Night Road

by Nancy



                               

Kristin Hannah is rapidly moving up the list of authors whose books I want to devour. Her latest, Night Road, is no exception.

Jude Farraday has it all – the handsome doctor husband, beautiful, smart teenage twins, the garden that’s almost perfect enough for the Garden Tour. Lexi Baill has very little – the child of a heroin addict, she is shuffled among foster homes until an aunt turns up and takes her in. When Lexi falls for Jude’s son Zach and befriends his twin sister Mia on the first day of high school, Lexi’s life is intertwined with Jude’s from that point on. A terrible accident after a high school party rips their lives to shreds, casting a dark shadow on their bright futures and breaking the once loving family into pieces. They must learn to forgive themselves and each other in order to put their lives back together.

Night Road is a moving, harrowing, tissues-required novel. The story is told in alternating chapters from Jude’s and Lexi’s points of view, and later on, Lexi’s daughter Grace. I’ve always enjoyed when multiple points of views are presented as it lets you really get inside each character’s head. Hannah does a wonderful job of exploring every emotion and feeling. It’s also apparent she understands a family dynamic; she includes inside jokes, conversations that are realistic, love that isn’t always unconditional and the guilt that goes along with it.

While I greatly enjoyed Night Road, enough to add it to our 5 Star Reads, I do want to warn some interested readers that there are some serious themes: underage drinking and driving and the death of a child. If you don’t like to read books with these themes, you may want to skip Night Road.

We have one copy of Night Road to give away. Leave a comment below and the winner will be announced on March 30. This giveaway is closed.

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Nancy fears the day she has to worry about her kids drinking and driving. She writes about her 2 boys and life in Colorado at Life With My Boys.

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1 Christie J March 16, 2011 at 12:38 am

Great author, look forward to reading the book.

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2 Mozi Esmes Mom March 16, 2011 at 12:54 am

Would love to read this.

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3 Amy March 16, 2011 at 1:41 am

LOVED this book! I cried so much!

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4 riTa March 16, 2011 at 6:37 am

Wow! Sounds like a powerful read!

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5 Ruthie B March 16, 2011 at 3:08 pm

This sounds like a good one for my book club…lots to discuss!

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6 Colleen Turner March 16, 2011 at 3:10 pm

This book definitely sounds like a good read! I don’t tend to shy away from difficult topics as sometimes this really allows an author’s skills in character development to shine.

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7 Mona Garg March 16, 2011 at 3:26 pm

I’ve always wanted to read one of her books. I love books about family relationships and drama. Jodi Picoult, a favorite author of mine, writes from the different characters’ perspectives and I really enjoy that format.

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8 Corina March 16, 2011 at 4:45 pm

wow, this sounds like a good read and a powerful one. I would love to win.

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9 Beth C March 16, 2011 at 5:04 pm

I would enjoy reading this. Thanks!
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10 debbie March 16, 2011 at 5:52 pm

I would love to read it, it sounds really good.
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11 Anita Yancey March 16, 2011 at 7:07 pm

I love her books, and I’d like to read this one too. Please enter me. Thanks!
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12 Carol M March 16, 2011 at 7:07 pm

Kristin Hannah’s books are good! I’d love to read this one! Thank you!
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13 Angie D March 16, 2011 at 8:23 pm

I lover her books! I would love to be entered! Thanks for the giveaway!
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14 Mystica March 16, 2011 at 9:04 pm

I’d like to be counted in for this one. Thanks.

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15 Amy March 16, 2011 at 9:39 pm

Would love to win this book! :)
Thanks! :)

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16 Sandra Stiles March 16, 2011 at 10:26 pm

This sounds like an excellent book. Thanks for the opportunity to win this book.

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17 Stephanie March 16, 2011 at 10:27 pm

Sounds like an emotional read! My kind of book :)

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18 Linda Kish March 16, 2011 at 11:01 pm

This sounds like a great book!

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19 jennifer o. March 17, 2011 at 1:57 am

I really enjoyed Firefly Lane and would love to read this as well.

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20 Trish March 17, 2011 at 9:26 am

Ooh, sounds good! She is one of my favorites. :)

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21 Christina March 17, 2011 at 11:41 am

Our librarian recommended Kristin Hannah based on what my sister and I like to read. We’d love to read this book!

