My family is away on Kauai - we plan to paddle up the Wailua River. Another river is the focal point in Barbara Freethy's new novel, THE WAY BACK HOME:
In the small California town of River Rock, the river is always there—sometimes unpredictable and wild, sometimes a source of comfort, always a part of life. Bestselling author Barbara Freethy will capture your heart with an emotional story about love, family . . . and fighting for what matters most.
Ex-Marine Gabe Ryder is fulfilling the last request of his best friend, Rob, who was killed in a firefight during their final days of service. He promised to help Rob’s family— especially Rob’s twin sister, Alicia—with their struggling river rafting business. Gabe has a hidden past with Alicia, though. She’s the woman who taught him that love might exist, yet he walked away from her.
Alicia has more than enough on her plate with her brother’s death, her father’s injury from a tragic rafting accident, the entire town turning against them, and a series of dangerous attacks on her business. She doesn’t need this rugged loner who broke her heart. But passion flares between them, and this time, they can’t walk away. Alicia can’t help wondering: did Rob really send Gabe to watch over her—or did he want her to show Gabe the way home?
I posted my review of THE WAY BACK HOME on Amazon at this link and Goodreads at this link. I am giving away a print copy of THE WAY BACK HOME to one randomly selected commenter. To enter the giveaway,
1. Leave a comment about a river near you - does it play a part in your life?
The only river in Hawaii is the Wailua River. It is considered sacred and hosts several heiau (temples).
2. This giveaway is open to all readers.
3. Comments are open through Saturday, June 30, 10 pm in Hawaii. I'll post the winner on Sunday, July 1.
Kim in Hawaii
To learn more about Barbara and her books, check out her website at barbarafreethy.com.
|I met Barbara (middle) at RT in 2011.|