Book starts in Kansas in 1933 with a father taking his daughter whom he barely knows to Hollywood California. Margie hopes to become a Movie Star. The people they meet on Route 66, their lives they are leaving and the future they hope to have. Great Book. Dorothy Garlock is a great writer who really draws you into the lives of her characters.
Margie Kinnard has wanted to go to Hollywood for years. Her embittered Father doesn't love her, but agrees to take her with him to California. They travel with other families, and meet danger on the road.
"In Depression-era America, U.S. Route 66 beckoned to those who yearned for a better life. Now bestselling author Dorothy Garlock celebrates this fabled road in a thrilling new novel about the dreamers who rode westward on . . . Hope's Highway."
The "Voice of America's Heartland," national bestselling author Dorothy Garlock, delivers the second novel in her evocative, Depression-era trilogy. Ernie Harding may have stolen Margie Kinnard's savings, but he didn't shatter her dreams of going to California to become a movie star. Help arrives from an unexpected source: Margie's long lost father. Newly widowed, he's westward bound himself and offers Margie a ride. Soon after the two set off, they form a caravan with fellow travelers heading for the Golden State. Then the unthinkable happens. Ernie Harding reappears, and days later, Margie's father dies. Did he pass away peacefully in his sleep, or is Ernie guilty of more than petty theft? And will Margie's dreams of Hollywood get sidetracked by Brady Hoyt, the handsome rancher who's taken on the role of her protector?