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Finding Home #3

The Way Home

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Our new relationship was blooming, just like the first roses of the season. The delicate petals were slowly separating to reveal its full glory. It was pure.

Until it wasn't.

Too many factors pulled us apart. Our lives were shaped before we met. They were part of a glorious garden of hope and promise. Neither of us seemed willing to prune the old to make way for the new, so eventually, we withered and died. But like with the greatest gardens, the best plants only go dormant. They slumber through the harsh winter, only to be reborn in the spring.

338 pages, Paperback

Published September 1, 2016

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Rachel Caid

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Rachel Caid lives in Missouri with her husband and two sons. She is a self-proclaimed coffee addict with no plans of recovery and is an avid reader of all types of romance. Her day job is very black and white, so she enjoys being able to lose herself in the colorful world of novels; whether it’s reading or writing them.

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602 reviews47 followers
September 23, 2016
Completely relatable, real and refreshing!!! The Way Home is a beautiful book about some pretty awesome characters, and I believe it to be this author’s best work yet. I was engaged, enraged and brought to tears. Well done!!!!!!

I've been hooked into reading some very dark books lately and I just knew this one was going to bring me back to all that is good and right about the world. In a genre littered bad boys and psychopaths (which I love), it's great to pick up a book that reminds me that nice and normal can be just as enticing and sexy as twisted and damaged. Rachel Caid’s words have never failed to bring back to center.

Enter Pete and Emmy. They are real people with a real story about real life issues. They are just two regular people working hard, facing life’s challenges, trying to find their way in life, their way to each other, and ultimately, their “Way Home”.

I have affectionately nicknamed Pete, “Superman”. Why, you might ask? Well, way back when, before I actually started dating, only just beginning to dream of love, and long before I ever dreamed of falling for a bad boy. Pffft! I had this fantasy of my perfect guy. He was hard working, thoughtful, sweet, and always made me laugh. He put my needs above his own, and was laser focused on us. He was strong, kind, and of course, hot as sin. Well, Pete is my first fantasy come to life; he is my Superman! *sigh*

Emmy and I got on from page one. There is so much in her that I see in myself, strength, drive and independence. Even if the b!tch stole my man, I could see us being great friends.

Rachel, thank you for keeping it real and always bringing me home.
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271 reviews10 followers
September 28, 2016
Pete and Emmy have met several times. After all Pete's sister Anna just married Emmy's brother Craig, but despite the possible complications they can't put off acting on their attraction for one another anymore

One of those complications, is that they each live hundreds of miles apart, and thus embark on a long distance relationship. There is light on the horizon though, since Emmy has a plan in place that will result in her moving to the same area where Pete and his family reside.

What they didn't count on, was just everyday life getting in the way.

Rounding out Rachel Caid's Finding Home series is a standalone novel that tells what might be termed a somewhat'ordinary' story.

There are no kidnappings or murders, no fight against time facing incalculable odds with the lives of thousands in the balance, just two people who happen to like each other trying to make a relationship work in less than ideal circumstances, but for me at least, tha's more than enough.

Not being high schoolers or even still college age, they've both mapped out pathways and embarked on careers that are important to them, meaning that it's not so easy to just walk away from everything for the sake of a fledgling relationship, so working things out is challenge enough.

I really enjoyed the sense of family that permeated the pages of The Way Home and how it didn't need to resort to trite clichés to create the drama that propels the story forward, and for those who have followed the entire series, the epilogue is something really special
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593 reviews6 followers
September 29, 2016
Peguei esse livro para ler e fiquei bem empolgada com a sinopse. Achei diferente e interessante como comparou o relacionamento com um jardim. Essa serie é a serie de debut da escritora Rachel Caid .

O livro já começou do jeito que gosto como muito romance gostosinho e beijo na boca pois o casal protagonista se conheceu no livro anterior e já tinha um certo affair....Ui.....Amei....Porem já começou a me deixar angustiada, pois o relacionamento dos dois é tão lindinho de acompanhar que ,de tanto ler livro trágico ,fui ficando tensa a medida que a historia avançava.

Pete ,irmão das protagonistas dos dois outros livros, é do tipo superportetor, sincero, dedicado, amoroso, um lindo....AIMEUDEUS....quero ele para mim mesmo,mesmo.
Emmy tambem não fica atrás, decidida, amorosa, batalhadora começa uma campanha para morar na cidade de Pete e é ai que a historia começa a ficar emocionante.

