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Returning for Love

(Long Valley #3)

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  599 ratings  ·  99 reviews
The love of a lifetime, lost but never forgotten…
If he could turn back time, Declan would do things differently. For one, he would've never let go of Iris Blue McLain, the only woman he’s ever loved. Fifteen long and lonely years, and the ache in his heart is as painful as ever.
When he sees her for the first time since they parted, she’s every bit as pretty as she was
Kindle Edition, 1, 366 pages
Published October 17th 2017 by Wright's Reads
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Jan 02, 2019 marked it as to-read
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Jan 19, 2019 rated it it was ok
I got this free on Amazon and decided to read it because the storyline looked interesting, the many, many 4 and 5 star reviews, and because I couldn't find answers to my questions in any of the glowing reviews.

This is a second chance romance that didn't impress me much. Granted, it's hard to do second chance the right way. I hate to write a bad review but at least I can answer some of the questions I had about the book. Rant ahead: **Beware, major spoilers**

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Cali Jewel
Oct 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Sweet, funny, quirky, emotionally engaging and easily relate-able small town second chance romance. Highly entertaining reading that kept me reading all night long.

Declan is sweet, charming and the sexy peacemaking middle son. He has a deep secret he only ever told one person and now that person is gone. Iris is smart, sexy and a sassy independent woman back home to recover after a car accident impairs her natural balance. She is also the only woman Declan ever truly loved. Such a sweetly charm
A very sweet story!! The end is so beautiful
Emily Pennington
Oct 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
Declan helped Jennifer with the last-minute preparation for Wyatt and Abby’s wedding being held in the Miller Family barn. The ladies had done a great job of making everything perfect! He gave his groom’s toast amid laughter at Warren’s expense. Chloe then took her turn toasting the bride. As Declan glanced around, his past came crashing back on him. Having left town 15 years ago, Iris was here in Sawyer! But before he could talk to her, his brother, Stetson, dragged him off to load up the table ...more
Margaret Watkins
Oct 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A tender second chance romance, Declan and Iris meet again after a number of years of being apart. Only, they now both come with so much baggage that it is a wonder they ever manage to talk to each again after the intervening period. However, the same easy flow of conversation takes them by surprise as they start to reconnect. Unfortunately with all that is unsaid between them, misunderstandings arise, and when it seems that the relationship is getting serious. Iris tries to shut him out. On the ...more
Oct 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Declan Miller is the Best Man at his brother Wyatt's wedding. Now that both of his brother's are happy, in love, and their futures are set it's Declan's turn so say's his sister-in-laws. They have been setting him up on blind dates, but they are wasting their time. Declan found his true love in High School, and walked away from her in college. Declan gives his Best Man speech, sits down, and he can't believe she's back in town. Iris, the one who holds Declan's heart.

Iris McClan is back in town
Mar 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Two Major Problem

What a great capture of human relationships that are filled with feelings of inadequacy, love and forgiveness. Long time love without the commitment due to secrets, lies and feelings of guilt are interwoven to entice the reader to read just a little bit more and a little bit more until the book is read in its entirety.
Oct 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
5 ++++++ Stars!! Oh Erin, she knows how to write a story that tugs at heartstrings and makes you fall in love with all of the characters of a book! I started reading this story and could NOT put it down, the pages just flow and the chapters fly and before you know it, it's over...this book and this series will forever take up space in my Kindle!!

I have read all of the books of the Long Valley series and there isn't a bad one in the bunch but this one has something special. Declan is the middle s
Rebecca A. Bamford
Dec 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Sweet, kind, romantic. Perfect love story

