Where The Road Bends

– Rachel Fordham  –


Published 1 June 2022


Where the Road Bends is a heartwarming story about second chances and overcoming the worst of situations life can throw at you.

Where The Road Bends didn’t unfold in the way I expected and the story was all the richer for it. While the characters are faced with horrible circumstances and trials, it makes them finding the good in life all the sweeter.

When Norah finds a man injured in her land, she takes him in to help heal him, even if she knows her fiancé, a man she has agreed to marry to keep her family’s land, might question her. Quincey is rescued by Norah and vows to do everything he can to change his ways. He can’t stand in the way of her upcoming marriage, he has nothing to offer her and no way to save her land, but he can become a man worthy of being saved by her. The book picks up two years later and we learn that Quincey, once again unexpectedly blessed and saved by Norah, has made something of himself and seeks to help as many others as he can. He has always wanted to thank Norah for her help. When a letter to her returns unopened, he sets out to see her, but is devastated that the secure future he imagined for her is not the case. Quincey will stop at nothing to rescue her and make right his mistakes from the past.

Norah and Quincey’s journey is not always a happy one. When they first meet, they have both suffered great loss and have both made hard decisions to stay alive. When they are reunited two years later, things are even worse. Yet, despite everything they’ve lost or how hurt they’ve been, they find great joy in simple conversations, sunshine and each other’s company. It’s this joy that the author brings into focus.

Where The Road Bends is a historical novel that proves that happiness can be found even after great pain.

The publishers provided an advanced readers copy of this book for reviewing purposes. All opinions are my own.

More information

Category: Adult fiction.

Genre: Christian historical

Themes: Romance, business.

Advisory: Violence, violence against children and women, references to prostitution

Published: 1 June 2022 by Revell

Format: Paperback, ebook.

ISBN: 9780800739744

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