Riley Kane will steal your heart. A more enduring man with a mohawk I’ve not met on the pages of a book.
Joanne Bischof ventures from her signature historical style to write this contemporary story of a father-son reunion wrapped up in a road trip. Sometimes genre-hopping fails to catch my interest. Not so with Joanne’s way with words.
The pacing in this novel was superb–I wondered how the road trip would pull a compelling build to a story that revolves around the emotional journeys of the characters. The intriguing looks into the surfing world, the disconnect between the worlds of Riley and the girl he loves, and the road trip companion make for an exciting story.
If you’re looking for a read sure to tug on heartstrings and make you smile, check out Joanne Bischof’s latest!
About the Story
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.
About the Author
Christy Award-finalist and author, Joanne Bischof has a deep passion for Appalachian culture and writing stories that shine light on God’s grace and goodness. She lives in the mountains of Southern California with her husband and their three children.
Disclosure: I had the privilege of reading this book due to the generosity of the author (love her!). But I would have read and reviewed it anyway, it’s that good. Read my full disclosure here.