Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The Long Road Home


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Travel across the country with her old lover, John McDonnell--and his girlfriend? Impossible. But Clarisse Madison is desperate. Terrified of flying and unable to drive long stretches because of a knee surgery, she sees no other way to get from New York to San Diego and her sister ’s wedding.

Three years ago, a plane crash disfigured her leg and destroyed her career as a model. Self-esteem crushed and fearful of rejection, Clarisse severed her relationship with John. Now, forced to travel across the country with him and his girlfriend, Vivian, she is determined to hide her disfigurement. Driving through state after state and mile after mile, though, she begins to fall in love all over again. But can anything come of it? Can she overcome her pride for the sake of love?

Again, another contemporary novel that I went into wondering why.  LOL  That’s what I get for telling them to ‘give me whatever’s next…” I suppose.  But I really did enjoy this story, even if I wanted to bitch slap Vivian and kick John in the ass!  I mean really, John!  I get that you were hurt, been there, done that, but get over yourself already!  LOL  (Sorry Ms. Webb, I couldn’t help myself there).

But seriously…

The Long Road Home is an emotional roller coaster of a story. The intense passion that immediately flares between John and Clarisse upon reuniting is snuffed by anger, fear, and regret, only to be relit again and again by genuine emotion and humor. A story of self-discovery and forgiveness, Ms. Webb weaves an intriguing tale of what you only think are two stereo-typical people. Vivian is a character that you will love to hate, but has her place and really forces the story along its path home.

So there self… take that and start reading more contemp! LOL

~TCBL (not to be confused with CBTL LOL)

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