Review - The Road She Left Behind by Christine Nolfi

By Carmen, 22 June 2019
My Copy of the Book

Year Published: 2019

Genre: Women’s Fiction


Crushed by guilt over the car accident that killed her father and sister, and torn apart by her mother’s resentment, Darcy Goodridge fled her family estate eight years ago and hasn’t looked back. Now an unexpected phone call threatens to upend what little serenity she’s found. Her nephew, Emerson, who was just a baby when his mother died, has gone missing. Darcy must return home and face her past in order to save him.

Once back in Ohio, Darcy realizes there’s more to Emerson’s disappearance—and to the sudden retirement of her mother, Rosalind—than meets the eye. As she works to make inroads with Rosalind, Darcy begins to unravel a decades-old secret that devastated her family and forced a wedge between her and Michael Varano, the man she left heartbroken when she vanished after the funeral. After carrying the scars of that fateful night for almost a decade, Darcy is determined to find closure, healing, and maybe even love where she lost them all in the first place—right back home where she belongs.

About the Author:

Award-winning author Christine Nolfi provides readers with heartwarming and inspiring fiction. Look for her latest release, THE ROAD SHE LEFT BEHIND.

The Sweet Lake Series has been recognized by the International Book Awards, Royal Palm Literary Awards, Readers' Favorite Awards, and Best Book Awards. Kirkus Reviews calls SWEET LAKE "an uplifting and charming story." Redbook calls the book "an enchanting story full of lovable characters."

The Liberty Series has been recognized by the Next Generation Indie Awards and Put Your Heart In A Book Awards. "TREASURE ME is sure to delight and entertain. It's light and refreshing; your old fashioned feel-good novel." --USA Today

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My Take on the Book:

One character that really stood out to me was Darcy Goodridge’s mother – Rosalind. On the one hand she seemed like one of those admirable, disciplined characters, but on the other – seemed pretty hard emotionally as well. It left me wondering what had happened in her past. Once I found out – her anger and resentment made some sort of sense.

Another thing I really loved in this book was Darcy and Michael Varano’s chemistry. I ended up giving this book a four star rating and got an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Last Word:

It was nice to read a book by this author again.