Tough Choices Must Be Made in Billy Coffey’s ‘Steal Away Home’ [REVIEW]


A young baseball player must choose between the game and the woman he loves in Billy Coffey’s Steal Away Home. (Photo courtesy Pexels)

When Owen Cross and Michaela Dullahan (aka Micky) first meet, they know they are destined to be together. But will his heart choose a lifetime of happiness with the girl of his dreams or a chance to play baseball with the big boys? Find out in Billy Coffey’s Steal Away Home. 

Billy Coffey's STEAL AWAY HOME

Thomas Nelson

Owen and Micky fall fast and hard for one another, despite being from opposite sides of the tracks. People in the shantytown don’t have anything to do with those from the middle class. It just isn’t done. But that doesn’t keep these two love birds from forging a secret bond they must hide from everyone, at least until after prom, when a life-changing experience forces the couple to clarify their volatile situation. Confused and frustrated, Owen must learn to navigate their romance even as he struggles to live up to his father’s expectations of him and pursue a career in baseball.

In Steal Away Home, Coffey delivers beautiful, insightful prose that demonstrates how a young person learns to come into his own. Hard choices must be made and feelings will be hurt, even if time does neutralize the pain if we can only be courageous enough to look deep within to find self acceptance.

This is a book that pulls no punches, and makes all of us take a good, long, hard look at ourselves and ask if we should pursue someone else’s dream, and if we do, at what cost? Will this path change the way we view the world, ourselves, and others? How do we know which path to take? Is it possible to build our own dreams while simultaneously nourishing our souls and meeting the needs of our family, friends, and mate? And can we ever rectify the wrong decisions we made in the past?

As you read Owen and Micky’s passionate, albeit chaotic, romance, discover for yourself what it takes to find one’s true north. Steal Away Home is much more than a love story. It’s a novel that challenges us to examine our own motivations and prods us to choose our own destiny. Don’t miss it!


Billy Coffey

Billy Coffey

Billy Coffey is the critically acclaimed author of books combining rural Southern charm with a vision far beyond the ordinary.

He is a regular contributor to sevearl publications, where he writes about faith and life.

Billy lives with his wife and two children in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Visit him at, like him on Facebook, and follow him on Twitter.

By Billy Coffey
336 pgs. Thomas Nelson. $15.99

Purchase Steal Away Home at one of these fine online retailers: Amazon, iBooks, Books-A-Million, and Barnes & Noble.

Steal Away Home is brought to you in association with TLC Book Tours.

About Heather Fink
Heather Fink is a writer, bibliophile and award-winning librarian who loves to introduce the next generation of readers to the wonderful world of books. She currently resides in Texas.

One Response to Tough Choices Must Be Made in Billy Coffey’s ‘Steal Away Home’ [REVIEW]

  1. Pingback: Billy Coffey, author of STEAL AWAY HOME, on tour January/February 2018 | TLC Book Tours

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