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The Long Road Home

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A book by Janet Litherland

Two womenone from the present and one from the 19th centurymeet as they travel through time, each trying to solve a personal problem.

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Author: Janet Litherland
Publisher: Infinity Publishing
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The Long Road Home

  • Feb 25, 2011
Past and present meet. Old secrets are revealed. New possibilities are awakened.
After thirteen years of being constrained and living someone else's life, Rachel Wynn is free. The ironic thing is that through living another woman's life she will find her own. But I'm getting ahead of myself. After the death of her husband, Rachel has a strange experience. Her best friend Emily Harris shows her a family picture. Rachel has a dramatic reaction, for a moment she literally can't breathe. There is something about that picture and particularly Catherine Sullivan, Emily's Grand Mom.

Soon after, Emily convinces Rachel to travel to Ireland to find out more about Catherine. Chance meetings provide key clues. Then, as if possessed, Rachel guides Emily straight to the family hut. Rachel then proceeds to accurately describe how the place looked in 1849 when Molly Molloy left for America with her son Jack Owen after the tragic death of her beloved husband Jack. So the Long Road Home begins.

I have to say I am a huge fan of Janet Litherland's work. She is an extremely talented writer. Every one of her novels has transported me to another place, where I get caught up in the lives of the characters as if they were true friends. I actually believe that The Long Road Home is my favourite book to date. My own ancestors came from the area that the book describes and of course the hardships of the Great Hunger is part of my own family legacy. Although I've never stepped foot on the island, in many ways, this book brought me home too.

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