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May 17, 2024

I've been singing about kickin' somethin' all down Route 66 ever since chatting with Janine Rosche about her upcoming novel of faith, family, and forgiveness as she takes us along the "mother road" in her upcoming release The Road before Us. Listen in to see why that "mother road" moniker fits this book so well!

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Chatting with Janine is always a treat, and this was no exception. With a story that echoes something in her grandparents' past to honor that memory, she's carefully crafted a beautiful story. 

Rosche brought in so many elements--adoption, kidnapping, swindling, love, generosity, and of course, forgiveness. So much of Janine has been poured into this that I wonder how she isn't curled up somewhere sucking her thumb and wondering why she's doing this writing thing at all!

My personal favorite is how "the Mother Road" adopts all travelers as they drive each mile.  Genius.  So, if you missed Mother's Day this year, this book would be a fabulous gift to say, "I'm sorry and I love you" all in one gorgeous, bookish package.  And if you didn't... well, grabbing it at 40% off right now means next year's Mother's Day (or birthday, Christmas, Book Lover's Day... whatever) is all taken care of!

 The Road Before Us by Janine Rosche

 How far would you go to fix the mistakes you've made and regain the trust you lost? For Jade Jessup, the answer is 2,448 miles. Once one of Chicago's significant financial advisors, Jade lost her credibility when her fiancé (and coworker) stole millions of dollars from their clients in a Ponzi scheme. Now she's agreed to help one of them--an aging 1960s Hollywood starlet named Berenice "Benny" Alderidge--seek financial restoration.

Jade sets off along Route 66 with Benny and her handsome adult foster son, Bridger, who is filming a documentary retracing the 1956 trip that started the love story between Benny and her recently deceased husband, Paul. Listening to Benny recount her story draws Jade into memories of her own darker association with Route 66, when she was kidnapped as a child by a man the media labeled a monster--but she remembers only as daddy.

Together, all three of these pilgrims will learn about family, forgiveness, and what it means to live free of the past. But not before Jade faces a second staggering betrayal that changes everything.

You can get The Road before Us at 40% off with free shipping before May 21st (and 30% off after!) by going to

Also... you can get a free prayer journal for preordering! That is HERE.

Don't forget to fill out her form to get preorder perks, too! You can find that HERE.

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