The Homecoming Series–Back In Print

Homecoming Series

Don’t you love to see old friends?

I’m delighted to announce that three of mine, books I wrote when I was happily publishing romances with Silhouette, will be visiting online bookstores beginning in September. While I was working on putting them back into print I told you a little about the covers and the stories, and now I’m delighted to share they’re finally ready to go. Before I do, though, a shout out to Art by Karri for her gorgeous, evocative covers.

I’m calling the three books the Homecoming series. When I wrote Runaway, the first book of this series, I immediately proposed The Way Back Home, the second–which rounds out the first story–and then a third book, Fugitive, featuring a young woman who featured in both the previous books. Each woman wrestles with the meaning of home and family after extraordinary experiences on the mean streets of America. While the books dealt with controversial subjects, my publisher and editor were on board from the start.

Click on the links above for more information and excerpts. But just to whet your reading appetite?

homecoming seriesRunaway takes place in New Orleans, where Krista Jensen is willing to do anything to find her little sister, Rosie, who has run away from their upper middle class home in Minnesota. Journalist Jess Cantrell is researching the problem of runaways and realizes that Krista is in more danger than she knows.


homecoming seriesThe Way Back Home is set in Sun County, Florida, based on the area around Palm Beach. Anna Fitzgerald may be an unlikely choice to counsel runaways at the First Day shelter, but Grady Clayton, Sun County prosecutor, finds there’s more to Anna’s struggles than she reveals.


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Fugitive is set in Mountain Glade, Arkansas, which is loosely based on Mountain View, Arkansas, as it was when I served there in VISTA. Tate Cantrell has inherited land and a primitive log cabin from a father she never knew. She also inherits big trouble in the form of an escaped prisoner known as Carl Petersen, convicted murderer, but who is he really? And why was he in High Ridge prison?



Runaway is available for pre-order now and will be available as an ebook from all your favorite online bookstores on September 1st. It’s also available in print on Amazon.

The Way Back Home is available for pre-order now and will be published on October 1st. It will also be available in print at Amazon when the ebook arrives.

Fugitive is also available for pre-order now and comes out in eBook and paperback on November 1st. Again only Amazon will have the paperback.

I hope you’ll enjoy them all. Old friends are worth keeping.


  1. Nancy Lepri on August 26, 2020 at 4:13 pm

    Having lived in the New Orleans area for five years, I’m sure these books will bring back memories and favorite places. Thank, Emilie!!!

    • Emilie Richards on August 30, 2020 at 1:29 pm

      I heartily hope that in your New Orleans experiences, you never saw that side of the city. (Picture a smiling emoji here, since adding one isn’t possible with a comment.)

  2. The Way Back Home - Emilie Richards on October 1, 2020 at 8:47 am

    […] today. When I wrote Runaway, the prequel, I didn’t immediately intend to continue the story. I talk more about that here, but my intention was to highlight the toll that searching for a child who is missing takes on a […]

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