- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 599 KB
- Print Length: 82 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Celtic Connections. (1 Feb. 2014)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00I79F7P4
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 20 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #417,609 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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A Long Way From Home Kindle Edition
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Home Sweet Home – The build up with its twists and turns was really gripping and just when I thought I had it all figured out I then realised how wrong I was when I turned the page. Mel packs up her bag and leaves her fiance and his interfering mother behind her as she heads out on the road. She ends up at Callum’s sister’s bed and breakfast and he offers her a place to stay. His place and what a place it turns out to be…
A Long Way From Home – Mal comes back from Australia to his native homeland to give his eldest daughter away at her wedding. The ‘Yes’ man his ex-wife left him for is holding court with the guests and playing the perfect step-father but is life really as rosy as it seems? Mal’s youngest daughter gives him a question to ponder in this thought provoking story.
Home Is Where The Heart Is – A romance between those who live on opposite sides of the pond looks over before it begins in this tale of an instant attraction between Morgan and Casey.
Jan Ruth really does know how to tug at the emotions of her readers and I’m not just talking about the romantic side. Two of these stories have a darker touch with the cleverly written Home Sweet Home in particular being one to make you think.
I have yet to meet a story penned by Jan Ruth I didn’t like. Fabulous!
Using the Welsh countryside as a canvas, Jan Ruth weaves her stories while exploring complicated relationships. The book consists of three short stories of a good length, each meaty enough for a good read. The twists and turns had me reading faster and faster as I tried to uncover the truth. The wedding story was my favourite, leaving just enough threads untied to keep the story in my head for days afterwards. Highly recommended read.
‘Home Sweet Home’ starts off with two broken relationships and the victims coming together accidently. This story is slightly sinister in places leaving the impression that things may not be as cosy as they seem.
‘A Long Way from Home’ is set from the perspective of a returning father from Australia to attend his daughter’s wedding after the break-up of his marriage. A slightly humorous take on the lack of communication of the extended family dynamics with a surprising twist at the end.
‘Home to Where the Heart Is’ is a love-at-first sight romance involving a hard hearted American business man who brings his daughter-in-law to help him acquire a picturesque Welsh manor to turn in to a chain of American hotels. The relationship has the potential to develop.
Three great short stories that leave you wanting to know more about the characters described in each story.
In the next, a father travels back from Australia to give his daughter away in marriage. The mother’s new relationship muscles in and things don’t go the way he would have liked. The man who goes back to Australia isn’t the same as when he came. He has additional baggage.
In the final story a single businessman meets the woman of his dreams but sadly, she’s a business contact from the US and she goes home. Once again, the author lets us think we know what’s going on.
This is a lovely collection of stories with a romantic theme though they aren’t all heart and flowers. Very nicely written and short enough to be a good filler between longer books – I read them on holiday.
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