On the run, Savannah Clark lives her life as a modern-day bohemian, hiding her identity behind her beaded scarves and swirling skirts. Marek and the Gypsies, a troupe of dancers and musicians, follow the Renaissance and Medieval Faire circuits, never staying in one place for very long. Her disguise, however, doesn't fool those who know and love her best, nor does it completely hide the evidence of how difficult living in fear can be.
But an unexpected encounter with Jordan Ransome, her first love, tears open old wounds, and tragic news from home brings Savannah face to face with her worst fears. Will she run again, tethered to the lies she's come to believe about herself and those she left behind, or can she trust her heart enough to embrace the girl she once was as the woman she has become?
About the Author
Becky Doughty is the author of the best-selling Elderberry Croft series and the voice behind BraveHeart Audiobooks. She writes Women’s Fiction and Romantic Fiction, as well as Young Adult and New Adult Fiction under her pseudonym, Pendra Loweth. Becky’s favorite people are edge-dwellers, those who live on that fine line where hope and despair meet, where love is the only answer and grace becomes truly amazing. She tells their stories in the books she writes and in the audiobooks she narrates and produces. She is married to her champion of more than 25 years. They have three children, two of whom are grown and starting families of their own, and they all live within a few miles of each other in Southern California. They share their lives with too many animals, a large vegetable garden, and a strange underground concrete room they’re certain was built for dark and sinister purposes...
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
My journey with this series started with All the Way to Heaven, a rich and alluring trip to Tuscany, then went on to A Light in the Dark, a book I could barely finish for weeping so hard, and finally here to Savannah Clark's difficult dilemma in A Long Way Home by author Becky Doughty. This novel deals with some heavy issues, from manipulation and domestic violence to rape, without glossing over them to paint an unrealistically sanitized picture but also without plunging the reader hopelessly deep into darkness. Savannah's story gave me pause in several places, exploring the difference between performing through life and being real, and also showing what it's like to be so accustomed to abuse that the idea of safety scares you. I understood Savannah's romance with Jordan Ransome, though I couldn't get into it fully, partly because, in the midst of her trouble, Savannah hasn't much time to shine or reflect who she is, or may be, in her own right. And it could just be a hitch in my understanding, but a pivotal resolution in the story didn't resolve the matter for me as much as it gave me more questions. Still, I think it's a worthy continuation of the Fallout series. And, no, you don't have to read the preceding novels to appreciate this one, but, my goodness, you won't be sorry if you read them anyway. __________________ I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.