Unforgettable Roads


Christian - Fiction
276 Pages
Reviewed on 05/07/2015
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Reviewed by Charity Tober for Readers' Favorite

Unforgettable Roads by Jessica Schaub is a touching Christian fiction read. The story follows an aging man named Jack Elliott and tells of his endearing relationship with his granddaughter Alison. Jack has Alzheimer’s and uses journaling as a means of preserving and collecting his memories, wisdom and life lessons in order to pass them down to Alison (hoping she makes better choices than he has). Jack and Alison take a road trip and reminisce on Jack’s life, but things take a bad turn when Jack is injured and his journals are stolen. What will Alison do? Will she ever find the journals again or are her grandfather’s writings gone forever? And what happens when she goes looking for her grandfather’s first love (and it’s not her grandmother!)?

I thought Unforgettable Roads was a very introspective book. The story contains a great deal of insight in regards to family, relationships, faith and just life’s overall journey. I think readers will really connect with Alison (if they are younger) and Jack (if they’ve reached the older years). In this story, we see life from different perspectives, that of the young and of the old. I think younger readers will gain insight into why the wisdom of parents and grandparents is something special and should be heeded. Schaub does an excellent job weaving an encouraging Christian perspective throughout the story that will have readers reflecting on their own life choices. I would recommend Unforgettable Roads by Jessica Schaub to fans of Christian fiction, inspirational and motivational genres.

Sandy

I loved this book so much. I have told all my friends and purchased more as presents. Unforgettable Roads is inspirational and also a wonderful book for teenagers. There's nothing better than a book that makes you feel good, makes you smile and you don't want to put it down because you are excited to know what is coming next. Wonderful book!!

Scott Gill

I was taught that the job of a writer is to suspend reality for the reader; to write in such a way that he or she falls in love with the characters, longs to meet them, maybe even have a cup of coffee and a little discussion over their adventures. Jessica Schaub has done that for me. I'm not going to spoil the story but I loved Alison and Jack Elliot, especially Jack, a man of integrity who'd lived beyond the life he'd been dealt. Written in the form of journal excerpts, there are also tons of little aphorisms, especially by Jack. I found myself underlining the wise sayings like I would if I was reading a self help book on Christian living. Wow, isn't that crazy? I'm underlining, even considering posting some saying in my classroom said by a person created from someone's imagination! See what I mean? So, yes, I highly recommend this book. Great job, Jessica, I can't wait to see what comes next from that pen.

Emma

I absolutely loved Unforgettable Roads. It is an inspiring Cristian book, right at the top of my favorites list. I re-read it every month as a way to give me courage and faith in my life. I'm going to recommend it to all of my friends and family.
I have also read some of Jessica's other books, such as Gateways, and The Elders Circle. These are not sequels to Unforgettable Roads, but both are in the same series. I recommend these as well.