Kyland by Mia Sheridan
Standalone NA in the Sign of Love Series
In these days of 24/7 internet accessibility, its so much easier to forget the people you never see, the people who can’t afford a computer or cell phone, or internet, or very often, the electricity to power any of it. Sure, we see the homeless people, but they are in cities, and they are the anomaly. We see it in third world countries, but that’s so far from home. But today there are small cities and towns across America where poverty is the norm.
We hear the words “hillbillies” and think rotten teeth and married to their cousin. But the fact is, these people have so little, they grab at any chance of happiness in this life. They help each other even when they have nothing to give.
Kyland is set in this world, a small Kentucky mining town that lost half of their good men in a mining accident. They live in trailers and shacks, and with few businesses it means few jobs. The kids still walk six miles to and from school because cars are a luxury nobody can afford. And they do have rotten teeth, because who cares about your teeth when you need to eat?
Kyland is a New Adult read. The couple is in their senior year of high school, which was a little difficult for me because my son its that age. I prefer not to read of characters that age, but with Mia’s writing it just doesn’t matter. Everything I have read of hers is pure gold.
“Half agony, half hope. Half pain, half ecstasy. Half grief, half joy. Half my downfall, half my savior.”
Tenleigh and Kyland grew up dirt poor. Both lonely, and ashamed of their situations, their only hope in this world is winning the coveted full scholarship awarded to one student every year. Tenleigh wants to see the ocean. She wants to go to school to help others, and become a teacher. Kyland just wants to get away from the sad, lonely, poor town, filled with heartache and loneliness, and become an engineer.
I’m going to leave here, Tenleigh. Nothing is going to stop me. Not you, not anything. Not anyone. Do you hear me? …
I’m leaving this place behind when I go. Everything about this place. Even you.”
“Okay,” I gasped. He paused for one brief second, his eyes flaring, and then his lips crashed down on mine.”
Despite these kid’s hopeless situations, they had hope. But what they hoped for was the simple things in life, the we all take for granted.
What are your dreams? Tell me…”
“To see the ocean. To dance in the surf. To go to dinner in a restaurant. To have more than one pair of shoes. To get one of those store-bought birthday cakes with the pink roses in the corners. To get my mama a good Doctor who knows how to heal her…”
As hard as they tried not to fall in love because one of them would leave, they had a pure, beautiful love.
Tenleigh, don’t love me. Please don’t love me. I can’t stay here. Don’t love me.”
- Mia’s beautiful writing grabs me every time.
- The pure, selfless love.
- How Mia can take a fairly depressing book in general, and fill it with hope and love.
- How Mia changed me with this book. I need to do more to help people less fortunate.
- The location, despite it’s poverty, was beautiful, and Mia did an excellent job (as always) of creating a beautiful, very visual setting for the story.
- As heartstring-pulling as this is, there was still some hot, alpha shmexing going on!
“I wanted to mark her, claim her, let everyone know that she belonged to me and only me.”
- Some of the lack of opportunities don’t really make sense. Maybe I’m ignorant, but doesn’t the government help at all? Why couldn’t they apply for other scholarships? There are so many out there!
Rating: 5 stars, 3.5 Heat
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These books are standalones that don’t interrelate, except Leo/Leo’s Chance, and Calder & Eden.
Laina G says
I’ve heard FANTASTIC things about this book!! Thanks!
Thank you for the post and the giveaway! I loved Mia’s books and I’ve read them all!
Kimberly Lucia says
I love everything Mia writes!!
Jenn McElroy says
Looks great! Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂
Can’t wait to read Kyland! I’ll read anything she writes!
I loved Becoming Calder and Finding Eden. I can’t wait to read the rest of Mia’s books!
Maria Malaveci says
Really looking forward to reading this, it’s my sign! Love Mia Sheridan!
Thanks for the chance! Have this on my Kindle but having been able to read it yet, this weekend for sure!
