The Wake Up by Catherine Ryan Hyde

The Wake Up

From New York Times bestselling author Catherine Ryan Hyde comes a hauntingly emotional novel of how one man’s life changes forever when he rediscovers his ability to feel the pain of others.Something has been asleep in forty-year-old cattle rancher Aiden Delacorte for a long time. It all comes back in a rush during a hunting trip, when he’s suddenly attuned to the animals around him, feeling their pain and fear as if it were his own. But the...


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TitleThe Wake Up
ISBN9781542047951
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Release DateDec 5th, 2017
PublisherLake Union Publishing
GenreFiction, Literary Fiction
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Reviews The Wake Up

  • Linda Zagon
    1970-01-01
    What an amazing and thoughtful story, "The Wake Up" by Catherine Ryan Hyde is.  I loved everything about it. Catherine Ryan Hyde is a wonderful storyteller and weaves her details, descriptions and characters together for a wonderful reading experience.The genre for this story is Fiction. The story is told in the present tense and goes back to the past when it is relevant to the characters and events.The author describes her characters as complex...
  • Jennifer
    1970-01-01
    I loved this book. It was one of my favorite Catherine Ryan Hyde books, right up next to Allie and Bea. I simply loved everything about it- the story, the characters and the writing style.Aiden Delacorte has been a cattle rancher for many years. He inherited the ranch from his adopted father. At forty, while Aiden is out hunting, he experiences what he describes as a "wake up." He actually feels the pain and fear of the animals as it's his own. H...
  • Linda Zagon
    1970-01-01
    What an amazing and thoughtful story, "The Wake Up" by Catherine Ryan Hyde is.  I loved everything about it. Catherine Ryan Hyde is a wonderful storyteller and weaves her details, descriptions and characters together for a wonderful reading experience.The genre for this story is Fiction. The story is told in the present tense and goes back to the past when it is relevant to the characters and events.The author describes her characters as complex...
  • Sofie Hern
    1970-01-01
    Aristotle said, “To perceive is to suffer.” This is exactly what Aiden Delacorte’s life is now.Catherine Ryan Hyde delivers yet another beautiful book. Her theme, which I have come to know as ‘when strangers become friends,’ is consistent, which is one of the reasons I enjoy her work. In The Wake up we meet Aiden, a 40 year old rancher whose livelihood is growing cattle. Aiden discovers that he possesses the ability to feel others pain ...
  • Tammy Paris vyskocil
    1970-01-01
    Thank you Netgalley and Lake Union Publishing for giving me the opportunity to read an advanced copy of The Wake Up by Catherine Ryan Hyde. I had no idea what this book was going to be about. When I realized it involved a ranch and horses I was instantly in love. Aiden Delacorte inherited the ranch from his stepfather. He learned everything he knew about cattle ranching and horses through him. Aiden experiences what he calls "the wake up" during ...
  • Joan
    1970-01-01
    Aiden Delacorte, a cattle ranch owner since his step father died and left him the family ranch some forty years earlier, suffers the sudden onset of a crisis of conscience. He had gone out deer hunting and shot dead a fine specimen. But then he realised he could no longer dress it and prepare it for the table as he had done dozens of times in the past. He felt sad at the death of the deer, he imagined its suffering and no longer had the heart of ...
  • Nancy
    1970-01-01
    I won this in a Goodreads giveaway.A lot of reviewers seemed to have liked this better than I did. Not that this is a bad book, it just seemed a bit simplistic about the effects and "cure" of childhood trauma and far-fetched on an empaths ability to feel another beings feelings.
  • Namrata Ganti
    1970-01-01
    I would like to thank Lake Union Publishing and NetGalley for a copy of this novel. Slated to release this December, Catherine Ryan Hyde's upcoming novel will pull you into a world of horses, cattle and people. Filled with heavy emotions, this story is as different from her others as it can be. Having red and reviewed Allie and Bea earlier this year, I am impressed at the diversity in the plots and the way the author writes. It is a pleasure to r...
  • Peg
    1970-01-01
    The Wake Up is an outstanding, five-star, character-driven book. Once I started reading this novel, I lost all track of time. I quickly became absorbed in the character’s lives and had a hard time putting the book down, for even a moment. The Wake Up is a heartfelt story about love, trust and acceptance, and how two struggling, lost boys, found their place in the world. Aiden Delacorte is an empath; he is also a cattle rancher. From a young ag...
