Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Long Route (A Lover's Landing Novella)” as Want to Read:
The Long Route (A Lover's Landing Novella)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Long Route

(A Lover's Landing Novella)

4.95  ·  Rating details ·  57 ratings  ·  50 reviews
Lydia never planned to return to Love, GA.

She never planned to see Adam again or to rehash the night that changed their lives forever.

But when an assignment at work brings her back to Love, she discovers the boy she left behind is not the same man there waiting for her.

Adam once thought his future with Lydia was set.

Until she walked away, leaving him to pick up the piec
Published February 21st 2019
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Long Route, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Long Route

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
4.95  · 
Rating details
 ·  57 ratings  ·  50 reviews

More filters
Sort order
Shelly Reynolds
"You really are an angel."
"Angels wouldn't like the things I have planned tonight."

All I can tell you about this one, is have the tissues ready. You're going to go through all the feels! This a second chance romance at its very best!

Lydia Shane is back. Never thinking she'd ever step foot in this town again, she finds herself here on a job assignment. But, the little diner, Lover's Landing, isn't the only story she has to tell. Righting this wrong with Adam is going to be her hardest assignment
Barbara Hynes
Jan 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was so happy when I was given this ARC. Oh my, I totally enjoyed this story from beginning to end. A page turner, I could not put down. The story of Adam and Lydia brought so many emotions out of me throughout. The love these two shared with one another was wonderful until Lydia walked away. The then and now flowed so smoothly together. I was definitely not expecting the twists that happened. It sure shocked me at the end when the secrets came out. I was on edge wondering will these two get ba ...more
Danielle Harris
Feb 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This genre is something I usually avoid, but I had to give this a chance because I'm a huge fan of this Author. I'm glad I did. I really enjoyed this. Plus there is twists, and suspense.

Without much detail because I hate spoilers. This is a sweet story about a girl named Lydia has to go back to her hometown. Adam is her ex and after 6 years she bumps into him again. Can they work out the issues?

I have received this arc for my honest review
Marika Ray
Feb 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Just finished this sweet novella from Kiersten Modglin. What a heartwarming read!! The hero, Adam, was so incredibly sweet, but there were twists and turns that kept him and Lydia apart. Big things. I had tears in my eyes as well as a smile at the end, which is just what you want with a small town, second chance romance. Highly recommend you read this one!!
Feb 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a fantastic and attention grabbing quick read! The author spins a more contemporary feeling novella with this exceptional story of Lydia and Adam. She still manages to weave just a few little twists and secrets into the smoothly written prose. These two and their impressive story pulled so hard at my heartstrings. I'm looking forward to not only reading more of the Lover's Landing Novella series, but also future books written by this amazing author.
C Exley Books (Cassandra)
Feb 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019, arc
This is my second book in this series so far and my fifth book by this author. This story is a short and sweet Second Chance romance.

Lydia Shane is back. Never thinking she'd ever step foot in this town again, she finds herself here on a job assignment.

Adam Newberry couldn't see his life without her. He asked her to marry him, after all. But, then she up and left without so much as a goodbye. Five years he's waited for her to return, and today...she did.

Being reunited with your first love doesn’
Brittany Hively
Jan 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was a sweet, short read with a twist and a half.

I love novellas and how quickly you can read them, but this one was so good it was hard to put down!

Modglin is a little more contemporary in this one, but stays true to her twisty side of writing with a smooth flow that will have you glued until the end!
CoffeeMom Hodges
Feb 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I must admit this is the first book that I have read and was not ready for it to end but then turned around and read it again. The Long Route by Kiersten Modglin took me by surprise and I am so glad that I read it. To start the author has fantastic characterization. By the end of the book, I was in love with the characters and would have loved to live in the town with them. These characters felt so real, but the author really did a great job of creating characters that leave an impression while ...more
Rene' Seals
Feb 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Long Route is the first story in the Lover’s Landing series. It is the story of Lydia and Adam, a pair of high school sweethearts who haven’t seen each other in five long years. Back in high school, Adam was certain that he and Lydia were going to end up having a little family together but when he bared his soul by professing his love and asking her to be his wife…Lydia freaked out. Lydia is an orphan and her one goal in life is to attend the college in Atlanta that her mother attended with ...more
Amy M. (Amy Loves Reading Blog)
Every single time I finish one of the novellas I think, this is my favorite because dang that was a heck of a story and what could top this? Then I read and omg the next is just as great and gives me so many feels!!! I have never read from this author and the point of view threw me off a little bit but never NEVER took away from this incredible story!!

