The Broken Road

The Broken Road

Book - 2017
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Baker & Taylor
A first entry in a new trilogy that explores the possibilities of second chances follows the experiences of Chicago celebrity Charles James, who struggles with nightmares about his painful childhood in spite of adult successes until a twist of fate causes him to be declared dead and reeling with wonderment about what to do next. By the best-selling author of The Christmas Box.

Baker
& Taylor

Struggling with nightmares about his childhood despite his success, Charles James explores the possibility of second chances after a twist of fate causes him to be declared dead.

Simon and Schuster
New York Times Bestseller

A broken man. A twist of fate. A second chance. From the #1 bestselling author of The Mistletoe Promise and The Walk comes the first novel in a riveting new trilogy that explores the tantalizing question: What if you could start over?

Chicago celebrity, Charles James can’t shake the nightmare that wakes him each night. He sees himself walking down a long, broken highway the sides of which are lit in flames. Where is he going? Why is he walking? What is the wailing he hears around him?

By day, he wonders why he’s so haunted and unhappy when he has all he ever wanted-fame, fans and fortune and the lavish lifestyle it affords him. Coming from a childhood of poverty and pain, this is what he’s dreamed of. But now, at the pinnacle of his career, he’s started to wonder if he’s wanted the wrong things. His wealth has come legally, but questionably, from the power of his personality, seducing people out of their hard-earned money. When he learns that one of his customers has committed suicide because of financial ruin, Charles is shaken. The cracks in his façade start to break down spurring him to question everything: his choices, his relationships, his future and the type of man he's become.

Then a twist of fate changes everything. Charles is granted something very remarkable: a second chance. The question is: What will he do with it?

The Broken Road is the first book in a much-anticipated new trilogy by beloved storyteller Richard Paul Evans. It is an engrossing, contemplative story of redemption and grace and the power of second chances. It is an epic journey you won't soon forget.

Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, c2017
Edition: 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781501111648
Branch Call Number: FIC EVA
Characteristics: 296 p. ;,21 cm.

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MARIA J MOORE
Aug 11, 2017

Good book and it will continue in book two. Book #2 coming out spring 2018

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darladoodles
Jul 19, 2017

I am a big fan of Richard Paul Evans and was thrilled to see that he has started a new series. As with other multi-book sets, this one is a powerful story. Evans excels in telling the story of the individual who has hit rock bottom and searches for redemption. These are the stories that speak to our own human spirit and we cannot deny a connection to the characters in his stories. Who of us does not have guilt about a watershed decision made at some point in our past? There but for the grace of God. . . Definitely one of the best books I have read this summer. Looking forward to the next installment!

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pktab
Jul 08, 2017

I won't say I "enjoyed" this book/story. It wasn't that kind of book. I think it's meant to be more thought-provoking than entertaining. It was what I expected from this author and I'm sure I will read his subseqent books in this series.

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loveirises
Jun 11, 2017

I agree with reads A Lot comments. I enjoyed it like I do all of his books however there seems a familiar theme going through. I'm anxious to read Book 2 & 3 when they come out. I finished the book in about six hours. They are easy to read and that's enjoyable.

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caj1222204441801
Jun 04, 2017

Author was very slow in getting to the point. Usually you are drawn from the first page, not this time. The characters were not engaging. Book was weird. Came back to it 3 times and it was not my cup of tea. Hope he gets his act together or I will not read his books

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khjhlh
May 31, 2017

have read his other books and liked them but this book was a huge disappointment and I could not even finish it.

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writermala
May 12, 2017

Call me a sentimentalist but I'm a huge Richard Paul Evans fan. Thus when I say "The Broken Road" is just above average I'm speaking comparitively. I would have to say this book is kind of like the Walk Series (starting out with mention of a walk on Route 66) but not as good.
Having said that, I must confess by the time the book ended the author had me hooked and I can't wait for the next book in the trilogy that this book is a part of. (The Forgotten Road.)

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Reads_A_Lot
May 07, 2017

Disappointed to give this just an average rating. RPE is one of my favorite authors and I look forward to his books. However, for some reason this book and his last Christmas book haven't affected me the way his previous books have. I'm trying to figure out if it's me or him that's changed. This book has a good storyline, but it didn't make me feel anything. It was like I was reading a newspaper article. Has his writing declined or have I just outgrown him? Is the formula he follows getting too stale? Not sure, but not ready to give up on him just yet. I'll read his next one hoping to get that old feeling back.

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