Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The Long Way Home: Book Review

I have finally discovered that if I sneak a book to bed, I can get some reading in (by light from the closet) while everyone else slumbers. While it may not be a perfect solution, it is nice to read a book that doesn't rhyme or include superheros.

When I heard Karen McQuestion was publishing a new novel, I was very excited. You may remember, I sung praises to her other books, A Scattered Life, Favorite, and Life on Hold.  McQuestion's writing style is captivating.  Her characters draw you in and keep you turning the pages.

The Long Way Home is the story of four strangers who come together because of loss and start on an unexpected road trip across the country.  The ladies, ranging in age from a 20-something to senior citizen, each have their own distinct personality.  And, as with McQuestion's other books, each character immediately brought to mind someone from my own life.

The obstacles that arise (from messages from the dead to car troubles to trips to the ER), the friendships created, and the journey of each character will hold your attention from start to finish.  Throughout the book I found myself not wanting to put it down.  I had to know what would happen next!

The Long Way Home would make a great read for a summer book club or in the car on your own road trip. 

Buy It:
The Long Way Home is available in paperback for under $8 or for your Kindle at $4.99

A copy of the book was provided for review.  All opinions are my own.

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