Mary la says
Thanks for the awesome giveaway. Love Mia Sheridan ‘ books
Brooke Bumgardner says
This sounds like a great series!
Love, love, love, Mia sheridan! Thanks for the chance.
Linda Brennan says
This sounds like a great series! Thanks for the chance to win!!
Can’t wait to read..
Crystal W Smith says
This is my very next read! Can’t wait!!
shabby arora says
I’m her a big fan. Read her Archers Voice. Congrats on her movie deal .
Love your blog, but you know that ☺
Love this book!
Awesome giveaway for an amazing book. Thank you!
Kumiko Shin says
Love her books! Thanks for the giveaway!
Maria Theresa Santos says
Yash Levi says
Another beautiful story from Mia! Loved it <3
kim thorne says
thanks for the giveaway. and can the amazon gift card be for the amazon.ca site if the winner wants .
Amy P. says
I bought this one, but I haven’t read it yet!
Tracy L. says
I LOVE LOVE LOVE all of Mia’s books! She’s one of my top 3 favorite authors. 🙂
Jennifer Taylor says
Thank you for this amazing giveaway.
Alana Daniels says
You can never go wrong with any of Mia Sheridan’s books.. They are all wonderfully written
Tracey Kruger says
I love all of Mia’s books, and KYLAND was no exception. This book is WONDERFUL!
Nina Arnold says
Thanku for a chance <3 xx
Absolutely loved, Kyland!!! Thank you for the chance!!
Karen G. says
Thanks for the post and your thoughts, I always enjoy reading them. I have read many great things about this book and love the series, I am looking forward to reading this. =D
Kristy Petree says
Love your blog and love all of Mia’s books! Have read them all and have loved each in its own way. Thanks for the giveaway!
KellyMae Helfrich says
Love Mia’s books… Can’t wait to read this story! Thanks for the giveaway
I’ve loved every Mia Sheridan book starting with Archer’s Voice and on. Thanks for the giveaway chance!
This book is on my ever growing TBR list.
I love everything Mia Sheridan writes. Thank you for the giveaway!
Jane Nelson says
I love Mia Sheridan’s books and am very excited to read this one! Thank you for the giveaway!
Staci Pope says
I absolutely love Mia Sheridan. Archer’s Voice will forever be in my top 5 books.
Thanks for the chance.
I’ve never read a book written by Mia Sheridan. A lot of my fellow reading ladies have read and loved this book, and I hope to get the chance to read it sooner, than later!
John Thuku says
This sounds like a nice book to read. Thank you for the giveaway.
Victoria Alexander says
I’m a huge fan of Mia’s and can’t wait to read this book! Thanks for sharing, I think this book will be the next treat to myself 🙂
Melanie Trevino says
I love Kyland!!
Tracey Quintin says
LOVE YOUR PAGE & LOVE MIA!!! <3 <3
Mike Kozseluha says
This will make a great gift for a friend of mine
Cathy French says
I haven’t read any of her books yet but am looking forward to reading very soon.
Dawn Sumter says
Love Mia….Love Kyland…definitely my book hangover of the month.
Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.
Betul E. says
I love every book written by Mia Sheridan!
I already know I’ll love this book because the author hasn’t written anything that I can’t fall in love with. I can’t even articulate the way I feel when I’m engrossed in a book by Mia Sheridan. Thanks for a chance to win a gift card that if won will totally be used to purchase Kyland.
Just started reading and hardly made myself put it down! I’m almost midway through and I’m loving it so far <3
Marcy Meyer says
Loved this book! So beautiful! Thanks for the great giveaway!
Ashley Jasper says
Mia Sheridan’s writing gets to me. Every single time.
Awesome… definitely adding to my TBR list.
Sue LeBlanc says
Mia Sheridans books are the absolute best!!!
Kelly Scroggins says
Thanks for the giveaway! I love Mia Sheridan’s books.
Great giveaway! I love this book!
