The Road to Me

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Published by: Story Plant
Release Date: April 1, 2022
Pages: 320
ISBN13: 978-1611883251


Trouble with the Curve meets Peace, Love and Misunderstanding.

Jacqueline Oliver is an indie perfumer, trying to bury her ravaged childhood by shoveling ground under her own feet. Then she gets a call she dreads—the hippie grandmother she bitterly resents was apprehended when police busted a charlatan shaman’s sweat lodge. Others scattered, but Nellie was slowed by her walker, and the fact that she was wearing nothing but a few Mardi-Gras beads. Jacqueline is her only kin, so like it or not, she’s responsible.

Despite being late developing next year’s scent, she drops everything to travel to Arizona and pick up her free-range grandma. But the Universe conspires to set them on a Route 66 road trip together. What Jacqueline discovers out there could not only heal the scars of her childhood but open her to a brighter future.



"THE ROAD TO ME is an unforgettable story of self-discovery and survival, reconciliation and redemption.

After an uptight perfumer retrieves her hippie grandma from the desert (post-nursing-home breakout), the two embark on a hilarious road trip along Route 66. Through detours that involve a runaway goat and a nudist colony, they take side trips down dark secrets and heartbreaking truths. Truths with the power to reunite them on a journey of healing that provides answers to the question: What are you here to learn?  

Barbara Claypole White, bestselling author of THE PERFECT SON and THE PROMISE BETWEEN US


"In The Road to Me, Laura Drake takes on the complexities of one family's struggle to get over a lifetime of mistakes and misunderstandings, expertly blending the heartbreak of a grandmother's past and a granddaughter's reluctance to trust her. The Road to Me offers a fresh and entrancing take on reconciliation and forgiveness, a truly captivating story filled with wit, wisdom and a whole lot of heart." 

Donna Everhart, author of THE EDUCATION OF DIXIE DUPREE