Discovering a Legacy: One Mountain Away

It seems most of the TBYL team have had a chance to do a little reading and writing over the break! Kathy P has been enjoying a very touching story in One Mountain Away, by Emilie Richards (Harlequin). Here’s what she thought of it…


One Mountain AwayOne Mountain Away is the story of Charlotte Hale, a woman who seemingly has it all.  She’s rich, the CEO of the company she built from scratch and people in her community almost fear her power.  But she is also isolated, from her family and from her friends.  She is divorced and hasn’t seen or spoken to her daughter in ten years, not since the birth of her grand-daughter. She’s never met her own grand-daughter.

Charlotte is dying and wants to mend some of the bridges in her life…

One terrifying day, facing her own mortality, she realises that her ambition has almost destroyed her chance at happiness. So Charlotte vows to make amends, not simply with her considerable wealth, but by offering a hand instead of a handout. Putting in hours and energy instead of putting in an appearance. Opening her home and heart instead of her wallet.

With each wrenching, exhilarating decision, Charlotte finds that climbing a new mountain — one built on friendship, love and forgiveness — will teach her what it truly means to build a legacy.

Emilie Richards weaves her story with clever use of characters, enabling the reader to see the story from everyone’s viewpoint.   Each chapter is told from a different character’s perspective and from Charlotte’s newly started ‘First Day Journal’.

Charlotte’s journal tells us of her history and in turn provides us with an understanding of who she is and where she’s come from.   Cleverly, Richards doesn’t just offer up a usual storyline, rather, this is the story of one woman discovering what her legacy should be.  It is very much a spiritual journey.

One Mountain Away is a fantastic holiday read.  It will envelop you and give you something to think about in your own life without being too heavy or hard going.


If you’d like to find out more about One Mountain Away, by Emilie Richards, you can visit here…