Misstep Review

About the Book


Misstep (The Road's End Series Book 1) by [Harper, Deborah Dee]
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Winnie and Sadie are still fighting, and I’m still living in the strangest town on earth.

It’s December in Road’s End, Virginia, a tiny town long forgotten by anyone but its residents, where Colonel Hugh Foster and his wife, Melanie, have chosen to live—for better or worse. The jury’s still out on that one!

Road’s End is comprised entirely of senior citizens whose kids have grown and left for greener pastures. Hugh, Melanie, and Bristol (one of the few sane people in town) are faced with a crumbling church in desperate need of repair and renovation, a dwindling congregation of opinionated, ornery senior citizens, and a camel—yes, a camel. And if that’s not enough, the trio and the rest of the Road’s End residents, are soon mired in danger and intrigue when a group of gun-toting drug dealers arrive in town, bent on killing the church handyman, and conspiring to ruin the doggonedest record-breaking blizzard the town has ever seen.

Poor drug dealers.


My Perspective


With so many stories using younger characters, it was a nice change of pace to see some “older” ones on the scene. It provides for a different perspective, mostly because they’ve been around awhile and have a plethora of knowledge! They also bring a different comedic aspect that you really have to enjoy in order to like this book. It’s different then the norm. Think of it like slap-stick comedy that young people may not be used to.

The POV in this book was difficult to follow. It went back and forth between first person and third person, and I had a hard time adjusting to it. I prefer my books to follow one type of POV throughout the entire book. I persevered and kept reading, but I must admit that it did take me a long time to read this because of the POV back and forth. That being said, some people do not have a problem with this at all, so if you are that person, don’t let this stop you from reading it!

Overall it was an interesting story. Watching Hugh some in and find his place in a new town and church had me thinking of some churches I know around where I live, and wondering if the congregation would act the same way his did. This book could certainly be used to bring some eye opening experiences to a congregation! You will find some surprised along the way, and might even consider Road’s End for your retirement destination, you know if it were real and all.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. I was not required to write a favorable review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.


About the Author


Deborah Dee Harper

Deborah Dee Harper is the author of Misstep and Faux Pas, the first two books in the Road’s End series, an adult humorous/inspirational novel, published through Write Integrity Press. Misstep was a finalist in the 2009 Jerry B. Jenkins Christian Writers Guild Operation First Novel competition.

She’s also authored a kids’ adventure series, Laramie on the Lam (Laramie and the Law, Laramie and the Land of Liberty, Laramie and the Great Yorktown Battle, Laramie’s Superior Quest, Laramie and the Mighty Yukon Rescue, and Laramie Conquers the Last Frontier), originally published through Echelon Press. It is now being re-released by Write Integrity Press in the spring of 2018 in six separate volumes.

She is represented by Linda Glaz of Hartline Literary Agency and currently resides in Tennessee. She recently returned from a year living in Alaska where she stalked wildlife, hiked to glaciers, took thousands of pictures, wrote, loved the endless summer days and the equally endless dark and snowy winters, endured the occasional earthquake and erupting volcano, and marveled at the northern lights. She’s back in Tennessee now and loves the gentle hills, warmer temps, and the relaxed pace of southern life. Alaska was wonderful, but Tennessee is home.

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