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$15 Amazon GC-3 Winners-WW-The Road Home-Kathleen Shoop-Ends 8/8

Wednesday, July 15, 2015


This is a heart rending story of a family torn apart by forces beyond their control. Written in a way that will grip you and not let you go.

And the saga continues...In Book 2 we learn about what the lives of Katherine and Tommy were like after they were set from their Mother's home to board. Katherine had it the worst and has a very hard time forgiving her Mother until her Mom is dying and she is asked to care for her youngest sister who will probably never be able to care for herself. Katherine finally does make peace with her Mom but not totally until she hears how many people her Mother has helped and who all show up at the funeral. Tommy is still angry and is still harboring some ill will--plus he is still hoping to get his father back into the fold. I fully expect the next book, if there is one to focus more on Tommy and maybe a bit more on Yale.


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1891—Living separately for three years, fourteen-year-old twins, Katherine and Tommy Arthur, have done their best to make each boarding house feel like home. But unrest grows as they are driven to questionable actions just to survive. Meanwhile their desperate mother is confronted with breaking yet another promise to her children. Then a miracle descends. Hope rises on a cold, rainy night and changes everything. If Jeanie could just get word to Katherine and Tommy, she knows she can set their lives right again. Agitators, angels, and dangerous “saviors” illuminate the Arthurs’ unmatched determination and smarts.

1905—Though she tries to forget the awful years that hurt so much, the memories still haunt Katherine. Now, tearful mourners at her mother’s funeral force her to revisit a time in her life that both harmed and saved her in the most unexpected ways. Tommy grieves his mother’s passing as well. He too is thrust backward, compelled to rediscover the events in his life that shaped the man he has become. Will he commit to reconstructing his broken life? The Arthurs come to understand that forgiveness is the only way back to hope, the only way to find all that was good in the misfortune that transformed their lives forever.

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"Kathleen Shoop has woven a story that crosses over several years with events that define lives. Katherine and Tommy are two characters that will stand out in my mind for a long time. The way the story blends back and forth between the two time periods is seamless and enjoyable, slowly painting a whole picture for the reader to see. I have not read the first book in this series, but I honestly feel that this one stands alone beautifully. You will take a journey with these characters that will evoke emotions and entertain you. This is my favorite kind of historical fiction; emotional and fun at the same time. I would highly recommend this to anyone who loves a great book." 

Reviewed By Kathryn Bennett for Readers’ Favorite- 5 stars!

"I loved this riveting tale of hope and redemption. The Road Home comes to life with gorgeous imagery and a setting that eased me seamlessly and beautifully back and forth in time. Each character stood out, coaxing me into her story, making me want more. With the turn of every page there’s a revelation, something hidden or something wonderful and unexpected. The Road Home is a must-read for any book lover and a perfect follow-up to The Last Letter." 

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Melissa Foster

Letter Series Book 1 - The Last Letter

A Father’s Deceit
A Husband’s Betrayal
A Loved One’s Death
A Mother’s Choice
A Daughter’s Resentment
A Time to Forgive

For every daughter who thinks she knows her mother’s story…

Katherine wouldn’t have believed it if she hadn’t found the last letter…

Katherine Arthur’s dying mother arrives on her doorstep, forcing her to relive a past she wanted to forget. When Katherine was young, the Arthur family had been affluent city dwellers until shame sent them running for the prairie, into the unknown. Taking her family, including young Katherine, to live off the land was the last thing Jeanie Arthur had wanted, but she would do her best to make a go of it. For Jeanie’s husband Frank it had been a world of opportunity. Dreaming, lazy Frank. But, it was a society of uncertainty — a domain of natural disasters, temptation, hatred, even death.

Ten-year-old Katherine had loved her mother fiercely, put her trust in her completely, but when there was no other choice, and Jeanie resorted to extreme measures on the prairie to save her family, she tore Katherine’s world apart. Now, seventeen years later, Katherine has found the truth — she has discovered the last letter. After years of anger, can Katherine find it in her heart to understand why her mother made the decisions that changed them all? Can she forgive and finally begin to heal before it’s too late?
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About Kathleen Shoop
I have a PhD in Reading Education and have worked in schools for over twenty years. I work with teachers and their students in grades k-8 and am lucky to learn something new from them every time I walk through their doors. This experience was a huge help in writing LOVE AND OTHER SUBJECTS--a quirky, post-college coming of age story with a splash of fun romance.



My first novel, The Last Letter (2011 IPPY Gold Medal--Regional Fiction, Midwest, 2011 Indie Excellence Finalist Award for Historical Fiction and Regional Fiction, 2011 International Book Awards Finalist for Historical Fiction and Best New Fiction), was a fascinating trip through history, punctuated with fictional characters and events. The idea for the story grew from my great-great grandmother's letters (see My Dear Frank for the complete set of letters!) written during the year of her engagement to Frank Arthur. The beautiful letters are the inspiration for the novel, the seed from which The Last Letter's characters and their voices grew.

