The Only Way Home by Jeanette Minniti with a giveaway

This story will make you cry and laugh. This was so sad for me to read about. I did not know that so many teenagers rode the rails during the depression. This book tells about Robert and his journey to try to find a job to help his mom. I enjoyed learning about what some of the people that rode the rails did to find jobs. Most of what happens is very sad. I received a copy of this book from the ireadbooktour for a fair and honest opinion that I gave of my own free will.

I give this book a five out of five stars.


Desperate times. Danger on the rails. A journey to save a family.

It is 1933 inside a sweltering courtroom in Macon, Georgia. Fifteen-year-old Robert sits on a bench awaiting sentencing after being picked up for vagrancy and spending a night in jail. He left his home in Illinois with a neighborhood friend to ride the rails and find work to help their families. The friend turned back, too afraid to face the perils ahead. But going back empty-handed isn’t an option for Robert.

THE ONLY WAY HOME is the story of one boy’s determination to survive loss and hardship to help his family — and how fate and a violin touch the course of his life.

Fans of Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens and Sold On a Monday by Kristina Morris will love this story set during the Great Depression of a fatherless boy fighting to keep his family together.​.​
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​​Meet the Author:

​As a member of the American Association of University Women, she coordinates the Foreign Policy Association’s Great Decisions discussion group and participates in several AAUW interest groups. 

Jeanette and her husband enjoy all that Colorado renders in outdoor activities including hiking and biking.
connect with the author:  website  ~  facebook   ~  goodreads​​

Tour Schedule:

July 6 – Cover Lover Book Review – book review / giveaway
July 7 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
July 8 –Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / guest post / giveaway
July 12 – Welcome To MLM Opinions Reviews – book review
July 13 – StoreyBook Reviews – book review / giveaway
July 14 – @twilight_reader – book review / guest post
July 15 – Splashes of Joy – book review / author interview / giveaway
July 16 – Books for Books – book review
July 16 – I Read What You Write – book review / author interview / giveaway
July 19 – Bigreadersite – book review / giveaway
TBD – Heck of a Bunch – book review / guest post / giveaway

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