Lydia’s story is NOTHING like I thought it would be and boy am I swooning. I didn’t like her all that much because I could tell certain circumsta
Kelly cowee
Feb 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book from beginning to end. Lydia is back in her hometown of Love Georgia to do a story on Lovers Landing for the paper where she works. Lydia was in love with Adam when she was younger. She got a job working on Adams family farm. She helped out on the farm and grew closer to Adam. Their relationship grew. Lydia wanted to go to the college where her mom went to be closer to her. Her mom had passed away. Adam wanted to go to another college. A couple had taken Lydia in and she became ...more
Joy Westerfield
Feb 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
If you love a book that gives you all the feels, then this book is for you. The Long Route tells the story of Adam and Lydia, who have known each other all their lives and ended up being high school sweethearts. Then one day, a question was asked that changed their whole lives. Flash forward several years later, and Lydia and Adam meet once again. Is the love still there? Can they overcome the past? This story truly tugged at my heart and I really wanted these characters to get back together, bu ...more
Kim Gauger
Feb 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
So this is a super sweet second chance romance that hits you in the gut at times. I love a book that give you flutters in the belly because you connect with the characters so fast and this one did that for me. I love when you just click with the main characters and you will fall for them both. I loved the flashback scenes, and they gave so much back story that you don’t expect in a novella and I LOVED that. It didn’t lack in details, or experiences. It was clean enough for those who don’t like e ...more
Erin Mcmahon
Mar 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was so good! Who says high school sweet hearts can’t make it work?
Lydia never felt she was worth anyone’s time she always felt like an outsider. A foster child of a loving family she just felt like she was a burden. Determined to go to Atlanta to college she got a summer job to help pay for it.
Adam the popular guy who is also a sexy farmer gave her a summer job on the farm. After a few days he realized she was much more than plan Jane Lydia Shane.
I loved this story it went from past
Jennifer Pierson
Feb 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Lydia and Adam have a complicated past, and she never thought she would come home to Love, Georgia again. But when she has a work assignment that brings her back home, she finds that Adam isn't the same boy that she left behind. Nope, he feels like she wronged him, and it's been 5 years since he saw her, so he's determined to get answers. As they tip toe around each other, they almost don't get those answers, but finally secrets are revealed which shake both of their worlds up, and now they must ...more
Feb 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Lies. Deceit. Broken hearts. What do you do when a revelation throws your entire world into a spin? For these two that's kinda been them from the start. The need for a job turns them into friends. But then. . . this author does this kind of stuff with ease, trauma, drama and yeah she messes with us by going back and forth in time and letting us see how it went south and why. This emotional read will hurt you to your toes as you walk thru their mess. Loved it and can't wait to read more of the Lo ...more
Feb 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Coming Home

