Title: The long way home
Author: Kathleen O’Brien
Release Date: October 2nd 2014
Publisher: Tule Publishing
Rating: 4 out of 5
Blurb: At eighteen, Abby Foster had been the cutest little rich gal in Marietta, Montana. She could make boys do whatever she wanted—especially sweet, wild, penniless Joe Carlyle, who adored her. But a lot’s changed in the eight years since Abby broke Joe’s heart by marrying the rich guy her domineering father chose for her. Her father has died, and the “perfect” husband has bolted, taking all the money. More importantly, Abby’s grown up. She’s vowed to stop listening to other people and follow her own heart instead.
Right now, her heart tells her to return to Marietta. The wildfire she felt in Joe’s arms has haunted her, and, though she doesn’t expect forgiveness, she hopes maybe he, too, would enjoy a brief, no-strings affair. If they can share just the seventy-two hours of Homecoming weekend…well, maybe then they’ll both find it easier to forgive, forget, and move on.
But when she sees him, she realizes how naive that idea was. The years have changed Joe, too…and the passionate, powerful man he’s become isn’t someone she’ll ever forget. This time the heart she breaks may be her own.
Firstly, I’ll start with the cover-it pictures the main characters perfectly and the story itself is a very sweet love story, with it’s ups and downs.
Abby Foster is a 18 year old girl, who has a wealthy lifestyle, and she is in love with Joe Carlyle, who is a 17 year old boy from a different background. Abby’s life changes, when her father gets sick and wants the best future as possible for her daughter, and therefore she has to marry a man he has chosen for her. Abby has doubts about marrying Blaine Watts, but being young and naive, she does get married. After 8 years she comes back to Marietta, where she use to live, but now everything is changed, her father is dead, she is not wealthy anymore and she is divorced. Everything is changed, for both of them, but there’s something that has not changed-their love for each other.
I really like the story, but I would have wanted to read a bit more about Abby and Joe instead of Rafe, who’s Joe’s youngest brother, who caused a lot of trouble. Some moments were actually quite funny, but I didn’t enjoy it as much as the main plot.