The Road to Bittersweet is a story of survival and resilience like none other, all told through the eyes of 14 year old Wallis Ann Stamper. Wallis Ann's family is awakened in the middle of the night to the rushing flood waters of the Tuckasegee River and must flee the only home they have known, only to know a greater peril as they attempt to traverse the raging rivers. Wallis Ann embarks on a long and arduous journey with many curves along the way. The author does a remarkable job putting you right in the heart of the story. You can nearly feel the bone chilling cold and devastating hunger that Wallis Ann experiences. I definitely wanted to continue reading until the very end of the book to see what path Wallis Ann's life would take. There were several unexpected turns in the plot that enriched the story even more.
I received this book courtesy of Kensington through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.