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, Literary Fiction, Contemporary

Reviews Heaven Adjacent

  • Amy
    4.5/5There is a little bit of magic in every CRH book I’ve read, not true magic but just a magical feeling I get whenever I’m reading one of her books. She doesn’t ever shy away from heavy issues but she manages to write about difficult subject matter and important issues with grace and humility. I always finish her novels having learned something, not only about myself but about humanity in general and I never feel like I’m being lecture...
  • Elizabeth
    I was not expecting to give this book 5 stars. Originally, judging by the blurb on GoodReads, I thought that it might be a 3 star. I love being wrong! I found a new favorite author. Ms. Hyde's writing style is simple, clear, concise and held my attention throughout! There are not many authors who can do that.The plot is simple enough -- a fifty something lawyer gets tired of the grind after a friend her age dies, decides to chuck it all and heads...
  • 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...
  • Krista
    Rating: 4/4.5 starsThis is another heart-warming book from Catherine Ryan Hyde. After reading; The Wake Up, and Allie and Bea recently, I’ve become quite a fan of her writing. This author pulls off a mean feat. She is able to write heart-warming without being smarmy. This book is a classic trope of “Chuck big city life and step into an unknown rural setting.” (In other words, a Fish Out of Water story.) While this is a theme found in lots o...
  • Siobhan
    Heaven Adjacent was my first Catherine Ryan Hyde read, and it certainly hit numerous spots throughout the story. If I’m being completely honest, I wasn’t sure what I was going to receive at first as it took a while before I was sucked into the book, but by the end I found I’d rather enjoyed this one.It is hard to explain this story without giving too much away, without writing out all that happened. Just know it is a story that deals with n...
  • Kathryn
    Heaven Adjacent is a thought provoking novel filled with quirky characters. Roseanna is a high flying attorney until she up and leaves it and everyone behind. A life changing moment happens when her attorney friend Alice dies before she can experience the joy of retirement and doing all those fun relaxing things she plans to do. However Roseanna leaves behind one irate partner in the business who isn't impressed by her departure. He plans revenge...
  • 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...
  • Linda
    This was a book that will certainly make you stop and think about life. Losing a best friend can do crazy things to a person. Or maybe it’s not crazy but more like making you wake up and see what you have and what you truly want.Roseanna was a high powered attorney who had it all. Her own law practice with her best friend a nice apartment overlooking a park and a car that was to die for. But when her friend and partner die she starts looking at...
  • Donna Hines
    An emotional tug of war involving the reality that love cannot buy happiness and sometimes family is not always formed by blood relatives.The importance of family life and career revolves in ebbs and flows as we see Roseanna Chaldecott a NY lawyer find true happiness on 76 acres of land she shares with a few squatters.Those 5 squatters had a mission and it involved changing of hearts.When two in particular move to the forefront in this powerful n...
  • Annie
    CRH has been on my radar for years because of all of the great reviews and ratings that so many of my friends on here have given to so many of her books. Although she has been on my to-read list for a long time, this is finally my first book of hers, and it definitely will not be my last. I can't think of how many times I've fantasized about doing what the main character in this book does -- head out in my car in whatever direction and great dist...
  • Mrs Mommy Booknerd http://mrsmommybooknerd.blogspot.com
    #FirstLine ~ Roseanna was standing under the barely warm water in her tiny, cold makeshift shower hen the bell at the gate began to clang. Are you living the best life you can? This book really made me think about this and many other things. about the life I am living. So brilliantly written and moving Heaven Adjacent was a story that will stick with me for a long time. Ryan Hyde writes stories that pull the readers in and makes them think about ...
  • Janet C-B
    This is a story about a high-powered attorney who leaves her job, abruptly, after the death of a close friend. It is a book about re-evaluating what is important, making changes, family relationships and friends. I enjoy reading books by this author.I rate this book 4 stars.
  • Diane Perry
    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. A very enjoyable and relatable story. Rosanna is at the top of her game. She thinks she is living her best life. Then her friend dies and everything changes. She embarks on a journey to find out what life truly means. She is a no nonsense woman and I loved her. I think you will too.
  • Carla Suto
    HEAVEN ADJACENT by Catherine Ryan Hyde is a beautifully-written and thought-provoking story of love, friendship and life lessons that is told with honesty, humor and empathy. The main character, Roseanna Chaldecott, is a driven and successful attorney living the high life in Manhattan when her law partner and closest friend dies unexpectedly. Shocked and suddenly feeling adrift, Roseanna escapes from everything in her rigid life including her law...
  • 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 Roseanna'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 Roseanna was able to open her heart to her son and built a new relationship with him. As ...
  • Books and Spoons
    While Pay It Forward is one of my favorite movies, reading Allie And Bea shattered my mind, so it was no wonder I nearly jumped from joy when this book landed in my hands. And once again, I am sitting here, humbled and in awe by a brilliant story, the clever plotting, and the characters whom will stay with me, destinies and lives that touched my heart, life-lessons that had a profound impact on me. Such an inspiring, uplifting, real, and raw stor...
  • booksofallkinds
    With HEAVEN ADJACENT by Catherine Ryan Hyde, I definitely got more than I bargained for with a storyline that is rich in detail, full of depth, and very thought-provoking.Roseanna Chaldecott had it all but when her best friend suddenly dies, it prompts Roseanna to change her life so drastically that most people don't even know where she is. Finding herself in the stunning Adirondacks, Roseanna finds solace in an old farm with land as far as the e...
  • Debbie
    This was definitely the quirkiest bunch of characters I've ever seen all in one book. Roseanna is a high powered attorney who snaps when her best friend and law partner suddenly dies. She decides to go for a ride in her Maserati and winds up buying a piece of property that includes 76 acres near the Adirondack Mountains.No only does Roseanna get those 76 acres with hills, creeks, a barn and a small guesthouse, she also gets squatters. It's a stor...
  • Sharon May
    Many thanks to NetGalley, Lake Union Publishing and Catherine Ryan Hyde for the opportunity to read her latest book - 5 glowing stars as always! I can't get enough of this author's books from the first one I read, Pay It Forward. Each one makes you think about difficult subjects but in a way that is never over the top, preachy or sappy.Roseanna wakes up one morning in NYC and decides to call in that she won't be showing up for work that day as a ...
  • Julie Daniels
    I honestly did not expect to be so deeply touched by this book. I didn't expect it to be so amazing and profound. I have to get my thoughts in order but a review is to come.
  • Christine Beswick
    A feel good book which highlights what should be important in life. A fun read, but fairly lightweight
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • Anna Meyer
    A few weeks ago I received an ARC of Heaven Adjacent thanks to NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing and devoured it. Best selling author Catherine Ryan Hyde delivers yet another book worthy of the bestseller label. Roseanna wakes up one morning and thanks to a little birdie changes her life forever. As we age and life changes, our vision of peace, solitude, and Heaven often change with it. Roseanna teaches us that as long as your fully ready to em...