Clay and Elliott are working toward a dream—working sixty-hour weeks for one of the oil companies that recently sprung up in North Dakota. The pay is good, but is it a fair trade for never seeing each other? The point becomes moot when the company folds, like so many others, and the couple is left with a difficult choice.
Should they find comparable work somewhere else, or is it time to throw caution to the wind and go after their goal—years earlier than they intended?
What they’ve always wanted is to be together and have time to enjoy it, so they follow their hearts. They’re going off the grid and fixing up an old cabin so they can be self-sufficient. But when they go from all the conveniences of the modern world to outhouses, solar power, a shoestring budget, and more mosquitos than they ever thought possible, will they find there’s such a thing as too much time together?
I really liked the concept for this book. It’s not often that you get a peak into the life of an established couple without it being part of a series. Because Clay and Elliott are working so hard they bring in enough money for a life but they don’t have time to enjoy it. They are money rich but time poor and when the drilling company folds it reverses for them, time rich but money poor. The first section of the book focuses on both of them still working long hours. Feeling like they are drifting further apart. When the company folds a long held dream of going off Grid and living in a cabin in the woods becomes a scary possibility. They go from hardly any time together to 24/7. Can their relationship survive that. I like the way the transition was handled. There’s a lot of work to be done on the cabin before winter which keeps both of them extremely busy. However, they are now working side by side which makes all the difference. The ups and downs of an established relationship and the turmoil of dramatic change gave this love story enough to keep me reading.
I got a good snapshot of North Dakota’s weather and a little idea of the untamed wilderness in this state.
This is a lovely positive short read full of hope for the future.
3 of stars out of 5