As a young widow and devoted mother, London Elliott is determined to support her two children however she can—even if it’s just by delivering newspapers. So when London hears a call for help early one morning, she rushes to Elsie Moffat’s aid, an elderly LDS woman who has suffered a heart attack in her home. That selfless act introduces London to new beliefs and new people, including fireman Brad Stevenson.
It also raises a number of questions: Can London reconcile the painful parts of her past and find love again? Why do warmth and kindness seem to emanate from Elsie, who treats London like a loving mother? And why is London so drawn to the photograph of Elsie’s son, Ammon?
An unexpected inheritance leads London on a cross-country journey and even more questions. By saving another’s life, will London actually find her own?
|Published||Eagle Gate (April 1, 2013)|
Mason does a very job developing the characters and the story line. She pulls you in from the beginning and has you wanting to know what is going to happen next. I liked London and her kids immediately and wanted to see them find happiness again. She does a very good job painting a picture of Montana and the beauty of where the book takes place.
Mason does a very job developing the characters and the story line. She pulls you in from the beginning and has you wanting to know what is going to happen next. I liked London and her kids immediately and wanted to see them find happiness again. She does a very good job painting a picture of Montana and the beauty of where the book takes place
Pulled and "all-nighter" reading it. Loved it. Excited for more books by this new author.
This book is so good in so many ways!
I am amazed at the storyline...
the strength of the main character...
the daily tasks that have to be fulfilled...
the unexpected twist that turns hearts and lives...
the love of a friend...
the determination to make things right...
the connection of two people who just barely met...
the way the story unfolds...
London Elliott is just trying to make a life for herself and her two children after her husband was killed in an accident.
In order to be with her children during the day she takes on not one, but five paper routes all to be done between 3:00am and 6:30am.
On one fate-filled morning, London hears an elderly woman call for help.
London responds and her life is changed...in so many good ways...but not without a few trials along the way!
WOW! This book is good!
I love this book! Mason had me hooked from the begining. I felt like I knew the characters and was involved in their life. I wanted London to find happiness again. I really like the sweet and simple Romance between the characters. I can't wait for the next one!
I will admit this story falls outside my favorite genres, but I really liked it! It is well written, compelling, and entertaining. I found myself surprised at certain developments and eager to know what would happen next. I highly recommend this book and look forward to this author's next work!
The first chapter had me. Mason weaves a beautiful tale of hope, laughter, pain, family, and faith. While I'm not one to normally read this genre, as it is often too predictable and cheesy, this book stands out. It tells a story that grabbed me early on and was full of enough twists and turns along the way to keep the pages quickly turning. It is light but not weak, fun but powerful. The characters are so real you feel like you might bump into them in the grocery store line, and the dialogue keeps you right there with them. Hats off to Mason -- very well crafted!
Loved it! Very heart-felt story of love and friendship. I love the trials London and Ammon each had to overcome. The emotions portrayed truly made me reflect on my own life. I enjoyed reading this book. I will encourage my daughters to read it as well as my husband and friends. This is a "MUST READ"!
On the Way Home is a great read. I enjoyed getting to know each character as Mason weaves them into her tapestry. Each character’s story has an effect on another one and it’s revealed layer after layer. It was surprising how each little, apparently insignificant action proved to have a paramount impact on the entire novel. Mason’s descriptions of Montana with its vast beauty and cold winters lends well to her actual life. Reading her painted images resembles a tableau of the epitome of the West that I’ve not seen before while her descriptions of Montana winter mornings prompted me to grab a blanket as I read! I liked how she introduces a new spiritual awakening without being preachy or overly proselytizing. Because of this, I feel this could be a great addition to many women’s beach or summer reads. Even though the themes of death and loss are always near the surface, the ability to change and see the beauty in the world around us helps the characters in the book to keep their memories and add to them, new, fresh, happy ones.
As Mother’s Day is next month, this would be an enjoyable read for mothers as London, the main character, makes sure that her role of mother is the most important, even above her own sleep and comfort. London’s relationships with her children also prove to be a little microcosm of Americana with the struggle of having a teenage daughter while a younger son is blissfully playful and unaware of everyday strife. As she decides to find love again, the reader really feels her internal battle. Could the memory of past love overpower her current situation or can she appreciate the past and try anew, in the present? I really enjoyed reading this book and wished we had a little more to explore about these characters.