Road to Bountiful

by Donald S. Smurthwaite

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A lousy grocery store box boy. How did business major Levi Crowne’s life culminate in a summer job so pathetic? Just when it seems impossible to utter “will that be paper or plastic?” one more time, his wealthy Aunt Barbara offers him a golden opportunity: she will pay him to drive her elderly father, Loyal, from North Dakota to the Utah retirement home that awaits him. Eager to make a quick buck, Levi accepts the job. How bad could it be? Escort the old man to Glad Tidings Assisted Living Facility as quickly as possible, collect his pay, and get on with life. But nothing ever goes as planned. As the unlikely duo cross the plains—navigating through everything from tornadoes to seedy motels to biker bars—he’s surprised at the feeling of kinship he develops with his passenger. In what becomes a life- changing adventure, Levi finds himself transformed by a gentle and wise old man who inspires him to slow down and enjoy the ride.

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About the Author

Donald S. Smurthwaite

Donald Smurthwaite was born in Portland, Oregon. He now resides in Idaho. He’s written nine novels, including “Fine Old High Priests,” “The Boxmaker’s Son,” and “Road to Bountiful.” He and his wife Shannon are the parents of four children and grandparents to four grandchildren. His latest book, “Sweet Mercy,” is based on true events that occurred during the Great Depression.

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(based upon 5 reviews)

By , Submitted on 2019-06-25

This book did not come into my life by coincidence, he came into my life at a time I was lost and had just lost two loved ones. It sent a message that I already knew in my heart it is OK to be content. Best book I’ve ever read

By , Submitted on 2019-05-30

Wonderful story of an old man and a you man coming of age and shafting a life course. An outstanding narrator. Well written.

Road to bountiful.
By , Submitted on 2018-08-28

Two repetitions for me

Ready Or Not ... Here Comes Levi and Loyal
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

and your summer will not be the same once you read the story of these two engaging relatives who you would never expect would have the adventures of a lifetime together; and indeed their lives would change forever as a result. Enjoy the tender, expressive storytelling techniques Don Smurthwaite uses as in his other books ... have fun, laugh, tear up once or twice and get some great ideas for your next adventurous vacation!

By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

What an AMAZING road trip between a nephew and his great-uncle.

Levi's job is that of a boxboy and a bagger at a grocery store...Not too glamorous...
So when his aunt offers him $600 to go pick up her father he jumps at the chance!
He is purely in it for the money...
That is until he meets Loyal...

Along the way lessons will be learned...
Hearts will be softened...
Life will slow down...

Loyal will teach Levi about the beauty of patterns, the strength of slowness, the wonder of pace, and the link between wisdom and time.

Levi will, in turn, take Loyal in a fast red car, take him fishing and hiking and give him the road trip of a lifetime.
And we get to go along for the ride too!

A wonderful, tender book filled with humorous moments...
wait until you meet Evelyn and Glen...
This is truly a road trip worth remembering!

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