The Long Way Home

Robin Pilcher

St. Martin's Griffin/Thomas Dunne Books

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The Long Way Home is Robin Pilcher at his best. I devoured every word of this masterful storyteller.”—Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times bestselling author

In the vein of Maeve Binchy, Rosamunde Pilcher, and Nicholas Sparks, New York Times bestselling author Robin Pilcher returns with his most enchanting novel yet, filled with captivating twists and turns of heart.

Claire Barclay has returned to the home in Scotland where she spent her teenage years, affording her the chance to spend time with her much-loved stepfather, Leo, her only living parent.  But recognizing that Leo’s health is jeopardized, Claire extends her stay, becoming more and more frustrated as his own grown children seem more concerned about preserving their financial assets than their father's health.

Meanwhile, Claire is desperately trying to avoid Jonas, the old flame who broke her heart many years ago.  In the intervening years, he has become Leo’s neighbor and trusted confidant.   Soon he's asking Claire to trust him again, on a matter which will profoundly affect Leo. Can she forget the past and put her faith in someone who once hurt her so deeply?

This enchanting story From New York Times bestselling author Robin Pilcher takes us into the heart of a family, reminding us that sometimes the only way forward is by revisiting the past.

 

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Alloa, Scotland‚December 1988

As she left the driveway and ran down the narrow lane leading to the farm, the silence of that cold winter morning was absolute, save for the crunch of breaking ice as her Doc Martens stamped through the puddles that ran ribbon-like along the rutted track. Tears glistened on her rosy cheeks, but the broad smile on her face showed that they were due to the frigid air nipping at her brown eyes rather than from any feeling of unhappiness. In fact, Claire Barclay could not have been happier. The cold that penetrated her padded jacket and bit at her

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"Pilcher weaves a wonderful story filled with love, deceit, and friendship that is reminiscent of his mother Rosamunde’s work."--Booklist

"An agreeable tale of friendship—broken and mended—set in the Scottish countryside."--Kirkus Reviews

"Pilcher's sweet story of a past reconciled is warm and touching."--RT Book Reviews


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Robin Pilcher

ROBIN PILCHER has worked as a farmer, assistant film cameraman, and PR consultant. An Ocean Apart, his first novel, was a New York Times bestseller and a favorite among Pilcher fans, old and new. This is his fifth novel.

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The Long Way Home
Robin Pilcher

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin/Thomas Dunne Books
April 2011
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312535339
ISBN10: 0312535333
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 304 pages
$13.99

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Macmillan Audio
March 2010
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427209641
ISBN10: 1427209642
Audio Run Time: 9:00
$17.99

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St. Martin's Press
Thomas Dunne Books
March 2010
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ISBN: 9781429928892
ISBN10: 1429928891
304 pages
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