Mick Murphy says
So excited about the release of Kyland!! Thank you for the giveaway!
Hannah Hudson says
Looks like a great book! Can’t wait to read it!
Stacy (StacyHgg) says
I loved this one too Ana!
Mia Sheridan is an absolute must read Author, I’ve loved all her books.
And it’s funny you stated about the scholarships because i thought the same exact thing. And if the girls did not have enough food, could they not get food stamps? I don’t really know about those things but I would think they would be eligible, they are children.
But, like you that did not decrease my enjoyment of this book at all! I ADORED it!
Tonya Coleman says
Thank you for the chance!
Yunnuen Glez says
Thanks for this giveaway! Hopefully I’ll read this book someday!
Maricris Patrimonio Dimla says
Thank you for this giveaway! I can’t wait to read Kyland! I love Mia Sheridan’s books!
Cynthia D says
I’ve read all of the books on A Sign of Love series and loved them all to my very deepest bone!
Seriously, Mia Sheridan’s writing style is over the top. I would never think twice when it came to Mia’s books. They are all epic!
Stephanie Lashbrook says
Review is awesome! Looking forward to reading her books! Thanks for the chance!
Charlene E says
I LOVED this book! Mia Sheridan knocked it out of the park with Kyland 🙂
Amy Pollard Woolard says
Mia is a fantastic writer & I know I will love this book!!!
Beautiful review! I love the quotes you chose!
Gina H says
Love Mia Sheridan’s books! Thanks for the giveaway!
Kim Perry says
I love Mia’s books and she’s really sweet! Thanks for the giveaway!! I can’t wait to read Kyland!
Carrie Marie says
love Mia’s books!! : ) (although, thinking about it, i HAVE most of her books, but i think i’ve only read Archer’s Voice so far. i loved that one so much, and after being fortunate enough to meet her at a signing, i automatically feel that i love all her books. *laugh*)
Tess H says
I love ALL of Mia’s books and Kyland is no exception!!! Mia has a way of writing these amazing characters which you can’t help but feel for! <3 Thanks so much for the giveaway! 🙂
Loraine Oliver says
Loved this book so much!
Cyndi L says
Ok I’ve intrigued! Gotta read this series.
Gaby B. says
Thanks. I can’t wait to read this book 🙂
Christina Riggs says
Sexy cover! Sounds like a fabulous read!
Judy Thomas says
Great review, Thanks for the giveaway 🙂
Anita Powers says
This is one of the best books I have ever read, Mia is such a fantastic author and all of her books touch your heart and soul.
There isn’t a book this lady has written that I don’t think is a five star.
Her writing consumes you even after you’ve finished. She makes you feel like you are there among the characters. She is so blasted talent. Beside such a sweet person.
I’ve got this but was a bit wary about reading it … it looks so depressing even though I love Mia’s writing!! However, after reading your review I’ll give it a try lol!! 🙂
Thanks for sharing and thanks for the giveaway!! 🙂
Kamla L. says
I read Archer’s Voice last month and it TOTALLY Blew me away! Now, I’m dying to read the other books in the series. I’m glad that they are stand alone stories so it won’t matter what order I read them in. Kyland sounds like another emotionally intense read. Can’t wait!
Morgana DeLarge says
Thanks for the amazing giveaway! 🙂
I love Mia <3
Diana Doan says
Thanks. Can’t wait to read Kyland!!
I just finished Kyland and I freaking loved it………
Bonny McDevitt says
I love the cover amazing!!!!
Gena Robertson says
I’ve heard amazing things about Mia’s work! I have her on my “must read ASAP” list!!
Thank you for the giveaway chance!
never read this author before
Chris Martinez says
It seems like a very bold, honest book. Very different from what’s out there. I’m going to take a look!
Booklover Forlife says
I can’t wait to read this book! It sounds amazing!
Linda Bradshaw says
I have not read this yet. I would like to.
Kyland is my favorite Mia Sheridan book.