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Summary

A family secret, a mysterious legacy, and a journey that will change everything....

When Isla, a 65-year-old grandmother, is left nothing but an old painting in her mother’s will, while her sisters and aunt inherit the estate, she is devastated. Close to retirement, getting ready to live on her own terms, the last thing she expects at this time of her life is such turmoil. So, to find an explanation for her mother’s rejection, she embarks on a road-trip.

But, right at the last moment, she’s forced to take her sullen - and, in her view, impossible - 14-year-old granddaughter Charlie with her. Cramped together in Isla’s car with her smelly old dog, these ill-assorted travelling companions set off to uncover some shattering and life-changing family truths at the same time as learning to love each other....

The Long Way Home is set in the UK and 1950s Paris where the story really begins, spanning four generations of women and the secrets that get passed down through them.

©2021 Fanny Blake (P)2021 Simon & Schuster UK

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Pretty average to be honest, I’ve read worse but very predictable.
Parts of it just seem added complexities that have little reason or explanation.
The ending explanations are just plain silly to be honest.
Promised a lot but I feel a real let down

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lovely story, beautifully performed. The two narrators worked very well for the two timelines. Easy listening.