by Lauren N Sharman
EBook formats ISBN: 978-1-60313-263-3
Trade paperback ISBN: 978-1-60313-262-6
About the book:
Nineteen-year-old Georgia survived four years of forced prostitution and drug addiction by clinging to the false hope that her brothers—unaware of her existence—would one day rescue her.
The last thing Blackie, Judd, and Rebel McCassey expect to discover when they catch a young girl loitering in front of their garage, is that she’s their younger, half-sister.
Immediately, they want to help Georgia overcome her addiction and bring her into the family fold, despite her adamancy that she isn’t good enough to be a McCassey.
Used to handling things their own way, the brothers soon realize that this time, they can’t fix things by throwing powerful right hooks, firing semi-automatic weapons, or simply saying, ‘no worries’.
This time, they need an outsider’s help.
But Georgia’s skeptical, and doubt consumes her as her strength and confidence falter.
Georgia knows her brothers will fight for her…but will she fight for herself?
My review is long overdue, but I try my best to fulfill my promise. With "Long Road Home" this was both a difficult read and frankly one I would not have missed for the world.
If you know the McCassey Brothers you know they're not squeaky-clean perfectly formed cookie-cutter heroes. They're a little rough around the edges. A tad across legal limits. Language and fists tend to fly around. They've been banged up a bit.
But do not question their loyalty. Do not doubt they protect their own.
Nothing's prepared them for Georgia. Nothing's prepared them for learning they have a little sister who survived a hell at the hands of the man who fathered them all.
A Hell even they might not have survived.
No. "Long Road Home" is not an easy read. It's downright terrifying. It's gut-wrenching. Tear-jerking. Heartbreaking.
One of the best stories I've read in some time.
Ms. Sharman's writing carries you forward through the darkness to the hope everyone needs. She pulls no punches. There's no sugarcoating hard life truths.
Ms. Sharman shows you the heart which is within any and all of us.
Yeah, I'm raving. "Long Road Home" took me away from everything...even any little items I may have caught if my critic/reviewer-hat had been remembered.
What I remember is a story of family and their fight for each other and for themselves. I'm still feeling the emotions rolling inside. Yeah, this is a story I'll stand beside and defend.