”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.
When Claire Barclay receives news that her beloved stepfather has had a stroke, she’s more than a little shaken. Leo is her last real relative, and his own children rarely check up on the old man. Claire and her husband, Art, leave New York and fly back to Scotland to care for him during the summer.
Their visit makes clear that Leo is no longer capable of living on his own, but he is determined to stay in his beloved old house. Art comes up with the idea of turning the place into a conference center, thinking they could purchase the place from Leo and build him a cottage on the property.
But the situation is much more complicated than it seems. Claire’s old flame, Jonas Fairwether, has become Leo’s caretaker and trusted confidant. Though Claire distrusts Jonas’s motives, Leo chooses to take his advice to put the house up for public auction rather than sell directly to Art and Claire.
Claire is immediately suspicious, and even more so when she finds out that another application has been submitted to develop the property. Does Jonas Fairwether want to knock down the Leo’s house and build a development? It looks like whoever is behind the plan is being driven by financial gain, but there may be an even stronger motive.
The Long Way Home will keep readers on the edge of their seats. This is a masterful novel from a master storyteller.
In this enchanting novel, after learning that her beloved stepfather suffered a stroke, Claire Barclay flies to Scotland to care for him.,
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. The Long Way Home is his fifth novel.
Kate Reading is the recipient of multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards and has been named by AudioFile magazine as a “Voice of the Century,” as well as the Best Voice in Science Fiction & Fantasy in 2008 and 2009 and Best Voice in Biography & Culture in 2010. Reading has performed at numerous theaters in Washington D.C. and received a Helen Hayes Award for her performance in Aunt Dan and Lemon.
“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
The Long Way Home was published on March 30, 2010.The The Long Way Home Audiobook is 1423 hours and 20 minutes. Speechify has the Unabridged edition version of the audiobook.
Both the publication language and the narration language are in English.
The Long Way Home includes the following subjects: New York Times bestselling author, caring for others, inheritance, past love, rekindled love, trust, loyalty, deceit, greed, sickness, health, heart disease, old flame, tale of friendship, neighbors, step family, step siblings, stepfather, set in Scotland, domestic life, chick lit, contemporary novel, audiobook, audio book, books on tape. The BISAC Subject Code is Fiction, Contemporary Women.
The author of The Long Way Home is Robin Pilcher.
The narrator for the The Long Way Home Audiobook is Kate Reading.