Monday, May 14, 2012

The Mother Road by Jennifer Allee


Within the course of a week, marriage expert Natalie Marino is dumped by her husband, receives an urgent call home from her father, and discovers her estranged sister, Lindsay, is pregnant.
A road trip on Route 66 may not help, but it sure couldn’t hurt. Or so Natalie thinks, until Lindsay’s boyfriend starts stalking them. Will their trip down the Mother Road bring the two sisters closer, or turn out to be the biggest wrong turn of their lives?

I just loved The Mother Road, named for Route 66. I loved how Jennifer Allee took actual places on the road to incorporate into her book, leading us on a virtual tour along with Natalie and Lindsay! Some of the out of the way places and people they met were great in keeping the story moving.
Natalie and Lindsay have been estranged sisters for much of their lives, a large age difference separating much of their lives from each other. Now as they drive the Mother Road they have time to talk, to vent, to learn about each other. I think the name of the book, The Mother Road is important to Lindsay's unplanned pregnancy as well as their journey to visit their own mother who is suffering with Alzheimers.
It doesn't matter how well versed you are in marriage, in parenting, or the Christian faith, the devil is out to kill, steal and destroy. I enjoyed the redemption that Jennifer Allee shows in this novel for the sisters as well as the central theme of forgiveness.
5 stars, just loved it!!
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review from Pump Up Your Book.

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