Steal Away Home
Owen Cross grew up with two loves: one a game, the other a girl. One of his loves ruined him. Now he’s counting on the other to save him.
Owen Cross’s father is a hard man, proud in his brokenness, who wants nothing more than for Owen to succeed where he failed. With his innate talents and his father’s firm hand guiding him, Owen goes to college with dreams of the major leagues—and an emptiness full of a girl named Micky Dullahan.
Owen loved Micky from the first time they met on the hill between their two worlds: his middle-class home and her troubled Shantytown. Years later he leaves her for the dugouts and the autographs, but their days together follow him. When he finally returns home, he discovers that even peace comes at a cost. And that the hardest things to say are to the ones we love the most.
From bestselling author Billy Coffey comes a haunting story of small-town love, blinding ambition, and the risk of giving it all for one last chance.
|Do you ever come across a book where you pray and hope that it will be a good one and maybe even exceed your expectations? Well sadly, this book did neither for me. Not that I didn't try to like this book.
I got lost in the alternating switchbacks of storylines. There was never really much time spent in one time period; therefore, not allowing me to get grounded in any of the storylines. Additionally, I could not grab hold and connect with the characters within this story. Also, the beginning felt like slow reading. I had to take a break and walk away for a while. When I came back, I was hoping that the story would pick up for me. It never did. After reading for a while and only getting a third of the way into the story, I personally could not continue on. Yet, this does not mean that this book won't strike a cord with another reader as it seems it did with other readers.
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About Billy Coffey
Billy Coffey’s critically acclaimed books combine rural Southern charm with a vision far beyond the ordinary. He is a regular contributor to several publications, where he writes about faith and life. Billy lives with his wife and two children in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains.