Allright, it's hard to know what my problem is when it's out of context, so here you go. "He pulled her closer and wrapped his arms around her in a tight embrace. He had longed for this, to hold his daughter in his arms again, for so long and now he couldn’t say if he would ever be able to let go. “Ma fifille, ma bichette, ma chérie” he murmured down into her hair with closed eyes, trying to take it all in. Amice was alive!"
I know it's kind of cheesy, and I might rewrite it, and the thing I have troubble with is how to say that she hugs him back.
The more you read, the more you'll see this kind of scene, and the better you'll be able to write.
The sentence you gave is riddled with cliche, which is part of why I'm suggesting that you read. Also, the fact that you think you need to use the word "embrace" for any kind of hug tells me that if you are reading, it's probably not contemporary works.
So I think the answer to your problem isn't necessarily going to be found posting to a forum, but in your own library.