Traveling Light

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Traveling Light

"Traveling Light", by Lynne Branard, is all about the journey. The blurb really appealed to me because I love road trips and this book is the ultimate road trip. Alissa is a plain Jane character who 'finds' herself while transporting the dead ashes of a man she never met. Blossom is one of my favorites in this story. She is wise beyond her years. I love that she becomes such an important part of Al's life, and that she steers her in the right direction. Including Dillion in this story seemed somewhat odd. I'm not sure how he added to the journey even after reading it. Lou and Phillip. The age old dilemma for a woman. I liked one from the description and never liked the other. Read the book and find out which one Al liked. The secondary characters, Al's dad and Dixie were interesting. I thought the direction of the newspaper men would go differently, but that's why we read, right? This is a great weekend read. I enjoy a book that ties up all of the loose ends.

Book Blurb for Traveling Light

From the New York Times bestselling author and “masterful storyteller”* behind The Art of Arranging Flowers comes a new novel about the search for what really matters in life...

Driving from North Carolina to New Mexico with her three-legged dog, a strange man’s ashes, and a waitress named Blossom riding shotgun isn’t exactly what Alissa Wells ever wanted to be doing. But it’s exactly what she needs...

It all starts when Alissa impulsively puts a bid on an abandoned storage unit, only to become the proud new owner of Roger Hart’s remains. Two weeks later, she jumps in her car and heads west, thinking that returning the ashes of a dead man might be the first step on her way to a new life.

She isn’t wrong.

Especially when Blossom, who just graduated from high school, hitches a ride with her to Texas, and Alissa has to get used to letting someone else take the wheel. Posting about their road trip on Facebook, complete with photos of Roger at every stop, Blossom opens Alissa’s eyes to the road in front of her—and to how sometimes the best things in life are the ones you never see coming…


*Darien Gee, international bestelling author

Night Owl Reviews Jan, 2017 4.00