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 with many decisions in life forced upon her by other adults.
Both characters went through so much during the timespan of the novel that I laughed, cried and experienced every emotion in between. The realistic twists and turns that were dished out kept me turning the pages to see what would happen next. Many parts of the story had me reaching for tissues, but all in all a highly recommended read.
About the Author:
Scott Wyatt was born in Portland, Oregon and grew up in Sandpoint, Idaho. He earned degrees from Stanford University and the University of Washington, and became a lawyer 1976.
In 1999, years after traveling to the former Soviet Union, he founded the Companion Flag Project to elevate awareness of all that human beings have in common, their differences notwithstanding. The underpinnings of this campaign are reflected in the closing arguments of attorney Jason McQuade in Beyond the Sand Creek Bridge, and again in "The Sanori Flag Debate," the appendix to Dimension M.
Scott has four children and six grandchildren. His wife, Rochelle, is a talented Seattle-area actress. They are fortunate to live in a beautiful home overlooking Lake Sammamish, fifteen miles east of Seattle in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains.