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by Jo Huddleston
From the back cover:
When Donna Turner and two girlfriends leave Alabama in 1956 and head to California on Route 66, Donna runs out of money. Her girlfriends continue the journey to Los Angeles, leaving Donna in Needles, California where a dream-come-true adventure is about to happen.
She worshipped the ground he walked on when she was fifteen, and now he shows up at the diner where she works. Will he remember her or does he still think of her as her brother’s skinny kid sister? Will Donna be confident enough in herself to accept her dream?
About the author:
Jo Huddleston is an Amazon Bestselling author of books, articles, and short stories. Novels in her West Virginia Mountains series and her Caney Creek series are sweet Southern historical romances. Her novels are endorsed by Amanda Cabot, Debra Lynn Collins, Cara Lynn James, Sharlene MacLaren, and Ann Tatlock. The redeeming story of God’s pursuing love is the foundation of her novels, and in them you will find inspiration, hope, and gentle stories that are intriguing and entertaining. Jo is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and the Literary Hall of Fame at Lincoln Memorial University (TN).
Sweep back to the ’50s, complete with vinyl seats and formica table tops!
If you’d enjoy a little nostalgia, Donna’s Detour is a quick read that will likely bring back memories of a bygone era. For those who are younger, perhaps it offers a taste of the world in which your parents or grandparents were raised.
This is not an action-packed story, but rather an everyday tale of two people falling in love. A bit of a whirlwind romance, and a touch of life in a simpler time. While it was not one of my favorite stories, it may resonate more loudly with those who were teenagers at the time, who might just find themselves reliving those magical days.
(I received a complimentary copy of this novella in exchange for an honest review. The thoughts expressed here are entirely my own.)