To Get To You by Joanne Bischof

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

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 eighteen-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.

 Christy Award-finalist and author of The Cadence of Grace series and This Quiet Sky, Joanne Bischof has a deep passion for heartfelt stories that shine light on God’s grace and goodness. She lives in the mountains of Southern California with her husband and their three children.

My Thoughts:

This was the first book of Joanne's that I have read and it won't be my last. This new book by Joanne the main character, Riley has to come to terms with his father leaving him and his mother. During the course of the road trip to New Mexico to help out Riley's girlfriend and her family, Riley learns about his dad and it opens the door for them to rebuild their relationship.
I loved how honest Joanne wrote. I could definitely feel the tension between Riley and his dad, and then watched it begin to melt away as they got to know each other.
This was a book about redemption, forgiveness, and new beginnings. 

My Virtual Road Trip:

If you could take a road trip with anyone, who would it be?  My husband, Mark. We've only been married for four years so I think it would be fun to go somewhere together.

Where would you go and why? I say Texas and Florida. Texas because his older sister lives there, and I have cousins and my birth family lives there. Florida because I graduated from high school there and I want to see all my friends and introduce him to them.

What would you drive? I say we'd drive a sweet 64 Shelby Mustang. Not a lot of room for luggage but we'd arrive in style.

What snacks would you eat?  Hmmm  . . . trail mix, chocolate of course, and fruit. Have to have some healthy stuff too.

What music would you listen to? That's easy, Country!!!

So, what would be your virtual road trip? Answer in the comments.




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