Review: A Long Way To Run by Marianne Evans

Posted 30 May, 2019 by Molly(Cover To Cover Cafe) in Book Reviews / 1 Comment

Review: A Long Way To Run by Marianne Evans
Title: A Long Way to Run
Author: Marianne Evans
Published by Faith Affirming Fiction
Date Published: 28 May, 2019
Pages: 230
Genres: Christian Fiction, Contemporary, Romance
Format: ARC
Source: Author
Purchase: Amazon
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Sometimes the path to love is a long way to run...Olympic-caliber running hopeful Riley Dalton lost his left leg from the knee down in the noblest of ways: saving a trapped woman whose car was engulfed by fire. Years removed from that life-changing moment, he returns home to Dunberry, Michigan, searching for the pathway to a new life. Riley's high school sweetheart, Jennifer Bailey, understands the process of reinvention. Heartbreak and corporate theft sent her scampering from New York straight back to her small-town roots. In Dunberry, she's established a clothing boutique that allows creativity to flow while she regroups. Reunited, Riley and Jennifer spearhead the creation of a community sponsored running team while they chase demons both physical and emotional. As Riley trains for the Mobility Impaired division of the Boston Marathon, the past rises to haunt him, and a professional opportunity is presented to Jennifer that plays to her goals but endangers everything she's reestablished with the only man she's ever loved.Will love be enough to cover the distance between them?

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the Author/Author and was under no obligation to post a review, positive or negative.

My Thoughts
Marianne Evans is an author you do not want to miss! This is a story of longing, hope, redemption, and forgiveness, a story of second chances. She creates a tender and beautiful plot line that instantly pulled me to the heart of the story, and made me feel a true part of Riley and Jennifer’s lives.

I loved the way Ms. Evans created Riley and Jennifer’s characters. They truly came to life for me. Watching Riley deal with his injury, deal with his life, really twisted my heart up. I could feel his pain and emotions as if they were my own. And, Jennifer…..seeing how she was with Riley when they got back to their hometown, really had me tearing up. I loved that!

If you are looking for a story that will twist you up and make you feel all that the characters feel, then this beautifully chiseled novel of second chances and acceptance is just what you need. This is 4 star worthy in my opinion, and I can’t wait for another amazing story from this highly talented author. Bravo, Ms. Evans! Bravo.

About Marianne Evans

Marianne Evans is a multi-award-winning author of Christian romance and fiction with over twenty titles to her credit. Her hope is to spread the faith-affirming message of God’s love through the stories He prompts her to create.

Readers laud her work as: ‘Riveting.’ ‘Realistic and true to heart.’ ‘Compelling.’ Her most notable awards include: Devotion earning the Bookseller’s Best Award from Greater Detroit RWA as well the Heart of Excellence Award from Ancient City Romance Authors. She is a two-time recipient of the Christian Small Publishers Book of the Year Award for Best Romance and is also a two-time recipient of the Selah award for Best Inspirational Romance and Best Novella for her books Then & Now and Finding Home.

Happily married and the mother of two, Marianne is a lifelong resident of Michigan who is active in a number of a number of Romance Writers of America chapters, most notably the Greater Detroit Chapter where she served two terms as President.

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