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Long Way Home (Home Series Book 1) by [Vaughn, Ann]
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About the Author

Ann Vaughn is a self-described "Misplaced Texan" now living in Oklahoma. She is married to her high school sweetheart, has two active children and a Border Collie puppy that keeps them all on their toes. Writing has always been an escape for Ann, who began writing "Sweet Valley High-esque" stories for her friends when she was in the seventh grade...and several hundred spiral notebooks later, she is still coming up with ways to entertain some of that same group of friends!

Product Details

  • File Size: 2352 KB
  • Print Length: 343 pages
  • Publication Date: August 7, 2013
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00EDX6UCM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #252,717 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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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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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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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 it..lol.
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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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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this was such a touching love story, I couldn't put it down. it had a lot of action, romance and a little bit of heartache but it was very good. Ann did an amazing job... this book sucks you in and you feel the characters pain through Ann's writing really good story. I recommend it and her other books as well.
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Shane and Tessa's story is beautiful, sad and a painful. They have such an incredible history growing up together, being one anothers first loves, then becoming the person who is your touchstone. Then finally after years away they are finally in a place where they can be together, but even then sometimes life steps in the way. I loved this story. It was completely unexpected the direction it took, but I loved that they found their way back to eachother. Vaughn you are a genius!
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When love hits you for the first time, it is one of the hardest things you can ever feel. This is not your normal love story. As kindergartners, Shayne and Tessa meet for the first time. Through many trials and tribulations, they finally find the happiness they both deserve. I cried, laughed, got mad, and wept with joy as I read this story. I would recommend this book to anyone. Thank you Ann Vaughn for another amazing story.
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Well, lets see... What is there to say, that wasn't already said by the other raving reviews. I absolutely LOVED this book. I read it in just a few hours. I picked it up on a 1 day free promotion, but looking back, I would pay the price for it. It was one of the best stories set around one of the best story lines.
It starts with Shane, at 5 years old, in Kindergarten, not at all happy about having to go to school. First day of school, he was seated next to Tessa, a girl! (the horror). From that moment on, Tessa spent her time trying to win him over, and he spent his time trying to get away from her. Until their senior year of high school. From that moment their lives would never be the same...
Ugh, I know that does not do the beginning of the book justice, because it was so much more than that. But, once you read the book, you will completely understand why I don't want to give to much away. The story spans 20+ years of their life, and every bit of the way I was either happy and in love with their love or I was clenching and wanting to slap someone. Or something in between. Shane is such a beautiful person with such an understanding and giving heart. I can't wait to read more from this author, to see what other emotionally gut wrenching stories she will put us through.
****SPOILER ALERT****
I feel like I need to say this, because not only does this effect the feeling I have for the book, but I was too traumatized at the end to want it to go differently, so I want to tell people in case they want to know. There IS a HEA. That's all I am going to say, but I would have loved it if someone had told me before I read it, because it was really hard to finish because of I wasn't exactly sure.
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