Author: Kristin Hannah
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
For a mother, life comes down to a series of choices.
To hold on…
To let go..
Which road will you take?
For eighteen years, Jude Farraday has put her children’s needs above her own, and it shows—her twins, Mia and Zach—are bright and happy teenagers. When Lexi Baill moves into their small, close knit community, no one is more welcoming than Jude. Lexi, a former foster child with a dark past, quickly becomes Mia’s best friend. Then Zach falls in love with Lexi and the three become inseparable.
Jude does everything to keep her kids safe and on track for college. It has always been easy-- until senior year of high school. Suddenly she is at a loss. Nothing feels safe anymore; every time her kids leave the house, she worries about them.
On a hot summer’s night her worst fears come true. One decision will change the course of their lives. In the blink of an eye, the Farraday family will be torn apart and Lexi will lose everything. In the years that follow, each must face the consequences of that single night and find a way to forget…or the courage to forgive.
NIGHT ROAD is vivid, emotionally complex novel that raises profound questions about motherhood, identity, love, and forgiveness. It is a luminous, heartbreaking novel that captures both the exquisite pain of loss and the stunning power of hope. This is Kristin Hannah at her very best, telling an unforgettable story about the longing for family, the resilience of the human heart, and the courage it takes to forgive the people we love. (Goodreads)
Jude raises her twins Mia and Zach with their best interests at heart. She is a little overprotective at times but that's because she loves them and doesn't ever want anything to happen to them. Jude only wants the best for her children. When Mia, a shy friendless girl, brings home Lexi, a foster child, they instantly become friends and Jude welcomes her into their family. When Zach and Mia fall in love, the trio becomes inseparable. But one night will completely change all of their lives, forever . . .
My mom recommended this book to me and I'm SO happy she did. I am absolutely in love with this book and I will definitely be thinking about it for a very long time. It's a beautiful story. The characters and the story were very believable so it made it really easy to feel what they were feeling. It definitely takes your emotions for a ride. I was laughing one minute, frustrated the next, and crying the next. I started tearing up, realized I couldn't see the words through my tears, and told myself to toughen up so I could finish the book! *hehe* This author is amazing and has some of the most beautiful writing I have seen.
This book has reminded me to forgive, love, accept, to hold my kids a little tighter, and to appreciate and enjoy every second I get with my loved ones. I think this is a book everyone should have on their TBR list for sure, you'll love it! I need to read more by this author.
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