Sunday, November 16, 2014

Nowhere for Christmas by Heather Gray

  • File Size: 470 KB
  • Print Length: 202 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 150041350X
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Astraea Press Publishing, LLC (January 2, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00GA664GC

 January 2, 2014

Anything can happen on the road to Nowhere…
A journalist and single mother, Avery is used to being in control though she tries to remind her-self to let God take lead in her life. Eli, her son, is happy as long as he has his music, plenty of food, and the occasional adult on which to practice his rapier wit. Gavin, a virtual stranger, is a photojournalist who mysteriously dropped off the scene a few years ago.

The trio ends up together for a Christmas road trip to the small town of Nowhere. An eight hour drive in a rental car turns into two days of misadventure and calamity as bad luck seems to stalk them. They get a flat tire, the bumper falls off, the car overheats – and that's only the beginning! Along the way they meet some interesting people – from a bait shop owner who moonlights as a mechanic to a chatty preacher's wife and a highway patrolman whose wife and mother can't agree on the best way to remove a skunk's stink.

Hungry, cold, and tired, the three finally reach Nowhere only to discover the town is nothing like they expected. They learn that reaching their destination doesn't necessarily mean the journey has ended. 

My take on this book:
Nowhere for Christmas by Heather Gray is a laugh out loud funny story that kept me reading long into the night!

Imagine getting an assignment that will take you on a road trip to Nowhere for Christmas, well that's actually Nowhere OK. Avery Weston had planned on taking her fifteen year old son Eli skiing for Christmas, but her boss has other ideas, he has assigned her to take an eight hour road trip to the town of Nowhere for Christmas. If that isn't enough she will be traveling with Gavin, a photojournalist whom she knows very little about. What should have been a simple trip turns into a major excursion when one thing after the other continues to happen to their rental car,which allows them to meet several quirky characters along the way. One things for certain, the trip to Nowhere will be one that the trio will never forget!

Nowhere for Christmas is such a fun story to read. Heather Gray's writing is a visual delight. I could just imagine that ratty little hatchback chugging down the highway, and when she said the car was held together with duct tape and paper clips I couldn't stop laughing. Honestly though, that's how the entire story went, there were so many humorous situations I couldn't wait to see what would happen next.It seemed like there was one calamity after the other, each one funnier than the last! I felt as if I was actually along for the ride on this wacky road trip!  Along with the humor though there are relationships. It was a joy to see the relationship between Avery and Eli, it wasn't always perfect but it was real! Eli had to be one of my favorite characters he was a fun loving, well adjusted fifteen year old boy,who was often funny without trying to be.  The relationship between Avery and Gavin was well paced, and so sweet, well most of the time it was sweet, occasionally they did clash, but those scenes provide a sense of realism. If you're looking for a good clean read that's filled with humor and great characters why not let Heather Gray take you on a road trip to Nowhere for Christmas! One of the funniest Christmas adventures I have ever had.

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