Meeting again after 55 years at a high school reunion brought two lonely people together to share their late years with the ardor of young love. The Long Way Home is a beautiful and inspiring story of a woman who loses her first love but finds her second love after many years. Marvin's first marriage was for 52 wonderful years; Clara's for l7, dominated by abusive alcoholism, causing her to escape with her 4 young daughters with only $70, no car, and clothes in brown paper bags. Clara's unusual life of determination and faith introduced her to famous people. Trips from Vienna into an Iron Curtain country to smuggle in gold and money show her courage and determination Meanwhile, Marvin witnessed the carnage and loss of The Korean War. He loses his legs but not his will to live. Many years later, these two high school friends meet and decide to spend the rest of their lives together. God's hand can be seen throughout this amazing story of pain, sacrifice, determination, suffering and love. A manuscript reader wrote, ..".in this age of technology, this book reminds me of what I have been missing...the honesty, the humor of a true love story..."
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