Mackenzie and Twila Sellars are the unfortunate daughters of Patrick Sellars, the latter better known to the Four Oaks community as the town drunk. The man's constant inebriation has left the girls, respectively twenty-one and eight, to shoulder a life of poverty, neglect, and physical and emotional abuse with only their kind neighbor, Sophia Lucasta, lending an occasional helping hand and attentive ear.
After several years of having to serve as "stay-at-home sister", Mackenzie attempts to turn things around with her new waitressing job. Her gentle demeanor and strong work ethic win the respect of her co-workers and community, but also unwittingly manages to capture the interest of her manager, Ryan Patterson.
When Ryan pursues a romantic relationship, Mackenzie staves him off, reminding him of their employer/employee relationship. But the truth is, it is her deep shame and mortification of her family's condition that keeps her so guarded and reserved. Will Mackenzie learn to take a chance, have faith in herself and others, and learn to love?
©2011-2012 Evie Alexis (P)2013 Vinspire Publishing, LLC
This book is an inspirational story about hope, faith, forgiveness, and compassion. The two sisters, Mackenzie and Twila, immediately captured my heart. As I came to understand their lives I found myself saddened by their seeming hopeless situation, but their determination, hope, and faith proved to be invaluable. The romance between Mackenzie and Ryan was warm, honest, encouraging and full of promising love. This story proves that, with determination, optimism, and a belief that life is full of opportunity, a broken road to nowhere can be changed to a path to a promising future.
Mackenzie is a strong young woman character, who despite having to deal with more than her share of troubles, remains true to her convictions, is determined to achieve her dreams, is compassionate of others, and has a solid work ethic. All of her characteristics help her to move forward to a better future for herself and her sister.
Teri Wilder did an excellent voice audio for this book. She made the characters come alive and added extra nuances that really made this an enjoyable audio book.
A Broken Road To Nowhere; an inspirational journey to a promising future
I highly recommend this book. It is well written and the characters are engaging. It is truly an inspirational journey
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