Alan Christofferson is a man with a mission. He's walking clear across the country from Seattle to Key West, Florida. What is the cause of his decision to walk across country? The death of his beloved wife, she was thrown from her horse and died from complications within a couple of months. It was devastating to Alan, but it was made even worse by his business partner in his advertising business, bankrupting his business and taking all his clients. In this book, the third installment of The Walk Series, Alan finds himself in desolate Custer, South Dakota. He's trying to enjoy the sights in the area as he walks through, Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse, when he runs into someone he never in a million years thought that he would run into: his mother-in-law. She finds him as he's leaving his motel in Custer, and he wants nothing to do with her. Pamela had left his wife McHale when she was a young girl, never to be seen again by her. Pamela is on a mission, she's been searching for Alan for weeks, but he gives her the cold shoulder and walks off, leaving her in the dust. But she refuses to give up. She keeps following Alan across South Dakota to the detriment of her own health. Until he feels he has no choice but to talk to her. When he does he realizes something about himself and about all of us, we all need Grace in our lives, the grace of a loving Heavenly Father and also the grace of those around us. I enjoyed this book. I loved all the locations that Alan visits, one of my favorites was Wall Drug, a place that I was able to visit as a child. I really like Alan, and the other characters that help him out along the way. I can't wait to read the fourth book about Alan and his walk, even more so after reading the cliff hanger ending of this book!
Labels: Richard Paul Evans, The Walk Series