My review today is a old one my number one favorite. Although Written during the “Cold War”, it message is still good today.

“ROAD TO NOWHERE The road climbed westward, twisting through the green hills and high pastures. Ahead lay a towering wall of mountains buttressed by rock, covered by dark green fir-trees.”

Published 1976 by Fawcett Crest


Original book



This book is one I read to relax. I don’t know how many copies I have brought over years. My current copy is about gone and I brought the e-format.

It is nothing like Helen MacInnes other books. It touches on the subject of how thoughts and ideas can be effect by writing. No sex or violence.
Rest and Be Thankful is an ranch in the middle of Wyoming. Three Easterners stopped their car in the middle of the road to view the gorgeous scenery and to pick some of the pretty blue flowers. Unfortunately, the cowboys were driving a herd of horses though the road. Margaret ends up buying the ranch and hosted a group of unpublished authors for a month. The story is East meets West and how effects different individuals. There are a couple romances. I guard my copy as I had brought several and is hard to locate, today.

About bettylouise31 Member of NetGalley and Edelweiss Senior Citizen and been reading and sharing my thoughts on books most of my life. I read for my pleasure. I have been married for over 65 years. We had a Bengal Cat, Kato who has crossed over the Rainbow Bridge. Interests include reading, dogs, cats, gardening, knitting, crocheting. I have a strong interest in North American native plants. A word on my reviews. I am writing very. Books review are from my public library, brought, many from Netgalley, a few from Edelweiss, occasionally from an author or from friends. The opinions are my own. I represent no publisher, author or any other source​. My reviews can be found on. Tumblr, Goodreads, Google+, and Twitter. I have no Facebook account. Thanks for reading my blog.
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  1. Happy Friday!

    This week my FLF comes from Still Me by JoJo Moyes.

    It was the moustache that reminded me I was no longer in England: a solid, grey millipede firmly obscuring the man’s upper lip; a Village People moustache, a cowboy moustache, the miniature head of a broom that meant business.

    Have a great weekend and stay warm!

  2. nashpredsfan27 says:

    Good morning and happy Friday! Isn’t it great to revisit old favorites? Hard to do sometimes with all the great books coming out every month.

    Here’s are the first couple lines of a Love Inspired Suspense I finished recently but haven’t featured: Her head throbbed and grogginess gripped her. She rocked as if on giant waves. (from Thread of Revenge by Elizabeth Goddard.

  3. Happy Friday! I love revisiting my favorite books from time to time. On my blog, I’m featuring Serendipity by one of my favorite authors, Cathy Marie Hake. Here, I’d like to share a line from the 30th chapter of The Captivating lady by Carolyn Miller, which is the book I’m currently reading. “The hope filling his heart leaked out the next day when he saw the way Charlotte barely looked at him.” May you enjoy a blessed, joyful, and restful weekend.

  4. Kara says:

    I admit to being young enough to prefer the second cover to the first! 🙂 I’ve never heard of this author but I’m thinking I should check her out.

    • That is why I featured her. There are many authors whose work is still good and during 50’s, – 80’s. It is almost impossible to find there works. I am pleased to see the publishers issuing ebooks of their works. Helen MacInnes wrote during the time of the “Cold War” but are good histories of the time. This one is a novel and a relaxing read.

  5. I am definitely intrigued by the idea of thoughts and ideas being affected by writing.
    I’m sharing the first line from Anne Mateer’s No Small Storm over on my blog, so I’ll share a different line here. It’s from A Bride At Last by Melissa Jagears:
    September 1885
    At the sound of running footsteps, Kate Donovan glanced up from dumping mop water in the alleyway outside the school building.
    Happy weekend!

  6. I thought Helen MacInnes sounded familiar, so I just looked her up on GoodReads and found that many of her books have familiar titles as well! Now I’m wondering if I read her back in the 80’s 🙂

    I’m sharing the first line from Karen Witemeyer’s novella The Love Knot from the Hearts Entwined collection on my blog, so here is the first line from her novella Worth the Wait:

    “Are you sure it’s safe?” Victoria Adams stared down at her exposed right leg as her friend Grace Mallory fit the Remington Model 95 over-under double-barreled derringer into the small holster affixed to her garter.

    • You probably read her back than as she was in of the best known authors. Others who wrote in the same time are Mary Stewart, Victoria Holt, Phyllis Whitney, Barbara Michaels aka Elizabeth Peters, Rex Stout, Del Shannon. I feel I have forgotten others.

  7. j9reads says:

    There is nothing like revisiting a favorite book!

  8. bellesmoma16 says:

    Over on my blog, I’m sharing the first lines from the three novellas in A Night in Grosvenor Square. It’s a new Timeless Regency Collection. I’m 1/2 way done, and I’m loving it so much. Currently, I’m starting chapter 5 in the second story, so I’ll share that first line here:

    “In spite of Anne’s attempts to distract herself from thoughts of Davis Whitledge, hours of repetitive work allowed her mind to drift.”

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