The Long Way Home - out now
The Long Way Home by SJV
2020/11/23  |  By:   |  Features  |  

We are so thrilled to reveal the jacket for the brand-new novel from Fanny Blake. Fanny is new to Simon & Schuster, but will be familiar to many readers as the author of emotionally rich novels about women taking control of their lives and seizing the day.

the-long-way-home-9781471193590_hrThis new novel, The Long Way Home,  tells the story of Isla, who at the age of 65, is ready for her life to be her own again – she’s starting to look forward to retirement, to a time when she can follow her own desires, and stop worrying about her daughter and her granddaughter. But then her elderly mother dies and there’s a shocker in her Will – and soon Isla is questioning everything she thought she knew. So she sets out on a trip to find out the truth – about her past, her family, and about who she really is. Sometimes we all have to go the long way home to find where home really is… We hope you love this cover as much as we do – it makes us desperate to get out into the countryside for a long walk!

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



‘A brilliant tale of family conflict across the ages flitting between Paris in the early 50s and present day’ ***** Elizabeth Ann S

‘Cleverly written and thought provoking this is a great read. Full of warmth and wit, it’s perfect escapism’  Charlene – read her full review here

‘A lovely gentle book, very thought provoking’ ***** Jeanie M

‘A well written story about family relationships, long held secrets and lost love. A thoroughly enjoyable read which I would recommend’ ***** Christine H

‘A beautifully written family drama spanning four generations, told with a sense of history, understanding and empathy!’ ***** Sally T

‘Oh how I loved this book!’ ***** Aileen C

‘A story of family, love, loss and how secrets can change so much. There are so many underlying messages in this novel that will make me think of it for a long time to come. If you’re looking to escape from the crazy that is the world right now I wholeheartedly recommend this gorgeous novel’ Hayley read her full review here




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