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22 Hilary March 17, 2011 at 5:29 pm

I just read my first Kristin Hannah book and really enjoyed it, so it would be great to read another one! Thanks for the chance!

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23 Karen J Massey March 17, 2011 at 7:02 pm

Would be interested in reading this book.

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24 katklaw777 March 18, 2011 at 4:29 pm

This sounds like my kind of read…great review and giveaway, thanks.

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25 John March 18, 2011 at 5:36 pm

Would like to win this, thanks!

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26 Gretchen March 19, 2011 at 2:01 am

Sounds like a great read. Thanks for the giveaway.

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27 nan March 19, 2011 at 12:12 pm

thanks for the chance
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28 Katy March 19, 2011 at 2:10 pm

this looks like a very good book, thanks!

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29 McKim March 19, 2011 at 2:31 pm

I’ve read one book by Kristin Hannah and really enjoyed it. I’d love to read this one.
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30 nicole belletiere March 19, 2011 at 4:37 pm

I would love to win. Im always looking for new books to read

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31 Linda White March 19, 2011 at 5:20 pm

Sounds like one Id enjoy reading, thanks for the chance to win it!

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32 randi March 19, 2011 at 5:23 pm

What a great author! I’ve read all her books & can’t wait to read this one!

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33 Mary Ward March 19, 2011 at 5:52 pm

I love Kristin Hannah’s books! Can’t wait to read this one.

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34 Shannon Baas March 19, 2011 at 6:13 pm

I would like to read this.

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35 LOIS PAYTON March 19, 2011 at 7:42 pm

I would love to win this book sould great, GOD BLESS YA’LL

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36 corrie March 19, 2011 at 10:09 pm

i HAVE NEVER HEARD OF THAT AUTHOR. BUT WOULD LOVE TO READ HER BOOK.

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37 bina edwards March 20, 2011 at 12:24 am

thanks

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38 g. l. penrod March 20, 2011 at 6:58 am

yes please avid reader

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39 Diane Westerbeek March 20, 2011 at 7:39 am

Sounds like a must read!

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40 Barbara Andersen March 20, 2011 at 12:00 pm

I would the chance to read the book.

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41 Crystal F March 20, 2011 at 12:37 pm

Thank you for the giveaway!

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42 angie March 20, 2011 at 3:50 pm

This sounds like a great read.

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43 Deborah Wellenstein March 20, 2011 at 5:29 pm

I am anxious to read this book-thank you!

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44 tennille March 21, 2011 at 12:15 am

looks like a good but tough read

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45 evelyn March 21, 2011 at 11:18 am

sounds like a great read

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46 Tara March 21, 2011 at 11:14 pm

I recently read Magic Hour by Kristin Hannah and it was great! I agree that she is “moving up the list of authors whose books I want to devour”!

I’m so interested in this book for so many reasons – some silly, some not! Love Kristin Hannah, have a child named Mia, was in a terrible accident in high school,
and I love books with serious themes! I would love to win this one!

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47 melissa n March 21, 2011 at 11:25 pm

sounds like a good read, thanks for the chance!

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48 Jennifer March 30, 2011 at 7:39 am

Melissa-

You are one of our winners. Please reply to the email notification with your shipping info.

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49 Desmond March 22, 2011 at 12:41 pm

Count me in!

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50 Vilmarys March 22, 2011 at 3:15 pm

Sign me up! I keep seeing this book in other blogs and would love to read it! Thank you :)

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51 Sonya Sparks March 22, 2011 at 6:53 pm

This sounds like a great book. Thanks for the chance.

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52 Rory Kaphing March 22, 2011 at 10:24 pm

sounds like a great book

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53 John March 22, 2011 at 10:32 pm

I would like to win this book

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54 Natalia March 22, 2011 at 10:33 pm

Interesting book

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55 Genna Sarnak March 23, 2011 at 1:37 pm

NIGHT ROAD has been on my radar for some time now. I’d love to win a copy. Thanks! :)

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56 mandashyne March 23, 2011 at 2:00 pm

i would love this book! it looks quite interesting!

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57 Shaunda Eppes March 24, 2011 at 12:51 am

Sounds like a really good book

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58 Patricia Boyle March 25, 2011 at 9:55 am

What a beautiful and scary name for a book – Night Road. Please enter my name in the giveaway.

