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June 12, 2020

Where the Road Bends by David Rawlings ~ a Review

by Susan Roberts

How did I get here?

This is not a normal genre for me which will probably impact my review.  I enjoyed Where the Road Bends and the setting in Australia but didn't connect well with any of the characters.  But no matter what we read or who we are, we all come to a point in our lives when we wonder how we got to where we are in life.
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Where the Road Bends
June 2020; Thomas Nelson; 978-0785230724
audio, ebook, print (304 pages); Christian adventure
Where the Road Bends
starts on college graduation day when four friends decide that they will meet in Australia in 15 years to find out about each other's lives. When they meet 15 years later, none of them are happy with their lives or what they've accomplished of those college dreams.

Lincoln is a stockbroker and has just been promoted to a top-level of management.  He has never been able to find the woman of his dreams because that woman has turned him down in college but she is one of the four friends on this trip, so maybe he can still make it happen.

Eliza has a high-level fashion job and has just been offered a job as CEO but isn't sure that she wants it.  She is no longer content with her job or her life.

Bree is the happiest of the group and loves her husband and children but can't get over a huge disappointment from her younger days.

Andy is the least content with his life.  He is hiding his life from his friends and plans to start a new life in Australia and start over.

These four friends haven't talked to each other as a group in 15 years and they end up being taken to a camp in the middle of nowhere in Australia.  They have all changed in the last 15 years and aren't happy with their lives or the lives of their friends.  What happens in the camp, gives them the possibility of changing their lives.

But they’ve already traveled far down the road of life and course-correcting to become the people they were meant to be won’t be easy.

If you enjoy religious fiction with a strong message, give this one a try.  

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About the Author

David Rawlings is a Christy Award-winning Australian author and a sports-mad father of three who loves humor and a clever turn of phrase. Over a 25-year career he has put words on the page to put food on the table, developing from sports journalism and copywriting to corporate communication. Now in fiction, he entices readers to look deeper into life with stories that combine the everyday with a sense of the speculative, addressing the fundamental questions we all face.
Website:; Facebook: David Rawlings – Author; Instagram: davidrawlingsauthor.

Susan Roberts lives in North Carolina when she isn't traveling. She and her husband enjoy traveling, gardening and spending time with their family and friends. She reads almost anything (and the piles of books in her house prove that) but her favorite genres are Southern fiction, women's fiction, and thrillers. Susan is a top 1% Goodreads Reviewer. You can connect with Susan on FacebookGoodreads, or Twitter.

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