5++ “My Kentucky Girl” STARS
Mia Sheridan did it again. Her Sign of Love series has been wildly diverse in stories, characters and locations and each one has been tender, moving and special. Kyland is an emotional, raw and heartwarming story. It takes place in a small poverty stricken coal mining town in Appalachia.
“The fight to live would humble you in ways you didn’t ever want anyone else to know about. Because sometimes it was unspeakable. Sometimes it was ugly and shameful and beautiful and courageous all at one.”
Tenleigh Falyn and Kyland Barrett are two young adults in their last year of high school both with the same goal: to be granted a full scholarship to the college of their choosing and escape the hand to mouth existence that surrounds them. But only one person can win.
The bond formed between Kyland and Tenleigh is palpable, pure and poetic.
Tenleigh is the beautiful girl with a spirit so bright…“She had this quiet about her – something soothing, a strange mix of strength and vulnerability."
Kyland is brave and beautiful, strong, selfless and stubborn.
This story reminds me of The Gift of the Magi and it touched me with the depth of sacrifice one will make for the one they love.
Ms. Sheridan’s words were poignant and flawless. I had such highs...
but not once did I lose hope, even when I should have. Kyland and Tenleigh’s relationship and journey was bittersweet and beautiful. Thank you Mia!