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June 2015 Book of the Month.
A new Freya North is always cause for celebration. In this one she follows Oriana back to her roots, to old flames, the love of brothers and a rift with her father. It’s an involved relationship tale with characters from her previous books thrown in for fans. A lovely read that keeps you anticipating a twist that is nicely unexpected. At some point I was a little bewildered as to why Oriana acted as she did but the story flowed well and I couldn’t put it down. ~ Sarah Broadhurst
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.
Closing date: 04/10/2020
In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title.
'Brimming with emotional drama and packing a huge twist, this story will keep you guessing until the very end'
'I was gripped from the start and raced through to the end in one long sitting'
Sara Lawrence, Daily Mail
'A very telling and enjoyable take on contemporary life
Woman and Home
'If you like emotional family dramas with a twist you'll love this'
'Freya North has given us another poignant tale - you won't be able to put this one down'
'An intriguing tale that keeps you absorbed from cover to cover.'
'The Way Back Home stands out from the crowd with its twists, turns and simply stunning writing'
'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'
Publication date: 21/05/2015
Publisher: Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 19/06/2014
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
|Publication date:||21st May 2015|
|Publisher:||Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers|
|Genres:||Books of the Month, Reader Reviewed Books, eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Relationship Stories,|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
Freya North was our Guest Editor in June 2014 - click here - to see the books that inspired her writing. Freya North 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 CPRE Rural Living Awards, ...More About Freya North