Cryptic messages, newly-revealed family history, World War II letters, hidden clues leading to magnificent national parks - Dan Lorenz's posthumous wishes were anything but clear. When Stuart Lorenz attempts to follow his father's instructions, he is unwittingly plunged into the dispute his family faced decades before. Will the distraction prevent Stuart from completing his mission?
Stuart Lorenz was no stranger to the unique way his father Dan did things. This time, however, he had no recourse. Dan has just died, and he has left a large sum of money to Stuart's children for the sole purpose of fulfilling Dan's dying wishes. But those wishes are anything but clear. To solve the mystery, Stuart must travel, first with his young family and later with his three siblings, to national parks and other points of interest to find further instructions Dan has left along the way.
Uncovering these messages while exploring lands of awe-inspiring beauty, Stuart learns never-before revealed details about Dan and his brother, and their World War II experiences. Stuart's journey also leads to a run-in with Dan's former business partner - and former friend - forcing Stuart to confront the demons his whole family faced decades before. Highlighting the distinctive allure of our national parks, A Brother's Journey is the compelling story of two brothers' courage, and the survivor's loyalty, perseverance and legacy.
|Publisher:||Advanced Publishing LLC|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.73(d)|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
For anyone who enjoys the national parks (and if you don’t, whyever not?), this book is a delightful read. But it is more than a travelogue; it is a fascinating family drama. A grandfather dies and bequeaths to his son and grandchildren a mystery—one they have to solve by going on a journey. The mystery is packaged as a treasure hunt, and I took great pleasure in going along for the ride! I enjoyed the family’s cooperation, their nerdly approach to learning about the parks they visited, and the logical process of solving the puzzles, which was always believable. An entertaining and moving story for all ages!