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  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Contemporary Women
  • Language:English
  • Pages:304
  • Format:Paperback
  • eBook ISBN:9781098338893
  • Paperback ISBN:9781098338886

Her Beautiful Mind

by Janet Ake View author's profile page

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Devastated by a personal and professional betrayal, Ariella Dobbs returns to the only place she feels safe and comfortable—the mountains of Georgia. A spur-of-the-moment decision to hike the Appalachian Trail offers her the opportunity to regain her confidence, self-worth, and a renewed appreciation for the uniqueness of her beautiful mind.

It's been nine years since fifteen-year old math prodigy Ariella Dobbs left her home in the mountains of Georgia to attend MIT. Nine years of changing how she talked, how she dressed, and how she acted—nine years of becoming someone else. It's been six years since she met Hudson Calder, the handsome, sophisticated son of a prominent East Coast family and an MBA student at Harvard who is interested in establishing a computer security business based on her PhD thesis on Chaos Theory. It's been four years since she fell in love, but only one week since her carefully planned future with Hudson crumbled around her and she fled New York City. Desperate to escape a devastating personal and professional betrayal, she returns to Georgia to seek a new beginning in the place she left so many years ago. A spur-of-the-moment decision to hike the Appalachian Trail brings new experiences, new friends, and a renewed appreciation for the woods-wise girl she once was. When a freak, late-season blizzard traps Ariella, her new hiking family, and a severely injured hiker in a small trail shelter, she'll need all her backwoods knowledge to ensure their survival. Set against the backdrop of the scenic Appalachian Trail and filled with authentic descriptions and fascinating lore of the famous footpath, Ariella's story is a journey of self-discovery and self-acceptance told through the lens of her unique and beautiful mind.

About the author
Janet Ake has always loved words and the stories they create. That's why reading and books have always been two of her favorite things. It's no surprise that she grew up to become a librarian. Retired now, she has the time to pursue her other favorites like hiking, snorkeling, and writing. Seeing her name on the cover of a published book has been a life-long dream that has now come true with the publication of her first novel, Her Beautiful Mind. She has more stories just waiting to be shared.

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