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Saturday, November 2, 2013

Coming Home by Christine Feldman--a review

Happy Birthday today to my childhood friend Judy!   Hope she has a really great birthday.   It seems that a lot of my favorite people have birthdays this month.   Hope I can keep up with the birthday greetings!

I was fortunate to be given a copy of Coming Home by the author in exchange for an honest review.  So let us see the synopsis from Goodreads first:


No woman ever really forgets her first love. Callie Sorenson is no exception. Hers was tall, tanned, and—as her older brother’s best friend—completely off limits.

Danny McCutcheon.

It’s a name that Callie hasn’t spoken in years, even if the man to whom it belongs has never really been all that far from her thoughts. Or her heart. But now a twist of fate will bring her back to the childhood home she left behind years ago, and to the hometown boy for whom she secretly longed.

When her mother takes a bad fall and breaks her hip, Callie leaves the bright lights of New York City to fly back west and help with the rehabilitation. It’s a tense homecoming due to a long time estrangement between mother and daughter, and it drives Callie to confront both a painful personal loss and her unanswered questions about the father who abandoned her when she was just a child. 

It also brings her face to face with Danny again, and Callie quickly realizes that old feelings die hard.

But for Danny, it’s new feelings that are a problem. Callie is not the young girl he remembers but a woman now, and a very desirable one. They both have reasons to fight the growing attraction between them, but the temptation may just prove to be too much to resist, despite some very real risk to their hearts. The past casts a long shadow over the future, though, and Callie will have to overcome it or else face losing the one man who means the most to her.

From My Perspective:

I wasn't sure what to expect when I agreed to this review, but I can certainly say, I enjoyed the reading of this story.   Ms Feldman wrote a delightful little romance tale about a young woman with daddy issues...as in daddy left home, ne'er to return when Callie was age 4.   Now she is 24 years old and thinks she may be a chip off the old block with commitment issues and a sense of running away.  She needs to confront her father and understand why he left them so many years ago.     Callie's character was well developed and well written.   Issues with her mother had caused her to run and explore the world on her own terms four years earlier.   Now her mother's accidental fall from a ladder and her broken hip brought Callie home and face to face with a lot of buried emotions.

Danny McCutcheon was portrayed as the boy next door, turned into a hunk of a man.  He was as attracted to Callie as she was to him, but they both knew, she wouldn't stay in their home town after her mother's recovery.  

This was a very well written clean romance.   Both main characters had issues to overcome, conflicts to resolve before they could allow themselves the desire of their hearts.   From start to finish there was growth in both main characters. And I found this to be a lovely romance with a satisfying conclusion!

Thank you Christine Feldman.   You held my attention and I loved your characters as well as the sweet romance that developed!    I rate this at 4 Winks!


Disclaimer:  I read for my pleasure.   I may receive ARC copies for review purposes, but I am not compensated for my reviews .  I like to read and I like to share my reviews.   I post my thoughts without prejudice or bias.  The words are mine and I write reviews based on my humble opinion.  I will admit, I seldom meet a book I don't like. I received a complimentary copy from the author or the author’s representatives in exchange for an honest review.

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