The Way Back to You
About the Book:
Sully Raines sets out to find his birth mother, and ends up in Blessings, Georgia. A new surprise awaits him here, but of the best kind—his childhood sweetheart, whom he hasn't seen since she moved away when they were teens, is living in Blessings now. He's not sure she's as happy to see him as he is to see her, but it's been a lot of years, and a lot of water under the bridge...
Sully's heartfelt search for answers about his past might just turn out to be the key to his future...
This is Book 9 in the Blessings Georgia series. In case you couldn't guess, Blessings is an imaginary small town where everyone knows each other, and most of the people genuinely love and care for on another. It is a picture postcard place, and of course, it doesn't really exist.
I read another book in the series a few years ago, Saving Jake, and while I enjoyed it, I noted that the ending was very unrealistic. I have to say the same about The Way to You.
I liked Sully, and found the opening scenes heartwarming and as realistic as your average romance novel gets. However, between a psychic, an escaped prisoner, and a family conversation that happened at just the right time (about a 45 year old event), the resolution just didn't ring true.
As noted, this is book 9 in the series. There were several scenes and characters who seemed to have little connection to the story. I'm not sure if Sala was setting up her next story or catching up readers who were in the know about some of them, though there were comments that definitely referenced prior stories in the series. While knowing some of the characters better may have added some richness to this story, it was not one where lack of backstory knowledge left you scratching your head.
I'd like to thank the publishers for making this book available via NetGalley. Grade: B-