I've also written women's fiction--LOVE AND OTHER SUBJECTS-- and have written another historical fiction novel, AFTER THE FOG, set in 1948 in Donora, PA. AFTER THE FOG is also an award winning book--A finalist in the Eric Hoffer Book Awards, a silver IPPY and WINNER in the literary category of the National Indie Excellence Awards.

I adore writing historical fiction (The Letter series, After the Fog) but am having a blast writing romance like Home Again and Return to Love (Endless Love series) Thank you so much for the time you take to read.

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38 comments :

Cali Willette said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I would revisit my high school years and encourage myself to take harder classes instead of second guessing myself.

Berkeley Hapa said...

When I was 16 I went on two musical tours to Europe in the summer before my senior year, I would love to revisit that!

Amanda Tempel said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway! This is a prize I could definitely use. I have been eyeing an adult coloring book for a while now.. lol : )

Sharon Martin said...

I'm trying to read your review with my eyes closed as I'm half way through and really looking forward to the rest lol xx

Masshole Mommy said...

That is an awesome giveaway! Who couldn't use some extra cash to spend over on Amazon?

Megan Elford {WelcomeToTheZoo} said...

These books look great! The first one sounds fascinating - the way the author writes about such a long span of time is intriguing. I'd love to read that one!

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

If I could revisit my past... I would want it to be the child rearing years. There are a few things I would change.

Kristen Campbell said...

I used to love these historic romances! Maybe I need to go back to my roots :)

Michelle Martinka said...

I need to get to reading! I hope I win the giveaway so I can get some new books!

Mary Johnson said...

Some of my favorite books are historical fiction. I'm a sucker for a good writer who can make you feel liek you are in the past and keep you there. This sounds like a wonderful beach read.

ourfamilyworld said...

I love reading hard to put down books like this. Thanks for the giveaway. I want to win this.

Linda A. Kinsman said...

I would go back in time to when my Dad was healthy and spend more quality time with him.

Heather Jones said...

It does sound heart wrenching! I think I would cry reading that, but books like this always help you feel grateful for what you have in life.

Jennifer Williams said...

This sounds like it would be one that you need a box of kleenex for. Too many of us learn how wonderful a loved one is after they are gone. I will be adding this to my reading list.

jcupphoo said...

Doesn't sound like a book that I would enjoy but I have friend who definitely would. I'll have to share it with them.

Angie Scheie said...

I haven't heard of this author or series! They sound like engaging reads. Thanks for the giveaway!

Rebecca Swenor said...

This indeed sounds like something I would love to read sitting outside on the deck in the mornings. Which I have not done yet this year. I will have to get the first book and than this one. Thanks for sharing.

Deb PelletierC said...

Go back in time, maybe back to 1970's to do better in school.

Miranda Myrabev said...

Sounds like an interesting book to read and very gripping too. Cool giveaway

Franc said...

These looks like a good story on family, forgiveness and redemption. It would be nice to see how things would end up.

mail4rosey said...

I love that the cold, rainy night is used to bring in hope. Usually that is not that case at all. :) I love to hear about new (to me) authors and books.

Katherine Bartlett said...

I love historical fiction books. This one looks like it would be amazing

Ron Leyba said...

Awesome giveaway! Good luck to all participants!

Jeanine said...

What a great giveaway! I'm not a big amazon shopper as canadian amazon isn't as awesome sauce as the US but this is really great!

Athena Nagel said...

Very interesting and intriguing story line. All the what ifs... Amazing.

Lesley said...

Sounds like an interesting book.Great Giveaway too!

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

I love that this is set in a different time period. It's a great way to escape into the past.

CourtneyLynne said...

I have a pretty big wishlist on Amazon at the moment and this gift card could help put a dent in that list! Hope
I win!

Eliz Frank said...

This is a heart wrenching story with a great giveaway! I love the amazing offering.

Marika said...

I'll have to catch up to the first book, both seem awesome!

Krystal Butherus said...

That first book cover is stunning. I love turn of the century novels!

kathie said...

I can't thank you enough for sharing your review of The Road Home! I would like to thank all your lovely commenters as well. I hope they find the book as gripping as you did, Miki!!!! Your time and attention to my work are appreciated beyond what I can say. Thank you!

Summer said...

I would probably go back to when I was under the age of ten, when there was all the time in the world to read and draw, and no guilt over spending all my time that way. Thanks for the giveaway!

Lori Pouncey said...

If I could revisit any time from my past I think I would choose to go back to 1979, when I was 9 years old! I just remember living with my grandparents and life was great, I was happy being with them :)

Judy Thomas said...

I would go back to when I was a child and my parents were alive so I could be with them again.

fee roberts said...

I'm not sure that I would want to go back to anytime in my past, though I would love to see my deceased love ones.

slehan said...

I'd love to go back to my trip to Patagonia. So much fun.
Thanks for the contest.

slehan at juno dot com

Jennifer Shelton said...

Anytime that my father and grandmother were alive :)

 
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