A Way Back to You

by Emily Gray Clawson

A Way Back to You

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What would you do if you were given a second chance?

Annabelle, whom nearly everyone calls Anne, has been stuck in the past for two years. Numbed by grief over her husband's unexpected death and overwhelmed with the responsibility of raising their three young children alone, Anne agrees to let a friend take the kids for the weekend while she tries to get some much-needed rest at her parent's home.

But when Anne wakes up the next morning, she is suddenly sixteen again. And it just happens to be the worst day she spent as a teenager.

High school the second time around brings unforeseen changes and frustrations, but remembering that her future husband, Mitch, has just returned from a mission and is living on the other side of town gives Anne hope. Getting Mitch's attention (for the second time) is more complicated than she could have imagined, but Anne discovers she is stronger than she believed possible—and there just might be a future for her after all.

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A powerful tale of second chances in love
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

This novel is more than a typical time travel romance. Well-written, logical, but full of emotion, through the book I was able to feel the pain of a young widow, Annabelle, as she is thrust back in time to relive her experiences as a sixteen-year-old. Fortunately for Annie, she has twenty years of experience and wisdom this time around, and her choices reflect that, to the astonishment of her family and friends. Her high school crush Sam now returns her former affection, but how can she let herself fall in love with him when her future husband is living across town? The pain of his loss is still acute, but Annie worries about making contact with him--and inadvertently altering her future. Her struggles to make the right choices made this book a great read.

A powerful tale of second chances in love
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

A Way Back to You is more than a time-travel romance. Well-written, logical, but full of emotion, the book transports the reader along with the main character, Annabelle, back twenty years in time into high school, a place where not many of us would choose to return. Fortunately for Annabelle, a young mother and widow, she uses her maturity to make better choices, improving the lives of those around her for good--even when it's hard. Her future husband Mitch has just returned from his mission, and lives across town. Her high school crush, Sam, has decided to pursue her, but how can she return his feelings and stay true to who she must become? Should she try to make contact with Mitch and risk changing the course of her future? A powerful read that addresses how we can balance experience and faith.

By , Submitted on 2015-02-25


I was not sure how I would do reading this book. It did stir memories of mourning, and high school being a teenager. Also grateful for my children. But no crying for me. I liked the characters. High School dramas. How Annabelle is trying to be better at her family relationships the second time around. I would freak out if I woke up and was suddenly sixteen again!

Annabelle has been a widow for 2 1/2 years. Right after her husband died she realized she was pregnant. She was so busy being a mother two her older children and the baby she really hasn't taken the time to mourn. After dealing all night with sick baby she took the kids to school and a friend came up to her. Told her she wanted to meet this man that her husband worked with. He was divorced with one child.

Anne got home and just broke down and was crying all day. She realized that she was alone now and old. She got the friend to pick up her kids and when she saw how bad Anne was, She told the kids they were all going over to her house to stay the weekend to grab clothes. Then called Anne's mom to take her mom for the weekend.

When Anne wakes up in her mothers guest room. It is a mess, than she sees her younger brother and sister. Anne is sixteen again. Anne has to go to high school and take a math test. She has to remember her classes, the boy she had a crush on for years. Also she realized Mitch was alive and across town.

I was surprised at how much I enjoyed A Way Back to You. It is a LDS book but really does not talk about beliefs just about going to different church meetings, and events their. It is a clean romance, drama and even some time travel. This is the first book that I have read by Emily and I would read more of her work.

I was given this book to read and asked to give a honest review and post it as part of a blog tour for A Way Back to You.

About the Author

Emily Gray Clawson

Emily Gray Clawson describes herself as an author, mother, and youth mentor. Born and raised in Utah, she is passionate about her faith and great books and will share her love of both with anyone who will listen. Emily began writing at the age of seven, creating homemade picture books that she peddled from door to door. She self-published her first novel, Things Hope For, and is collaborating with Jennifer Graves on a book entitled A Sister's Witness: The Powell Family Tragedy. With her husband, Richard, Emily founded two youth leadership programs, Handmaidens of Virtue and Mastering Knighthood. Trained in vocal performance in college, she has enjoyed including aspects of her training in this book. Emily and Richard are the parents of four children and live in Taylorsville, Utah.

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