De inicio, os dois , estão tão melosos juntos naquela fase doce da lua-de-mel que queria saber logo o que iria murchar essas flores como diz a sinopse. E nesse ponto que achei a escritora fantástica, ela foi aos poucos me dando dicas de qual seria o conflito do casal. E quando finalmente cheguei lá, foi......
MARAVILHOSO....Juro, foi muito bom ver toda a traição que eu jamais esperava de ninguém mesmo, toda a confusão formada e todos os planos do casal indo por agua a baixo.
Amei as atitudes de Craig ,irmão de Emmy ( é aquele mesmo maravilhoso, lindo e transcendental que falei ontem), e de Wyatt, amigo dela.
Xinguei demais um determinado personagem que não posso falar para não dar spoiler
A capa tem tudo a ver com o livro e amei a explicação para a escolha da flor em questão.
Alias todas as capas da serie são lindas e combinaram com a minha atmosfera atual de Primavera....
A única coisa que não gostei foi a cena final, porque:
- primeiro que o casal foi tão cativante e o desfecho da historia deles foi bem criativa e muito emocionante que queria algo mais especial para a ultima pagina, mesmo que depois no epilogo a gente deduza o que aconteceu com eles;

- depois, achei que a escritora deu mais ênfase ao epilogo. Ate entendo porque realmente era algo que quem leu o livro 1 devia estar esperando muito e ficou legal como fechamento de toda a serie, mas não ficou legal como final para a historia do livro em si.
Recomendo para quem gosta de livros gostosinhos e de leitura rápida.
Beijos, Myl

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1,064 reviews24 followers
September 15, 2016
Emmy and Pete! Acquainted through their sibling's relationships, it's no secret Emmaline has been crushing on Pete. When they finally connect it definitely proves worth the wait. Their chemistry is palpable and between the sheets they are very compatible, if you know what I mean. With Emmy's proposal to open a satellite office in Charleston all the pieces seem to be falling in place...until they aren't. Blindsided by someone she trusts, Emmy is reeling over the rejection. Retreating to within herself, her lack of communication with Pete starts to chip away at their relationship. When there is trouble on the home front with Pete's family he questions if he can be what Emmy needs. With doubts creeping in on both sides they seem doomed to fail before they ever really got started. Can Emmy pull herself out of her melancholy to salvage what really makes her happy? Can Pete learn his new place as Emmy's protector and let go of old family ties and commitments?

This was a solid read. I enjoyed the chemistry between the two characters and really was able to relate to Emmy. She's smart, successful, independent, and a little bit of a Type A alpha rolled up in this bolt of cheery sunshine...until she isn't. She gets knocked on her ass and then has to claw her way out. I loved all the dimensions she had and think many women will be able to relate to her. Pete's love for poetry combined with his working man exterior make for some swoony moments as well.
77 reviews2 followers
September 16, 2016
Peter oh Peter!!!! What a sexy man's man!! So glad to see the story with Emmaline unfold! Instant hotness!!! Instant chemistry! Can they over come the distance between them? Can Emmy overcome the snarky snake in the grass that tries to destroy her plans and dreams. Can she and Peter help each other find their way home??
Love the setting for Emmy's home as I too am a Springfieldian!! Anyone would love this town!! Another great story Mrs. Caid!!! More please!!
335 reviews
February 25, 2017
Loved it Loved it Loved it!!!

Pete and Emmy!!!! We have gotten to know a little about both of these characters in the last two books, but this is their story. All the feels!!! I can't express how swoony Pete is. You have to find out for yourselves!! Favorite quote for the book: " love doesn't make life easy, love makes life worth something.” I have grown to love Rachel's writing and her books get better and better!! I personally can't wait to see what she brings us next!
271 reviews3 followers
September 16, 2016
I loved this book!! This is Emmy and Pete's story and they are my new favorite couple.I like that we get to see the other couple's from the first two books.This book for me is about how far are you willing to go for love.This one is my favorite and I loved the first two.Another great book by Rachel Caid!!!
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3,891 reviews30 followers
October 1, 2016
Well this book had me crying so much. Not all ugly tears, quite a few were happy tears! This whole series has been amazing. Rachel writes so well you FEEL the words on the page not just read them. The emotion and chemistry between the characters is simply powerful. I highly recommend this book and series.
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921 reviews10 followers
April 22, 2017
I loved Pete and Emmy's story.....

I love Rachel Caid's books they are more true to life then most out there. She takes a ordinary couple and brings them to life. And many people can relate to the words written.

This was a sweet story with a few hiccups in the road. It was refreshing.

I can't wait to see what this author brings us next.
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