The Road to Bittersweet

The Road to Bittersweet

PUBLISHERS LUNCH BUZZ BOOK, Winter 2017/2018 SIBA Trio 2018 Selection SIBA OKRA PICK Winter 2018 First Pick for SOUTHERN LADY Book Club Set in the Carolinas in the 1940s, The Road to Bittersweet is a beautifully written, evocative account of a young woman reckoning not just with the unforgiving landscape, but with the rocky emotional terrain that leads from innocence to wisdom PUBLISHERS LUNCH BUZZ BOOK, Winter 2017/2018 SIBA Trio 2018 Selection SIBA OKRA PICK Winter 2018 First Pick ...

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Title:The Road to Bittersweet
Author:Donna Everhart
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:1496709497
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:352 pages pages

The Road to Bittersweet Reviews

  • Cheri
    May 17, 2017
    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! A picture of a casually sweet, demurely seated young girl in a crisp, white sundress adorns the cover, her legs crossed at her ankles, her feet bare and almost tucked into the grass beneath, delicately holding something between her hands which seems to be almost...
  • Sue
    Jul 04, 2017
    "...it was like all we'd been doing was traveling down a road towards this bittersweet ending. Nothing could change what we'd been through." These are thoughts from Wallis Ann Stamper, the 14 year old main character in The Road to Bittersweet. And what a road she and her family had bee...
  • Candace
    Dec 24, 2017
    4.5 I loved this novel because it broke my latest Restless Reader Syndrome (picking books up, putting them down after a few chapters, getting piles of stuff from the library and returning them all the next day, uninterested . . . you probably know the jive.) But I was captivated by ...
  • Blodeuedd Finland
    Dec 26, 2017
    Wallis Ann is 14. She works hard helping her parents. Taking care of her baby brother. And taking care of her older sister Laci, who can not talk and they do not even know how much she understands. But she is a wonder with music. All is well until the storm and everything changes. L...
  • Kathryn
    Jun 23, 2018
    This story started out rather bland for me. As the momentum picked up and the plot thickened I really enjoyed it. The end was a bit unexpected which I truly love in a book. ...
  • Edee
    Jun 21, 2017
    I first fell in love with Donna Everhart's writing when I read The Education of Dixie Dupree. She develops such beautifully written characters that you become so invested in their lives and journeys. The Road to Bittersweet is a story of survival and resilience like none other, all...
  • Betty
    Jun 29, 2017
    After reading The Education of Dixie Dupree, I knew I'd be reading Donna Everhart's next novel, but I didn't expect to have the pleasure of reading her second book this year. (I'm an Outlander fan, so I'm accustomed to waiting four years-ish for a new novel from an author I love.) Need...
  • Regina Spiker
    Mar 06, 2018
    ?Windows give you a view. Otherwise you can't see nothing, no matter how hard you try. It ain't much different in how we look at our world from inside ourselves." ...
  • Angela M
    Nov 10, 2017
    You could call this a coming of age novel and I would agree, but it's not a typical coming of age story. You could say that the ending is a little too pat, maybe even a little too predictable and I could agree with that . For me though, the important thing about this story is that I ...
  • Amy (TheSouthernGirlReads)
    Nov 01, 2017
    Thank you to Kensington Publishing for providing me with an ARC. The opinions provided are solely mine. The Road to Bittersweet begins with Stamper family in Stampers Creek, North Carolina, fleeing their home due to a hurricane and flood waters destroying everything they have. ...
  • Annie ~ The Misstery
    May 16, 2017
    What a beautiful book. RTC ...
  • RoseMary Achey
    Jan 01, 2018
    Actual Image of the Destruction After the Flood of 1940 In Jackson County North Carolina Donna Everharts new novel set in the mountains of Western North Carolina was pulled directly from the history pages. The Great Flood of 1940 roared through Jackson County and in The Road To ...
  • Bren McClain
    Jan 03, 2018
    I heard the late writer William Price Fox tell us baby writers one time, "To tell a great story, you've got to get a voice going." He'd sit with his eyes closed and have us read aloud our stories to him. When someone had a "voice going," a smile would explode across his face. I'm telli...
  • Judy
    Nov 28, 2017
    A riveting piece of southern historical fiction! I love stories of Appalachia and the south in general. This is a story of hardship and survival through the eyes of Wallis Stamper. This is somewhat of a coming of age story as well. I loved the author's writing style which puts you in t...
  • Jane Gardner
    Feb 13, 2018
