Praise for The RoadScholarz: Lessons from the Scenic Route
"Your adventures and frank honesty will allow so many women (and men) to boldly step into new experiences and continue to find themselves in the real world of ups and downs in life!"
"Fun to read and very inspiring. Thanks for being so brave—not just for taking the trip, but in writing the book for all of us to enjoy!"
"I just finished your book and LOVED it! You did a wonderful job encapsulating wise and thought-provoking ideas in entertaining vignettes that were alternately laugh-out-loud funny and teary-eyed touching. I loved the kids' blog entries and the new and better connection with your husband. You have given your kids some powerful gifts—and not just the trip—the model of a mom living full steam ahead. You really have a lot to be proud of."
"So well done—it's the perfect balance between being a substantive book but being easy to read."
"I just finished your delightful book and had to tell you that I'm buying it for all the young moms in our family! It is wise and funny, candid and hopeful, light and yet profound. Congratulations to the author, not only for rising to the challenge of the trip, but for sharing it and what she has learned from it, with others."
"YOU are my hero! You are a woman that I will think about often....so many times today I was brought to tears thinking about your stories and I am going to bring three of your books back to inspire and to enlighten."
"It's a good bedtime read with reminders of life's lessons that are all around us if we just pause to notice."
"I started the book last night and had a hard time putting it down. Gretchen expresses her feelings so sincerely and believably...How well I can identify with her at that stage in my life. Can't wait to send a copy along to my grown daughters—they'll learn a lot."
"I have read your book, and feel as if I know your family. I enjoyed it a lot, and maybe it was partly because it brought back memories of trips with my 3 children and also some trips I took in an RV, with no children. I am sure your book will appeal to a wide age range."
"We learned so much, not only about you and your values and discoveries, but all the more about ourselves. The journey goes on!"