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Thursday, November 18, 2021

Book Review and Giveaway - Road to Freedom Author: Cheri Swalwell on Tour with Celebrate Lit


About the Book

Book: Road to Freedom

Author: Cheri Swalwell

Genre: Christian Woman’s Contemporary Fiction

Release date: October 5, 2021

Sometimes silence speaks louder than words.

Wynn and her best friend Addie have been inseparable since kindergarten. Growing up together in the same community, they shared activities, friends, and even the same job. But behind closed doors, their lives couldn’t be more different.

Zane has loved Wynn for four years. Yet Wynn is adamant she doesn’t need a boyfriend. After all, she will never get married. Ever. In an effort to uncover the why behind her ‘no,’ Zane discovers more than he expected.

When Wynn unlatches the door and allows Holly in as a mentor, will she learn trust is just like riding a bike and find the healing she so desperately needs?

Road to Freedom, Book 4 in The Redemption of Green Pines series continues to disclose the messiness of real life. Join Wynn and her friends as they discover how an encounter with God can bring freedom from fear, healing from pain, and the joy of belonging when we choose to let others into our lives, even, or especially, the messy parts.


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About the Author

Cheri Swalwell is a Christ follower who thoroughly enjoys her calling to be a wife, mother, writer and speaker, in that order. Cheri loves to encourage people through her fiction series and many nonfiction books including devotionals, Bible studies, and compilation books. For a full list of books visit If you want to sign up to her newsletter to stay updated on all the latest news, you will also receive a free gift as her way of saying thanks for joining! To read one of her many articles on life from a Christian perspective, visit her blog at www.cheriswalwell.comShe loves to interact with her readers, so send her an email at You can “like” her on Facebook as well here or join Heart Speaks with Cheri Swalwell, a private Facebook group where we encourage each other and share life together.


More from Cheri

The Redemption of Green Pines is a series about community. We first meet Wynn and her friends in Journey Back Home when they attended youth group. While Pastor Jace and Holly remain a constant presence throughout all six books, Road to Freedom takes us deeper into the lives of four friends – Wynn, Addie, Zane and Owen, who graduated from youth group and began working for Holly’s catering business. They also babysit the Cooper kids from time to time and have become part of the family.

Since the beginning when we were introduced to Wynn, she carried around a secret she wouldn’t share with anyone, not even her best friend. Road to Freedom is Wynn’s journey of truly discovering who she is as a Daughter of the King, and learning how good it feels to live in freedom instead of burdened by other’s choices.

I hope you enjoy getting to know Wynn and her friends as much as I have!

My Thoughts

Road to Freedom is written by Cheri Swalwell. This is book four in The Redemption of Green Pines series.  I have read books two and three but not book one. This is the third book that I have read by this author. One of the things that I have enjoyed by this author is the real world situations she brings into her stories. This book will take you on a emotional journey. The characters are real feeling.

I absolutely loved Wynn. She is everything that you want in a main character. Stubborn, friendly, hardworking and a good friend. She is one of the group of friends that work at the same catering company. Since I have read some of the other books, I was familar with some of the characters in this book. Wynn attends a different church then her friends. Zane, who has been crushing on Wynn for a few years goes to Wynn's church. He gently tries to tell her how different the two churches are. Wynn's dad insists the family attends the same church together so that he can keep up appearances of a "happy good God-fearing family". Wynn hides the fact that there are secrets. It's one of the huge reasons she does not want to get married. 

Wynn does attend the church that Zane and the others do. Her heart will slowly grow and walls will be shattered. This is a beautiful story of how one can change when Jesus is shown and preached about the way that he should be. 

I have enjoyed the books that I have read by this author in this series. The characters are well written, they have flaws, and are broken. The wonderful heart warming reminders the author weaves into her stories are wonderful. 

I received a copy of this book through the Celebrate Lit Blogging Program, all thoughts are my own. 

Blog Stops

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Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, November 12

Texas Book-aholic, November 13

Inklings and notions, November 14

CarpeDiem, November 15

For Him and My Family, November 15

deb’s Book Review, November 16

Locks, Hooks and Books, November 17

Pause for Tales, November 18

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, November 18

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, November 19

A Modern Day Fairy Tale, November 20

Musings of a Sassy Bookish Mama, November 21

The Meanderings of a Bookworm, November 22

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, November 23

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, November 24


To celebrate her tour, Cheri is giving away the grand prize of a $20 Amazon gift card!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


  1. This sounds like a very good read.

  2. Thank you so much for your in depth review. I'm so glad you are enjoying the Green Pines community too!