Tuesday, September 1, 2015

To Get to You by Joanne Bischof

To get to the girl he loves, 
Riley Kane must head off on a road trip with the 
father he never knew. Then pray for a miracle. 

Most teens would love to have a pro surfer for a dad. Just not Riley. Abandoned as a kid, he hates the sound of the ocean and the man who gave himself to it. 

When the eighteen-year-old learns that his best friend is stranded at a New Mexico hospital as her father fights for his life, Riley hits the highway to head east. But when his Jeep breaks down before he even leaves California, he must rely on the one man he despises to get to the girl who needs him the most. And when it comes to the surfer with the Volkswagen van and dog-eared map, a thousand miles may–or may not–be enough to heal the past. 

A story of new beginnings and second chances. 

Joanne Bischof is an author whose words create emotions.  One of the things that makes reading her books so amazing is that is it not just in the conversations that she gives you a story but in the thoughts and emotions that are going on behind the scenes.  You step into the characters minds and are a part of their story.  Maybe it was the road trip or thinking about Hawaii while I read this book, but it felt calm and steady through the book.  The tension and currents just right, like a perfect wind.  

This cleverly titled book is dual purposed in its meaning.  As you read through the story you will have to decide for yourself who it is most talking about.  There are multiple levels of relationships in this story and each one is woven seamlessly into one another.  Some books have too many characters or you don't feel attached to any of them, but not the case here.  Each character is important and you feel drawn to them and their own stories and how they all weave together.

I'll admit, I felt tears at the ending of this book.  For all the may or may nots that could happen.  There are phrases that stand out to me in this book and I know will stand out to you.  Truths that go beyond a novel and are for you and I right now.  

I highly recommend reading this book.

I received this ebook free in exchange for my honest review.

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