  • Krista
    1970-01-01
    I’ve given 5 stars to the latest book from Catherine Ryan Hyde, The Wake Up. I found the book to be emotionally honest. Hyde writes a compelling tale that illustrates how as a society we teach children to turn off their feelings, and the long-term consequences that action has on everyone. This is the first book that at I’ve read by this author, but she came highly recommended to me by a friend who has gobbled up all her books and enjoyed them...
  • Alicia
    1970-01-01
    “The Wake Up” by Catherine Ryan HydeAiden Delacorte has always been known as the more sensitive child within his family. Something he tried to bury as his father berated him for it, at times, and his mother honored and respected it. Still he did what he could to follow in his father’s footsteps working as a rancher and horse breeder. Until one morning, something happens, that changes his life. Suddenly, all that sensitivity unleashes itself...
  • Jayne Burnett
    1970-01-01
    Thanks to Net Galley and Lake Union Publishing for an ARC of this book in exchange for a review. Once again Catherine Ryan Hyde captives her readers from page one. Widen Delacorte owns a cattle ranch left to him by his adoptive father. From a young age he had learned to slow his breathing and shut out his feelings but Aiden discovers he can no longer do this, he can no longer inflict pain on his young cattle. He has a new lady friend Gwen who sug...
  • Margie Shaw
    1970-01-01
    Thanks to Netgalley and the Lake Union authors, I was chosen to read an ARC of Catherine Ryan Hyde's new book, The Wake Up, in exchange for an honest review. I thought it was a very emotional read, one that really makes you "feel" as the characters do. It's the story of 40ish year old Aiden, who is trying to trust and bond with his stepson Milo, who has been abused by his father and acts out. After reading the story, I felt it was uplifting to kn...
  • Christie Sitterly
    1970-01-01
    Readers, you are in for a treat! Catherine Ryan Hyde’s newest book, The Wake Up, will give you a serious case of the “feels.” Main character, Aiden, has found himself in a strange place in life, where his newfound empathy makes it impossible for him to continue raising cattle for slaughter. He is also in a new relationship, and his love interest has two children, one of whom comes with many emotional issues. Aiden finds himself remembering ...
  • Janet
    1970-01-01
    I'm a big fan of this author. This book is a little different from other books of hers that I have read. It centers on Aiden, a late twenties ~early thirties young man. Aiden has had a somewhat troubled past that is both alluded to and somewhat explained. He is very sensitive to animals and how they feel. Gwen and her two children come into his life. This book borderlines on an almost sci-fi genre at times but it is a good love story. Milo, Gwen'...
  • Chasidy Kaye Jones
    1970-01-01
    I received this e-book free from Netgalley in exchange for review.I have to be honest and say I very seldom give a book 5 stars. A book really has to be good for me to give 5 stars. This book was 5 stars!! This book was literally could not stop reading it Good! The emotions the characters feel are just so real to an every day person. Yes there is a love story in here but not like most love stories you read. The love story is actually secondary to...
  • Diane Perry
    1970-01-01
    Thank you Goodreads and Brilliance Publishing for this book. I won it in a Goodreads giveaway and was so excited to read this. However, I had no idea the emotional rollercoaster I would go on in this book. Aiden is a cattle rancher who is suddenly finding himself with the ability to feel the emotions of those around him as well as animals. He begins a relationship with Gwen. She is a single mother and has two children who are dealing with the aft...
  • Naryamie
    1970-01-01
    Catherine Ryan Hyde does it again! She created characters I could relate to and gave me a story about love, family & redemption. I felt so much for Gwen and the burden she carried but more so for Milo, who went through so much and had so much darkness taking up his heart and mind and not being able to properly communicate that. I felt so much love for Elizabeth for her never ending patience and understanding of her brother. I felt so much respect...
  • Laurie
    1970-01-01
    I predict this book is going to be a bestseller!"When you realize that who you become and what you do seem to rely on a combination of factors that are partly out of your control..." This statement from the psychiatrist in the novel, may need to be re-read more than once. Upon reading further in the book, you will agree that this statement is true and wise.This is a beautiful story. It shows the importance of love, compassion,empathy, patience an...
