As a girl growing up in remote central Oregon, Sarahlee Lawrence dreamed of leaving her small town in search of adventure. By the age of twenty-one, she had rafted some of the most dangerous rivers of the world as an accomplished river guide. But living her dream as guide and advocate, riding and cleaning the arteries of the world, led her back to the place she least expected to find herself--her dusty beginnings and her family's ranch"--Cover flap.
The author's relationship with her father carried most of the narrative, and it was neat. I however found that the last few chapters where her father was leaving, were almost too expected and redundant. She could have shortened them or ended the story early. Thus we are left with a story that has a really good middle, but the ending and the beginning were not as good.
Also interesting, if not completely helpful were the author's descriptions of how she built her house. I got a sense of the hard work she put in, enjoyed the writing, yet still had trouble visualizing the house or the process. The other land use issues the author shared about were interesting as well for Oregonians. They were a great description of how one community dealt with recent land and water use issues.