Heaven Adjacent by Catherine Ryan Hyde

Heaven Adjacent

From New York Times bestselling author Catherine Ryan Hyde comes a bittersweet novel about healing old wounds and finding a new place to call home… Roseanna Chaldecott spent her life as a high-powered lawyer in Manhattan. But when her best friend and law partner dies suddenly, something snaps. Unsure of her future, Roseanna heads upstate on one tank of gas and with no plans to return.In the foothills of the Adirondacks, Roseanna discovers the p...

Details Heaven Adjacent

TitleHeaven Adjacent
Release DateJun 19th, 2018
PublisherLake Union Publishing
GenreFiction, Contemporary

Reviews Heaven Adjacent

  • Linda Zagon
    My Review of “Heaven Adjacent” by Catherine Ryan Hyde Lake Union Publishing, June 19, 2018I appreciated and enjoyed the thought-provoking novel ” Heaven Adjacent” by Catherine Ryan Hyde. The Genres for this novel are Fiction and Women’s Fiction. What would you do if a tragedy made you re-evaluate everything in your life? How would you handle a terrible tragedy?Roseanna Chaldecott is a high-powered and successful attorney in Manhattan. R...
  • Tanja ~ KT Book Reviews
    Bittersweet and beautiful is all I have to say. Read it and savor it. A perfect book to get lost in. Follow us on KT Book ReviewsTwitterFacebookPinteresttumblrYouTubeBook BabblersInstagram
  • Diane
    Heaven Adjacent by author Catherine Ryan Hyde is a thought-provoking book which will keep your interest and have the reader anxious to read all the way to the end. Roseanna Chaldecott, a successful lawyer runs away from her life! At first, as I read about Roseanna Chaldecott and her actions after the shocking unexpected death of Alice, her closest friend, and work colleague, I wanted to say, "No, don't do this. Take a vacation or take some time o...
  • Deanna Sletten
    Rosanna has a high-powered job and everything that money can buy but when her best friend passes away suddenly, Rosanna has second thoughts about the life she is living. On a drive outside of the city, she comes upon a run-down farm that calls her name. A place to be alone and rethink her life. But after buying it, she finds she is not alone. Other people are drawn to her little piece of heaven too. And when her son shows up on her doorstep, wond...
  • Noreen
    This was a really good book. It actually had me thinking about things personally. I enjoyed Roxanne's character and really loved how she had the strength to just "run away" from home under such devastating circumstances. Of course she also had the financial ability to do that. I think the best part of the story is how she found her "heaven". In this tragedy Roxie was able to open her heart to her son and built a new relationship with him. As well...
  • Joan
    When lawyer Roseanna Chaldecott’s best friend and partner in their Manhattan law firm collapses and dies unexpectedly it rocks Roseanna’s world and she suddenly realises that work is not everything. She comes to the conclusion that it is not necessarily the best thing to work incessantly all your life if you don’t know what is ahead of you and you may not get to enjoy the retirement you are conscientiously working for in your future. She fi...
  • Mandy
    Heaven Adjacent is the very first Catherine Ryan Hyde Book that I have read. The book description really intrigued me, the idea of one morning waking up and deciding 'I hate my life I need something different.' The concept of literally leaving everything and everyone you know behind and driving off into the sunset until you find what you are looking for. Roseanna Chaldecott is a high powered New York litigator who is partner in a law firm that sh...
  • Jennifer
    Roseanna, a New York City attorney, decides to run away from her life. The death of Roseanna's best friend and law partner, Alice, had a profound affect on her. One morning Roseanna just decides to drive until her car runs out of gas and that's when she finds the farmhouse for sale and decides to buy it. Roseanna was in search of silence and solitude and thought she found it until she realized there were people living on her property and more wer...
  • MaryAnn
    I was lucky enough to read an ARC of Heaven Adjacent and gosh was it good! This is a book that makes you question.....do I need all this "stuff".......do I need a car that is such a status symbol......do I want to put off for later what I really can do now??? So many questions and this book follows Roseanna as she changes her entire life and finds some interesting answers to those questions.Of course there is more, there is always more! Lance, wh...
  • emmabbooks
    What Makes Us HappyRoseanna leaves New York and moves to a totally different life in the country. Why? And can she survive the reactions of those she leaves behind?A bird tapping on Roseanna's window opens her eyes to change needed in her life, and there and then she makes a drastic decision. As the reader gradually understand her reasons for this massive lifestyle change, so, through Roseanna's eyes, the reader is shown lots of interesting ideas...
  • Jan Crossen
    Leap and the net will appear.Have you lived long enough to question yourself and ask, “What’s important in my life? What do I value most? Is it money, prestige, relationships? Do I want this job and lifestyle or is there something else I need to satisfy my soul? Can anything be done to salvage my relationships? Am I willing to take risks and make drastic changes, trusting that I’ll be OK?”The main character, Roseanna, wrestles with these ...
  • Margie Shaw
    Every time I read a Catherine Ryan Hyde book I think “Wow, this is her best story yet!” But the truth is, they’re all good! What I like best about them is that they are not just entertaining, but that they also have valuable life lessons. In Heaven Adjacent, the author writes her characters to be both interesting and true to life. This particular story makes you stop and think about what’s really important in your life, what do you truly ...
  • David
    I am a big fan of CRH. This is the eighth book of hers that I have read, but the first to receive less than 5 stars. I like the story line: a hard driven Manhattan lawyer walks away from her firm when her best friend dies suddenly. She drives her Maserati into the country and buys a secluded piece of property, only to find herself surrounded by new friends. However,the conflict in the story is not fully developed. She is threatened with a lawsuit...
