The Long Way Home is about Loren Johnson and her three husbands, Aaron Garrett, Zack Taylor, and Kyle Garrett. The story begins in 1890 as Loren thinks about her life with Zack, her second husband. Suddenly she is shot and as she stands there bleeding, Zack, her second husband arrives with a gun in his hands and a smile on his face. Zack then pushes Loren into the well.|
As Loren descends down into the well she has a flash back to her life. When Loren opened her eyes, she finds she's still alive. She calls out for help, a man hears her and comes to pull her out. She takes one look at him and faints because she thinks it's her first husband Aaron. When she regains consciousness, she finds out that the man is Kyle Garrett, the great, great, great, great grandson of her husband, Aaron and the year is 2005.
Loren and Kyle are married in order for Loren to have a home in this new time. One of the first conflicts in their marriage is Loren's baby by Aaron is born prematurely. Baby Caleb is born with a hole in his heart and has a blood disorder. Before Caleb was released from the hospital, a detective was accusing Loren and Kyle of murdering her first husband.