Romantic Times RT Rating: 4 1/2 stars, TOP PICK
Filled with a strong supporting cast, this story interweaves many lives connected by mission and circumstance. While set in 2005, Musser's tale is compelling and relevant due to the current political situation and conversation about refugees, offering a window into the hardships that refugees face.
Publishers Weekly (Mar.)
The Long Highway Home is a compelling and convicting novel that brings the refugee crisis that's in today's news vividly to life. Elizabeth Musser weaves the individual characters' stories together with great skill and insight, creating a novel that touched my heart and made me ask God how He wants me to help. Every Christian who looks at the refugee crisis with fear needs to read this book. Unforgettable!
Author of Waves of Mercy
As the leader of a global non-profit that works with refugees all over the world, I am profoundly grateful for the research and accuracy that is apparent in Elizabeth Musser's The Long Highway Home. Readers should know as they read this book that while it is written as fiction,it accurately portrays the perils and miracles that are experienced along the refugee highway. Not only will this book keep you on the edge of your seat as you watch each character develop, but it will drive you to your knees to pray for those who need to know the love, grace, and compassion of Jesus and the dedicated people who work with them.
The Long Highway Home is a feast for the senses, the emotions,and the soul. It will break your heart and soothe it again, but it willnot leave you the same person you were when you began reading. Thecharacters become real, become friends, and you aren't quite ready yetto leave them at the end. Be warned - there is "ugly cry" on the horizon if you're prone to such things. And no matter where you stand on therefugee debate, this story and its people are for you.
Reading Is My SuperPower (March)
From the Back Cover
Whenthe doctor pronounces 'incurable cancer' and gives Bobbie Blake one year tolive, she agrees to accompany her niece, Tracie, on a trip back to Austria,back to The Oasis, a ministry centerfor refugees that Bobbie helped start twenty years earlier. Back to where there are so many memories oflove and loss...
Bobbieand Tracie are moved by the plight of the refugees and in particular, the storyof the Iranian Hamid, whose young daughter was caught with a New Testament inher possession in Iran, causing Hamid to flee along The Refugee Highway andputting the whole family in danger. Cana network of helpers bring the family to safety in time? And at what cost?
Filledwith action, danger, heartache and romance, TheLong Highway Home is a hymn to freedom in life's darkest moments.