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59 Linda March 25, 2011 at 10:40 am

Just heard about the book. I would like to be included in the giveaway. These are the type of books to help people learn and pass on their learning.

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60 karenk March 26, 2011 at 9:17 am

thanks for the chance to read this novel :)

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61 apple blossom March 26, 2011 at 10:00 am

please enter me thanks
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62 Yvonne Butler March 26, 2011 at 10:53 am

I would love to read a book that is real and this one sounds very real. I would love to win it.

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63 Shonda March 26, 2011 at 12:06 pm

I would love to win this book!

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64 Nancye Davis March 26, 2011 at 2:42 pm

Kristin Hannah is an amazing writer! I would LOVE to win this book! Thanks for the chance.

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65 Vicky March 26, 2011 at 8:24 pm

I have really enjoyed her other books. Thanks for the chance to win this one!

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66 Daniel M March 26, 2011 at 9:35 pm

great need something interesting to read

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67 Some Lucky Dog March 27, 2011 at 2:12 am

I need some great new reads for summer. This would be perfect!
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68 Megan March 27, 2011 at 1:33 pm

I love Kristin Hannah and would love to win this book!
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69 AEKZ2 March 28, 2011 at 1:35 am

I’d really like to read this.

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70 shawna March 28, 2011 at 10:52 am

I’ve read one of her books before and I loved it, so I would love to read this one as well.

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71 Jenn S. March 28, 2011 at 1:01 pm

Sounds like something I would enjoy.

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72 kittycardero March 28, 2011 at 4:45 pm

Sounds like a good read. Thanks for the chance!

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73 janeh March 28, 2011 at 4:47 pm

Sounds fascinating

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74 william mckinley March 28, 2011 at 4:58 pm

i like jude already and didnt even know her tale yes kristins awesome speck135les at yahoo

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75 Ed Nemmers March 28, 2011 at 9:11 pm

I would like to read this author!

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76 Christal Couturier March 28, 2011 at 10:27 pm

Sounds great thank

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77 Breanne March 28, 2011 at 10:57 pm

Thanks for the giveaway!

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78 Chris N March 29, 2011 at 1:08 am

KH is always good. I haven’t read one of her books that I didn’t enjoy.

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79 Jennifer Jozwiak March 29, 2011 at 7:44 am

I hope I win, I love to read!!

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80 emily L March 29, 2011 at 9:44 am

This sounds great, I’d like to read it.

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81 susan smoaks March 29, 2011 at 10:04 am

we would really enjoy this

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82 Dorothy March 29, 2011 at 10:16 am

Love to Read

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83 Jessica Kaufman March 29, 2011 at 10:17 am

I would like to read this book

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84 Susan Smith March 29, 2011 at 11:01 am

Sounds great

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85 cyndi kline March 29, 2011 at 11:08 am

I want to read this book

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86 Kristi-Anna March 29, 2011 at 11:39 am

I have loved everything I read by this author! I’d love to have this book to read and pass on!

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87 Diane Baum March 29, 2011 at 11:58 am

Wow-this book has been on my to read list, thank you

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88 Pamela S March 29, 2011 at 2:02 pm

I LOVE Kristin Hannah and with two teens of my own, this would be a timely book to read. Thanks.

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89 Nancy March 29, 2011 at 11:03 pm

Pamela, congratulations, you’ve won! Please reply with your mailing address.

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90 Petra B. March 29, 2011 at 3:33 pm

Please count me in if it’s international! It sounds interesting.

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91 Heather W March 29, 2011 at 5:55 pm

I love Kristin Hannah!
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92 jane tombari March 29, 2011 at 6:11 pm

While I was eating in a resaurant, I observed a fellow diner reading Night Road by Kristin Hannah. So now I just have to read this book!

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93 Sharon A March 29, 2011 at 6:13 pm

It’s what every parent fears. It sounds like it is very well written.

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94 James Coyne March 29, 2011 at 8:31 pm

i love books

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95 Miranda Ward March 29, 2011 at 9:38 pm

Looks like a Great read!

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96 Buddy Garrett March 29, 2011 at 10:55 pm

It sounds like a very interesting book. I would love to read it. Thanks.

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97 online gokken April 10, 2011 at 8:50 am

Yeah, this book is amazing, i have read it two times!

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