The Lonely Road

The Lonely Road

by Jim Dow

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Corrupt union officials, a dangerous mob boss, two teenage siblings struggling to find their place in society, an alcoholic mother, and a scheming older sister intent on bringing her down, make up the world of Julie Ryan. The Lonely Road is a tale of greed, betrayal, and family bonds.

Life is unpredictable, just when you think you have it all worked out, you find you are not even close. That is the predicament that confronts Julie Ryan. A woman in her early thirties, she is determined to do business in a man’s world. She has successfully revived her late father’s construction company. On the home front, she has glowing dreams for the future of her two younger siblings, twins Mike and Val. But problems hover in the shadows.

The twins have ideas of their own, and Julie’s older sister, Sandra, is a constant problem, doing her best to undermine her more accomplished sister’s carefully laid plans. Their mother, Dory, is mostly concerned with obtaining and consuming her next bottle of booze. They are a family that is headed down separate, dangerous paths. Will they be able to pull together and weather the storm, or are they fated to meet their dooms alone?

The Lonely Road is a 59,000 word character-driven novel that details the trials of a modern businesswoman who starts out believing she can do it all. As the story progresses, she learns that success is not defined by a Profit and Loss Statement, but by the quality of the relationships you forge along the way.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940155207412
Publisher: Jim Dow
Publication date: 03/27/2018
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 387 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

I am retired and living in New Jersey with my wife and two children. Finally doing what I love -- writing books.

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The Lonely Road 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fast-paced and entertaining. An enjoyable read. Well worth the time and money.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read. Strong interesting characters facing real life situations. Follow a family on their journey back together. Highly recommend
capecod More than 1 year ago
Terrific book. Love the characters. Couldn't wait to see what would happen next. A real page turner.