Beyond the Journey

by Linda Rakos


Formats

Softcover
$19.99
Hardcover
$31.99
E-Book
$3.99
Softcover
$19.99

Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/22/2016

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 322
ISBN : 9781504983105
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 322
ISBN : 9781504983082
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 322
ISBN : 9781504983099

About the Book

Every life is a journey. No one knows where the journey leads, how long the journey is, or who is woven into the pattern of a life. A life can end in an instant, yet common threads continue to weave strangers together beyond the journey. This journey begins with Austin Smith. A clash of generations drives this spirited seventeen-year-old from home and into the unknown world. In need of refuge, Austin finds himself at the home of Jake Hanson. Jake, a widower of fifteen years, had built a wall around himself when his young wife died. Trapped in sweet memories that locked him away from further pain, his life had stopped on an emotional level. He could cope, and he didn’t want changes in his life. Unexpectedly, this troubled intruder crashes through the door of Jake’s past, yanking him back to reality. The boy needed him, and Jake had to figure out how to prevent Austin from making a drastic, life-changing decision based on anger and pride. Austin was at a crisis point, and Jake had to help him work through it.


About the Author

She is a wife. She is a mother. She works full-time. One day she came across a homework assignment written by her teenage son. It was an English assignment, which was not his favorite subject. Her son created a journal format as if the entries were made by a teenage boy who ran away from home in anger. As a mother does, she wondered if there was something in her own son’s life that initiated the entries. Was he troubled? Was there underlying anger to his own parents? Those few pages had left so much unwritten, but they became the catalyst for the story to follow. She was just an average person who was inspired to write. Little did she know how exciting it would be to create characters, each one individual and different. To face the challenge of describing what she wanted someone else to see with her words. To create emotions for someone to feel. She discovered a new passion that has taken her in a new direction in her life’s journey.