by Paulita Kincer
In the tradition of Wild by Cheryl Strayed, comes a novel of two suburban women who decide to hike the Appalachian Trail, escaping their lives as moms and wives in search of nature, adventure, and the ultimate diet plan.
How does a woman know what she wants after spending 20 years thinking about her husband and children? Sometimes it takes a distraction from everyday life, time to examine the forest before the tress become clear. With no previous camping experience, Andi and Jess begin the 2100-mile odyssey from Georgia to Maine. The friends figure life on the trail can’t possibly be worse than dealing with disgruntled husbands, sullen teens home from college, and a general malaise that has crept up in their daily lives. At the very least, the women are bound to return home thin.
“For starters this book was AMAZING I read it while sunbathing on a cruise ship and while resting and relaxing on the ship I couldn’t help but think I really should do this. The book was a fantastically paced book that brought me insight into the challenges that come with everyday life while planning a trip of this magnitude.It is not everyday that I find a book touches all of my emotions, this one did that. I found the book thrilling & inspiring, seriously who wants to train with me and hike this trail?” – The Cubicle Escapee blog Review
“Trail Mix has a breathtakingly rich description of the Appalachian Trail setting, complex and realistic characters, witty dialogue, and a wonderful storyline that explores friendships and family relationships, self-discovery, and an inspirational hiking experience that will leave a smile on your face.” – Jersey Girl Book Reviews blog