2016 Christy Award Finalist and Grace Award Winner
To get to the girl he loves, Riley Kane must head off on a road trip with the father he never knew. Then pray for a miracle.
Most teens would love to have a pro surfer for a dad. Just not Riley. Abandoned as a kid, he hates the sound of the ocean and the man who gave himself to it. When the 18-year-old learns that his best friend is stranded at a New Mexico hospital as her father fights for his life, Riley hits the highway to head east. But when his Jeep breaks down before he even leaves California, he must rely on the one man he despises to get to the girl who needs him the most. And when it comes to the surfer with the Volkswagen van and dog-eared map, a thousand miles may - or may not - be enough to heal the past.
A story of new beginnings and second chances.
©2015 Joanne Bischof (P)2016 Joanne Bischof
Journey of Healing...or perhaps...Dads Are Important
One of Riley and Jake's discussions when they really began to break down some walls between them.
I don't want to have spoilers, but the part relating to the food allergy was riveting.
I just loved it! I had already read the story about a year earlier. But it was so great to LISTEN to this book. The narrator did such a good job, especially with the voices of Jake, Saul, and Riley. They were EXACTLY the way I imagined them as I read the book. It's a little harder to relate to the women's voices in the story as they are read by a man, but he did a fine job with those, too, and the book definitely has more of men talking throughout it.
This is a great story for all ages, wherever it is listened to. However, this book is about a road trip and listening to it while I drove is the way I enjoyed it and it was really fun to be reading about their driving trip as I was going about town.
I really enjoyed Riley and Becca's story. Haging a story that shows there can be more to a high school relationship besides a sexual side is very refreshing. I thought I might not like this book because I read a lot of historical fiction but I was so wrong! Read it!
Nick Powers did a phenomenal job narrating this book. I was pleasantly surprised by the many accents that he did. Great diction and I inflection. I'm going to have to go look for more books narrated by him.
Nick's enthusiastic delivery is great for novels, but if you’re after a warm, natural, conversational voice or something more dramatic…or fun… he can go there too! Nick really adds to the story. He is extremely talented and am looking forward to more of his work.
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