Roastbeef’s Promise by David Jerome

Roastbeef's Promise by David Jerome: Book Cover
From the bookflap: When Jim “Roastbeef” Hume embarks on a quest to sprinkle his father’s ashes in each of the forty-eight contiguous states, he has no idea that a series of bizarre and ridiculous adventures await. But nothing will deter him from fulfilling the promise he made to his dying father – not a brief incarceration in Iowa or a punctured lung in South Dakota.

Roastbeef’s Promise is a travelogue filled with laugh-out-loud stories, death-defying moments, and extremely unusual people. It is “loosely based on the author’s experiences while visiting the forty-eight contiguous states during the mid-1990s.” When I started reading I didn’t expect the book to become the page-turner it ended up being. It was poignant at times and cringe-inducing at others. David Jerome wrote a well-paced and enjoyable novel that had me thinking it could be a good movie. If you have to skip the family car trip this summer, do yourself a favor and read Roastbeef’s Promise. It was an unusual trip but I enjoyed the ride!

Review copy from Hartsock Communications