Title: Nowhere for Christmas
Author: Heather Gray
Rating: 5 stars
About the Book
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 be-ginning! 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.
Nowhere for Christmas was the first book of Heather Gray’s I have read, but I can’t check out her other books fast enough. It was just what I needed at this time. Avery was assigned to write a Christmas story about Nowhere, Oklahoma. She and her son, Eli had to make the trip with the photojournalist that had been assigned to the story, Gavin. Since they had never met, neither one had any idea what to expect. Gavin thinking Avery would be a man and Avery and Eli thinking Gavin would be an old stick in the mud, everyone was pleasantly surprised. It all started with a rental car mix up from a SUV, to being offered a sports car, to ending up with a hatchback with over 100,000 miles on it. This was one of the funniest books I’ve read. I found myself laughing out loud on numerous occasions. Pretty much anything that could go wrong…did, making this the worst road trip in history. (Or was it?) I can’t recommend this book enough!
This review was submitted by: Teresa Sapp