This was one of the best love stories I’ve read. I found myself saying “awe” a lot while reading this. I have read all of the books of the Long Valley series and there isn't a bad one in the bunch but this one has something special. Declan is the middle son and the peacemaker between Wyatt (the eldest (see book 3)) and Stetson (the youngest (see book 1)) but we finally get to read his story. His “disability” of having dyslexia was handled beautifully. He
Becky Claxon
Oct 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Declan Miller is at his brother's wedding when he spots Iris McClain. He can't believe she is here as he hasn't seen her since he broke up with her 15 years ago. He has never quit loving her, but doesn't feel like he can be with her. He does go and talks to her and immediately asks her to dance. She turns him down. He asks his sister in law if he heard why she was back in town. She did hear and tells him Iris is staying at her parents' mother in law house. Declan goes to see her and ends up aski ...more
Aquamarine 1951
Oct 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
“Returning for Love” is the fourth novel in Ms. Wright’s contemporary western romance Long Valley series and it is Declan Miller’s story. Declan Miller broke up with Iris Blue McLain 15 years ago without any explanation. The years have changed both of them and their past secrets and current wounds threaten to derail their second chance at love and an HEA. Erin Wright weaves an emotional and romantic story that is flawlessly written with characters that are well developed and a plot that holds th ...more
Marichus Real
Oct 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Iris is a nurse but after her accident, she can’t work any longer in the same position.
Declan has problems reading, all the letters think the same and that is because he is dyslexic. However, he is a good person and he works hard on his farm.
A sweet story about two people who think they are not whole because of a disability. They are afraid to let people know about their feelings and it takes awhile to be able to speak about it. They need to trust each other with their problems and realize that
Keryth Belvin
Oct 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
HS Sweethearts/Second Chance At Love

I am voluntarily reviewing an advanced reader copy of this book, Returning For Love By Erin Wright.

My love of Erin’s work grows with each book of hers I read. Her writing style is exceptional! I love getting immersed in her books, with her funny, entertaining, sweet, lovable, crazy characters. They are very real and relatable with everyday issues and situations. Erin’s Long Valley Series is one of my favorites!!

Declan has loved Iris since HS. Breaking up and
Oct 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
We are introduced to the whole famdamily at Wyatt;s wedding where Declan sees his former girlfriend, Iris. He discovers she's been in an accident and now walks with a cane. He decides to ask her out on one date, just to show that he is an equal opportunity dater. To his surprise, it's like slipping back in time and his feelings for Iris reemerge. The reader watches as both Iris and Declan learn each other again. The love is there, unfortunately they both have issues with communications.
It's a b
Oct 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Excellent contemporary second chance romance with a western theme. Iris returns home to live in her parent's mother-in-law apartment following a severe auto accident. Iris is having a very difficult time with her balance, walking and with her eyesight. Declan spots Ivey during his brothers wedding reception. Once Declan saw Iris he had to go see her not realizing she's at least temporarily disabled. After being apart for 15 years they soon realized that the love never ended. Unfortunately, Decla ...more
Jan 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Declan and Iris had a history when they met again after 15 years. Old feelings, never forgotten, flare up - anger and love struggle for supremacy, especially as Iris had a car accident that renders her an invalid. They need to overcome their own feelings and misconceptions as well as well-meant interferences from friends and family to finally have a second chance.
This book is book 4 of the "Long Valley" series, and part of the story is already well known, if we have ead the previous books. But a
Sep 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Returning for Love by Erin Wright is a second chance love story of two wounded personalities who eventually find comfort and love with each other. Declan Miller is the middle child and the peacemaker between his two volatile brothers. Though he is plagued with problems he is hard working, trustworthy and lovable. Iris McLain is Declan's former high school and college girlfriend. She too is plagued with many problems, problems that are overwhelming her. Ms. Wright heartrending love story is fille ...more
Ellen White
Oct 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
RETURNING. FOR. LOVE by Erin Wright a Long Valley Romance book 4
Declan, the only one not married, at the wedding he spotted Iris, love of his life. She is back, but not as she was before dreams and plans had changed drastically for her. He doesn't seem to mind, the cane,but she didn't want to be an embarrassment for him or others. This is a beautiful story, of Iris finally seeing herself, as so much more. If needed she knew that Declan would be there to hold her up. Readers will love this story
Teresa  Christianson
Oct 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC and am voluntarily leaving a review

OMG This is a great book. Declan has struggled all his life with his secret and worked hard to not let anyone know. Now he needs to decide if it is worth it to risk telling Iris his secrets. Iris has also been keeping secrets from Declan but they are more recent not her whole life. Will they finally reveal their secrets to each other and figure out how to deal with them or will they let the secrets come between them and keep them apart?

