Life on the road kept Abby Steel busy.
“It was the magic that kept her on the road. Each new place had its own set of challenges, its own set of charms. The challenges faded, but the charms remained, decorating her memories and dangling from her heart.” (2)
Her need to venture out and see what the world had to offer was something I could relate to. Ah, the itching bites of Wanderlust.
The purpose behind Steel Journeys, a motorcycle touring company she founded, was for women like her to experience freedom. For Abby, home was the road. The last thing she expected to get at home was a visit from her ex-boyfriend, who cheated on her 15 years ago. On top of that, she gets the unexpected news that he had a daughter with her former best friend, who died recently, thus leaving him to raise a teenager all by himself. Should Abby cry him a river now?
Before embarking on her trip to South America, her world is infiltrated by drama, love, and resentment.
Abby is such a cool chick—spunky, brave, and street-smart. Her solo travels are very admirable to me, making me wish I could be more like her. Why else would Trevor want his daughter to be around Abby? She was a strong, fearless woman, one that has been through hard times but carried on. She was a kick-ass role model.
I also liked Kelsey, the smart and creative teen who becomes Abby’s protégé. Again, the idea of wanting to see it all before it’s too late is SO relatable.
Well-written and full of emotion, story is a true testament of what strong women are made of. Women leading women around the globe. How cool!
My rating: 4 stars