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Long Way Home (Home Series Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Ann Vaughn
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (142 customer reviews)

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Book Description


Shane McCanton and Tessa Kelly were childhood enemies. Everything was a
contest to them and Tessa always seemed to show Shane that nice guys
finished last. Things change, however, when hormones take over and
Shane begins to see the perpetual thorn-in-his-side as more than just
his childhood nemesis…

Tessa had never meant to set into motion events that led to their
childhood rivalry, but once it started, she embraced it with
gusto...until her life events pulled them apart. Tessa's decision to
enlist in the Army after high school left Shane bewildered and aching
for her while he was in college. Through separation, their hearts held
true to the other. Every reunion strengthened their bond, every
obstacle made them stronger. When Tessa's world started to fall apart,
she struggled with where her life had taken her, and where their future
would lead. Until she realized that Shane was the one constant in her
life, her rock who would never leave her and help her find her Long Way

Product Details

  • File Size: 466 KB
  • Print Length: 343 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 149371743X
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,337 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow... happily surprised... August 24, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This story was way different then I thought it would be. It was a very good change from the typical childhood love story. It takes place from kindergarten all the way into their 30s....but it has a surprisingly easy and fast flow to it. The childhood stuff was cute and funny. Their love was remarkably strong and everlasting. I wasn't expecting all the FUN and secret agent stuff but that's what made the story different and very interesting. Shanes love for Tessa was breathtakingly beautiful as was hers for Shane. I can't imagine people not being in each other's lives for years still having that magnetic bond. I laughed and definitely cried. My heart broke for both Shane and Tessa for what Tessa had to go thru. I could not imagine being in Shanes position and having to sit thru all that he had to. Great book. LOVE THE COVER...BEAUTIFUL.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This book got me hooked on this series! January 22, 2014
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This is an awesome book and now I'm hooked on this writer and this series.Started on her 3rd book tonight.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ann Vaughn is going on my Must Read Author!!! January 17, 2014
By StephK
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I loved this story. I loved how Shane and Tessa met in kindergarten – and she just knew he was the “one” – although his reply to their future was classic…

I enjoyed the growth and changes in their relationship as they grew into teenagers – and finally discovered the feelings they had for each other. It was always Shane for Tessa. Even as they went their separate ways after college – they always held the love they had for each other deep in their hearts.

But there’s so much more involved in this book – it totally caught me off guard. -without giving too much away of the story - some of the situations might be difficult for some people to read, but everything was handled in a careful manner. Theirs wasn’t an all hearts and flowers relationship all the time – there were situations that happened, that were just too big to overcome – at least I believed so.

I really enjoy Ann Vaughn’s writing style. I read her Christmas book and knew I just had to see what else she wrote – and I was in no means disappointed. Now I’m off to read Finding Home – and can’t wait to see how this story plays out.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Amazing Emotional Beautiful read! October 17, 2013
By D.F.
Format:Kindle Edition
I had never heard about this book before but was thrilled when I won an ecopy in a Flash giveaway. I started it that night and couldn't put it down. I cried, laughed and cheered! This story seemed so realistic that I felt the emotions right with the characters and knew I wouldn't be going to sleep until I finished it. I was really surprised to find that this wasn't your typical romance and it wasn't all hearts and flowers. Both characters were so strong and you could feel how powerful their love for each other was and how events had changed them in the story. I love that it was a standalone and the author didn't chose to break it up into several novels. I will definitely be reading more from Ann Vaughn and can't wait to read her next published novel Definitely a 5 star read!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book January 26, 2014
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I really enjoyed reading this book. You see the life of the characters from child to adulthood as the story goes along. The writing makes you feel that you are a part of their lives. Then an unexpected side to the story just captivates your attention and you will not want to put the book down. I can't say anymore because I do not want to start spoiling
Overall, a great read. Love the story line and the author!

I have already started to recommend it to my friends.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars best Ending book award !! January 24, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
Ann Vaughn has a real talent of pulling you into her stories, and making you fall in love with her characters. This book is full of twist and turns that will have you laughing, crying, and cheering will become very invested in these characters !

