A contemporary small-town romance filled with hope, community and second chances:
Hearing-impaired lawyer Natalie Kimball returns to the charming New England beach town of Wallis Point. Kimball Law Firm has remained in her family for generations, and Natalie wants to continue the tradition.
Navy veteran Bruce Cole was Natalie’s high school crush, a guy who’d barely known she existed. In a beach-side wedding, she’ll be bridesmaid to his groomsman.
To Natalie, they connected one emotional night during high school, a night in which his best friend perished in a car crash and Bruce was unfairly blamed. Sparing his family the anguish, Bruce never returned to Wallis Point. Until now. For his little sister’s wedding. For one night only, or so he thinks.
Can Natalie show him that home really is where the heart is?
Love triumphs in this heartwarming story.
Winner of the 2013 Booksellers’ Best Award
Finalist for the 2013 Write Touch Readers’ Award
“Parry combines sparkling dialogue with complex, charming characters.” Alexandra Kay, RT Book Reviews, 4 stars.
“Romance fans will enjoy THE LONG WAY HOME.” Claire O’Beara, Fresh Fiction
“I enjoyed this book because it spoke of the vulnerable side of such strong characters.” Trully, Coffee Time Romance and More, 5 cups rating
“A lovely, romantic and believable story. Close to flawless story-telling. The writing is smooth and engaging. The characters felt real.” Penelope, Penelope’s Romance Reviews, A- rating
“This book was filled with so much warmth and heart that I couldn’t help but feel as if the highs and lows were happening to me as well as the characters. There is not one negative thing I have to say about this beautiful book and I seriously hope you consider picking it up.” Orangepeacock, Night Owl Reviews, 4.5 rating, Reviewer Top Pick
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