The Road Leads Back
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Book Length (Est.): 298 pages
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?
*I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review**
Kara Martinson ended up pregnant at the age of seventeen. Being kicked out by her parents she turns to Harrison’s mother for help. The only help she receives is being sent away to a shelter for unwed mothers. Kara knew Harry left town and with his mother’s word that she will tell him she continues to write to him about his growing son.
Harrison Canton cannot forget about the one woman he loved in high school. Surprising Kara after twenty-seven years at an art gallery will turn his world completely around. Learning about a son that he never knew he had will cause tension between him and his mother that has held the secret for all these years.
Harry wants to get to know his son and make up for all the time that he was gone. Learning that he is a father and a grandfather all in one day makes for an amazing story of heartache, family issues, teenage pregnancy and overcoming the past. Harry holds his mother responsible for never telling him the truth. Kara has not seen her parents since they threw her out so many years ago. This book is full of love and trials of overcoming your past.
This book touched very close to home for me as I was a teenage mother. What Kara goes through to make sure her son has all that he needs is very touching. And when your adult child only knows that he was bounced around from place to place and to explain the circumstances to get them to understand is really amazing.
This was an emotional read for me but was very enjoyable.
My Favorite Moment: I laughed so hard when Kara seen Harry for the first time in many years.”
“Kara swallowed hard as the flash of a memory faded, and the man standing before her, looking as shocked as she felt, came back into view.
She downed the liquor, slammed the glass against the bar, and sighed before she announced, “I’ve been looking for you for twenty-seven years.”
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