Road to Bountiful by Donald S. Smurthwaite

May 2, 2013 · 1 comment

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A lousy grocery store box boy. How did business major Levi Crowne’s life culminate in a summer job so pathetic?

Just when it seems impossible to utter, “Will that be paper or plastic?” one more time, his wealthy Aunt Barbara offers him a golden opportunity—she will pay him to drive her elderly father, Loyal, from North Dakota to the Utah retirement home that awaits him.

Eager to make a quick buck, Levi accepts the job. How bad could it be? Escort the old man to Glad Tidings Assisted Living Facility as quickly as possible, collect his pay, and get on with life.

But nothing ever goes as planned. As the unlikely duo cross the plains navigating through everything from tornadoes to seedy motels to biker bars, Levi is surprised at the feeling of kinship he develops with his passenger.

In what becomes a life changing adventure, Levi finds himself transformed by a gentle and wise old man who inspires him to slowdown and enjoy the ride.

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Title: Road to Bountiful

Author: Donald S. Smurthwaite

Publisher: Covenant

Release Date: May 1, 2013

ISBN: 978-1608612345

Size: 192 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: General


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Shauna Wheelwright June 13, 2013 at 6:40 am

What an AMAZING road trip between a nephew and his great-uncle.

Levi’s job is that of a boxboy and a bagger at a grocery store…Not too glamorous…
So when his aunt offers him $600 to go pick up her father he jumps at the chance!
He is purely in it for the money…
That is until he meets Loyal…

Along the way lessons will be learned…
Hearts will be softened…
Life will slow down…

Loyal will teach Levi about the beauty of patterns, the strength of slowness, the wonder of pace, and the link between wisdom and time.

Levi will, in turn, take Loyal in a fast red car, take him fishing and hiking and give him the road trip of a lifetime.
And we get to go along for the ride too!

A wonderful, tender book filled with humorous moments…
wait until you meet Evelyn and Glen…
This is truly a road trip worth remembering!
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