READER'S FAVORITE 2017 GOLD WINNER for Fiction - Religious Theme.
Small Town Roads is a Christian Coming of Age Story in Small Town America from the Amazon #1 Best Selling Author of "Saving Grace - A Story of Adoption" and "The Book of Barkley - Love and Life Through the Eyes of a Labrador Retriever".
Let go of the life you wanted to get the one that you were meant for.
With a recent college degree in Criminal Justice and big future dreams, rookie Law Enforcement Officer Rachel Raines is looking for a temporary place to hide a heart full of loss and a quieter police patrol than Chicago. The bequest of her late aunt's house out in rural Illinois seems like the perfect opportunity for both if she can survive the gigantic spiders, creaky plumbing, and inevitable challenges of being the rookie on a small town force. It's a place unlike any she has lived in - a tiny town with no coffee baristas, no night life, and one single restaurant that has a giant cow perched on the roof. It was not the life she had expected.
Sometimes God has other plans for us.
Down the street, her aunt's best friend, Evelyn Ahlgren, marks the passing of seasons and neighbors, long mired in her loneliness as a widow. When the young woman with scars of her own befriends her, they strike up an unlikely friendship across generations that just might help them both heal with a little help from heaven above.
Written in both third person (Evelyn's view of life) and first person (Rachel keeping an online journal to track the events of each new day), words both humorous and breathtakingly lyrical, as these two vastly different generations bond, Small Town Roads is a beautifully told, heartwarming story. It is not just a story of life in rural America, it is finding the best in people, including ourselves, in the most unlikely of places.