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The Road to California By LouiseWalters The Road to California Proud single parent Joanna is accustomed to school phoning to tell her that her year old son Ryan is in trouble But when Ryan hits a girl and is excluded from school Joanna knows she must take d

  • Title: The Road to California
  • Author: LouiseWalters
  • ISBN: 9781999780906
  • Page: 463
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Road to California By LouiseWalters Proud single parent Joanna is accustomed to school phoning to tell her that her 14 year old son, Ryan, is in trouble But when Ryan hits a girl and is excluded from school, Joanna knows she must take drastic action to help him.Ryan s dad, Lex, left home when Ryan was two years old Ryan doesn t remember him but than anything he wants a dad in his life Isolated, a lProud single parent Joanna is accustomed to school phoning to tell her that her 14 year old son, Ryan, is in trouble But when Ryan hits a girl and is excluded from school, Joanna knows she must take drastic action to help him.Ryan s dad, Lex, left home when Ryan was two years old Ryan doesn t remember him but than anything he wants a dad in his life Isolated, a loner, and angry, Ryan finds solace in books and wildlife Joanna, against all her instincts, invites Lex to return and help their son But Lex is a drifter who runs from commitment, and both Joanna and Ryan find their mutual trust and love is put to the test when Lex returns, and vows to be part of the family again.
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    1. Neil on said:

      I was kindly sent an advance copy of this book from Louise Walters The first thing I loved about the book was the way it felt simple cover design, crisp white pages, a welcoming font The structure also added to the readability of the novel, each section covers a month in the life of the characters.Ryan is 13 and lives with Joanna, a single mum whose quilting business The Road to California keeps her occupied Ryan has a hard time at school and after accidentally hitting a female classmate he is e [...]

    2. Samfriday on said:

      This is Louise Walters third book I loved her first, liked her second and have been blown away by the third.It is the story of Joanna and her autistic son, Ryan and how they both cope with the challenges Ryan faces when dealing with everyday life and how this impacts on their relationship as mother and son Ryan is a teenager who has never known his Dad, but when events at school reach a critical point, Joanna reaches out to Lex to become involved in his son s life.The story follows the family s [...]

    3. Anne on said:

      You might have already guessed how I felt about this book it s there, on that wonderful front cover And what a perfect cover it is well done, Jennie Rawlings at Serifim the simplicity, the light checks of the quilt in the background, the birds nest with the single broken egg And the book inside that lovely cover Well, that s quite perfect too yes, achingly perfect.A perfect book for me needs to do than engage me, it needs to capture my heart Ryan laid claim to mine from the opening pages but th [...]

    4. Susan Wüthrich on said:

      A big thank you to Net Galley and Louise Walters for the Arc.The Road to California is a lovely story about adolescent Ryan and his mother.As a single parent, Joanna is hell bent on doing everything possible for her son, even taking him out of school to tutor at home after he is bullied When Lex, Ryan s irresponsible American father turns up, it throws Ryan into an emotional quandary But Lex is an irresistible charmer and it doesn t take long before father and son become inseparable They move in [...]

    5. Katherine Sunderland on said:

      Walters has written a book which tackles universal themes such as parenting, single parenting, growing up, abandonment, friendship and love But she has also tackled themes of exclusion, home schooling, community and what happens when you can t face up to your responsibilities and commitments We are immersed in the small world of just three characters but their experiences will resonate with readers The author s writing is distinctive Walters takes her time establishing atmosphere and is able to [...]

    6. Jen on said:

      The Road to California was a quick read for me Joanna is a single parent to Ryan, a tween boy, who gets in trouble at school for punching a girl She contacts Ryan s father after years of estrangement to ask him for help Lux returns and tries to make amends for abandoning her while she was pregnant This is a story of family, forgiveness, learning to trust again, and how life has the ability to knock you to your knees This book had great promise but unfortunately, it didn t work for me As someone [...]

    7. Maggie on said:

      Joanna and her son Ryan have lost their way and their relationship is seriously fractured His mother s stubborn pride has led her to make choices in her life that have had a devastating impact on a boy who is autistic, bullied and struggling to find his place in the world This book is the story of their journey to find each other again and it is often heartbreakingly sad but rather beautiful I was fascinated by Lex, who sweeps in like an angel and helps pave the way to a better life for these tw [...]

    8. Susan on said:

      This is Louise Walters strongest book yet I enjoyed her first two books but neither were as immersive or with as rich characterisation as this A small story, with three main characters, this nevertheless covers universal themes of family, grief, change, love, life and everything in between It is mainly told from the point of view of teenage Ryan, excluded from school for violence and kicking his heels at hime with his single mum Joanna In desperation she calls Lex, Ryan s father, to help and soo [...]

    9. Lucille on said:

      I ve enjoyed both of Louise Walters previous books and The Road to California is equally enjoyable The story follows single parent Joanna and her relationship with her autistic teenage son Ryan When Ryan is excluded from school Joanna home tutors him while selling her handmade quilts to make ends meet But loner Ryan is out of control and in desperation Joanna contacts his American father, Lex, to help her.This is a moving story with great characterisation and fans of Louise s work will not be di [...]

    10. Beverley on said:

      Once again a magnificent offering from Ms Walters Such believable characters, especially the troubled Ryan A well written storyline with lots of credible emotion.

    11. Tolk on said:

      Books are all about expectations Unfortunately, my expectations turned out to be wrong in this case, which meant that I did not enjoy the book as much as I would have, had I not assumed wrong I read this book as a romance novel It isn t one Even if it was, I could not really connect to all the characters that much and would not have liked their romantic relationship Had read it as General Fiction, I would have enjoyed it so much especially the second part of the book The journey in the second p [...]

    12. Kathy on said:

      I would like to thank NetGalley and the publisher for a Kindle galley copy of The Road to California I hadn t heard of author Louise Walters or read anything by her, so I didn t know what to expect The title lead me to believe that the story would be about a literal way a person got to California, through a journey, an excursion, etc and in a way, that ended up being true The name The Road to California is the main character s business name Joanne is a single mother to young teen, Ryan, who has [...]

    13. Megan Martindill on said:

      I initially picked this book because I thought it was going to be a romance book While there are some elements of romance, it doesn t make up the bulk of the storyline Once I got past my expectations, I was able to enjoy the book for what it really was a story about a teenager going through a very difficult time in his life I ll admit that this book has an on the surface type of feel to it, but considering the majority of it is being told from a teenager s perspective, it makes sense I can hones [...]

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