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I’ve grabbed a book from my stack for next week, and I can’t wait to read it! The Long Way Home, by Karen McQuestion, is the story of four women in search of something more….
Blurb: For Wisconsinites Marnie, Laverne and Rita, life isn’t working out so well. Each is biding time, waiting for something better, something to transport them out of what their lives have recently become. And then there’s Jazzy: bubbly, positive, and happy even though she hears voices of the departed. Brought together by a chance meeting, the women decide to join Marnie on a road trip from Wisconsin to Las Vegas where she intends to reunite with Troy, the boy she raised as her own—and who she’s been separated from since her boyfriend’s death. Little do they know that as the road trip unfolds, so will their lives—in directions they never anticipated. Humorous, heartwarming, and bittersweet, the journey has something special in store for each woman.
Beginning: She arrived late.
They were nearly finished when the young woman rushed into the classroom, flustered and apologetic. When the door flew open and Marnie first spotted her, she assumed the girl had entered the wrong room. For one, she was so much younger than the rest of the group—in her early twenties, judging by her looks.
56: She had difficulty sleeping since encountering Matt in the grocery store. His words kept running through her mind. Troy was alone. He was unhappy. He missed her.
I love stories about road trips, and this one sounds really good to me.
What are the rest of you spotlighting today? I can’t wait to find out more….