vine Tours’ in New Zealand and the two-week walking trip will take her through the beautiful New Zealand wine country and along the way she will meet many enigmatic and special characters while also researching for her next book at the same time.
The trip will be not just tough physically but also emotionally as along the way Lindsey will have to confront her childhood, her fears and will ultimately have to try and move on from her past as it is holding her back. The reader will follow Lindsey as she does just this and what follows is a beautiful character study of an exceptional woman that will delight, compel and entertain readers from start to finish.
The story of The Journey is quite simply sensational as well as heartwarming. The Journey is a book that deals with many poignant themes as well as uplifting themes and all of these topics are weaved perfectly together, and the outcome is a beautiful piece of literature that will stay prominent in readers minds for many weeks upon completion. To write I am astounded by The Journey is an understatement, this captivating book captured me and held me prisoner until the very end. Its brilliantly clever, imaginative, original story is one that enthralled me from beginning to end, and this is thanks to the incredible author Keitha Smith who has managed to flawlessly write an astonishing novel that will keep you guessing until the very end.
Most contemporary fiction novels these days, in my opinion, are lackluster and predictable and so my faith in this genre has dwindled over the years. The Journey, however, has restored my faith in contemporary fiction as this one is incredible! The story, combined with Smith’s flawless writing which feels as if it is spiked with adrenaline make The Journey a stellar read and one that should not be missed.
Keith Smith’s prose engrossed me very quickly thanks to the poignant themes she explores as well as the gripping narrative of Lindsey McIntyre but what also gripped me was her sensitivity to subjects explored. The sensitivity and passion in Smith’s words were admirable and kept me turning the pages quickly as I desperately wanted to read more of her exceptional prose.
As I am madly in love with The Journey and think it is a unique novel with a brilliant plot, I have no choice but to award it a dazzling five stars because it deserves this! The Journey indeed is a captivating book, and so I hope you lovely readers take my advice when I write that you should read this excellent book, you will not regret it!
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