Jodi Lea Stewart

Loving and Writing About the Southwest and the South

The Accidental Road

The Accidental Road

Coming September, 2019

1956…

Sixteen-year-old Katherine has two wishes in this world—to have enough money so she and her mother, Ellie, can escape her sadistic stepfather, Roy Cranston, and to eventually have a real home of her own. Katherine hides herself in novels and movies, and tries to be as inconspicuous as possible. But how can she fade into the background when she has a beautiful social butterfly of a mother who just happens to resemble Marilyn Monroe? It’s embarrassing, and the unwanted attention her mother garners could be the downfall of their plan to take Route 66 to the freedom of a new life—without Roy.

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Once they put their plan into action and hit the road, they head to Las Vegas where a new life awaits. But real trouble begins when they become stranded in the small town of Holbrook, Arizona, and wind up rubbing shoulders with the mafia families that are moving their criminal operations closer to Las Vegas. It’s up to Katherine to keep them alive as they become targets of a mafia boss, as well as being followed by jealous Roy Cranston, who intends to have them back at all costs.

Could THE ACCIDENTAL ROAD bring them the life they’ve both longed for, or will it become a disaster they can’t escape from?

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Genre: Historical Fiction
ASIN: B07XQKP89C
ISBN: 9781692492861
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Jodi Lea Stewart

Jodi Lea Stewart grew up smelling cedar berries and cow manure on a large cattle ranch wedged between the Navajo Nation and the White Mountain Apache Tribe. Her friends were Native American and Hispanic, with a few Anglos thrown in for good measure. Her pastimes were singing to chickens, climbing giant petroglyph-etched boulders, hanging on for dear life in the back end of rattly old pickups driven over terracotta roads so washed out they qualified as mini-Grand Canyons, and riding one of the orneriest horses God ever put on this planet. Many monsoon seasons later, Jodi writes adventure-mystery novels set in the Southwest and the South.

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