The Road Before Us: Book Review

BOOK BY: Janine Rosche

The Road Before Us is a thought-provoking read.

The opening immediately pulls readers in as Jade Jessop meets with her famous client, Bernice “Benny” Alderidge. Things are not as they seem and Jade’s world will come crashing down – again.

This is a story of redemption. Of second chances. And what it means to be family.

The faith thread is light, and yoga is used by one character to illustrate spiritual concepts.

The narrative is descriptive, describing Route 66 and the places visited in vivid language. It’s easy to picture Jade, Benny and Bridger cruising down the road and making stops as Bridger films his documentary of Benny’s life leading to stardom.

And what a cast of characters! There are all kinds…some you love. Some not so much.

This story moves between Jade and Benny’s points of view – in the present, and in the past. Some scenes were fast-paced while others took time to dig deeper into the themes and issues confronted in the story. Some issues that were tackled: kidnapping, PTSD, dementia, mental institutions, and international adoptions. There’s also a nod to seduction of actresses in the past.

I received a copy from the publisher through NetGalley. All opinions expressed are my own.

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