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Long Way Home

(Brockenridge #1)

4.22  ·  Rating details ·  27 ratings  ·  14 reviews
From USA Today bestselling Australian author Nicola Marsh comes a warm and winsome rural romance about second chances and belonging.

A prodigal daughter returns to Brockenridge...

Eleven years ago Ruby Aston left Brockenridge - and its small-town gossip - for the anonymity of the big city. Now, a grieving Ruby is forced to come home to the place she loathes. But it also means returning

Kindle Edition, 308 pages
Published October 1st 2019 by HarperCollins
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Amanda - Mrs B's Book Reviews
Long Way Home is the first mainstream rural romance title from Nicola Marsh, a USA Today Bestselling Author. Nicola Marsh certainly makes her mark on the small town Australian contemporary romance scene with her tender hearted novel, which is the first book in the Brockenridge series. Long Way Home is a heartbreaker, but it is also filled with moments of hope and semblance. It is book that will keep you engaged from cover to cov
Shelleyrae at Book'd Out
Long Way Home is the first book of a new rural romance series set in the fictional town of Brockenridge from Nicola Marsh.

After the sudden death of her mother, Ruby Aston reluctantly returns to the small country town of Brockenridge she had fled eleven years earlier. Planning to go back to Melbourne after the funeral, Ruby is stunned to learn that she’s inherited the roadhouse and motel she assumed her mother had simply managed, and when a local developer, Connor Delaney, reveals his plan to te
Sep 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
I thoroughly enjoyed this rural romance, there are two romances running in this story, one second chance romance, and one for an older couple that had me turning the pages as I got to know Ruby Aston as she returns home to Brockenridge after running away eleven years before and Alisha Nathieson who gets her well-deserved HEA as well.

Ruby is coming home to the town she ran from years before, her mother Clara has just passed away suddenly and Ruby is heart-broken, she is met by her fri
Marnie | Once Upon a Time Book Blog
Sep 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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As a crime fiction addict, I can’t even tell you the last time I read a romance novel, but if anyone was going to get me to read one again it was Nicola. Having been introduced to her work this year from the domestic suspense genre, I really wanted to see if I could connect with the romance side of her work and I am pleased to say I did. I absolutely loved this book! A rural romance set in the fictional town of Brockenridge in my home state of Victoria is the perfect novel to lose yourself in. I ...more
Nov 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nicola Marsh is a Melbourne based author that I have been aware of for many years, I reviewed one of her titles early on and followed her career from a distance as she published across different formats and genres. She has now published seventy books and is a USA Today bestselling and award-winning author.
Long Way Home is a rural romance published by the MIRA imprint and would make a solid start to a series, or a trilogy at least, so I will be sure to keep my eyes open for more stories by Marsh
Ann-Maree Howarth
Oct 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Rural romance by Australian authors seems to be my go-to reads at the moment as I get to read this book one of a new series by an author I have never read before. This one was set in Victoria in a small town of Brockenridge. I very much enjoyed this read as you go two for the price of one in the romance line a second chance and middle age co-worker romance, but brought many things to this novel. The novel is full of many topics from Mean girls, grief, forgiveness, hope, duty, secrets, betrayal, ...more
Chapter Ichi
Sep 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Thank you @harlequinaus @romanceanz for sending me a copy of Long Way Home by Nicola Marsh in exchange for my honest review.

Thank you Nicola Marsh for writing this beautiful story. I truly feel that this book was sent to me for a reason. It spoke to me on number of levels.

Nicola Marsh's writing flows beautifully and her characterisation allowed me, as a reader, to immediately connect with the characters. From the first page, I was intrigued and didn't want to pu
Rhiannon Hart
Sep 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Stacey Houllis
Nov 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This my first Nicola Marsh book that I have read and I would like to say that this rural romance was exceptionally written.
Ruby left Brokenridge 11 years ago on the night of her high graduation ball due the small town gossip. Ruby was bullied by the towns rich girls and got her accused of steeling one thing she didn't. Ruby had bought her dress from the op shop instead buy fuel for her car as her mother could not afford to spend money on a new dress. She asked to go to the ball by the son
Nikki Sims-Chilton
Nov 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
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What a great, romantic and easy read this one was by Nicola Marsh. I was going through a busy time and this was the perfect book to occupy my brain for 15 minutes before going to bed.

Ruby Aston left Brockenridge as a teenager – fleeing from bullying at school to live in Melbourne. Ruby returns 11 years later under sad circumstances surrounding her Mum, where she reconnects with Connor – her teenage crush (which failed to go anyw
Leanne ~ Tales From The Heart
I've not read this author before and what a joy it was. Her writing style flows so smoothly, I felt I had jumped right into the story. I live in Melbourne, so am familiar with the places in this book.
Connor and Ruby have history that goes back to high school. About a decade later they meet up again under tragic circumstances. They're both on different paths so you have to wonder can the author make it work.
The characters in this story were so real, they made the book so entertaining.
Sep 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Set in northern Victoria, Long Way Home showcases all the good things about rural communities. This is very much a David and Goliath story in which Ruby Aston, who has returned home from Melbourne for her mother’s funeral, takes on the powerful and wealthy Delaney Corporation in a battle to save The Watering Hole roadhouse from being demolished to make way for a golf resort.
It’s the characters in this book that made it special for me. Within the roadhouse there are loyal staff members Alis
Oct 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
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I quite enjoyed this story. It was a nice, easy read that kept me engaged throughout so it was finished in only a few days. I really felt for the young Ruby who was bullied & tormented so much that she had to leave her mother & her home just to escape the torment that was being put upon her. And that it so badly affected her that she felt she could never return until it was too late.

I felt that the portrayal of he
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USA TODAY bestselling and award-winning author Nicola Marsh writes feel-good fiction…with a twist.

She has published 70 books and sold over 8 million copies worldwide.

She currently writes domestic suspense novels for Hachette UK's Bookouture, rural romance for Harper Collins Australia's Mira imprint, and contemporary romance for Harlequin Dare.

She's a Waldenbooks