The Long Way Around

by Rachel Norby



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/1/2016

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 126
ISBN : 9781524621247
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 126
ISBN : 9781524621223
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 126
ISBN : 9781524621230

About the Book

Just when things seem to be going well for Gina and for Brett, both of their worlds come crashing down around them. Gina loses her husband, Andy, to the monster called cancer. Brett loses his wife, Kara, unexpectedly to an unknown heart condition during a tumor removal surgery. Both are left with baby boys to care for and their faith, to which they cling desperately. Luckily, the story doesn’t end there. Gina’s mother encourages her to contact Brett, figuring the two can help each other through their similar tragedies. When Gina decides to heed her mother’s advice by sending a letter to Brett, little does she know that her letter of encouragement would begin a friendship and later spark a relationship rooted in faith, understanding, and hope. As Gina and Brett continue their correspondence, the reader watches a touching love story unfold, where God brings beauty out of the ashes.

About the Author

Rachel Norby—an avid reader, writer, and runner—grew up in a family of six where reading was an escape from her ever-scheming older brothers. Her father exemplified a passion for storytelling and writing, passing his love of literature onto his children. Rachel has recently published two works of fiction, Let the Rain Fall (2010) and The Good One (2013), which can be viewed in more detail at Currently residing in Mora, Minnesota, with her husband, two children, and yellow farm dog, she teaches English and coaches cross-country running at the local high school. Visit Rachel’s website at for more information.