Set in northern Victoria, Long Way Home showcases all the good things about rural communities. This is very much a David and Goliath story in which Ruby Aston, who has returned home from Melbourne for her mother’s funeral, takes on the powerful and wealthy Delaney Corporation in a battle to save The Watering Hole roadhouse from being demolished to make way for a golf resort. It’s the characters in this book that made it special for me. Within the roadhouse there are loyal staff members Alisha, Tash and wonder chef Harry, each with their own issues to deal with. Thrown into the mix is Connor Delaney Connor Delaney, who has also returned home to take over the reins as CEO of Delaney Corporation. Ruby and Connor have history and the push and pull between these two as the story progresses is one of the things that kept me turning the pages. I also loved the way that the townspeople supported Ruby through the challenges she faced. I guess the only things that didn’t appeal so much were the that the investors in Delaney Corporation were so utterly vile and that the mean girls from school got quite such stupendous comeuppances when Ruby returned. That all seemed a little contrived. That aside, this was a thoroughly entertaining story.