The Road To Grace by Richard Paul Evans
Join one of America’s beloved storytellers on a walk like no other: one man’s unrelenting search for hope.
Reeling from the sudden loss of his wife, his home, and his business, Alan Christoffersen, a once-successful advertising executive, has left everything he knew behind and set off on an extraordinary cross-country journey. Carrying only a backpack, he is walking from Seattle to Key West, the farthest destination on his map.
Now almost halfway through his trek, Alan sets out to walk the nearly 1,000 miles between South Dakota and St. Louis, but it’s the people he meets along the way who give the journey its true meaning: a mysterious woman who follows Alan’s walk for close to a hundred miles, the ghost hunter searching graveyards for his wife, and the elderly Polish man who gives Alan a ride and shares a story that Alan will never forget.
Full of hard-won wisdom and truth, The Road to Grace is a compelling and inspiring novel about hope, healing, grace, and the meaning of life.
I am absolutely loving this series!! I love the people Alan meets along his journey, I love the way the author describes the towns and sites of interest, and I love reading his innermost thoughts. This is a man that I would like in real life. He’s got gumption, drive and once he makes up his mind to do something, nothing can stop him.
Knowing how caring Alan is towards everyone he’s met, I was a little thrown off by his reaction to Pamela. His whole loving demeanor changed when it came to her. I know that there were deep hurt feelings where she was concerned, but I felt he should have been a little more welcoming to her, considering how far she went to get him to talk to her. But in the end, he did forgive her and they both got closure.
The encounter that Alan had with Analise threw me for a loop. I understand the emotional state they were both in, but the way things went between them just didn’t feel right to me. That being said, it made the book even better for me. People aren’t perfect. We do things we shouldn’t do and mess up from time to time. It made Alan seem more human to me. I like a few blips here and there in the books I read. Makes me thing more about things.
The next book in this series, A Step Of Faith, will be out May 7th. I can’t wait to get my hands on it.
Here are the links to my reviews for the previous books in this series:
Book 1: The Walk
Book 2: Miles To Go