Thompson Road

Thompson Road A sweeping coming of age romance set in the Pacific Northwest on the brink of WWII Rejected by classmate and talented swing dancer Sally Springs high school quarterback Raleigh Starr remains despera

  • Title: Thompson Road
  • Author: Scott Wyatt
  • ISBN: 9781620159552
  • Page: 386
  • Format: Paperback
  • A sweeping, coming of age romance set in the Pacific Northwest on the brink of WWII Rejected by classmate and talented swing dancer Sally Springs, high school quarterback Raleigh Starr remains desperate to win her heart While walking home on Thompson Road, he catches sight of Mona Garrison dancing at her bedroom window He is mesmerized Determined to dazzle Sally, RaleiA sweeping, coming of age romance set in the Pacific Northwest on the brink of WWII Rejected by classmate and talented swing dancer Sally Springs, high school quarterback Raleigh Starr remains desperate to win her heart While walking home on Thompson Road, he catches sight of Mona Garrison dancing at her bedroom window He is mesmerized Determined to dazzle Sally, Raleigh convinces the shy sixteen year old to compete with him in a swing dance contest After he is swept up in the war, Raleigh realizes too late what Mona has always known that they are perfect for each other but he is unaware of the terrible price she has paid for his attention Thompson Road is a poignant, tender story that reminds us of the power of first love.

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    1. This was a win for which I'm thankful as I can't praise the book enough. It was a wonderful story that took place in 1947 about two young teens who are drawn together with their mutual love of music and dance. The author did a great job relating this story to the reader. I had a clear vision of the main characters and grew very fond of both of them. It starts with them at ages 17 and 15. The 15 year old named Mona comes to live with her aunt and uncle. Due to a learning disability she has been [...]

    2. I won this book in a giveaway. I'm really excited to read it! It looks like it is going to be a really good read. I'll update my review when I receive and read the book.

    3. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.This book actually confused me for a while. It’s described as a “coming-of-age” story, which made me think things would be resolved while the protagonists were still young adults (or, at the very least, “new adults”). But the story kept on going, and I realized its scope was far broader. It is a “coming-to-maturity” story, really, and as such, it covers ten years or so of the protagonists’ lives.Narration: 4 out of 5 [...]

    4. This book was sent to me for review by the author, but all opinions expressed are my own. Check out his website at scottwyattauthorThompson Road is an illustration of growing up, and how life sometimes changes even your wildest dreams for yourself. Raleigh Starr is a football star in his high-school days prior to WWII. Spurned by the Sally Springs--a popular and talented dancer in his class--he is determined to do anything he can to win her over. When he accidentally sees Mona Garrison dancing o [...]

    5. A series of unfortunate events is how I can describe this novel for the two main characters: Raleigh and Mona. The novel is broken into several imperative years of coming of age and growth between both of the inhabitants of Thompson Road - the first time they met, high school, war times, post-war, and full adulthood. Each of which could be individual stories of their own. Along the way, I could feel the development each of the characters were going through, especially with the unthinkable challe [...]

    6. I think the entire process of reading for pleasure has changed in the past few decades. Readers have become so sophisticated they can pick up a book, read the opening chapter and tells how the book will end. This is the case with Thompson Road. in the hands of masterful writer this really doesn't matter. This is the case with Scott Wyatt. Scott's good writing and compelling, though familiar story captures us and the ending seems less important than the journey.Scott's third book is that story. A [...]

    7. Free book for honest review. juliesbokreview Mona is “feebleminded”. That’s what everyone keeps saying, so it must be true. School is so hard for her. Her aunt and uncle have taken her in because her mother is too sick to take care of her. Mona’s aunt is very strict with her and won’t let her have friends or do anything “regular” kids get to do.Raleigh saves Mona’s kittens from a barn fire when the two of them were very young. He never forgot how sweet Mona was, even though she w [...]

    8. THOMPSON ROAD, historical fiction and romance, takes place during three major periods of history from the 1930’s and into the 1950’s, the Depression, World War II, and the peace year’s immediately following the war. Raleigh Starr, a high school junior, meets Mona Garrison, who though she is 15, is still in 4th grade. She has been labeled feebleminded, but when Raleigh gets to know her, he knows she is not. Raleigh has fallen for Sally Springs, a girl in his class who has little interest in [...]

    9. I liked this book, but I didn't fall in love with it. I almost gave it 4 stars. Almostuntil I did!The early swing dancing rang true (I taught Lindy Hop for several years) and I was hooked at that point. Once Raleigh enlisted and the two main characters were physically separated I began to be less involved, and also got a bit confused as to where he was from time to time. Maybe I wasn't paying close enough attention? Meanwhile, Mona's treatment at the hands of the authorities infuriated me to the [...]

    10. Thompson Road by Scott Wyatt is a wonderfully written, fast-paced and heartfelt story of love found and love lost with moments of happiness and grief thrown in for good measure.The main love story of Raleigh and Mona could happen during any decade, but the time period of the 1930's through the 1950's is a perfect time for the setting of the novel. Not too give too much detail here, Raleigh grows up and lives his life and Mona also goes on to live the life of a mentally challenged young adult wit [...]

    11. I won this book on first reads! Thank you for giving me the chance the read "Thompson Road"! It's a very sweet and tragic tale about growing up and facing the harsh realities of life. It was a heart warming and wrenching story about love and learning for the MC's, Raleigh and Mona. Besides a few minor mistakes (like Raleigh being referred to as 14 in the first chapter), this book was very enjoyable and sweet. It's well worth the read.

    12. Thompson Road is more than a romance. I'm not a fan of romance novels, and I enjoyed this story. Like with Mr. Wyatt's other books, there's social commentary wrapped in an engaging story. I won't give away the plot, but Mr. Wyatt's book exposes an issue from our recent past that we should be less than proud of. Thompson Road is the story of a noble young man figuring it out.

    13. I really liked this book but somehow(I am perhaps a luddite) accidentally checked one star. I meant 4 stars. Love mona and raleigh as characters. Made an unlikely love story seem real.

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