Thursday, August 11, 2016

Donna's Detour by Jo Huddleston

When Donna Turner and two girlfriends leave Alabama in 1956 and head to California on Route 66, Donna runs out of money. Her girlfriends continue the journey to Los Angeles, leaving Donna in Needles, California where a dream-come-true adventure is about to happen.

She worshipped the ground he walked on when she was fifteen, and now he shows up at the diner where she works. Will he remember her or does he still think of her as her brother's skinny kid sister? Will Donna be confident enough in herself to accept her dream?

Jo Huddleston

An Amazon Bestselling author, Jo Huddleston writes sweet Southern historical romance. Books in her completed West Virginia Mountains Series are Wait for Me, Trust Me, and Promise Me. Her endearing Caney Creek Series is a trilogy of That Summer, Beyond the Past, and Claiming Peace.

Jo's published nonfiction books are: Amen and Good Morning, God: A Book of Morning Prayers, Amen and Good Night, God: A Book of Evening Prayers, His Awesome Majesty: Praising God's Greatness, and America: Her Hope for the Future. She coauthored two published nonfiction books with Vickie Phelps: How to Write for the Christian Marketplace and Simply Christmas: Memories, Tradsitions, & Stories of the Season.

Jo likes to laugh with people but not AT people. The beach is her favorite vacation spot. Jo doesn't like to see or hear about people or animals being abused. She's a spectator fan of several sports, her favorite being tennis. Jo doesn't like being in the dark and is fearful of snakes!

Her more than 200 articles and short stories have appeared in over fifty different Christian and general publications, including Guideposts, Decision, and The Upper Room. Jo is a contributing writer to Christian Devotions Ministries (

She writes two blogs you can find at and at She also publishes a regular e-newsletter and wrote an inspirational newspaper column for seven years.

Jo's career has spanned a variety of work. She was a high school teacher and guidance counselor, a state political campaign secretary, two-time small business owner, and a real estate agent. 

Huddleston holds a B.A. degree with honors from Lincoln Memorial University (TN), and is a member of their Literary Hall of Fame. She earned a M.Ed. degree from Mississippi State University. Jo is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW).

Visit Jo's website at Sign up for her mailing list at to receive her free quarterly e-newsletter as well as timely updates and announcements.

My Review

Another great novella by Jo Huddleston. Short story but it is great. Loved the characters. Small town but big heart. Donna and two girlfriends are out for a adventure and Donna stays in Needles California working a job to make her way to meet up with her friends later. Never dreaming she would run into someone from her pass. can she get him to see her as a  adult and not just her brothers kid sister? What is in store  for her will her drams come true? Great book!! If you haven't read any books by Jo HUddleston get this one and give her a try. You will love it. And her many other books, I have loved them. 5 Star

1 comment:

  1. Diana, thanks for lovely review of Donna's Detour. Very much appreciated!