Seventeen-year-old Nathan Hudson dreamed of escaping his life and family. More than anything, he wanted to be his own boss and never again have to answer to another person. When he managed to do just thatby sneaking out and hitching a ride to the next townhe vowed he'd never go home again. All alone, with no money, no possessions, and barely an elementary-level education, he set out on a lengthy journey that would take him zigzagging across the continent for more than a decade.
In his search for happiness as a runaway teen, hobo, migrant worker, and common laborer, he traveled the scenic miles, enjoying the views and excitement, yet secretly longing and searching for contentment and unconditional love. When he finally settled down and made a home for himself in Chicago, his restless spirit didn't allow him peace for very long. And before he had time to enjoy a true home, his irresponsibility, jealousy, and uncontrolled anger led him down a path from which there was no return. Nathan lost the best thing that had ever happened to him. Near destruction, he came to the end of himselfonly to find that the answer to his peace and purpose had been within his grasp all along.
Join Linda Robinson, author of When Love Abounds, as she takes you on another historical trip across America in the 1950s and 60s in Rails of Freedom, the second novel in her Love Abounds series.
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