Tenleigh Falyn struggles each day to survive in a small, poverty-stricken, coal mining town where she lives with her sister and mentally ill mother. Her dream of winning the college scholarship given to one student by the local coal company and escaping the harshness of her life, keeps her going.
Kyland Barrett lives in the hills, too, and has worked tirelessly–through near starvation, through deep loneliness, against all odds–to win the Tyton Coal Scholarship and leave the town that is full of so much pain.
They’re both determined not to form any attachments, but one moment changes everything. What happens when only one person gets to win? When only one person gets to leave? And what happens to the one left behind?
Kyland is a story of desperation and hope, loss and sacrifice, pain and forgiveness, but ultimately, a story of deep and unending love.
THIS IS A STANDALONE SIGN OF LOVE NOVEL, INSPIRED BY TAURUS. New Adult Contemporary Romance: Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.
Deep in the hills of Appalachia lies poverty, hunger, hopelessness, but for two souls – love.
Kyland knows what it’s like to have nothing, he lives it every day. Through the hunger, loneliness, and desperation, one thing keeps him going – the thought of finally being able to break free of the town that gave him nothing and took everything.
Tenleigh fights through life, working to support her sick mother and studying to keep alive the hope that someday she can leave poverty stricken Denville, Kentucky behind.
The best laid plans….
When Kyland meets Tenleigh, he knows he’s in trouble. He’s watched her from afar for years, but as they friendship blossoms and they become closer, love takes over. Despite telling Tenleigh he can’t stay, he can’t fall in love with her, he can’t continue on a life filled with despair, the only thing that becomes plainly obvious is the he can’t cope with the idea of Tenleigh having to continue living in a world where she never knew where her next meal would come from.
Each and every time I open one of Mia Sheridan’s books I know I am about to embark on a wild rollercoaster ride of emotions, and oh my, the ride I experienced reading Kyland was out of control.
The emotion, the imagery, the detail – every flawlessly crafted word spoke to me heart, broke my heart, and mended my heart. I read the last page only moments ago, and now I’m happy and I’m sad. Happy because Kyland satisfied everything I want in a book, and sad because it’s over, I’m done and now I have to wait a painful amount of time before I can read another book by this wonderful author.
Emotional, Incredible, Stunning.