  • Kathy
    1970-01-01
    Aiden Delacorte is a forty-year-old rancher who has lost his ability to raise cattle for slaughter. His "wake up" comes when he hunts and kills a buck and he feels the buck's pain. Aiden begins to feel the fear and pain from animals around him and he is haunted by his past behavior. When he meets and falls in love with Gwen, his life is further complicated by her son, Milo. Milo has been abused by his father and acts out in his distrust of anyone...
  • Rachel Stansel
    1970-01-01
    A beautiful story of a man who learned as a young boy to hide away his extreme empathy only to find one day he no longer can. His memories of his childhood start later, after his mother remarried, but the Wake-up as he calls it begins to open his memories. At the same time, he meets the children of his girlfriend including young son Milo who pisjrs all the wrong buttons. A story about empathy, forgiveness and trust. I really enjoyed the rich char...
  • Kathleen Gray
    1970-01-01
    This is the one to read if you need a lift. Catherine Ryan Hyde has once again written a novel that touches the heart and will make you smile. Aiden and Milo are both damaged, in different ways, but still struggling to deal with their situations. That they come together via Gwen, Milo's mom, is a miracle in some ways but it is better that through love and counseling, they work toward healing. Love the ranch setting (Hyde often includes animals in...
  • Katie
    1970-01-01
    'The Wake Up' is an archetypal Catherine Ryan Hyde read. The plot is very simple, but the emotion and feelings of a small number of characters and their relationships really make the story. At times this was difficult to read as there is so much pain for one of the main characters but the growth of the individual characters and their bonds strengthening throughout the novel make for a satisfactory ending.'The Wake Up,' isn't one of my favourites ...
  • Sue Frances
    1970-01-01
    I was very lucky to win this Advance Readers Copy in a competition run by Catherine Ryan Hyde.I always enjoy Catherine's books and this was no exception. The Wake Up is an ideal read for me as an animal lover. The idea of feeling another's suffering or pain is nothing new. Sensitive people or empaths are becoming more aware of their ability. It's also more spoken about. Aiden calls it The Wake Up. Being a cattle rancher is very difficult when you...
  • ROBIN RUIZ
    1970-01-01
    This book is about Aiden, a mature gentleman who has a "wake Up" , as he refers to it, episode that changes everything about him and how he handles his ranch. He meets Gwen, who is coming off of an abusive marriage and Aiden and Gwen are trying to expand their relationship to include her kids. Enter Milo, who has trouble connecting with anyone, this sends Aiden searching into his past to helpConnect with Milo This is my second book by Catherine R...
  • Jaymi Couch
    1970-01-01
    Another winner from Catherine Ryan Hyde with The Wake Up. Aiden, Gwen, Elizabeth and Milo. A motley family brought together by love and trust and horses. The characters were realistic and relatable. Loved the themes of animal empathy and how some people really can feel the pain of others. The pacing was perfect as CRH slowly reveals Aiden’s “wake up” and to some extent Gwen’s as well. I received an advance review copy of this book from Ne...
  • Kristen Cook
    1970-01-01
    I am a huge fan of CRH so I was thrilled to get an advanced copy of The Wake UpI struggled to read some of this book in all honestly. I can relate to a certain extent of what Aiden experienced. I don't feel what an animal might be feeling but I think about what they might be thinking. CRH wrote another great story. I received an ARC from NetGalley for an honest review. All thoughts are my own.
  • Sharon
    1970-01-01
    A story that will touch your heart, open your mind and leave you wanting to be better, do better and care "better". With a cast of characters, each of whom is damaged in some way, we also find that most of these are people who want to give kindness, understanding and compassion. As only Catherine Ryan Hyde can do so well, the readers will feel these same pulls on their hearts and know this story matters. It simply matters. Thanks to Lake Union Pu...
  • Christine Moore
    1970-01-01
    Another amazing book by Catherine Ryan Hyde! This is a story of family, love, and redemption. I laughed and I cried and sweet Milo broke my heart. I love the descriptions in the book as I could picture myself right on the ranch with the horses. Thank you to NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing for an ARC. All opinions are my own.
  • Amy
    1970-01-01
    I really enjoyed this book. Once I picked it up I fell in love with the characters and couldn’t put it down. What a beautiful story about love and redemption and trust. It breaks your heart and then heals it again. I loved the setting of the ranch and I really enjoyed the character of Aiden. A “mans man” who is having to deal with deep emotions and huge changes.