  • Laurie
    "Maybe everything deteriorates in time, and maybe that doesn't make it any less worth having it while it lasts."This is a novel that many need to read and really look at the message given.A brilliant book that I actually felt I was living in. The details of the land and the feelings of each character described was amazing.Rosanna- a NYC attorney gets into her car one morning after losing her "best friend" who dies suddenly, and drives until she r...
  • Kathy
    There are some days when everything is going wrong and we each question our purpose in life. Roseanna Chaldecott is a high-powered lawyer in Manhatten when Alice, her law partner, and best friend, drops dead in the middle of a meeting. Roseanna gets in her car one day and decides to keep driving, out of the city and out of her life. She runs out of gas and happens upon a neglected farm that seems perfect for her new life. Considering her current ...
  • Melanie
    I absolutely loved this book! I love the storyline, the idea behind it, the characters, the tone... I just love all of it! It does remind me of Pay it Forward in the sense that it has a very deep thought-provoking basis to it, one that will stay with you for a long, long time. I am confident that this is going to be a bestseller and a movie someday just like Pay it Forward. Catherine Ryan Hyde is such a talented author who develops these amazing ...
  • Janet
    I am a big fan of Catherine Ryan Hyde. I have not read a book of hers that I didn’t love. This is no exception. One of the main things I like about Ms. Hyde’s books is that she is such a good story teller. And what an interesting story this book is. Roseanna is the heroine of this book. She is a high-powered attorney living the good life in the city. She suffers a loss in her life and drives away from that big city life. Haven’t we all been...
  • ABCme
    Thank you Netgalley and Lake Union Publishing for the ARCI didn't immediately like the main character, Roseanna. While claiming she found paradise in going back to basics, she was so grumpy all the time, quite a contradiction. Then the story unfolds and it becomes clear she has every reason to sigh. She seems to attract people like a magnet and pretty soon has a handful of squatters living on her property. So much for peace and quiet.But slowly R...
  • R
    This was a great story and very relatable. I have known many people like Alice, and a few like Roseanna. The characters in the story were exceptionally engaging, each with their own interesting stories to tell. It was humorous and quite thought provoking at times. I especially enjoyed how the supportive, protective, and loving relationship between Roseanna and Lance evolved throughout the story. Ultimately, this book will leave you questioning ...
  • Jodie
    Wow, this book was really good! Roseanna loses her best friend unexpectedly, which makes her realize that life is short and there are no guarantee. She gives up her life as a high-powered attorney in NYC and buys a run down farm to enjoy peace and solitude (the solitude part never really works out, for good reasons!) Roseanna's transformation was inspiring and I found this book to be very thought-provoking. Finding what is important in life and d...
  • Lois Hays
    Catherine Ryan Hyde never disappoints. If you are looking for a book with meaning to take you on an inner voyage this is it. They say the longest journey is about 18 inches - from your head to your heart. Roseanna, a high-powered attorney, took me on that journey with her when a defining moment in her life makes her question her current lifestyle and what she really wants and needs to be happy. Catherine tells the story so beautifully and with su...
  • Heather
    This was such a great book. I loved Roseanna, Lance, Nelson, Martin, Patty and Willa. I even loved Earnest and Buzzy. This book was a wonderful look at life and making sure that you don't miss it. I enjoyed Lance and Roseanna's interaction. Their honesty with each other was refreshing.I really enjoyed the message of this book. I find that Catherine Ryan Hyde books always have a nice message and perspective. I received an ARC from NetGalley and La...
  • Sandy
    Another masterpiece by Catherine Ryan Hyde. Her books are always so heartfelt and full of emotion. This one does not disappoint. I know so many of us wish we could be Roseanna in the book in so many ways. Loved the characters. Felt right at home with the setting. Made me jealous and wished it was me. Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for the ARC
  • Kristen Cook - A Book Ninja
    Once again Catherine Ryan Hyde does not disappointment with a story that draws the reader in to its grasp. CRH is masterful at creating characters that are flawed but likable. It is a story of people that are better when together. I received an ARC from Netgally. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
  • Marsha Lambert
    I loved this book!! A high powered business woman who walks out on her job and leaves the city for a simpler life in the country and finds friendship and so much more. This book will make you want to slow down and stop and smell the roses.
  • Krista
    4 stars. Review to follow
  • Sofie Hern
    Another great read by this author. In truly wonderful fashion, CRH has created another wonderful story showcasing the resilience of the human spirit.
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  • Karen Trosterud
    This is the third book by CRH and it didn’t disappoint ! I love her writing, the setting of the story and loved the story itself! Received this from netgalley
  • Chasidy Kaye Jones
    Thanks to Netgalley for a free ARC in exchange for a review. In this book the main character is a high powered attorney that has made millions of dollars and owns her own company. Her best friend and partner in the law practice died suddenly leaving Rosie lost. She has a break down and leaves her high powered job and life in NYC behind. She finds a farm that has lots of squatters and she buys the farm and tries to get rid of the squatters. Rosie ...