Saturday, April 23, 2011

Guest Book Review: "Miles to Go" by Richard Paul Evans

Summary from Alan Christoffersen, a once-successful advertising executive, wakes one morning to find himself injured, alone, and confined to a hospital bed in Spokane, Washington. Sixteen days earlier, reeling from the sudden loss of his wife, his home, and his business, Alan left everything he knew behind and set off on an extraordinary cross-country journey. Carrying only a backpack, he planned to walk to Key West, the farthest destination on his map. But a vicious roadside stabbing has interrupted Alan’s trek and robbed him of his one source of solace: the ability to walk.Homeless and facing months of difficult recovery, Alan has nowhere to turn—until a mysterious woman enters his life and invites him into her home. Generous and kind, Angel seems almost too good to be true, but all is not as it appears. Alan soon realizes that before he can return to his own journey, he must first help Angel with hers. From one of America’s most beloved and bestselling storytellers comes an astonishing tale of life and death, love and second chances, and why sometimes the best way to heal your own suffering is by helping to heal someone else’s.

Note from Deborah: My mom is a HUGE fan of Richard Paul Evan's books and she's read every single one of them. When I was received this book to review, she jumped at the chance to read and review it herself. Here is my mom's review of Miles to Go:

This book was definitely one of Richard Paul Evan's most inspiring novels. Alan Christoffersen showed us that when going through sufferings, we need to be aware of others who are also going through their own sufferings. By focusing on others' needs, we not only helped them feel loved and form bonds and relationships but also surprisingly we find our own healing and purpose in life. I highly recommend this book to both long time fans and new readers of Evans. Even though this is supposedly Alan's second journal, it is a book complete by itself.

Miles to Go by Richard Paul Evans is published by Simon & Schuster (2011)

This review copy was provided by the publisher


  1. I'm glad your mom enjoyed this so much!

  2. Anonymous10:17 PM

    I enjoyed the book right up until the last paragraph which has been very frustrating. Who is the older woman waiting for him in the hotel lobby?

  3. Anonymous6:06 PM

    His mother,??? I don't know - also cannot imagine who it was


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