Kyland – Review



Dirt poor. Hillbilly. Backwoods hick. Mountain folk.

Tenleigh Falyn struggles each day to survive in a small, poverty-stricken, coal mining town where she lives with her sister and mentally ill mother. Her dream of winning the college scholarship given to one student by the local coal company and escaping the harshness of her life, keeps her going.

Kyland Barrett lives in the hills, too, and has worked tirelessly—through near starvation, through deep loneliness, against all odds—to win the Tyton Coal Scholarship and leave the town that is full of so much pain.

They’re both determined not to form any attachments, but one moment changes everything. What happens when only one person gets to win? When only one person gets to leave? And what happens to the one left behind?

Kyland is a story of desperation and hope, loss and sacrifice, pain and forgiveness, but ultimately, a story of deep and unending love.

THIS IS A STANDALONE SIGN OF LOVE NOVEL, INSPIRED BY TAURUS. New Adult Contemporary Romance: Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

Oh, my heart. Mia Sheridan can do no wrong. When I finished The Wish Collector last month, I didn’t think it could be beaten. But Kyland wedged itself into my heart. This book gave me all of the feelings of excitement I used to enjoy when I first began reading avidly again as an adult years ago. I was blown away by the connection I felt to this story and how badly I didn’t want it to end! There’s something special about a couple of kids falling in love despite everything in the world telling them it’s impossible. This story tugged on my heartstrings and made me feel the rush of young love again.

“I think that when enough time has passed, when you’ve survived that which you didn’t imagine you could, there’s a dignity in that. Something you can own. A pride in knowing the pain made you stronger. The pain made you fight to succeed.”

I can’t believe I waited so long to read this book. I knew how many of my friends loved this book and still, I put it off. Now I can see why this is one of Mia’s most popular novels. It tackles important topics, like mental illness and the difficulties children from poor communities face. This story shows readers how unfairly people of different social classes can be treated and how certain people will rise against a challenge and oppression no matter the cost. I truly loved everything about this story. It’s ingrained in my heart and will hold a special place as one of my favorite books of all time.

“We had everything we needed. None of it was big. Most of it was simple. But what I knew in that moment was that the size of your home, your car, your wallet, doesn’t have one single thing to do with the size of your life. And my life . . . my life felt big, filled with love and with meaning.”

Rating: 5 stars

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9 Comments Add yours

  1. thebrowneyedbookworm says:

    I need to read more of her books, and was told I needed to put SAVAGED on the very top of my tbr. 😀

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    1. YES! Savaged was amazing. I just love her. I don’t think you can go wrong with any of her books.


  2. Sophie @BewareOfTheReader says:

    I so loved that one too!!!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. It was so good!! I’m glad you loved it too!


  3. I haven’t read this one but it sounds like it’ll have to go on my TBR list!!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. It’s a good one to have on your list, for sure!! I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I did!

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