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#BookReview: The Road Leads Back by Marci Bolden


Kara Martinson and Harry Canton weren’t exactly high school sweethearts, but they did share one night neither will ever forget. Twenty-seven years later, Harry surprises Kara at an art gallery opening and discovers he left her with more than just memories when he went away to college. Desperate to connect with the family he never knew existed, Harry convinces his son to move to Stonehill—and pleads with Kara to come, too.

Kara hasn’t stepped foot in their hometown since the day she was sent away to a home for unwed mothers. Now Harry’s back in her life and as they put together the pieces of his parents’ betrayal, old heartaches start to feel anew. She wants to be near her family, but returning to Iowa means facing some things…and some people…she isn’t quite ready to.

Can Harry convince her to forgive those who betrayed her so they can embrace the future they were robbed of so long ago? Or will the pain of the past be too much for Kara to overcome?

My Review:

Wow! This book spoke to the very core of me. I empathized with Kara on a very personal level, I cried, I laughed. I think it’s because I too am a single mom. Kara sacrificed her life to give her son the best she could and also to make sure that they always had fun. Not knowing the real reason behind Harry (baby daddy) not being in their lives, Kara is not very welcoming when finally after 27 years Harry makes an appearance in their lives. Harry wants a life with his family which includes Kara, but this means that they will all have to move to Iowa where Kara and Harry both grew up. Kara isn’t very happy about this decision, but will do anything for Philip her son and his happiness and agrees to go back to the place that caused her so much pain.

Back in Iowa, Harry and Kara start working on their relationship and give into their feelings for one another and work on being a family.

And as stories usually goes… they lived happily ever after. This is definitely a recommendation from my side.

Rating: 5/5

Author: Reading Papillon

Just a girl who loves stories.

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