The Road Home [NOOK Book]

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For Las Vegas widow Naomi, memories of a Pennsylvania Dutch childhood are an ache from the distant past, a painful memory of abandoned roots and lost connections. She has long since reconciled herself to the shattered dreams that had enticed her from her heritage and now simply lives in a tiny apartment, thick with loneliness and regret. Her sole consolation is her daughter-in-law Ruth.

But when hard living claims both of her boys, the two ...
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The Road Home

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Overview

For Las Vegas widow Naomi, memories of a Pennsylvania Dutch childhood are an ache from the distant past, a painful memory of abandoned roots and lost connections. She has long since reconciled herself to the shattered dreams that had enticed her from her heritage and now simply lives in a tiny apartment, thick with loneliness and regret. Her sole consolation is her daughter-in-law Ruth.

But when hard living claims both of her boys, the two women turn Naomi's creaky Impala eastward in a desperate, last-chance bid for hope and meaning. Thus begins a cross-country odyssey that brings her home to her old farm in Lancaster County--and to the values and rhythms of a life once spurned. Although the East is foreign territory, Ruth also finds a home here among the slow and authentic cadences of Pennsylvania farm country. And she finds love...
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Editorial Reviews

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The Road Home is vividly written and full of powerful emotions. As you read it, the story of Ruth will span the centuries and touch your heart. The best Christian Fiction I have read in a long time!
—Diane A Brown
ChristianFictionReview.com
...the best book they've done yet, far better than the Hadassah books. Highly Recommended.
—Tim Frankovich
Library Journal

In a modern take on the biblical story of Ruth, two women from opposite worlds travel together to Lancaster County, PA, after losing the men in their lives. Naomi grew up as a Mennonite there, and granddaughter Ruth has been serving cocktails in Las Vegas. They will both learn to reinvent themselves as their journey unfolds. Tenney lives in Louisiana; Olsen resides in Colorado.


—Tamara Butler
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441211729
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/1/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 184,455
  • File size: 617 KB

Meet the Author

Tommy Tenney, a prolific author with more than three million books sold, wrote the mega-bestseller The God Chasers. His books have been translated into more than 30 languages and have been nominated for many awards, including the Gold Medallion Award and Retailers' Book of the Year. A former pastor and highly acclaimed speaker, he shares his heart with many thousands in over 150 venues around the world each year. He and his family live in Pineville, Louisiana.

Mark Andrew Olsen is a full-time writer who collaborated on bestsellers Hadassah and The Hadassah Covenant. His novel The Assignment was a Christy Award finalist. He grew up in France, the son of missionaries, and is a Professional Writing graduate of Baylor University. He and his wife, Connie, and their three children make their home in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Tommy Tenney is the author of mega-bestsellers in the GOD CHASERS series, including God's Favorite House, The God Catchers, God's Eye View, and The Prayers of a God Chaser. A prolific author, he has more than three million books in print in three-dozen languages. He speaks in over 150 venues around the world each year, sharing his heart with many thousands. He and his family live in Pineville, Louisiana. Visit www.godchasers.net
Mark Andrew Olsen, whose novel The Assignment was a Christy Award finalist, also collaborated with Tommy Tenney on bestsellers Hadassah and The Hadassah Covenant. The son of missionaries to France, Mark is a graduate of Baylor University. He and his wife, Connie, live in Colorado Springs with their three children.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2008

    Heart Warming, Action, Romantic. . .so many all in one

    I read this book in almost a week. This was the best book I had read in a long time. I'm not a big reader, but this one, I just couldnt put it down. At the end of each chapter, I'd tell myself, 'Go on to bed', but I couldnt put it down. It kept me longing for what was abou to happen next! Its definatly a MUST READ!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2008

    Great read

    Loved this story about family friends and faith!!! Really shows we are all put here for a reason.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 19, 2007

    On the Road Home

    The Road Home is a wonderful modern adaptation of the Bible story of Naomi and Ruth. From the Old Testament book of Ruth, Tommy Tenney and Mark Andrew Olsen have given new life to this Sunday school story. I have had the pleasure of reading an advance reader¿s copy given to me by Tommy Tenney. The novel is set in present-day Las Vegas, Nevada where Naomi and her two daughters-in-law, Ruth and Orpah, are all widowed. As part of their grieving, the three pile into Naomi¿s 1976 Impala make a stop at a place called Dead Horse Point near Moab, Utah. Here, Naomi recalls precious family memories as Ruth and Orpah spread the ashes of their beloved husbands. With not much of life to return to in Las Vegas, Naomi decides to leave the shimmering Sin City and pilgrimage back to her humble hometown of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Naomi, planning to make the trip cross-country alone, drops Ruth and Orpah off at a bus station in Moab. Ruth, refusing to let her mother-in-law make the trip alone, jumps off the bus and joins Naomi for what will be a life changing journey for both. The Road Home is full of adventure, emotions and hope. If anyone is looking for a book to read this Fall season, this is the one.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2007

    This is a great Book!

