Book Review and Give Away: The Shortest Way Home by Juliette Fay

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 Posted by Dina N

Book Description
Reminiscent of Jonathan Tropper and Marisa de los Santos, a novel full of humor and hope for finding yourself where you least expect to.

Sean Doran has spent twenty years in third-world war zones and natural disaster areas, fully embracing his purpose: to do as much good as possible. But when burnout sets in, Sean finds himself drawn home to Belham, Massachusetts, the setting of Juliette Fay's much-loved Shelter Me. There, he discovers that his steely elderly aunt, dramatic sister, and quirky nephew are having a little natural disaster of their own. But it's an old friend -- the class wallflower -- who has Sean wondering if his destiny is about to be rewritten all over again, in another perfect serving of a slice of life from the irresistible Fay.

My Thoughts
The Shortest Way Home is the story of a man who has dedicated his life to helping others. Believing that he has a genetic disease that will eventually claim his life, Sean has spent 20 years working as a nurse in disaster areas all over the world. Facing inevitable burnout, Sean heads home to recover - and finds out that his family needs him desperately.

The Shortest Way Home is a warm and engaging story that deals with some serious issues. The most interesting one for me was the choice between helping strangers and helping close to home. What is the definition of selflessness?

The Shortest Way Home is new today from Penguin Books.

The Giveaway
One lucky U.S/Canadian reader will win a copy of The Shortest Way Home.

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Disclaimer / Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of the book with no obligation for a positive review. No compensation was obtained for this post.

38 comments:

  1. holdenj said...

    Reading Princess Elizabeth's Spy. Good so far!

  2. carole said...

    still reading 50 shades of grey

  3. Melissa Crytzer Fry said...

    I am very interested in this book, as I just completed a fundraising walk for Huntington's disease last weekend ... the storyline sounds wonderful. So THIS is on my reading list, along with Erika Marks's The Mermaid Collector (and currently reading The Orchardist), plus next up: The Stockholm Octavo!

  4. rubynreba said...

    I am reading Naomi's Christmas by Marta Perry.

  5. Tore said...

    The Rise of Nine I would love to read. Tore923@aol.com

  6. lag123 said...

    That Holiday Feeling Anthology.

    lag110 at mchsi dot com

  7. Carl Scott said...

    So many books. The next one to the top of the pile is Tinkers by Paul Harding. Thanks for the giveaway.

  8. Kristie said...

    I'm reading "The Beginning" by Karen Kingsbury. It's a prequel to her new novel "The Bridge." I have to read "Mockingjay" by Suzanne Collins VERY soon. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

  9. Carol N Wong said...

    I am reading the Healing by Jonathan Odell. Then I want to read Salvation at the Sairy Queen by Susan Gregg Gilmore.

    CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

  10. Kathy said...

    I'm reading The Snow Child right now.

  11. Anonymous said...

    The Christmas Sweater. Patricia

  12. shana said...

    Just going to start The people of forever are not afraid.

  13. Margie said...

    Currently reading Arranged. Enjoying it!
    mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

  14. Margie said...

    I'm currently reading Arranged by McKenzie. Thanks for the giveaway.
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  15. gibberish said...

    I just started 1,000 Places to See Before You Die.
    My rafflecopter name is Julie G.

  16. Jocelyne Alldrick said...

    i am re reading twilight :)


    jocypou@hotmail.com

  17. Anita Yancey said...

    I am still reading And When She Was Good by Laura Lippman. But next I plan to read Terminal Justice by Jack Branson. Thanks for having this giveaway.

    ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

  18. nightowl said...

    I'm reading Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks.
    winit6@hotmail.com

  19. Maureen said...

    I'm reading The Shadowy Horses by Susanna Kearsley.

  20. Marjorie/cenya2 said...

    I will soon be reading Nightwalker by Wendy Corsi Staub.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

  21. Kris said...

    I'm reading bohemia

  22. Na said...

    I am reading Big Sky Country.

  23. Daniel M said...

    still wanna read hunger games - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

  24. Stephanie Larison said...

    I want to read the 50 Shades books

  25. randio said...

    Reading The Birth House by Ami McKay.

  26. randio said...

    I like you on FB.

  27. Charlotte Padgett said...

    I just finished The Maze by Catheriine Coulter last night and haven't picked which book I will start on tonight.

  28. amanda whitley said...

    i dont have anything im reading yet but after the holidays i hope to have a bunch of books to read

  29. Nickolay said...

    I am currently reading The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 1

  30. Nicole C. said...

    I am reading Sophie's Heart by Lori Wick.

    choateorama(at)gmail(dot)com

  31. star95011 said...

    thoughtless is a great book so far

  32. Sarah said...

    Right now I am reading "Dearie", a biography of Julia Child, and loving it!

  33. Jenny Q said...

    I am reading The girl, the gold tooth & Everything.

  34. bac1 said...

    nothing at hte moment i need to find more good books

  35. Anonymous said...

    "An Arrow's Flight" by Mark Merlis!

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

  36. Wayne Lecoy said...

    Please Enter Me In Your Book Giveaway
    It Would Be Great To Win A
    Copy Of The Shortest Way Home
    By Juliette Fay.
    In Response To Your Question Of
    What's on your reading list?
    I Am Currently Not Reading Any Books
    But If I Won This Book I Would Gladly Read It.
    Thank You For Having This Giveaway!!!

  37. James Coyne said...

    Forever Odd by Dean Koontz

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  38. Lisa Pecora said...

    the pretty little liars series

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