Go As A River by Shelley Read

'Just as a single rainstorm can erode the bank and change the course of a river, so can a single circumstance of a girl's life erase who she was before'. If you loved Where the Crawdads Sing then this deeply moving debut novel is for you.

It begins in the 1940s with Victoria Nash, a teenager who runs the household on the family's peach farm in a small town in Colarado. When she encounters Wil, a drifter displaced from the Four Corners region, neither can foresee how much danger their connection will ignite. Go as a River is a story of forbidden love, tragedy and the ugliness of racism. But it also about finding courage, friendship and forgiveness and starting again.

This book took my breath away...and then it gave it back again.