Regular price: $26.60

Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free.
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price.
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love.
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel.
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month.
OR
In Cart
How steamy is it? Simmering

Publisher's Summary

Gabriella Harrison believes, as she is told, that she is to blame for her mother's rage - and her father's failure to protect her. Her world is a confusing blend of terror, betrayal, and pain. Her parents' aristocratic world is no safeguard against the abuse that knows no boundaries, and respects no person and no economic lines. Gabriella knows that, try as she might, there is no safe place for her to hide.

Even as a child, her only escape is through the stories she writes. Only writing can dull the pain of her lonely world. And when her parents' marriage collapses, Gabriella is given her first reprieve, as her father disappears, and then her mother abandons her to a convent. There, Gabriella's battered body and soul begin to mend. Amid the quiet safety and hushed rituals of the nuns, Gabriella grows into womanhood in a safe, peaceful world. Then a young priest comes into her life.

Father Joe Connors never questioned his vocation until Gabriella entered the confessional and shared her soul. Confession leads to friendship. And friendship grows dangerously into love...

©1998 Danielle Steel (P)1998 Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, a Division of Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group, Inc.

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    139
  • 4 Stars
    50
  • 3 Stars
    12
  • 2 Stars
    5
  • 1 Stars
    11

Performance

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    115
  • 4 Stars
    27
  • 3 Stars
    12
  • 2 Stars
    3
  • 1 Stars
    5

Story

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    109
  • 4 Stars
    28
  • 3 Stars
    14
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    7
Sort by:
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Jan K
  • Massachusetts, USA
  • 02-08-08

What a sad story

This is by far one of the most despair-filled stories I've ever read, at times extreme - at the same time, it kept my interest throughout, and I would recommend it.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars

AWESOME!

This was a great book. I couldn't turn it off.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars

Graphic, Moving and Intense

Not your typical chic lit...enjoyable because of the depth of the characters and the compassion it illicits. I would recommend it but don't expect it to be to uplifting. Evokes emotions.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Rose
  • Milton, VT, USA
  • 03-02-08

The Long Road Home

In my opinion, this is the most moving book that Danielle Steel has ever written. I would highly recommend it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Wow

The child abuse and violence is hard to take sometimes but important to the overall plot

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

<br />

My first audio book. it was enjoyable and totally kept my interest. I would recommend this book.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

The Long Road Home

I love this book. I was crying in some part of book. This book taught about Parental Love and forgiveness.
This book taught me to forgive my parents ,the past and move forward. I highly recommend this book
She was looking for parents' love. She has had pain from her childhood form her parents. But she has moved forward to forgive them. She became successful.
After this book I completely let go my pain.I understood ,it is doesn't matter who is your parent and what they did to you should not look on the past. We make chose to be a victim or winner in this life. Great book!
Also, it was a good book to improve my English language skills.
Thank you.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

I love this book

It is very sad,but it shows the strength of this girl to survive and I love that about it.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Great Story and Religious interpretation.

Once again Danielle Steele captures you and keeps you wanting to hear more and more about the d characters Strengths and weaknesses. Loved this book. Kept me riveted and wanting more.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

So Beautiful

I read this book when I was in high school and fell in love with it. I listened to this book for 3 days and it brought back so many memories. the book is beautiful, engaging and a real tearjerker. I enjoyed every minute of it

Sort by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Jaqi Wright
  • 06-30-18

Couldn’t turn it off !!

Beautifully read, couldn’t take a break from it I was so engrossed in the story, so well written and heartbreaking at times but didn’t want it to end . Thank you

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Pixie
  • 04-30-18

Great read!

very sad but a good listen... Really enjoyed it...I I I I I I I

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • beverley myton
  • 05-12-16

Hate, love redemption and a happy ending against the odds

Good overall performanceI could not put this book down. It was tragic and I was affected by the abuse and at one stage I thought I could not go on. It was a book of sadness a woman fighting for her life against the odds. It's also a love story that shows relationships under the microscope. A well written book.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Joyce
  • 05-11-16

The long road home

A really enjoyable read as always from Danielle Steele. Personally I think one of her best.

Sort by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • carol Vona
  • 10-28-17

Totally amazing

At first I was very emotional when listening to this book. It is very gripping. This book is full of life happenings and very easy to follow. The narrator is excellent. I love Danielle Steele books.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • heather
  • 02-13-16

The long road home

This is the second time I have read this story fist time I read in paperback book and the second time withAnthony Fusco both times I find it great and I have several friends I hand the books onto and they enjoy them as much as I do