Frenemies Shane and Tessa grow up disliking each other, all due to the first day of kindergarten when Tessa declares she is going to marry Shane one day. Senior year they end up science partners and become best friends. After high school they went their separate ways, only to reconnect in an undercover operation that goes awry.

This story is definitely a roller coaster romance, with exceptional writing that will leave you quickly turning to the next page. (Unless your wiping away tears )

Best ending of a book award !! I just adore Ann Vaughn's writing and look forward to the rest of the series. Truly the most capitivating
Book I've read so far this year !
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thank you for such a great love story January 24, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
I loved this book. It perfectly depicted life, and all the detours or roadblocks or obstacles that often get in the way. It also showed that in spite of all that, love will endure. This book pulled at my heartstrings. I immediately fell in love with Shane and Tessa. Thank you, Ann Vaughn, for writing such a compelling, emotional love story.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow! January 15, 2014
By C. Wall
Format:Kindle Edition
I don't even know what to say. I just finished this and I'm crying, and not one to easily shed tears, and I feel a little shocked! What a great book. I loved the beginning, I loved the end, and I loved all in-between. The book came to life, with vivid descriptions. I could imagine the little town and all the small town people that lived there, imagine Shane's home that he and Tessa had dreamed about that beautiful day by the waterfall. I almost felt like I knew these people and that I had been to this little town before. This book had a lot of unexpected twists and turns that kept me riveted. Truly a page turner. There was one part that was difficult to read because of the horrors that happened to Tessa was so gruesome, and I knew before reading it, that what was about to happen to her was going to be awful, but I couldn't put it down. I'm happy that I finished it, yet sad that I won't be able to read more about the characters.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Not at all what is expected
When I read the reviews for this book. I wasn't sure I would like it. But WOW what a good story. A lot of ups and downs a lot of love and heartache. Read more
Published 2 days ago by Chris
4.0 out of 5 stars Amazing story
bookshelves: 1st-in-series, abuse, fbi-cia-type, hea, past-abuse, perfect-alpha-never-wavers, rape, read-february-2014, romantic-suspense, second-chance-love-story,... Read more
Published 6 days ago by ~Nichole Hart ~ Sizzling Pages Romance Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars GOOD READ
Published 10 days ago by Donna Nolan
3.0 out of 5 stars Long Way Home
I was so in love with this book. I honestly thought it would get all five stars from me by the end of the first part. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Elle
5.0 out of 5 stars loved it
So cute but also gut wrenching. Couldn't put it down once is started reading it. Love bad ass chicks lol
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Good one.
what a good book. it had me hooked from page one. I wasn't thrilled with the army and undercover stuff at first I thought boarding but it wasn't. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Rosalind Geist
5.0 out of 5 stars I Cross my Heart ~
Two young people meet, their lives already entwined because of their parents... Shane, the sheriff's son and Tessa, the daughter of an abusive father..... Read more
Published 2 months ago by DJ
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Story
This series is wonderful and I have to give all 4 books (so far) a full 5 star rating. I have read numerous books on Security companies run by prior military people. Read more
Published 2 months ago by D & R fm VA
5.0 out of 5 stars Long Way Home
Tessa and Shane were ones you only got pits of pieces of their stories in the series. It was great to get their story.
Published 2 months ago by Lynn Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Lots of drama with a sweet side
This was a very entertaining book. There was quite a bit going on. From the beginning you wonder what will happen in the end so you just can't put it down.
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
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More About the Author

Writing has always been a passion for Ann, though she never expected to be published. It wasn't until a conversation with her husband about the rise of eBooks that she decided to try her hand at self-publishing. It was scary and exciting and ever since the release of her first book, Long Way Home on August 7, 2013. She now has four books available for purchase through Amazon, Long Way Home, Finding Home, A Home for Christmas, and Finally Home. In December 2013, Ann was named to Amazon's Romance Editor's List of Fan Picks for Top Debut Author.

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