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God Bless the Broken Road: A Novel

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A novelization of the upcoming film from the director of God’s Not Dead, God Bless the Broken Road is a heartwarming story about a grieving army widow who finds her way back to her daughter, her faith, and a new love.

Amber Hill never imagined she would find herself a war widow and single mom. She feels robbed and is angry at God, and she doesn’t know how to help her nine-y
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Kathleen
Jul 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book really surprised me on how much I love. To be honest getting in to the first few chapters nearly lost me, but when it came to heart of this story, it pulled me right in.

Amber is a woman who always believed in the power of God and the church, but when she and her daughter Bree get some devastating news, her faith gone and angry at God. She leaves the church, and is struggle in all phases of her life just to survive. Cody Jackson comes to town because he is a race car driver, who is tho
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Carol
Jul 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
GOD Bless the Broken Road is one of the tender hearted Christian fictions, Boy does it put the song to shame and that's a good thing because the song was number one multiple weeks. This book shows grief, loss, and how to get over it or will you never get over your loss/grief you go through it's but here. Amber had to go through her grief with her daughter - about her husband and her daughters Dad the feelings that you go through with them are so real - I found myself crying - but - I have suffer ...more
Cynthia Miller
Jun 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hoping there is a sequel and looking forward the movie!
Karen
Jul 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very well written! Jennifer, you nailed it! The story is believable, the characters very real and the message powerful.
Joan
Sep 15, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Amber Hill’s husband, Darren, dies in Afghanistan just days before he is to come home, leaving her to raise their daughter, Bree, alone. Involuntarily thrust into this strange new world, Amber’s never even thought about this possibility, never given it a moment’s consideration.
Devastated and angry, Amber sinks deeper and deeper into a black pit of despair as she obstinately struggles to handle everything on her own, shunning family, friends, and neighbors. Can she find her way through grief and
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Joan
Aug 07, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dornbush crafted this novelization of the movie with the same name. She participated in writing the screenplay and has done an excellent job on the novelization.

Amber is trying to maintain a life for her and her daughter, Bree. Her job as a waitress is just not enough to make ends meet. She's angry at God for letting her army husband be killed in Afghanistan. She's stuck in a world of hurt and anger.

Cody is a race car driver who has crashed one too many cars. His sponsor has sent him to work wi
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Carol
Jul 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
GOD Bless the Broken Road is one of the tender hearted Christian fictions, Boy does it put the song to shame and that's a good thing because the song was number one multiple weeks. This book shows grief, loss, and how to get over it or will you never get over your loss/grief you go through it's but here. Amber had to go through her grief with her daughter - about her husband and her daughters Dad the feelings that you go through with them are so real - I found myself crying - but - I have suffer ...more
Carol
Jul 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
GOD Bless the Broken Road is one of the tender hearted Christian fictions, Boy does it put the song to shame and that's a good thing because the song was number one multiple weeks. This book shows grief, loss, and how to get over it or will you never get over your loss/grief you go through it's but here. Amber had to go through her grief with her daughter - about her husband and her daughters Dad the feelings that you go through with them are so real - I found myself crying - but - I have suffer ...more
Sarah
Jan 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Cody is sent to hicksville USA to train for next car race and this could make or break his career he just needs to show everyone in his racing world that he has what it takes. When Joe his trainer has other was of showing Cody whats important Cody starts to questions Joe's moves and whats he going to do next. When someone catches Cody's eye he wonders what is next in his time here in Clarksville.
Amber has is all a beautiful house, a beautiful daughter and a husband who is the love of her life a
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Carol
Jul 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
GOD Bless the Broken Road is one of the tender hearted Christian fictions, Boy does it put the song to shame and that's a good thing because the song was number one multiple weeks. This book shows grief, loss, and how to get over it or will you never get over your loss/grief you go through it's but here. Amber had to go through her grief with her daughter - about her husband and her daughters Dad the feelings that you go through with them are so real - I found myself crying - but - I have suffer ...more
J.E. Grace
Oct 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
God Bless the Broken Road is one of the best novels I've read this year. The story is well written with lots of emotional scenes that kept me engaged. The main characters are well fleshed out and I found myself connecting to Amber and Bree immediately. Amber, a war widow, with a young daughter tries desperately to find some kind of normality after the loss of her husband.

Amber feels that when she needed God most, that he wasn't there for her. It seems like nothing in her life will ever be right
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Gail Graeser`
Jun 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I gave this book five stars because I think this is a must read book for all readers to read. Jennifer's story is compelling and once you start the book you will find that you can hardly put it down because of the story line, the characters, and the suspense in wanting to find out how everything ends for Amber and Bree. The story draws you in so that you feel part of the character's lives, and what happens in their lives. The story will touch your heart strings. Jennifer did an awesome job in th ...more
Rebecca
I was initially attracted to this book because of it's title ,God Bless The Broken Road. What I had hoped for was the same heart tugging emotions in the book that I get from the song, and I got that and more.
Amber was a mess after her husband was killed while in active duty, her life was literally falling apart she was loosing her house, her mother in law was trying to take her daughter the last thing she needs is a man.. or is it?
I really wasn't sure what to expect from a book titled after a
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Winnie
Jun 13, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What a poignant, heartwarming story Jennifer Dornbush has written. I was drawn immediately into this book by the realistic, engaging characters and the emotional subject. The author has done a great job of pushing through the grief, pain, and brokenness of the heroine to get to healing through God’s love and trust. A sweet message of hope and courage is woven into the story and adds dimension and depth to it. I would recommend this book to those who enjoy emotional, realistic stories.

I voluntari
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Jennifer Newell
Mar 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was heart felt. The emotions it stirred up in me was more than any book this year. You are able to see the situation from all sides. Journey in any believers life has hills and valleys. The book shows you how life circumstances can rock you to your core. What a blessing it is to know you have a Lord who loves you so much that he stays with you each step of the journey.
Stacey
Nov 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very Good. I hope I read more by this author.
Katie
Oct 01, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pretty good story line! Sad, with a happy ending....Not necessarily unpredictable....Good Christian fiction, though.
Katie
Aug 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A lovely story

This is a sweet tale about a journey through grief to hope and the power of taking helping hands when they are offered.
Mina Dornbush
Jun 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved the book. It was well written and held my interest to the last page. I hope there will be a sequel. So eager to see the movie.
Tanya
Nov 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a great book. For anyone who has suffered loss, and struggled with faith, it is an inspiration.
Marney Mcnall
Aug 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A much-needed addition to Christian fiction about how even the most faithful can suffer loss and lose their way. Their struggle to find a way back rings genuine and true. An inspiring read.
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A grieving army widow struggles to deal with her young daughter and to find hope again. Movie novelizations can be devoid of heart, but Dornbush delivers a solid story here.
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Jennifer is a writer, speaker and forensic specialist .

Her story creation is bred from a very unsheltered childhood as the daughter of a medical examiner whose office was in her home. She investigated her first fatality, an airplane crash, when she was 8 years-old and from there gathered a decade of on-sight experience in death investigation and 360 hours of forensic training through the Forensic
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