A number of surprises and twists will keep you turning pages in this HEA (Happily Ever After). Our heroine suffers from lack of self worth despite achieving on many levels; childhood tragedies have conditioned her to push people away to protect herself from loss. Despite having to overcome a sense of entitlement and rather bad judgment about girlfriends, our hero is a genuinely nice fellow. Not everyone else plays by the rules, though. Our lovers have to overcome multiple trials and
Gwen Shafer
Feb 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved it. This was amazing from beginning to end. Kiersten is an amazing writer and this one shows it. Adam and Lydia are quite the couple. But fate has a road for them to take that may or may not tear them apart. There are definitely some secrets that come out in this one that are indeed interesting and you don't see them coming. Kiersten definitely put a twist in this one. I absolutely love Adam and Lydia together. This couple is so strong and lovable. Another enjoy book from Love Georgia. Ano ...more
Nicole Studioso
Feb 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love second chance romances, and this one hits all the feels and goalposts! High school sweethearts torn apart by outside forces, betrayal and fears; random meeting that a stirs up old feelings, hurts and resentment; continued miscommunication... it's all here and more! Great characters, great supporting characters, feel good moments and snippets of rage. Some twists you never see coming. What a book! Adam and Lydia are soulmates and it's awesome to see them find each other again, while lookin ...more
Candyce Kirk
Feb 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
I always love second chance romances and this one definitely belongs on the list of fun ones. Lydia and Adam were in love and when things took a turn, they were left without the other. It's clear in this story that their story was influenced by something neither of them realize. I have to say that the secret in this story is a kind of one I never like in books (I don't want to spoil). Also a couple of the chapters explaining more of this mystery didn't sit well with me, seeing how this is a nove ...more
Jenn (YeahOrNeighReviews)
Feb 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: beta-arc
I really enjoyed this second chance romance! Being able to see the story unfold from both points of view, from the past and present times, was a great way to get an overall perspective. The story had lots of depth, with many plot twists and turns (that would give things away if I said too much)...the ONLY reason I deducted a star from the rating, was due to the fact that the reader is left without closure on one thing. Not a big thing, mind you, but I'm a person who NEEDS closure, or I can't sto ...more
Mindy Smead
Feb 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this novella! It was a quick read, but I was sad when it ended. This story definitely pulls at your emotions. Adam, *sigh* is every girls dream. Poor Lydia, had to deal with a tragic event in her childhood, has caught Adam's interest. Through all the ups and downs with these two, I loved reading about their love, loss, and finding eachother again. This is my first read of Kiersten's and I will definitely be reading more. Thank you for the ARC. It was wonderful!
Feb 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a second chance romance book. Adam and Lydia were great characters and I loved being in both of their heads. There were a few twists that were quite enjoyable and one secret that i totally didnt see coming. Overall this was a great book and cant wait to read some of the other books in the lover's landing series.
Diane Norwood For The Love of Pimping
This story in the anthology was like reading a full length novel, that was packed full of everything a novel needs. Lydia and Adam's story had all the feels, along with a twist or two, which Kiersten is known for putting in all of her books. Beautifully written story that will grab you from the very beginning and not let you go until the very end.
Kim Herman
Feb 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Kiersten is a first time author for me and her addition to A Lovers Landing is a short and sweet Second Chance romance filled with so much - angst, heartbreak, misunderstandings, secrets and lost love.

Lovers Landing is the perfect place to follow The Long Route home and find a HEA.

Again, like Kelsie's book I finished this in one sitting.
Lixa Santiago
Feb 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Kiersten have done it again. She has made an absolutely amazing story. Once I picked up this book I couldn't put it down. It was amazing, the live between Adam and Lydia was simply beautiful. I wanted more of this story and the twist! OMG! It was so good. I definitely wasn't expecting it at all.
Jan 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved how this book unfolded. The characters were likeable and easy to get attached to and root for! There's just enough mystery to suck you in and keep you turning those pages. The main characters have great chemistry and history! Definitely recommend!
Sherry Sias
Jan 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved this cute short novella. Kierstens writing is amazing. No matter what she writes she always manages a twist and she doesn't disappoint with this one. Absolutely loved it and look forward to the other installments and her next book. Definitely recommend.
Amanda M
Feb 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A page turner that'll have you from the beginning to the end. The storyline was very well written. In this story you'll find love and a second chance at it. There's even a few twists that'll surprise you. I definitely recommend this book.
Jodi Morrison
Jan 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was a sweet novella. No matter what Kiersten writes she always adds a little suspense. This story is definitely about 2nd chances and reminds you to always follow your gut. It will have you falling in love with the characters I didn't want this to end.
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Kiersten Modglin is a suspense author who enjoys dabbling in all the sub-genres. A Netflix addict, Shonda Rhimes super-fan, psychology fanatic, and indoor enthusiast, Kiersten enjoys rainy days spent with her nose in a book. More than anything, she loves reading & creating life-changing stories.

Other books in the series

A Lover's Landing Novella (8 books)
  • The Marriage Sham: A Lover's Landing Novella
  • He Said, She Said (A Lover’s Landing Novella)
  • Sweet on Love (A Lover's Landing Novella)
  • At the Next Table (A Lover's Landing Novella)
  • Fifty-Fifty: A Lover's Landing Novella
  • Playing For Keeps (A Lover's Landing Novella)
  • Too Close to Call