    Tommy Tenney's ability to translate this wonderful story into modern day is incredible. Read it, get encouraged.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2007

    Every One Needs To Read This Book

    This book was amazing. I never read the prolouge of books and for some reason I decided to on this book, and it had me hooked from the very first sentence and never let me go. There were parts of this book that were so goo it actually irritated me that I had to take the time to read what was happening because I just wanted to know. This book has taken the spot of my favorite book of all times. It is inspirational, it helped me to deal with some of the pain from my past through the situations these caracters go through, it is an amazing book that everyone should put at the top of their reading list and doing anything they can to get this book into their hands, I would alsp recommend getting a few extra copies to hand out, cause once you start reading it you will tell your friends how good it is, and won't want them to have to wait until you are done to start reading it for themselves. Tommy Tenney is a genious when it comes to writting.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2007

    I'd read it again and I'd watch it on the big screen

    Life ain't always good...that's a given...but when life hits as hard as it did for Ruth and Naomi you begin to wonder, 'what is it that really keeps us moving on?' I would read this book again and I'd definitely pay my $9.50 to watch this book on the big screen.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 2, 2010

    It made me pick up my bible...

    This is an fictionalized, embellishment of the biblical story of Ruth and Naomi. Tommy Tenney does an excellent job of bringing this story to life and make digestible to today's readers. I love that it made me pick up my bible and see where the stories are crossed and paralleled. It made me think a lot about redemption and God's grace and his promises. It's a good read. I highly recommend it, even to non-beleivers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    interesting take on the story of Ruth

    Creative modern-day approach to the story of Ruth from the Bible. It unfolded so differently than I imagined it might, although it made sense in the end. I didn't know how the author would pull it together and modernize this story, but I found it interesting and a fun read even though I don't read much Christian fiction.

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  • Posted March 23, 2009

    Cute idea- falls a little short of expectations though

    I found the book too long and the characters and dialogue too idealized and storified... but an overall sweet quick read. It takes the bibical story of Ruth and Naomi and gives it a modern twist.

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  • Posted March 9, 2009

    more from this reviewer

    The "Retelling" of Ruth

    Its supposed to be the modern retelling of ruth's ancient story. Names and situations are not changed and so the entire book I kept yelling "If you, (Naomi), are supposed to have come from this strict church background why have you not seen the similarities in the stories" also "Aunt Ruth" is the narrator of this book and she, as now an old woman in the church, is telling her family about her history. how does she never question the exact similarities in the stories!

    This book has been praised by publishers, bible book stores, and yet I can't get into the story because I'm so mad that no one has noticed. Just because its a weird coincidence that there is a Moab, Utah and a Bethlehem, Pennsylvania although cool in theory, doesn't mean that this is the best christian fiction to walk the planet.

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  • Posted March 9, 2009

    Different

    I found the book to be fascinating, but different. I found myself questioning some of the extreme situations encountered, but overall really liked the book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2009

    Nice story.

    A really nice story. No cliffhangers, easy to put down.

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  • Posted February 24, 2009

    Classic story, but with real 20th century twists.

    I wasn't sure I'd like a retelling of the story of Ruth from the Bible, but once I started reading, there was nothing cut and dried about this version. I can almost recommend this book to every one of my reading pals. There is a little mystery, a lot of excitement, and a wonderful love story-and not just romantic love, either.

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  • Posted February 17, 2009

    FROM LAS VEGAS TO PENNSYLVANIA

    This book is another great christian read. Which follows the story of a hispanic woman named ruth and her Omish mother in law named naomi on a cross country adventure. Full of car chases, angry biker mobs and the Las vegas life. Then Eventually Ruth falls in love with naomis cousin who is considerably older and they get married. This book also has courthouse brawls and bar fights it gets better and better as you read it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2009

    Too much road trip, not enough of a good plot

    This was not a book I would read again. It spent way too much time on this road trip - to the point where I was wondering if it would ever end. I read this as part of a book club, and when talking with some of the others in the group, I found that some of them got so bored with the road trip, that they lost interest in the book completely. Some skipped ahead, others just didn't finish the book. When the characters finally get to their destination, everything felt rushed and underdeveloped. The plot just didn't flow very well, and there were some really cheesy parts of the book on a whole.

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