Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Book Tour: Home Again by Kathleen Shoop

THREE Lucky Winners will each receive a $15 Amazon Giftcard,
courtesy of author of Home Again, Kathleen Shoop
Ending on Friday 20th December at 11.59pm EST
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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?

My Review:

This story is a happy/sad read. It made me sad with all the remembrances she had about her brother and the grief she still felt over his death. It is very heart wrenching to read about her suffering over how she had left their relationship, not knowing that she would never see him again.

 She also has memories of her brother's best friend and feels a closeness to him that is undiminished after all these years. When she meets back up with him, that closeness is instantly obvious. Their relationship is the happy in this story. I enjoyed watching their relationship grow quickly through this novella, and was hoping that they have a happily ever after ending.

I won't go too much into detail about this, but her fiance is a pretentious, arrogant, word I won't say here! I couldn't believe his excuses for his behavior. I don't care when or where this story takes place, his actions and lack of guilt over them are reprehensible!

I recommend this to any romance lover that wants a fun, quick read. I really liked this story and it had me smiling even while it had some really sad bits to it.

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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I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.

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1 comment:

  1. I've read so many great reviews that i'm actually going to try and fit it in myself to read !!


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