    Not a bad book. Somewhat interesting plot. However . . . ENOUGH WITH THE SIMILES! I found them totally distracting; some paragraphs had 3! Some sentences had 2! If this hadn?t been a library book, I would have highlighted the similes in yellow, but suffice it to say that I would have...
  • Becky
    Nov 30, 2017
    Surprisingly good......interesting story line.... Hard life to live....plumb tuckered me out! ...
  • Gaele
    Dec 27, 2017
    Wallis Ann is fourteen years old as the book opens on her birthday: the middle child of a family of five living in the mountains and eking out an existence with a horse and mule, a small cabin and plenty of love. Her birthday begins like most other days - but heavy rains have everyone ...
  • Linda Zagon
    Dec 28, 2017
    IMG_1660My Review of ?The Road to Bittersweet? by Donna Everhart WOW! Kudos to Donna Earhart, Author of ?The Road to Bittersweet? for such an incredible, heartwarming and emotional journey. It was really difficult for me to put ?The Road to Bittersweet? down, because I j...
  • Susan Peterson
    Aug 05, 2017
    The Road to Bittersweet captivated me from the very first line, a beautiful story written with beautiful, authentic prose evocative of the Appalachian Mountains where the story takes place; filled with images so clear that I could hear the rush of the water, I could feel the gnawing hu...
  • Deborah Blanchard
    Aug 12, 2017
    "It takes courage to find your way" This is true throughout this book. This story takes place in the 1940's in the Appalachian Mountains. The Stampers live on the river and lead a simple life, until a hurricane destroys their home as the flood waters rise. They are forced to leave. Thi...
  • Judy Collins
    Nov 15, 2017
    Donna Everhart takes readers to Stampers Creek, 1940 North Carolina along the Tuckasegee River with the Stampers family. THE ROAD TO BITTERSWEET ?a gritty Southern tale of despair, family, and hope. A perfect and fitting title for this coming-of-age journey through life's ups and dow...
  • Christine Moore
    Nov 21, 2017
    The Road to Bittersweet is about Wallis Ann Stamper and her family living in the mountains of North Carolina. A flood rolls through the town and they escape their home with the clothes on their backs. It is a beautifully written book about family, love, and hope. The descriptions in th...
  • Heather Mulvihill
    Dec 17, 2017
    I received this book in response for a good review. This book has had me on my toes since I started it. Wallis Ann has become my favorite character so far. This book has definitely changed my way of thinking about some things ...
  • Julia
    May 16, 2018
    Another fantastic book by my sweet friend, Donna Everhart. Donna writes southern stories in a way that sets your bare feet in the soil, puts the biscuits - butter still dripping and warm - in your hand, and makes you long for Momma's cooking even as your heart breaks with loss and you ...
  • Eldonna Edwards
    Aug 04, 2017
    As a huge fan of Donna Everhart's debut, THE EDUCATION OF DIXIE DUPREE, I was thrilled to receive an ARC of THE ROAD TO BITTERSWEET. I'm a sucker for coming-of-age stories set in the south. Needless to say, I adored this one as well. The immersion into time and place, the hardship, the...
  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader & Traveling Sister
    Jul 05, 2017
    4 southern fiction stars to The Road to Bittersweet I enjoyed my time spent with Wallis Ann Stamper and her family. Set in the 1940s in both North and South Carolina, there was a flood in the Stampers? small mountain community at the start of the book that left me riveted. Wallis...
  • Deanne Patterson
    Feb 17, 2018
    A coming of age tender story of life in the Carolina's in the 1940's told through the eyes of Wallis Stamper. This southern historical fiction is an accurate description of Appalachian life and the way they spoke too. The hardships detailed here made me feel as though I was there exper...
  • EMGoldsmith
    Nov 15, 2017
    I was lucky enough to score an ARC of Donna Everhart?s The Road to Bittersweet. I absolutely loved her debut book, The Education of Dixie Dupree so I was very excited to get her latest book. The Road to Bittersweet follows the Stamper family through trials and tribulations as a fl...
  • Mains and Tales
    Jan 31, 2018
    Although I don't think it's fair to go into a full review of a book I didn't finish, it is fair for me to give a little explanation as to why. The main reason I didn't finish the book is because I'm disappointment in the author. In the first 70 pages of the book there is not one, bu...
  • BookGypsy
    May 02, 2018
    Wallis Ann just wants to be a normal fourteen-year-old. But she can't,she is the main caregiver for her mute very musically gifted older sister Laci. When Laci is around no one seems to even notice Wallis Ann. When a flood destroys their family home,they travel from place to place. Joi...