Tuesday, February 9, 2010

THE ROAD HOME By Tommy Tenney & Mark Andrew Olsen

5 Stars

The Road Home
By Tommy Tenney & Mark Andrew Olsen

Reviewed by Diane A Brown

When the end comes, it is often just the beginning….

Ruth loses both her brother-in-law to a terrible disease and her husband in a fatal accident all in the same day. With no family to turn to, her mother-in-law Naomi becomes her only refuge.

The three women, Naomi and her daughter-in-laws Ruth and Orpah, were a mess. Their combined grief was heavy and burdensome long after the services passed. Money was scarce. Naomi’s husband had died just three years previous and nearly all the insurance money was drained. Now widowed, Ruth and Orpah could no longer face the stress of Las Vegas life. It was time for a change and Naomi had the answer. “We are going on a journey” she announced. The next day they were on their way.

Leaving Vegas behind had a calming effect. As the glitz and glitter gave away to nature’s grandeur, they felt lighter, more alive. A measure of peace settled in as they headed for Naomi’s “special place.” It was there, in a time past, that life had seemed perfect. Though it was just one evening beneath the stars, they had felt something completely wonderful.

The time neared to let go of the past, but their hearts were reluctant. Would they stand tall and be free or haunted with memories?

The future was not yet written, but Naomi had her own plans. She was sending Ruth and Orpah home to Las Vegas on a bus. Then she was going back east. Her people were there. How many she didn’t know, but there was no question in her mind, she would return.

Ruth couldn’t allow the ageing Naomi to go alone. The two unite for a perilous journey filled with struggles, danger and surprising outcomes. Will they fulfill their dream? What hidden hazards lay in store? Can true peace ever be found?

The Road Home is vividly written and full of powerful emotions. As you read it, the story of Ruth will span the centuries and touch your heart.

The best Christian Fiction I have read in a long time!