The Road She Left Behind
Crushed by guilt over the car accident that killed her father and sister, and torn apart by her mother’s resentment, Darcy Goodridge fled her family estate eight years ago and hasn’t looked back. Now an unexpected phone call threatens to upend what little serenity she’s found. Her nephew, Emerson, who was just a baby when his ...more
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I wrote the first half of the novel in 2017 over 3-4 months. Then, in early 2018, I threw out everything I had written…moreMany thanks for your question!
I wrote the first half of the novel in 2017 over 3-4 months. Then, in early 2018, I threw out everything I had written to add the new character, Samson, and rework some of Darcy's backstory. Once those changes were made, the entire book came together in about eight months. (less)
The Goodridge family have been torn apart by a heartbreaking tragedywith many secrets and misunderstandings kept secret.
Darcy Giidridge has always run from her past and the hurt which she experienced. Her only friend Samson looks up to her and when a family drama unfolds they both return to her family home. Darcy is reunited with her controlling mother, her nephew who s ...more
Crushed by guilt over the car accident that killed her father and sister, and torn apart by her mother’s resentment, Darcy Goodridge fled her family estate eight years ago and hasn’t looked back. Now an unexpected phone call threatens to upend what little serenity she’s found. Her nephew, Emerson, who was just a baby when his mother died, has gone missing. Darcy must return home and face her past in order to save him.
Once back in Ohio, Darcy realiz ...more
The Road She Left Behind is the perfect title for this awesome book. I started it and had such a hard time putting it down. I fell for the characters like they were long lost friends. There were a couple that I didn’t like, Jack, Darcy’s dad. He was a jerk of the worst kind. I also didn’t like Rosalind, Darcy’s mo ...more
Darcy must go back home to deal after her nephew turns up missing and she's left examining what's left and why Rosalind her mother has retired early.
As it turns out her mother's health is faltering and a family secret involving Michael Verano comes to fruition.
Michael was left behind heartbroken after the funeral and she's never truly spoken about that day until now.
Emotions run rampant. Feelings are worn on t ...more
The Road She Left Behind tells the story of two families torn apart by grief, secrets and distance on the road to forgiveness. The main character, Darcy Goodridge fled her family estate after the death of her father and sister eight years ago. Now news of her ...more
She was supposed to take care of her sister's son, Emerson, but instead that responsibility fell to her mother. When Emerson runs away, Darcy returns home to help find him and becomes ent ...more
In order to not share any spoilers, I will share that this book is one that will prevent you from accomplishing any housework, so be prepared to hunker down in your favorite reading spot with your largest glass of sweet tea and dive right in and unravel the secrets and tragedy that have molded the broken Goodridge family for years....
When you leave that way you can never come home...but sometimes, going home is exa ...more
I was swept into the life of Darcy Goodridge straight away, intrigued by why this woman was on the run from her past, her old life, for the last eight years.
Over the first few chapters, the story unfolded and we were introduced to characters who you fell in love with. Samson, the ray of sunshine who attaches himself to Darcy, despite her not wanting reminders of any pasts she has forg ...more
Darcy fled her home eight years ago and has never looked back nor stopped running.
Now she's on the road back to confront what she left behind at home.
We get the impression that there are many secrets in Darcy's life. Slowly as the story unfolds we start to discover them as they are revealed.
I found the first few chapters a bit slow going until Darcy returned to her childhood home. Then, for me, the story picked up pace and I was d ...more
This was the first book by Christine Nolfi that I had the honor of reading and i ...more
Thank you for @netgalley, Lake Union Publishing and Christine Nolfi for providing a free copy of this novel. |Pub Date: June 11, 2019|
Darcy Goodridge has been running from her life for 8 years. She never sticks around in one place long enough to make lasting friendships or allows herself to be dependent on others. But with one unexpected phone call, she realizes she can’t keep running; her nephew, Emerson, the boy she promised her late sister she ...more
This book follows very strong women, one who ran from her past, and then had to come back to her hometown and face it. In life, I know we all feel that there are times that we just wish we hadn't done something, and that it would just go away, but in this book Darcy has to come face to face with her past, and the unfortunate things ...more
Three women. Two families torn apart by secrets.
Crushed by guilt over the car accident that killed her father and sister, and torn apart by her mother’s resentment, Darcy Goodridge fled her family estate eight years ago and hasn’t looked back. Now an unexpected phone call threatens to upend what little serenity she’s found. Her nephew, Emerson ...more
Secrets, betrayal, hope, redemption. This book has it all. Ms. Nolfi writes such great characters and this book is full of them! Colorful, disagreeable, lovable, realistic.
A horrific accident leaves 2 dead and a third wracked with guilt. On her way to a new job, Darcy gets a frantic phone call that her nephew is missing. She ran out on a promise she made to her sister years ago, but she dreads coming back home to her Mother, estranged for 8 years. With her special friend in tow, s ...more