Thursday, June 26, 2014

Review: Love Comes Home by:Ann H. Gabhart

Love Comes Home
About the Book:
World War II is finally over and the people of Rosey Corner are busy 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 wants a beautiful house and encourages Mike to pastor a big-town church. Victoria wants what can never be–a life with a man who will never come back. And little Lorena is growing up and wondering more and more about her birth family.
Through the heartfelt storytelling of bestselling author Ann Gabhart, readers join these endearing characters as they walk an uncertain road. 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.


About the Author:
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.

My Review:
 Kate can't believe that the day has finally arrived to welcome home her love after he has been gone all this time fighting in the war. Even though the boys of war coming home could cost her a lot, she doesn't mind if she has his loving arms to run to.

 Jay is is back home and surrounded by all of those that love him and that have missed him all these years. He is plagued with the events from the war. He has absolutely no rest from the thoughts in his head. How will he ever overcome these troubling things in his mind?

 With Mike back home, Evangeline is ready to get back to a normal life. She wants to have the home of her dreams and family, but is her beloved ready for a normal life?

 Mike thinks that he has it all. He is simply overjoyed to still be alive and the only thing that would make this life anymore worthwhile would be if he become pastor of the local church.

Victoria is happy to see the boys coming home, but she can't help but feel a little sour about it. Since her husband was one of the casualties of war--when he lost his life as a prisoner of war, she can barely control the tears that threaten her sanity.

 Lorena feels the need to finally seek out her birth parents. Singing in church isn't enough, she wants to find them in order to show them what she has become.

 The story of Love Comes Home, is a poignant story of several lives touched by the cost of war. Whether big or small, the war in its own way touches the hearts and lives of many and the author chose to show us just how much. Whether it was a happy time, sad time, or a time full of anger each one of the characters seemed very raw and very real. The people of Rosy Corner led a sweet, simple existence and I wouldn't mind visiting them again!

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Revell.