This wa
Vivian Chrisman
Oct 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

Deer and Pigs..

Both Declan and Iris think they are "broken". Declan pushed Iris away years ago because he was "broken" and a because of a deer. Iris doesn't believe Declan could possibly want to be with her now that she is "broken". Will a piglet be able to make these two realize how to face their issues and what truly matters? You may be wondering what deer and pigs have to do with anything but I'm not tellin
Katherine Horvath
Oct 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
by Katyjane

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
It was a wonderful romance! I loved that Declan still had strong feelings for Iris all these years and did not give up on them. They both had obstacles that they needed to over come and talk about it with each other and makes relationships stronger. I liked that Erin Wright chose to do a story where the main character had dyslexia, I loved the the whole story and everything that Iris and D
Oct 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was such a beautiful story full of a range of emotions. It took me on a rollercoaster ride of them. Iris and Declan deserve loved but have a hard time seeing that due to trust issues. They both are broken burdened with past secrets. Will they be able to overcome everything and open their hearts to love again or will they find their way to second chance love blocked? I recommend reading this to find out. Iris and Declan will pull you in and have you cheering for them the whole way.
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Stacy J.
Jan 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love Iris and Declan. These two were high school sweethearts and looked like they were headed towards the alter. However a freak accident changed the course for both of them. Years later, Iris falls into Declan's orbit again and he won't let her go again. She is different now but he still sees the same Iris he loved so many years ago.

The part of this book that loved the most was the closure that these two got and needed. They need to bear their souls in order to heal and be able to truly come
Candy Lamprecht
Oct 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

I really enjoyed this book. I love the vulnerability ms. wright puts into her characters. It makes the book, the story so much more. You find yourself, rooting for the characters, getting angry for and with the characters, frustrated, exasperated, excited and happy as they do. I love a story that makes me feel like i am a part of it, that gives me a great ride from start to finish and that is exactly what happ
Oct 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

Sweet, wonderful second chance romance! The fourth novel in the Long Valley series, this was such a heartfelt story - two high school sweethearts who broke up and are reunited 15 years later. I really appreciated the not-so-young loves coming back together. Watching them reconnect and discover one another again is like watching good friends. And, the other supporting characters truly add to the story as well!
Oct 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received a complimentary copy of this book but I also purchased a copy.

I just loved all the books in this series. Ms. Wright has such a gift with story telling. The characters and plot are so believable. From the first page you are hooked into the story. Declan and Iris have such a wonderful story, I could almost cry. I really hate to see the books end. It is like losing a good friend. At least the characters have made recurring appearances in other books, at least the Miller boys' stories. I
Oct 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Long Valley and their people are really wonderful. Declan and Iris were sweetheart back in high school but Declan broke with Iris after four years of relationship without an explanation. Iris is back in Long Valley and she is trying to rebuild her life. Can she let Declan in and let him break her heart again? Can Declan face their future and have a chance to be happy with Iris? A lovingly story about love, second chances and facing our deepest fears. I received an ARC copy of this book and I vol ...more
Kathleen Bradbury (Bulfon)
Oct 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

I love a story that makes me feel like i am a part of it, that gives me a great ride from start to finish and that is exactly what happens when you read this book. This second chance love story is beautifully written, and it will take you on an emotional roller coaster. It pulls you in, grabs at your heart, and has you pulling for Declan and Iris to find the ability to trust one another in order to get their
Oct 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Wright just keeps getting better. I am a fan. Returning for Love, the third in the Long Valley series was the best so far. Declan and Iris were made for each other and after years apart and a lot of baggage, they finally come together in this well-written contemporary romance. The characters make this book. They are so genuine and have great dialogue. I am looking forward to more from this author.

I highly recommend this book to fans of the contemporary romance genre.

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