When I first read The Long Way Home, I gave it 3 stars. I’m moving it up to 4. Rory still gets a bit too much on my nerves but having read the other Darlington romances, I enjoyed the whole atmosphere a lot more, for some reason. Or maybe I’m just in a better mood, I don’t know. All I know is a 3 star rating feels unfairly low right now. All the more so as I feel, more and more, that Rachel Spangler is really good at shaping characters.