The Last Way Home
- Author Liz Johnson
- Release Date August 2, 2022
- Publisher Revell
- ISBN/ASIN 9780800737382/B09LWTSZJT
- Our Rating
- Reviewed by Michele Rioli
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THE LAST WAY HOME is a journey to redemption, happiness, hope and even love. Ms. Johnson’s inspirational second story in the Prince Edward Island series stars Eli Ross, NHL player, who returns home hoping to restore peace in his family after his long overdue absence. He left to advance his hockey career and stepped on toes on his way to the top. He meets his mother’s business partner, Violet Donaghy, a lovely lady, at her ceramic store. His mom, Mama Potts, is overjoyed he’s home, but his brothers, Oliver and Levi, even Violet, are not. Oh, boy, it’s going to take a lot of heartfelt interactions to convince his family how much he regrets his selfish actions. Will they forgive him?
Violet joins the Ross family soon after Eli leaves to find fame. She becomes extremely close to Mama Potts, who always wanted a daughter. She puts time and energy into creating a successful ceramic studio and store. Then, disaster strikes when the studio goes up in flames. When Eli returns home, Violet isn’t happy that he’s back, since he hurt the hearts of the fantastic family who gave her a home.
Violet is filled with pain as well, secretly avoiding all ties to her family. Fate and God have a plan. The fire brings the families together in ways they didn’t expect. Eli and Violet hesitantly develop a friendship of sorts, as they work together repairing the studio. Violet isn’t reassured of Eli’s reasons to reunite with his family. Although, his manliness melts her heart. They slowly fall for each other big time. Do Eli and Violet become a couple regardless of the secrets in their past?
THE LAST WAY HOME is a transcendental experience of lost relationships, heartfelt pain, sorrow, and true unconditional love. Come on a journey as two lost souls, Violet and Eli find their way back to family, stability and unity. Ms. Johnson beautifully tells a story, weaves her magic, and it fills my heart with warm fuzzies. Things always happen in life, but it’s how we deal with it, that counts. God always has a plan. THE LAST WAY HOME packs an emotional punch!