Walking on Water by Richard Paul Evans
(Simon & Schuster, 2014, 305 pages)
In this fifth New York Times bestseller in The Walk series, Richard Paul Evans’s hero Alan Christoffersen must say some painful goodbyes and learn some important lessons as he comes to the end of his cross-country walk to Key West. After the death of his beloved wife, after the loss of his advertising business to his once-trusted partner, after bankruptcy forced him from his home, Alan Christoffersen’s daring cross-country journey—a walk across America, from Seattle to Key West, with only the pack on his back—has taught him lessons about love, forgiveness and, most of all, hope. Now Alan must again return west to face yet another crisis, one that threatens to upend his world just as he had begun to heal from so much loss, leaving him unsure of whether he can reach the end his journey. It will take the love of a new friend, and the wisdom of an old friend, to help him to finally leave the past behind and find the strength and hope to live again.
Richard Paul Evans amazes me to no end! The last book of his Walk series was just incredible. It just drew me in from the first page. From reading the last four I knew the last one was going to be just as good and it was. He writes with such conviction and makes you look inside your soul. He reminds us that we are all on a walk, a life journey. I was eagerly anticipating this final installment. I will miss Alan and all that he has taught me about hope, grace and forgiveness throughout his journey.
A heartwarming and inspiring journey mixed with humor, full of life lessons about love, loss, and forgiveness and, most of all, hope. Thank you, Alan, for letting me hitch a ride and share your experiences. This series as a whole is awesome and each book has gems of wisdom and insight. I highly recommend them to everyone to read. This was a good ending to the series. I enjoyed the way it all came together. I can’t wait to see what Richard Paul Evans has in store for us next!!