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“If you’re looking for a family drama this summer, you’ll love The Road She Left Behind.” —Ms. Career Girl
“A dreaded homecoming leads to personal discovery and forgiveness of past grievances. Christine Nolfi’s cast of irresistible characters drew me in and held me captive. Her attention to detail brings her lovely setting to life. A novel of familial love you won’t soon forget.” —Ashley Farley, author of the bestselling Sweet Tea Tuesdays and Magnolia Nights
“Nolfi creates a beautiful, touching story with compelling characters reminiscent of the deep love and friendship found in Steel Magnolias…At the very heart of The Road She Left Behind are the powerful lessons of humanity: forgiveness, healing, and letting go, all woven together with the threads that bind family and friends. You will laugh, you will cry, you will root these characters on, and miss them profusely when they’re gone. I know I do.” —USA Today bestselling author Rochelle Weinstein
“Christine Nolfi has outdone herself this time. The Road She Left Behind masterfully knits together the past and present, showing us a fractured family, grave misunderstandings, and heart-wrenching betrayals. I connected with the flawed but lovable characters, and found myself enthralled from the first page to the last. Bravo!” —Karen McQuestion, bestselling author of Hello Love
“In The Road She Left Behind, Christine Nolfi takes her gift of storytelling to new heights. You’ll find it all here: deft prose, troubled relationships that overcome and triumph, and a plot that will keep you guessing until the very end.” —Grace Greene, bestselling author of The Memory of Butterflies and Wildflower Heart
“Secrets have a way of seeping out and when they do, they will either shatter relationships or bring about healing. In The Road She Left Behind, Nolfi has penned a moving story of family, betrayal, and healing. Follow three strong women who try to come to terms with the past to forge a healthy future.” —Kay Bratt, bestselling author of Wish Me Home
About the Author
Award-winning author Christine Nolfi writes heartwarming and inspiring fiction. She is the author of the award-winning Sweet Lake Series: Sweet Lake, The Comfort of Secrets, and The Season of Silver Linings. A native of Ohio, Christine now resides in South Carolina with her husband and four adopted children. For the latest information about her releases and future books, visit www.christinenolfi.com. Chat with her on Twitter @christinenolfi.
- File size : 3629 KB
- Publication date : June 11, 2019
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 311 pages
- Publisher : Lake Union Publishing (June 11, 2019)
- ASIN : B07KYGDZRW
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Language: : English
- Screen Reader : Supported
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #5,697 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The Road She Left Behind is the perfect title for this awesome book. I started it and had such a hard time putting it down. I fell for the characters like they were long lost friends. There were a couple that I didn’t like, Jack, Darcy’s dad. He was a jerk of the worst kind. I also didn’t like Rosalind, Darcy’s mother. I did learn to like her and understand some of why she was the way she was. By the end I came to like her a lot and have lots of respect for her also.
My favorite character was Michael. He was such a kind and gentle person who loved Darcy with all his heart. Also all of his life. He was the kind of man all women need. I loved his compassion and the fact that he didn’t ever give up completely. He was resilient. He was just an all around great guy.
Emerson, Darcy’s nephew was one smart kid. His look at things was so refreshing. He is one smart kid too. He was a very kind child and had a way of making everyone fall in love with him. I certainly did. I loved when he asked, “What is the average expiration date for old people?” He was very smart and saw more than most though he did. He was Elizabeth’s son. Elizabeth was Darcy’s sister that was killed when Emerson was so small.
Samson, Darcy’s young friend who insisted on coming back home with her. He was recently aged out of the foster system and looked up to Darcy completely. He would tell her like it was at times too. He was a great kid and didn’t take his friendship with Darcy lightly. He would stand up to anyone for her. I really did like him. He was someone that you would love to know for sure. Smart, kind and loving.. Samson is on his way to a great life.
Tippi and Nella are the next door neighbors and Nella was Rosalind’s best friend until a betrayal ended that. Nella, Michael’s mother, lived a life of guilt and would give anything to turn back time and do things differently. Tippi, Nella’s mother and Michael’s grandmother was a feisty woman who loved flirting and playing poker. She loved to cook and cause a bit of mischief when she would.
Darcy.... She was the strong young woman this whole story is about. She’s way stronger than she thinks and has lived her life in so much pain and guilt for the last eight years. She blames herself for her dad and sister dying. She feels like it is completely her fault and her mother didn’t help with that at all. Blaming one child for what another does is not fair. It’s a total shame for any mother to do so. Darcy’s coming back home made more wonderful things happen than she could have ever dreamed possible.
This book is so good. It will make you laugh, cry, think, hold your breath, cringe in parts, scream, laugh again and cry lots of tears. It’s so well written and will definitely tug at your heartstrings. It’s one that you won’t want to put down until the end and then you’ll want more. I highly recommend this book to everyone I know who loves reading.
I have to thank #NetGalley and #Lake Union publishers for this copy of a wonderful book for my honest review..
It’s another huge 5 stars from me. You can’t go wrong with a Christine Nolfi book.
There are so many secrets and lies from the past, things that cannot be forgiven—until they need to be in order for life to move on. The relationships and drama between the characters is what intrigued me about this story. Everyone and everything is so intertwined that figuring it all out is what drove me to keep turning the pages.
The story has amazing, strong, and interesting characters—characters who fight, support, and love each other. I loved the interactions between Rosalind, the staunch, upstanding judge, and her eight year old grandson, who is truly wise beyond his years.
I was excited to start reading The Road She Left Behind and was sad when I got to the last page. I wasn't ready to be done with this adventure and my time in this wonderful story. This is definitely a book that you are going to want to read as soon as possible.
"The things you own don't bring happiness."
Darcy Goodridge is finally coming back home after being on the road and in different places for the last eight years. Darcy had been running away after the deaths of her sister and her father. The dysfunctional family dynamics and deep dark secrets were also part of Darcy’s motivation to stay away from home. Now an emergency phone call about Emerson, Darcy’s young nephew has her coming home.
Is it true that there’s no place like home? Darcy is left with an emotional mess to deal with, and other problems. Christine Nolfi has written a story that had me chuckling a few times and also tearful. ( Be warned there are some Kleenex moments)
I would highly recommend this insightful and thought-provoking novel. I appreciate that the author discusses the importance, of family, friendship, forgiveness, second-chances, communication, love and hope.
Wouldn't it be nice for all of us to live in a mansion on an estate and have lots of money and everything works out. That's not life. There was no conflict and the end was easy to figure out. The biggest nail biter was the storm.
Honestly, the story is completely forgettable. I don't think I will explore any more from this author.
Top reviews from other countries
Darcy lead character comes back and faces her mother, a judge to deal with family heartache and secrets.
Great ccharacters you will fall in love with.
i really enjoyed this.
lovely read hope theres a sequel planned as id like to visit the characters again and see what happened .
you are a lovely hearted person christine nolfi. looking forward to next book.