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Product Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press (April 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1426713126
  • ISBN-13: 978-1426713125
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.4 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,267,079 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Jennifer Allee believes the most important thing a woman can do is discover her identity in Christ, a theme that finds its way into all her novels. These include The Pastor’s Wife, The Mother Road, and the nest-selling A Wild Goose Chase Christmas. Jennifer resides in the grace-filled city of Las Vegas, Nevada, with her family. When she’s not spinning tales, she enjoys playing board games, attending movies and live theater, and singing at the top of her lungs to whatever music happens to be playing. Find out more at JenniferAllee.blogspot.com.

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When Jennifer isn't spinning tales, she can be found reading, spending time with family and friends, and singing at the top her lungs to whatever happens to be playing on the radio. Her novels include The Love of His Brother (Five Star, 2/07), The Pastor's Wife (Abingdon Press, 2/10), The Mother Road (Abingdon Press, 4/12) and A Wild Goose Chase Christmas (Abingdon Press, 11/12). Diamond in the Rough, Vanishing Act, and Curtain Call make up the historical romance series co-written with Lisa Karon Richardson, and released by Whitaker House. Comfort and Joy, part of the Mistletoe Memories novella anthology, released 9/13 from Barbour House. Future novels from Abingdon Press are Last Family Standing (9/14) and Vinnie's Diner (4/15). Jennifer is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Romance Writers of America, Christian Authors Network, and the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance.

Jennifer resides in the grace-filled city of Las Vegas with her family. Visit her website at www.jenniferallee.com

Customer Reviews

Well written book and interesting storyline.
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I loved this book on so many levels.....the faith, family, relationships and struggles were all real.
Sally C. Kirkpatrick
Jennifer AlLee did a great job bringing the story together.
M. Ball

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43 of 43 people found the following review helpful By Wikiwords on May 15, 2012
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How I choose my star ratings:
1 = Groaner. Probably didn't even finish it.
2 = Yawner. Poorly written or weak story.
3 = Recliner. Enjoyed the read.
4 = Page Turner. Hard to put down.
5 = Keeper. A story that stays with me

I did not realize this book is "Christian Fiction" before I downloaded it to my Kindle which is a good thing because I probably would not have chosen it if I had realized it. CF is just not a genre I generally choose.

The story starts out being about divorce and infidelity so I was ready to dislike it. However, the characters drew me in pretty quickly. I decided to stay with it.

It develops in to a wonderful story about sisters and family and discovery. It has humor and tenderness. The Christian aspect is certainly integral to the story but not overplayed.

The author has an easy-going, breezy style of writing that is great when you just want to enjoy the ride and not have to overthink the plot line. All in all, It was a very pleasant afternoon read.
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Patti Lacy on March 27, 2012
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Unlike her messed-up baby sister Lindsay, marriage writer/speaker Natalie has it all...until the day her husband blows all eighteen wheels on her fame and fortune semi and announces he's filing for the big D.

Natalie's long held together their family, or so she thinks; unlike Lindsay, now pregnant, unemployed, burgundy streaked hair eerily announcing to conservative Natalie her sister's weirdness.

When the two siblings get an SOS from home, the mismatched duo heads down Route 66, The Mother Road. Tailing them is a veritable convoy of resentment, anger, love...and a man that's either a stalker or a sweetheart. Can Natalie and Lindsay steer onto that narrow lane of God's perfect plan, or will dead ends, speed bumps, and sink holes keep them stuck forever in overdrive?

In this her latest Abingdon release, Jennifer AlLee somehow manages to combine humor and angst, a TIGHT plot with sleight-of-hand symbolism and irony.

DO NOT miss The Mother Road, y'all, just another example of why Jennifer AlLee is a women's fiction writer in that fast lane!!!!!!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By B Nault on May 6, 2012
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I saw this title on a friend's website, and I'm so glad I did. I thoroughly enjoyed the ride; AlLee's humorous voice, spot-on descriptions and dimensional, believable characters make the trip along Route 66 a page turner. One of those reads you're sorry when the journey ends. I hope there are more books planned with these characters, and I've already added this talented author's other books to my to-be-read list.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Jersey Girl Book Reviews / Jersey Girl Sizzling Book Reviews on May 15, 2012
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Natalie Marino is a top selling Christian romance novelist / motivational speaker, aka "the marriage expert." Life as she's known it comes crashing down when Tony, her husband of eighteen years asks for a divorce. He confesses that he's had an affair with Erin, his administrative assistant, for the past two months and she's pregnant. Natalie is at a crossroads, unable to continue with her motivational speaking career, she doesn't know what to do next. Her father suggests she come home to Illinois for a visit, one that she hasn't made in four years, mainly because she doesn't want to face the pain of watching her mother deteriorate from Alzheimer's. Her father asks her to bring her younger sister, Lindsay, who she hasn't seen in seven years, but there is one problem, Lindsay is six months pregnant and won't fly, so they have to travel via a road trip down the Mother Road, the famous Route 66. With thirteen years separating them, the sisters barely knew each other as kids, and now as women they don't know each other at all, essentially they are two strangers. As they travel down Route 66, Natalie and Lindsay go on a journey of discovery, reflection, forgiveness and redemption.

The Mother Road is a wonderful Christian inspirational novel about family, relationships and self-discovery. This is a beautifully written story that captivates the reader from the start. Filled with real life issues such as marriage, infidelity, divorce, pregnancy, family relationships and Alzheimer's Disease; this story will pull at your heartstrings. The author engages the reader with her thoughtful writing style, and the reader goes along for the ride on Natalie and Lindsay's journey down the Mother Road, the famous Route 66.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Terry A. Crain on June 16, 2012
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An interesting thing happened to me while reading this book. I initially purchased it for the Route 66 mental images. I thought I would read all the Route 66 parts and then just lightly skim the rest of the book. But that's not what happened. I was drawn into the characters and the story and couldn't put it down. Jennifer has done a great job molding this story together and making it a super summer read. Great job!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Vicki on May 10, 2012
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What a fun read this was! Nothing's better than a road trip. My brothers girlfriend and I used to take them all the time. We had no idea where we were going, but always...always, had a blast. I've never taken a road trip with one of my sisters, but would love to.

This book has emotional pain and family drama, but what it has the most of is humor. This is a VERY funny book!

I've traveled Route 66 and reading this brought back some great memories, even though my trip wasn't as funny as the one Natalie and Lindsay took.

This is the first book I've read by Allee, but I'll be checking out her other books for sure.
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