Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Love Comes Home

Love Comes Home
Ann Gabhart
ISBN: 978-0800721855
June 2014/384/$14.99

When the flush of victory fades, there remains a winding road to an uncertain future.

World War II is finally over and the people of Rosey Corner are joyfully welcoming the boys home. The Merritt sisters in particular are looking toward the future. Kate is eager to start a family and live out her dream of happily ever after with Jay. Evangeline craves a beautiful house and encourages Mike to pastor a big-town church. Victoria wants what can never be. And Lorena is growing up and wondering more and more about her birth family.

Each sister must learn to hold her plans with a loose hand, trusting that God will guide and strengthen them as they share the joys and sorrows of life in their little corner of the world.

Award-winning and bestselling author Ann Gabhart invites you back to Rosey Corner for a heartfelt story that closes the distance between the things that were and things that can yet be.

Read an excerpt.


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Ann H. Gabhart is the bestselling author of Angel Sister, Small Town Girl, and Words Spoken True, as well as several Shaker novels--The Outsider, The Believer, The Seeker, The Blessed, and The Gifted--and The Heart of Hollyhill series. She lives with her husband a mile from where she was born in rural Kentucky. Learn more at www.annhgabhart.com.


Ann Gabhart has once again transported me to another time and place with a tender story about the Merritt family. I fell in love with the community of Rosey Corner when I read Angel Sister and Small Town Girl (click the titles for my reviews). Each of these books can be read as stand-alones but you don't want to miss a single one. As with the previous novels, Gabhart's prose breathes life into the pages, causing me to feel the many emotions encountered in the story. Elation over the war's end is tempered by grief, and Evie's and Kate's husbands, who went off to war as idealistic young boys, return as sober men burdened by the memories of what they experienced and uncertain what that means for their future. My heart hurt for sweet Tori as she wrestles between being faithful to a memory or reaching for a new beginning. And oh! Lorena has stayed with me long after bidding farewell to this family and town. Family dynamics, sister bonds, adoption, community, and acceptance are just some of the themes explored and celebrated in this heart-warming story. Don't miss your opportunity to spend some time in Rosey Corner. You'll be richer for it!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Revell as part of their Blogger Review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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Beth said...

Will need to look for this book since I liked the other two you mentioned. Thanks for the great review!

Michelle said...

Rosey Corner sounds like a nice place to visit.

Thanks again for a wonderful review.