Hit the Road Jack by Ross MacDonald {Review}

In this delightful picture book, loosely inspired by Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, a scat-singing, bebopping jackrabbit travels across the United States and marvels at all the wonders that the country reveals-from hopping on the subway in New York City to playing a jukebox in Chicago, and from gazing at Mount Rushmore to crossing the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. Written in the rhythm and spirit of Beat poetry, Hit the Road, Jack is an exuberant story of experiencing all the country has to offer with wide-eyed awe.

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A Heart Torn Between North and South

Camellia by Diane Ashley & Aaron McCarver / Song of the River Series Book Two December 2012 / $12.99 / 320 Pages / Paperback ISBN: 978-1-61626-543-4 This December Camellia Anderson’s riverboat life is shattered by the siege of Vicksburg and a secret love for a Union soldier in Camellia book two in the Song of the River series by Diane Ashley and Aaron McCarver. In 1859 Natchez, Mississippi, Lily Anderson is determined to thwart a marriage of convenience. She embarks on a riverboat venture to keep her and her two sisters afloat financially. But gambler Blake Matthews has won part ownership of Lily’s riverboat. How will their business profit if he and the feisty Mississippi miss disagree about almost everything? The affluent Jean Luc Champney will do anything to get back what he lost in a card game, including wooing and endangering the pretty new owner. Will the siren song. . .

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