Book Review - Home Again - Kathleen Shoop | Miki's Hope

Book Review - Home Again - Kathleen Shoop

Thursday, December 5, 2013



This short novella can definitely be read in one sitting. It is a contemporary romance which takes you through heartbreak of various kinds and ultimate love and healing. These two must learn to trust and forgive their own pasts to be able to go forward into the future. I did enjoy this book-it was refreshingly different from most books I have read recently.

And even better as of right now the Kindle Edition is .99!!




1969-- Set on the shores of the Albemarle Sound, April Harrington has fond memories of summers at her family home, Bliss. After her fairytale wedding disintegrates, it becomes her refuge—the one place where she can attempt to pull the unraveling threads of her life back together. Unbeknownst to April, the stately house has been neglected in recent years. The once-sturdy roof is leaking in a few dozen places, and the wharf is rotting. Nothing is the same as she remembers. Nothing except for Hale, a Viet Nam pilot who is haunted by a dreadful secret, and who is also her brother’s best friend, a brother killed in the conflict that is tearing the country apart.



In Hale’s presence, April finds familiarity and solace. They share grief for a lost loved one, and from the comfort of Hale’s arms, passion blooms. Yet, April’s future is unresolved. Her wealthy, arrogant almost-bridegroom wants her back and the ghosts of Viet Nam are whispering to Hale. Can they find new love in an old treasured home, the kind of affection and trust that lasts forever?






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About the Author

A Language Arts Coach with a Ph.D. in Reading Education, Kathleen lives in Oakmont, Pennsylvania with her husband and two children.



Kathleen has also written Love and Other Subjects, award winning After the Fog and her debut novel, The Last Letter, garnered multiple awards in 2011.  The author's stories have also appeared in several of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series.



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24 comments :

Masshole Mommy said...

This sounds like the kind of book I'd love to sit & read on a lazy Sunday afternoon!!

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

Short but sweet!! Perfect for the busy Christmas season ahead when I don't have much time.

Viccy Howe said...

This sounds like a lovely read for me when my youngest is napping, and I have an hour or so all to myself to enjoy xxx

Theresa said...

This time of year when there isn't a lot of free time, I like a short, easy read. This sounds like it would fit the bill perfectly!

Ronnie E. said...

Interesting plot. I like romance novels with some twists and an especially strong front lady who needs to make decisions for herself and her future.

mail4rosey said...

It sounds like a lot of hurdles to hop. I'm hoping Hale and April win out with love in the end. :)

Casey Lindberg-Coghill said...

With the business of the holiday session, short novellas are my reading preference because I feel like it's hard to get enough time to really sink my teeth into longer works. This one sounds great; thank you so much for sharing.

Elise said...

Sounds like an interesting plot - sure wish I had more time to read!

Pat Hatt said...

Nice review and a great cover too for the book

Melanie B said...

Haven't heard of this book yet, what a great read! Thanks for a lovely review

Pam said...

That is a good price for the kindle edition and sounds like a wonderful romance.

Jennifer Williams said...

I would love to read this, I love that it would be a quick read - perfect for my schedule.

Amanda Love ~ Growing Up Madison said...

I'm not a fan of novellas. I like long books that I can really get into although this sounds like a good book. Just wish it was longer.

Pam said...

I love anything that takes place in the 60s or 70s. That is the time period that I grew up in and I have really fond memories.

Le-an Lai Lacaba said...

I like the overlapping conflicts that shows that it would be an interesting book.

Sharon Martin said...

I really want to read this one, hopefully over the Christmas season when I have more free time xx

Chrishelle Ebner said...

Love between conflicted hearts. I love these kinds of books, always leaves you rooting for the couple to beat the odds. Home Again sounds like a very interesting story. I will have to check it out.

Katherine Bartlett said...

I love these types of books! This sounds so good!

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

I'm definitely not much of a romance fan, but you sure brought it to life with your summary. If I did like romance, I'd be sold!

Teresa McCluskey said...

This is such a great book! I love it! I have it right now! And am almost done reading it!

Ashley Gill said...

This sounds like a very sweet, interesting book. I will have to check it out!

Rachee said...

This sounds like a good one for the romantics and history lovers.

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

I love that this book deals with heartbreak and healing because it is so important for readers to know that there can be life and love after heartbreak.

Melanie said...

Another wonderful book review; I just love coming to your page, I can always count on to find a great book. This sure sounds interesting and will go on my reading list. Thanks for sharing

 
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