The Book Worm: Review: Long Ride Home

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Review: Long Ride Home


Welcome to Cambio Springs.
In this small desert town, secrets bubble up from the desert floor, and history is written on the canyon walls. Seven friends will gather at the crossroads, because in Cambio Springs, everything—and everyone—changes.
Jena Crowe escaped the Springs ten years ago. Now, she’s heading home with two boys to start a new life. With her husband’s ghost keeping her company on the road, Jena will learn that moving back and moving backward aren’t necessarily the same thing, and sometimes the places you try to escape are exactly where you need to fall.
Three nights to say goodbye. Three days to come to grips with the future. For Jena and her two sons, it’s going to be a long ride home.

Genre: paranormal

Publishing date: July 2012

Mature content: yes

Review: Long Ride Home is interesting and well written, in Elizabeth Hunter's usual style. My problem is that this isn't really a book or a short story, as advertised, because there really is no plot and no end to the story. It's just a diary of Jenna's travel from Oregon to California over three days and nights, of her interactions with her two sons and her conversations with the ghost of her dead husband. Nothing more.

Long Ride Home is the prologue to Shifting Dreams and, having read Shifting Dreams first (read my review here), I have the insight to know that I didn't miss anything for not having read Long Ride Home before. So, unless you really love Elizabeth Hunter's books or feel that you can't read a series without starting at the very first book, I would advise you not to spend money with this one and jump directly to Shifting Dreams.

Happy readings,

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