A Faithful Review of Jo Huddleston's Donna's Detour

A Faithful Review of

Donna's Detour

About Donna's Detour:

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 worshiped 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?

Renee's Review:  * * * *

What a fun book! The author takes you back in time to the '50s and Route 66 in this wonderful novella.

Not one to give up on her dreams, Donna Turner finds a job in Needles, California when she runs out of money on her way to Los Angeles. She's plugging away in the cafe one afternoon when a dreamboat from the past walks in and turns her world upside down. Her brother's best friend from high school offers her a ride out of town, and her heart goes pitter patter. Her life is never the same after that!

Good job, Ms. Huddleston! I give this book four stars.

About the Author Jo Huddleston:

An Amazon Bestselling author, Jo Huddleston writes sweet Southern historical romance. Books in her completed West Virginia Mountains Series are Wait for Me, Trust Me, and Promise Me. Her endearing Caney Creek Series is a trilogy of That Summer, Beyond the Past, and Claiming Peace.

Jo's published nonfiction books are: Amen and Good Morning, God: A Book of Morning Prayers, Amen and Good Night, God: A Book of Evening Prayers, His Awesome Majesty: Praising God's Greatness, and America: Her Hope for the Future. She coauthored two published nonfiction books with Vickie Phelps: How to Write for the Christian Marketplace and Simply Christmas: Memories, Tradsitions, & Stories of the Season.

Jo likes to laugh with people but not AT people. The beach is her favorite vacation spot. Jo doesn't like to see or hear about people or animals being abused. She's a spectator fan of several sports, her favorite being tennis. Jo doesn't like being in the dark and is fearful of snakes!

Her more than 200 articles and short stories have appeared in over fifty different Christian and general publications, including Guideposts, Decision, and The Upper Room. Jo is a contributing writer to Christian Devotions Ministries (http://www.ChristianDevotions.us).

She writes two blogs you can find at http://www.johuddleston.com and at http://lifelinesnow.blogspot.com. She also publishes a regular e-newsletter and wrote an inspirational newspaper column for seven years.

Jo's career has spanned a variety of work. She was a high school teacher and guidance counselor, a state political campaign secretary, two-time small business owner, and a real estate agent. 

Huddleston holds a B.A. degree with honors from Lincoln Memorial University (TN), and is a member of their Literary Hall of Fame. She earned a M.Ed. degree from Mississippi State University. Jo is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW).

Visit Jo's website at www.johuddleston.com. Sign up for her mailing list at http://tiny.cc/uj5b6x to receive her free quarterly e-newsletter as well as timely updates and announcements.


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