Smorgasbord Book Reviews – #Supernatural Adventure Eternal Road: The Final Stop by John W. Howell.

I have been reading the latest book by John W. Howell this week and as with John’s other books, this one did not disappoint. Eternal Road: The Final Stop 

About the book

James Wainwright picks up a hitchhiker and discovers two things 1. The woman he picks up is his childhood sweetheart, only Seventeen years older. 2. He is no longer of this world.

James began a road trip alone in his 1956 Oldsmobile. He stops for a hitchhiker only to discover she is his childhood sweetheart, Sam, who disappeared seventeen years before. James learns from Sam falling asleep miles back caused him to perish in a one-car accident. He also comes to understand that Sam was taken and murdered all those years ago, and now she has come back to help him find his eternal home.

The pair visit a number of times and places and are witness to a number of historical events. The rules dictate that they do no harm to the time continuum. Trying to be careful, they inadvertently come to the attention of Lucifer who would love to have their souls as his subjects. They also find a threat to human survival and desperately need to put in place the fix necessary to save mankind.

The question becomes, will James find his eternal home in grace or lose the battle with Satan for his immortal soul and the future of human life with it? If you like time-travel, adventure, mystery, justice, and the supernatural, this story is for you.

My review for the book 29th September 2020

I am a fan of John Howell’s books and as always was looking forward to his latest. The story of this road trip undertaken by the delightful characters James and Sam does not disappoint, as it crosses timelines and genres with ease and entertaining as well as thought provoking results.

It is an accepted truth that at some point we will die, but the question has always been about our destination after that defining moment. Religions have for millennium offered their own versions of heaven and hell, with various incentives for one and warnings about the other.

John Howell creates a middle world between death and your final destination that offers infinite possibilities, and tantalizes with the thought that perhaps some of our worldly emotional and physical pleasures might be still be enjoyed. And, perhaps an opportunity, particularly following an unexpected departure, to tidy up some loose ends.

The devil of course is in the detail, and in this case the charismatic Lucifer is recruiting likely prospects for one of his key employment openings, and will stop at nothing to get his way. Thankfully Sam who is guiding James through this confusing limbo he finds himself in, has a few tricks up her sleeve and a back up team.

During this interim period, the two travellers get to visit times in man’s recent history that could use some fine tuning, provided it does not compromise the time continuum. However, sometimes it might just be devilish meddling. There is adventure, mystery, humour, romance and some just desserts served up across the last 200 years, and it makes for a lively read with plenty of action.

As an alternative to what is currently on offer from the established authorities on the matter, I would happily take advantage of John Howell’s interim world. To have extra time to get used to the idea of passing on and to revisit events and people in my life to tidy up some loose ends. Temptingly, whilst you are not allowed to influence the events that have taken place already in history, the author hints that there might be a way to prevent a catastrophe in the far distant future.

I recommend that you suspend accepted belief for a few hours and try this world on for size.

Head over read the reviews and buy the book:  Amazon US  –   And : Amazon UK

Other books by John Howell

 Read the reviews and buy the books: Amazon USand on: Amazon UK – Goodreads:John Howell Goodreads Blog: John W. Howell. com – Twitter@HowellWave

About John Howell.

John began his writing as a full-time occupation after an extensive business career. His specialty is thriller fiction novels, but John also writes poetry and short stories. His first book, My GRL, introduces the exciting adventures of the book’s central character, John J. Cannon. The second Cannon novel, His Revenge, continues the tension. The final book in the trilogy, Our Justice, launched in September 2016 concludes the thriller series. John’s fourth book Circumstances of Childhood, launched in October of 2017 tells a different thriller story of riches to rags, football, Wall Street, brotherly love, redemption, and inspiration with a touch of paranormal to keep you riveted. The fifth book is a collaboration with the ​award-winning author, Gwen Plano titled The Contract. Heavenly bodies become concerned about the stability of the Earth and send two of their own to risk eternal salvation in order to save the planet. The Contract achieved number one status in its genre. All books are available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle editions.

John lives in Lakeway, Texas with his wife and their spoiled rescue pets.


Thank you for dropping in today and I hope you have enjoyed the review.. and will head over to buy the book.. Thanks Sally.

92 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Book Reviews – #Supernatural Adventure Eternal Road: The Final Stop by John W. Howell.

  1. Wonderful review, Sally, of what I found to be a totally original idea, and not only due to the fact that this entire journey is carried out via a 1956 Oldsmobile! Very clever, and lots of fun! 🙂 Nice to see you featuring this today, too! 🙂

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  2. Thank you so much for this thoughtful and in-depth review, Sally. I think we would all love to go into my middle ground once out time is finished on this level. I have always been fascinated about what happens after we die and a while ago decided to create an answer. I doubt that I will find the research or evidence that what I have laid out is true but still makes for a comfortable thought. Thank you again.

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  3. Reblogged this on Fiction Favorites and commented:
    As most of you know, Sally Cronin supports Indie authors like no one else on the planet. Today she has published a wonderful review of Eternal Road. Sally’s blog is always worth a visit and today is very special to me. Thank you, Sally, for the review, and thank you for letting me know you enjoy my stories.

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  4. I adore books that cause me to reflect on alternative answers to all my questions. I’m already a huge fan of both John and his writing and am so looking forward to reading this one. Thank you for this wonderful, thought-provoking review, Sally. 😊

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  5. Great review, Sally. I like John’s writing too, but what I’ve read to date has been action-packed thrillers. This cross over into a paranormal genre is intriguing and right up my alley. I’ve been following most of his tour and know that this will rise to the tope of my kindle before long. 🙂

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