The Ramblers by Aidan Donnelly Rowley isn’t a novel about finding yourself when you’re lost. Instead, it’s a novel about learning to be okay with uncertainty and accepting that sometimes we all feel a little lost.
This title stars Ginger (Gin) Kelly, a flapper in the 1920's, who finds herself inside a spy thriller, helping to take down her comically evil bootlegger step-dad. And Ella, a woman scorned by the infidelity of her husband in a version of 1998 where everyone has a cell phone.
While I tend to approach first novels with apprehension. The Girls was one of the best books I’ve read in a while. The pictures Cline paints allow the reader to feel everything alongside Evie, and it’s captivating. Whenever I put the book down, I found myself craving the magical place that was the ranch. When the illusion wears off for Evie, I craved what the ranch once was.