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Far from Here - Nicole Baart Posted on Book Chelle.Reading this book was eye-opening. There were a lot of sad and somber moments in this book. From the initial reason of sorrow to the final moments, it was just really emotional. I expected that from this book, but what I didn't expect was the heroine's strength through it all. Don't get me wrong, of course I expected a strong heroine, but Baart wrote a different type of strength.Nicole Baart's newest novel is Far From Here. From the beginning, there was already a grey cloud that set the tone of the story. I was introduced to Danica and Etsell Greene, whose relationship started as a storybook romance. Etsell met Dani and he fell hard. Etsell refers to Dani as his ground, his center, and his home. And as for Dani? She is deep in love with her golden boy. Etsell flies plans as a career and as a hobby, and funny enough, Dani has a fear of flying.Etsell goes to Alaska for a career opportunity, and while on a flight, his plane disappears. Danica's life unravels at the seams sending her into a roller coaster of emotions. Each moment of happiness between Dani and Ell is soon counter balanced by equal moments of secrecy and betrayal. Dani struggles to cope with the truth of Ell's few weeks in Alaska, as well as doubts the integrity of her marriage.I couldn't help but feel Dani's pain. Baart wrote her character beautifully, making it easy to slip into her shoes and live in a day of pain and confusion. From the different stories between past and present, I understood who Dani was as a person, who she became to be as Etsell's wife, and who she will be as a woman torn apart.I loved the characters, and I felt that they were well-rounded and full of depth. They weren't just characters on the page, but instead they were tangible people that I could picture in my mind. Each character, especially Dani, had so many layers of emotion that brought out my own fears and tears. Far From Here is such a compelling read, realizing different types of strengths. From overcoming fears to facing the truth, Baart touched on some pretty tough subjects. Far From Here was well written filled with surprises at every turn. Baart's Far From Here will definitely be a book that I won't forget about. It's story, characters, and message will live on for a long, long time.