Waves by Jared A. Carnie

Waves by Jared A. Carnie


There's no set route after all. No straight road. No one path.

Alex is stuck. Stuck in Essex. Stuck in his childhood home. Stuck in a job he hates. The relationship he'd been counting on all these years has finally fallen apart. He's run out of things to hope for. Anxious, uncertain and totally sober, Alex is dragged to the Outer Hebrides by his long-suffering friend, James. Somewhere between the mountains and the sea, Alex is desperate to find something to ignite a spark of life in him again. Through castles, ceilidhs, bothies, lochs, vast beaches and tiny boats, chance meetings and old friends, Alex has to learn that maybe taking responsibility doesn't mean the end of feeling free.

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Atmospheric, uplifting, beautifully written.
A deliciously uplifting book of what it means to be human.

Why we love Waves

First and foremost, we love Waves because it is a beautifully-written, gently-paced, uplifting read which is sure to resonate with anyone who has lost their way in life.  

Secondly, we love Waves because it is written by Jared A. Carnie. Jared happens to be the partner of BearHugs' Chief Sender of Hugs, Faye. This book was written on the Isle of Lewis in Scotland when Faye was very poorly and Jared was caring for her. BearHugs would not exist now if it weren't for Jared's unwavering kindness and support. He has been there every step of the way with patience, words of encouragement and endless cups of tea. He is a thoroughly good egg as well as an exceptionally talented writer. We could not be prouder to offer Waves to BearHugs customers.