Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Liz Johnson & The Last Way Home

Posted August 2, 2022 by meezcarrie in Author Interview, Christian, contemporary, giveaway, Liz Johnson, romance / 23 Comments

It’s always such a treat to chat with Liz Johnson and she’s on the blog today to talk about her new contemporary romance The Last Way Home – and what her main characters’ very different shopping lists would like!

THE LAST WAY HOME by Liz Johnson
Prince Edward Island Shores #2
GENRE: Inspirational Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: August 2, 2022
PAGES: 346

When Eli Ross left Prince Edward Island to join the NHL, he left a broken family behind. More than a decade later, he’s broke and headed home to an uncertain welcome. He wants to make things right with the family he wronged, but his mom’s business partner isn’t making it easy. To top it off, the coaching job he’s accepted turns out to be far more difficult than he anticipated.

For years, Violet Donaghy has put everything she had into making Eli’s mom’s ceramics shop a success, and she’s not eager to forgive the man who hurt the family that’s taken her in as one of their own. But when the kiln at the shop starts a fire that nearly destroys the studio, she’ll need all the help she can get to save the business and their summer income.

Can these two strong-willed people come together to mend the broken pieces of the Ross family? Or will the ghosts of the past continue to haunt them?

Return to Prince Edward Island for a romantic story of family, forgiveness, and the power of love.


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by Liz Johnson, author of The Last Way Home

Eli Ross, a disgraced NHL star, and Violet Donaghy, his mom’s business partner in a pottery studio, don’t seem to have much in common. And their shopping lists couldn’t be any more different. But maybe if they work together, they can check off all the items and find something neither of them are in the market for—love.

Eli’s shopping list:

  1. Lucky Charms – Really, any sugary cereal is a treat for a man who’s just been freed from the protein-rich, sugar-free diet of a professional athlete.
  2. A job – Any job, really. Anyone got one for sale?
  3. Clothes that actually fit him – He’s thankful that his brothers are willing to share their hand-me-downs with him, but he wouldn’t mind a t-shirt that doesn’t pull so tight across his shoulders. But first, he has to find the aforementioned job. If only he hadn’t had to sell everything he owned.
  4. New skates – At least his old high school pair still fit, and he always feels at home on the ice.
  5. King-size bed – After a few months of his feet hanging off the end of his mom’s couch, he’ll give just about anything for a full night’s sleep on a real bed.

Violet Donaghy’s shopping list:

  1. A kiln – One to replace the one nearly burned down her pottery studio. Preferably one that doesn’t start electrical fires.
  2. Cleaning supplies – Anything to get the smoke out of her apartment and maybe scrub away some painful memories with it.
  3. Melatonin and chamomile tea – Sometimes she can’t push the memories far enough away to fall asleep, so her nighttime tea and supplement habit help her snatch at least a little rest.
  4. Blueberry pancakes – After a visit to the Red Door Inn, and a taste of Caden’s famous breakfast, she’ll pay top dollar for another stack of fluffy deliciousness.
  5. A new sidekick – Because she never asked to be partnered up with Eli Ross. But the man won’t go away. And if she’s not careful, she might end up kind-of-sort-of liking him.

By day Liz Johnson is a marketing manager. She makes time to write late at night—that’s when she thinks best anyway. Liz is the author of more than a dozen novels, a New York Times bestselling novella, and a handful of short stories. She’s a Christy Award finalist and a three-time ACFW Carol Award finalist. She makes her home in Phoenix, Arizona, where she enjoys exploring local music, theater, and doting on her nieces and nephews. She writes stories of true love filled with heart, humor, and happily ever afters.

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What about you? What makes you want to read The Last Way Home by Liz Johnson? (and/or) Which shopping list do you relate to the most – Eli’s or Violet’s?

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23 responses to “Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Liz Johnson & The Last Way Home

  1. Nancy

    I want to read The Last Way Home by Liz Johnson because of its setting on Prince Edward Island.

  2. Anne

    A captivating and wonderful story with a beautiful locale. Violet’s shopping list resonates with me.

  3. Roxanne C.

    I identify more with Violet, and the ceramics business will make this story even more interesting to me.

    • Laura

      Ha, I liked those shopping lists! I really enjoyed the first book in this series and can’t wait to read this one.

  4. Lynette

    I have to go with Eli’s list just because of the sugary cereal! This sounds like a great book!

  5. Sunnymay

    My 2 sons played youth hockey and I like watching the thrill of the game. It’s like boxing on skates. So hockey stories hold my close attention.

  6. Monica H

    I relate to Violet’s shopping list. . .melatonin all the way and blueberry pancakes sound wonderful! I really enjoy Liz’s books but haven’t read this one yet so would love a copy.

  7. Jennifer

    I really enjoyed the first book in the series, and I can’t wait to read this one. I relate most to Violet’s list, especially the kiln!

  8. vbb

    First of all, I was almost named Violet and my mom collects violet cups/saucers, platters, serveware, dinnerware, etc. galore!! She also has Waverly Violets wallpaper all over her house. But besides that, Violet’s list seemed to connect with me more since I am a teacher and she might just teach ceramics classes at the shop, plus I love arts and crafts of all types!! In addition, I drink iced and hot tea year-round and have insomnia quite often!

  9. Patricvia Barraclough

    I relate most to Violet’s list.
    We all have ghosts in our past, some worse than others. Regrets and attempts to make amends can eat at a person. Eli and Violet are two very relatable people. I would like to get to know them and his family better and see how they work things out.

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