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The Long Way Home

A Historical Romance

by Wendy Markham

Curtis Brown Digital

Historical Romance

April 21, 2016

Available in: e-Book (reprint)

The Long Way Home
by Wendy Markham

Originally published by Berkley/Jove in 1999 under the
author’s real name, Wendy Corsi Staub, this reissued
historical romance unfolds against a turn-of-the-century
backdrop. Readers are swept along with immigrant Cira
Valentino from Italy and across the vast Atlantic to Ellis
Island and New York City, where she falls in love with blue
blood Thatcher Montgomery. While this is a work of fiction,
the premise was inspired by the immigration experience of
the author’s great aunt, Loretta Corsi.

About the Author: New York Times bestseller Wendy Corsi
Staub is the award-winning author of more than eighty
novels, best known for the single title psychological
suspense novels she writes under her own name. Those novels
and the women’s fiction she writes under the pseudonym
Wendy Markham also frequently appear on the USA
Today
, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Bookscan bestseller
lists. Her latest releases are THE BLACK WIDOW
(Harpercollins, March 2015); BLOOD RED
(September 2015), which launches Mundy’s Landing, a
new psychological suspense trilogy for HarperCollins; and
NINE LIVES (October 2015), which launches Lily
Dale, a new cozy mystery series for Crooked Lane. Her 2005
Wendy Markham romance HELLO, IT’S ME
aired as an original movie on the Hallmark Channel in
August, 2015.



Wendy Markham's Bio

New York Times bestseller Wendy Corsi Staub is the award-winning author of more than eighty novels, best known for the single title psychological suspense novels she writes under her own name. Those novels and the women’s fiction she writes under the pseudonym Wendy Markham have frequently appeared on the USA Today, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Bookscan bestseller lists.

In 2015, Wendy published three new novels: THE BLACK WIDOW (February), which concludes her cyber predator suspense trilogy for HarperCollins; BLOOD RED (September), which launches Mundy’s Landing, a new psychological suspense trilogy for HarperCollins; and NINE LIVES (October), which launches Lily Dale, a new cozy mystery series for Crooked Lane. Also this fall, her Wendy Markham novel HELLO, IT’S ME made its television premiere on the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel starring Kellie Martin and Kavan Smith.

A two-time finalist for the prestigious Simon and Schuster Mary Higgins Clark Award, she’s won the 2008 RT Award for Career Achievement in Suspense, the 2007 RWA-NYC Golden Apple Award for Lifetime Achievement, an RWA Rita award, and five WLA Washington Irving Prizes for Fiction.

She previously published a dozen adult suspense novels with Kensington Books as well as the acclaimed young adult series LILY DALE with Walker/Bloomsbury. Earlier in her career, she published in a broad range of genres under her own name and various pseudonyms, and has co-authored and ghostwritten for a number of celebrities.

Wendy lives in the New York City suburbs with her husband and sons. A vocal and active supporter of Relay for Life, Support Connection, and the American Cancer Society, she was a 2012 Ovarian Cancer Awareness month national spokesperson for the Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation, and was a featured speaker at this year’s Katonah-Lewisboro Relay for Life. As an animal rights advocate, she fosters for various rescue organizations in the metropolitan area.