Author: Holly Robinson
Where I got it: From the author, in exchange for an honest review
Best Indie Books of 2012 Semifinalist, Kindle Book Review
2011 Book of the Year Fiction Finalist, ForeWord Reviews
Jordan O'Malley has everything she ever wanted: a job she loves, a beautiful home, and a dependable boyfriend. When her life unravels after a breast cancer scare, Jordan decides to join her wildest childhood friend in San Francisco and track down her drifter brother, Cam, who harbors secrets of his own. When Cam suddenly flees the country, Jordan follows, determined to bring him home. Her journey takes her to the farthest reaches of majestic Nepal, where she encounters tests--and truths--about love and family that she never could have imagined. Funny, heartbreaking, and suspenseful, Sleeping Tigers reminds us all that sometimes it's better to follow your heart instead of a plan.
Jordan has lead a mostly calm and reserved life. She’s the conservative child in her family, while her brother Cam is less responsible and has run off. After a cancer scare and dumping her fiance, Jordan goes to San Francisco to find Cam, and discovers that she’s an aunt.
When she can’t get Cam to take responsibility for the baby, and he runs of to Nepal, she follows him to Nepal. While she’s there, she learns to let go of things she can’t control, and gains a greater understanding of her brother.
Sleeping Tigers is a thought provoking novel that spans multiple countries and cultures. Bring a fairly responsible person, I completely identified with Jordan and her frustrations with her family and her compulsion to do the right thing. I thoroughly enjoyed the journey of this family, and would definitely suggest this book.