When the spring of 1946 comes, Katherine Callahan decides to leave her loving husband and newborn baby so that she may embark upon an unknowingly tragic journey across the famous American highway from Chicago to her sister s home in Burbank She never does arrive Fast forward into the present, Kevin Callahan, Katherine s grandson, along with his best friend Cheryl BachmanWhen the spring of 1946 comes, Katherine Callahan decides to leave her loving husband and newborn baby so that she may embark upon an unknowingly tragic journey across the famous American highway from Chicago to her sister s home in Burbank She never does arrive Fast forward into the present, Kevin Callahan, Katherine s grandson, along with his best friend Cheryl Bachman, traces his grandmother s steps along the now decommissioned road to uncover the mystery surrounding her disappearance They are armed with only a handful of postcards from Katherine and a Victorian secret code involving postage stamps surrounding a mysterious man from her past This, along with Cheryl s detective skills and an unusual, paranormal connection between Kevin and his grandmother transcending time itself, bring them closer to the truth as their lives merge in 1946.
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A review by Ingrid Dennis Higgins is the author of several time travel books including Katya and Cyrus Time Pilgrims Parallel Roads Lost on Route 66 was his first indie novelWhen the spring of 1946 comes, Katherine Callahan decides to leave her loving husband and newborn baby so that she may embark upon an unknowingly tragic journey across the famous American highway from Chicago to her sister s home in Burbank She never does arrive.Fast forward into the present, Kevin Callahan, Katherine s gran [...]
I had a blast reading this book for several reasons Firstly, I am a fan of time travel books Secondly, I ve wanted to travel Route 66 for some time Thirdly, I recently met the author on Facebook Fourthly, the author lives in my hometown and has other time travel books that are based in that town As I wrote on my blog post about this book, it is about a 30 something s search for information about the disappearance of his paternal grandmother shortly after she gave birth to his father It is also a [...]
I can t figure out the high rating on this book The writing is atrocious I got about 10% in and decided that I couldn t take it any .
My love for the concept managed to withstand the lacklustre writing honestly, it reads like a rough copy was pushed through without an editor The idea of following a mystery down the ghostly roads of old route 66 was enough to grab my interest The fact that it ended up being a narrative about time travel just added to the conceptual draw I am a bit of a time travel nut However, this certainly does not mean this is a good work of fiction It just means there was potential for this to be good in th [...]
Great bookThis book was so good, it grabbed me from the first page I was so excited it ended the way I had hoped This time travel book was wonderful
I love to read and leave an honest review after I have a few issues with some books,like too many characters to follow,or when an author starts each chapter with new or other people that have no connection with the main characters until later in the story This story has only a few characters that are all important,and even though the story takes place in 2 different time periods, it is so well written and each chapter starts with the date of that era This makes it so much easier to follow and re [...]
With moving from the present to the past flawlessly, mystery throughout, a bit of darkness and romance too, this story was the perfect mixThe author, Dennis Higgins, had me hooked in the opening paragraph of Parallel Roads Lost on Route 66 with, Grandma disappeared only weeks after giving birth to my dad She left Chicago via Route 66 on March 22nd, 1946, but never arrived at Aunt Karen s in Burbank After that, I wanted to keep reading to learn what happened and find out about Grandma Kate s dis [...]
Two things caught my attention enticing me to read this book Route 66 and time travel I ve always wanted to travel along remaining portions of Route 66 and now, through the author s in depth descriptions, I feel I ve been there and now, than ever, I would like to see the places he incorporated into the story.The time travel portion goes back to the late 1940s, men home from war and trying to integrate themselves into the lives they left The author s ability to interweave the couple s backstory [...]
PARALLEL ROADS LOST ON ROUTE 66 DENNIS HIGGINSIn 1946 Kevin Callahans grandmother disappeared along the famous rte 66 To present day Kevin and his friend Cheryl have wondered what exactly happened Together they take off to solve the mystery by retracing her steps but get caught up in a paranormal phenomenon In this fascinating tale of time travel we get to follow the steps of Kevin and Cheryl and grandma Kate and her friend on their travels It is a story of new friendship and new lovel.Mr Higgin [...]
So happy to have discovered this author Thoroughly enjoyable Mr Higgins has a wonderfully descriptive writing style His characters are very endearing and he takes the reader back with them on a beautiful journey in a simpler time in this lovely country He also shows, that though we may tend to romanticize the past, there was evil back then too, along with heroes, just as there are both today.I m eager to read of Mr Higgins books in this series.Highly recommended to all, especially lovers of his [...]
Time travel is a favorite subject of time and I really like how Dennis has woven it in to this story about a grandson that is tasked with saving his grandmother from harm and finding his true love under his nose at the same time This book takes you down the old Route 66 along with Kevin and Cheryl on an adventure to save Kevin s grandmother Kate who in their original timeline was lost I won t give away the ending but I will say this, this book needs to be made into a film, it is perfect for the [...]
I loved this book, especially since this author is new to me and I love finding new authors to enjoy This book is a fun mystery with a great, happy ending The time travelling aspect is very well done and not kitchy at all Being from Chicago and having lived in Santa Monica the beginning and ending points for Route 66, it was fun to read about places that I had been and could picture as the characters visited those places Best part is this book has sequels, which means the fun can continue
I would recommend this story to anyone When I first came across it, I was skeptical, as I ve never liked a time traveling type story But upon the beginning, I found that I was attached to each character, loved the story line and became lost in the read I could not put it down until I found out where these sweet characters ended up This is a great spring summer day read.
I enjoyed the book, despite the not overly subtle religious messaging At least it wasn t strictly Christian this time, but also involved a Jewish character I just wish these books came with warning labels to warn anyone not into Christian and it usually is Christian literature Sigh
March 28, 20163% in and I have to bail This reads like a High School student wrote it Very rough, very much in need of a good editor.
Enjoyed this book time travel with a Route 66 twist I particularly enjoyed the opportunity to visit some of the iconic places, attractions and towns of Route 66 in their 1940s heyday.