When I first started reading this book, I thought it was slow. At the middle of the book, we were only in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. The first half of the book set the rest of the book up. Harriet was on a journey of her life.
Between a kind waitress, a waitress who was also a ballet dancer, a Cherokee Indian, a couple who tried to steal her credit card, a snake handling preacher, a saloon hall dancer, and many more characters, she had a memorable trip across the country. She rode the bus, the train, a motorcycle side car, and was kidnapped. It seems she touched the lives of most of the people she met.
I identified with her. After all, I'm 71, and I'm not ready to be put out to pasture. She was 72, and not ready either. I hope the author, Joyce Magnin, has more books for Harriet up her sleeve. I give this one a 5 star.