Today’s Book of the Day is a Christian Fiction novel by Catherine Leggitt and it’s 75% off for a limited time. The Road to Terminus has a 5.0 star rating and is on sale for only 99 cents – save $3!
“From the opening page to the very end this was an enthralling, fast-paced novel that barely gave you time to catch your breath.” Sharon – Amazon Reviewer
The Road to Terminus
by Catherine Leggitt
Rating: 5.0 Stars
Genre: Christian Fiction
Price: $0.99 save $3
The paths of three strangers collide on a desperate road trip along Route 66. One is running away, one is racing the clock, and the child who binds them merely hopes to survive.
Middle-aged widow Mabel Crowley hasn’t felt needed in years. But when a homeless child named Stryker shows up at church one Sunday, Mabel’s life takes a drastic turn.
George Stanton is not who he seems. Running from the law in his brand new 1955 Lincoln Continental, he’s planning a mad dash to Mexico to leave his past behind. He can’t let an old woman and a sick kid get in his way.
Eleven-year-old Stryker has never eaten with utensils and doesn’t know how to read, but she can identify the make, year, and model of every car on the road. She won’t reveal the identity of her mother or why she’s been told to never let her tattered stuffed monkey out of her sight.
Mabel races against time to save Stryker’s life. George only wants to save his own skin. Soon their destinies become irrevocably entwined, and the road they choose could change their lives forever.
Here’s what the reviewers have to say:
It contains all I love when reading, personalities I grow to love and can relate to, settings I see myself visiting, humor, love, sorrow, fear, anger, adventure and lives changed through the power of God. It’s been a pleasure getting to know Mabel Crowley.
Author Catherine Leggitt paints an evocative story in such a stunning way. She immerses readers in era that seems so long ago–the 1950s–and the little details and flavoring of the time period make the story come alive. Don’t miss this beautiful novel.
The Road to Terminus is a Route 66 adventure that is part Bonnie and Clyde and part Driving Miss Daisy, with the ticking clock and bittersweetness of Terms of Endearment thrown in. All of the up-and-down emotions, personality clashes, and plot twists make for a surprising, exasperating, and funny story with a redemptive, “God’s got this” ending. A page-turner with fresh characters and a nostalgic, 1950’s setting.
I found myself laughing out loud several times. All in all, the story is there; the characterization is there; and the Christian theme is predominate albeit with all the flaws that go with us even if our hearts are in the right place. LOVED IT, even with all the tears I shed throughout.
The outer journey is also a journey of self-discovery, made all the more interesting by the wealth of period detail from 1955. Will George get his wish to make it big in Mexico? Will Mabel find a relationship with God that is more than duty? Will Stryker make it to UCLA in time? This is a road trip you won’t forget.
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About The Author
Exploring God’s mysteries through fiction. Catherine Leggitt is author of the cozy mystery series, the Christine Sterling Mysteries and the stand alone novel, The Road to Terminus. She is also an inspirational speaker presently residing in northern California.
Catherine offers one free book to a book club that reads one of her novels. She is available for discussion via phone, or in person if the club is based in Northern California.
During Catherine’s first career–after raising children and before caring for her aging parents–enjoyed teaching in the San Bernardino public school system, where she developed a flair for playacting and storytelling. Struggling with retirement, Catherine needed a distraction and found it at her keyboard.
Thank you for considering today’s Book Of The Day – Catherine Leggitt and ENT appreciate it.