The Way Back Home
by Emilie Richards
Homecoming Series, Book 2
October 1, 2020
ANNA FITZGERALD IS NOT WHO SHE SEEMS…
Anna Fitzgerald tries not to think about the years when she was Rosie Jensen, the stepdaughter of a powerful Minnesota senator. Now living in Florida with her young son, Ryan, she counsels the inhabitants of First Day, a shelter for runaways. No one from her past knows where she is, although she still foolishly yearns for the older sister who betrayed her.
Anna understands what the First Day inhabitants have undergone, and she knows how to help them. When Grady Clayton, Sun County prosecutor, mistakes her for a resident, Anna immediately sets him straight.
Grady is more than the scion of a wealthy Reynaldo Beach family and a candidate for State’s Attorney. He believes in finding the truth and upholding it, no matter the cost. Unfortunately, this time the cost may be too dear. Despite trying not to, he and Anna fall in love, and she knows too well how their relationship may affect his election.
Before she can move into the future, Anna must step back into her own dangerous past and tell the world her story.
Can she find a way to admit the truth and still keep Grady by her side?
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“You trusted her to love you. She did. The problem is, you also trusted her to be perfect, and she wasn’t.”
A wonderful read. Kept me entranced. Interesting to see a runaway’s perspective, especially after she has left the streets and counsels runaways. This story is more of relationship driven with the runaway story woven in. It’s about learning to trust, forgive, letting go of fear and rage, and learning to have faith.
This is book 2 of a three-book series. The books do not end in cliffhangers, but each book expands the storyline.
*Originally published by Silhouette Books September 1993, which stands the test of time and does not read as 1990’s book.
Reviewed by Comfy Chair Books/Lisa Reigel (September 24, 2020)
ARC provided by author
The original 1990’s cover
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Emilie Richards is the USA Today bestselling author of seventy plus novels in several different genres including romance, mystery and women’s fiction. Published in more than twenty-one countries and sixteen languages, her most recent novel is The Swallow’s Nest, a June 2017 trade paperback and hardcover release from Mira Books. She’s won the RITA from Romance Writers of America and multiple awards from RT Book Reviews, including one for career achievement. Ten of her books have been made into television movies in Germany.
Emilie finds relationships of all kinds intriguing and perplexing, and exploring that great diversity of possibilities is her passion. Having lived in nine states and briefly in Australia, she’s also determined to discover how the places we live help make us the people we are.
Right now Emilie divides her time between Sarasota, Florida and Chautauqua, New York, when she and her husband aren’t visiting their four children and grandchildren.
The Homecoming Series
Sometimes home is not the place where you began.
Home is the place where you finally become the person you always wanted to be.
Book 1: Runaway (September 1, 2020)
Book 2: The Way Back Home (October 1, 2020)
Book 3: Fugitive (November 1, 2020)
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