About The Author
Mary Metcalfe lives in the foothills of the Laurentians, northeast of Ottawa, Canada with her husband, three cats and a very large dog. Love of writing runs in the family. Their daughter is a published literary non-fiction author. Clarion Review described Mary’s debut novel as a “sparkling debut… readers will love being swept along by Winds of Change.” Road to Tomorrow is her third novel in the Look to the Future series.
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Road to Tomorrow by Mary Metcalfe
Book 3: Look to the Future series
Publisher: Laskin Publishing
Publication Date: September 30, 2012
Format: Paperback - 220 pages / Kindle - 523 KB
Genre: Women's Fiction
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BUY THE SERIES: Look to the Future
Winds of Change - Book 1
New Beginnings - Book 2
Road to Tomorrow - Book 3
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Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author / publisher in exchange for my honest review and participation in a virtual book tour event hosted by Novel Publicity Blog Tours.
Andrea Garrett is trying to escape her abusive marriage. Fearing for her life, she leaves behind her two small children and flees Newark the day before her husband is due to arrive back from a tour of duty. After falling asleep at the wheel and landing in a ditch, her life takes on a new direction when strangers step in and introduce her to a life she could only have imagined and one that could save her soul and give her children the future they deserve.
This is Book 3 in the Look to the Future series. Winds of Change is book one and New Beginnings is book two.
My Book Review:
Road to Tomorrow is about a young mother named Andrea Garrett, who is trying to escape an abusive marriage from her violent military husband Sean. Sean suffers from PTSD and TBI (traumatic brain injury) that he suffered while serving in Afghanistan, which only added to their already very troubled marriage. When Andrea could no longer stand the abuse, she knew that the only way that she and her two children could survive would be to get away from Sean's violence. She left her two children with her twin brother Richard, while she went in search of a safe place for them to live. While on her way to Boston, Andrea fell asleep at the wheel and landed in a ditch and ended up in the hospital. Andrea gets a new direction in life when kind strangers from a small town give her unexpected help in beginning her life anew.
Road to Tomorrow is a heart wrenching and emotionally charged story that will tug at your heartstrings. Author Mary Metcalfe weaves a compelling tale written in the third person narrative, that has many fascinating layers and unpredictable twists and turns that kept me engaged and turning the pages. In a thoughtful way, the author goes beneath the surface and explores the difficult societal issues of domestic violence, PTSD and TBI, while providing the reader with insight into these issues and food for thought.
With a realistic cast of characters, some who are returning characters from the previous books in the series, the author develops them in a way that makes them believable and easy for the reader to relate to. The engaging dialogue and interactions leap off the pages with compelling and intense twists and turns that keeps the reader's attention and draws them into the story. I loved the rich description of the small town setting, I could close my eyes and visualize the town and its townspeople. Road to Tomorrow is a story that has a nice mixture of drama, suspense, emotional societal issues, romance and a realistic happy ending ... it is simply a must read!
While Road to Tomorrow is the third book in the Look to the Future series, each book can be read as a stand alone.
RATING: 4 STARS ****