Ummm - um, I like this author. I just penciled Susan Crandall's name on my automatic buyer list. This author has an easy style of writing and an amazing talent for storytelling.
Lazy adventure, liberation, and future memories usually fill a teenage summer. But then again, some memories are hard to forget! How well Lily Boudreau remembers the summer of her eighteenth year - she has a keepsake - her son, Riley!
Clay Winters was an element of Chicago wealth. He was a kid from a rich, successful family. Every summer he vacationed in Glens Crossing, Indiana and enjoyed the pleasures of summer. Lily Boudreau was one of those pleasures.
As the years slipped away, Clay Winters continued to dismiss Lily Boudreau from his mind. He dismissed her betrayal, her disloyalty, and her marriage to his best friend.
Susan Crandall takes that betrayal and runs with it and the reader is along for the glorious ride. Crandall's journey is gentle and convincing, displaying the power of dishonesty and its lifelong influence. THE ROAD HOME is storytelling at its best and accented with her Crandall's ability to write strong secondary characters. These traits make for great reading.
My complaint? The hurried feeling surrounding Riley's golden moment in the sun. This entire affair felt brisk and jagged. And I wish the author had not finished her dazzling story with that wide open ending . . . setting up for a sequel . . . great . . . but this should never be done at the expense of closure!
Reviewer for: Romance Designs.com