The Way Back Home by Barbara Freethy

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From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Barbara Freethy, an emotional, heartwarming contemporary romance set in a California river town, featuring a returned Marine and the woman he never forgot.

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, however; she’s the woman who taught him that love might exist, but 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?

About Barbara Freethy

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A native California, Barbara Freethy has lived at both ends of the state. While she misses the hot summer nights of Southern California, she enjoys the beautiful bays and hillsides of Northern California, as well as the exciting and intriguing city of San Francisco.
Published June 26, 2012 by Pocket Books. 388 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Bestseller Freethy (Don’t Say a Word) tugs hard at the heartstrings with this contemporary series launch set in smalltown Northern California. It hasn’t been an easy year for single mother Alicia Hayd

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Gabe's only back now because three days before his death, Rob elicited a promise from him that if he didn’t make it then Gabe would take his place in helping Alicia save the family business.

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Barbara Freethy continuously writes stories where the characters come across as particularly credible, and those in THE WAY BACK HOME are believable during every scene, regardless of whether anguish is the prevailing sentiment or joy is in abundance.

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