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Monday, August 10, 2015

Review: The Road Home by Kathleen Shoop

The Road home by Kathleen Shoop
  • Publisher: Oakglen Press (June 23, 2015)
  • Publication Date: June 23, 2015
  • Buy here: Amazon BN
  • My Rating: 4
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Praise for The Road Home… 
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 

Find your way home... 

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.

I'm not usually one for historical romance books, but this one changed my mind, it was that good! I'm not always a big fan of switching POV's either and this story was told from three POV's, and I was very ok with that. It just added more insight into their life's. My heart really went out to Jeanie Arthur while she was separated from her two children. I loved reading about the slower times from those centuries and I absolutely adored all the letters. It was like reading a piece of history. This book was well thought out and Kathleen Shoop did an amazing job. This was my first book by this author and I've already bought the first book in this series and will hopefully find time to read it. Love. Loss. Forgiveness. They all play a part in this book.