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The Way Back Home by [North, Freya]
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'Brimming with emotional drama and packing a huge twist, this story will keep you guessing until the very end' Heat 'I was gripped from the start and raced through to the end in one long sitting' Sara Lawrence, Daily Mail 'A lovely read that keeps you anticipating a twist that is nicely unexpected...I couldn't put it down' Sarah Broadhurst, Lovereading.co.uk 'A very telling and enjoyable take on contemporary life' Woman and Home 'Skilfully written, and full of interesting characters.' The Lady 'If you like emotional family dramas with a twist you'll love this' Daily Express 'Freya North has given us another poignant tale - you won't be able to put this one down' OK 'An intriguing tale that keeps you absorbed from cover to cover.' Candis Magazine 'A brilliant new book' Fabulous magazine 'The Way Back Home stands out from the crowd with its twists, turns and simply stunning writing' The Sun 'It is a story of reflection and redemption - a tender tale that seems to have come from the very heart of this author' New Books Magazine 'Packed with love, lies and drama' Woman Magazine 'A delightful read, which evokes the summers of our youth' Northern Echo

About the Author

Freya North is the author of 12 bestselling novels which have been translated into many languages. She was born in London but lives in rural Hertfordshire with her family and other animals, where she writes from a stable in her back garden. A passionate reader since childhood, Freya was originally inspired by Mary Wesley, Rose Tremain and Barbara Trapido - fiction with strong female leads and original, sometimes eccentric, characters. In 2012 she set up, and now runs, the Hertford Children's Book Festival. She is also a judge for the Campaign for Rural England Awards. To connect with Freya and hear about events, unique competitions and sneak previews of what she's writing, join her on Facebook, Twitter or her website. @freya_north www.facebook.com/freya.north www.freyanorth.com

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1509 KB
  • Print Length: 433 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (19 Jun. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00GLGS42I
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 279 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,712 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I've been reading Freya North since Sally and I've devoured every book of hers. This, in my opinion, is the best one yet. I don't know if she counts as chick lit - it's always a debate - there are basically four female writers - JoJo Moyes, Marian Keyes, Lisa Jewell and Freya - who guarantee I will buy anything they write. Strong female writers, unforgettable characters and perfect page turners.

This book is beautiful and has at it's heart a wonderful trio of people - Jed, Oriana and Malachy. A little mystery, a little sadness, a lot of regret and a wonderful house. Like many of North's books, familiar faces from previous stories are also within and I had a joyful reunion with Cat McCabe and Django. I read it in 2 days and think I'm going to go back and read it again immediately.
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The Way Back Home by Freya North #bookreview (@freya_north) @HarperCollinsUK
june 18, 2017 by alittlebookproblem, posted in uncategorized
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“One summer, something happened that changed everything forever…
Born and brought up in an artists’ commune in Derbyshire, Oriana Taylor had freedom at her fingertips in a home full of extraordinary people. The Bedwell brothers, Malachy and Jed, shared their childhood and adolescence with Oriana. In the rambling old house and tangled grounds, their dreams and desires could run free.

But too much freedom comes at a price. Something happened the summer they were fifteen. And now, having been gone eighteen years, Oriana is back.

This is their story.”

I’m not sure why it has taken me so long to get round to reading this book by Freya North. It was published in 2015 and, being a huge fan of Freya since I first read Sally and always buying her books on publication, it has been sitting on my TBR since then. I have read The Turning Point, which was published last year. I am wondering if I have been subconsciously pushing this down my TBR because of some unfavourable reviews it has been given on Goodreads. If so, it was a mistake – this is Freya North at her best. My apologies, Freya: after all the years we’ve spent together, I should have had more faith in you.

This is the story of Oriana, her childhood growing up in an artists’ colony in Derbyshire, her childhood friendship with two brothers, and the tragic event which drove them apart. Anyone expecting a light, sugar-sweet romance, or a psychological thriller with a twist in the tail would undoubtedly be disappointed in this book. It is neither of those things because that is not, and never has been, what Freya’s writing is about.
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I've been a fan of Freya North since her very first books and feel rather that I've grown up alongside her. The McCabe sisters will always be my favourite characters from her books so, when I realised this new book would afford a reunion with Cat and Django I was even keener to read and catch up with these characters.

As always with Freya North we are presented with various story strands as the main character, Oriana, is drawn back to her childhood home after years of living abroad and this brings back a range of memories which are skilfully interwoven into the present day. Oriana is drawn back to her childhood home and the people who inhabited it and taken on an unavoidable route to confronting her reasons for leaving there in the first place.

I loved the story. Windward, the shared home of the main characters is almost a character in it's own right and North writes so evocatively of their life together under one roof. Oriana is an engaging main character and I really rooted for her to get her happy ending. Recommended.
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I love Freya North's books an wasn't disappointed in this title. Couldn't put it down, very engrossing. Believable characters and excellent description. Another winner!
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Great read definitely recommend
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Great read and lovely story , highly recommend you read this story.
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a good book and quick delivery
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Took a while to get through this but I was spurred on by the promised twist...which I guessed. So there was no big shock reveal. The main character is hard to like as she wallows in self pity. Not much really happens as there is so much boring internal monologue and repetition. How many times do we need another nostalgic description of the house back in the day? This book just isn't worth the bother. Dull. Dull. Dull. If you want complex relationships and dark secrets others do this so much better.
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