Heading Out To Wonderful by Robert Goolrick

Heading Out To Wonderful

Charlie Beale is a young man without a home to return to in the aftermath of World War II.  He makes his way to the small town of Brownsburg, nestled in a picturesque valley in Virginia.  In his eyes, he was looking for wonderful, and he found it in this sleepy little village.  Like an Appalachian ballad, Heading out to Wonderful is a haunting melody with a cautionary tale.

Beale sets down roots in his idyllic locale and meets the girl of his dreams.  What follows becomes more of a nightmare than dream.

I so enjoyed Goolrick’s narrative of a man and a woman, who embrace a false idea of life, rather than reality.  It was a page turner from start to finish!

4 stars (out of 5)
Published in 2012
296 pages


About Suzanne

I'm a stay-at-home mom with three kids who loves to read.
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