5th&Hope by Nathaniel Sewell tells Bobby’s story. Bobby hasn’t seen his mother in years, but when his sister calls, he learns of her death and realizes that he needs to go back; he needs to revisit his memories in his old home. His wife accompanies him on the trip and when she finds diaries written by Bobby’s grandfather, at first, he doesn’t want to read them. Curiosity prevails though and, the more he reads of his grandfather’s life the more he wants to learn. Something is hovering, a secret that perhaps should be left hidden, but Bobby needs to know the truth. And so he sets off. He follows Route 66, looking for a way to put the demons to rest. Bobby needs to go back to his roots and find out exactly who he is while discovering his grandfather’s colorful life.
5th&Hope by Nathaniel Sewell is a lovely story, one of discovery and enlightenment. Mr. Sewell is an amazing writer and has produced a story that will leave you breathless with excitement, with wonder, and with self-discovery. The book is written in the first-person and you can’t help but be drawn into Bobby’s world. The tale is expertly told and takes on a wonderful and sometimes haunting journey. The descriptions are vivid, and the characters are woven into the fabric of the story, bringing a whole new world to life. I guarantee that no reader will want to put this book down and, when it’s over, you will start to rethink your own life, your own story, and wonder about your own roots. This is perhaps a journey that all of us must make at some time in our lives, and I think that the way Mr. Sewell has told this story will help us all to do that.