Thursday, July 10, 2014

Love Comes Home by Ann H. Gabhart

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 caught the writing bug at the age of ten and has been writing ever since. She's published over twenty-five books for both adults and young adults. Scent of Lilacs, her first inspirational novel, was chosen as a Top Ten Christian Fiction Book by Booklist magazine. Her first Shaker book, The Outsider, was a finalist for ECPA Christian Fiction Book of the Year and was a Top Pick by Romantic Times Book Review Magazine. Ann writes about Kentucky history and small town life.
Ann lives on a farm in Kentucky not far from where she was born. She and her husband have three children and nine grandchildren. Ann loves hiking on her farm with her grandkids and her dog, Oscar. See more about her books at

My Review:

Love Comes Home, a book everyone should read, to remember this country in 1945. The great sacrifices that were made, and the losses, and the men finally coming home to their families, so much time lost, and the happiness that it is finally over.
I’ve had a personal life experience of this, my Dad was in this war, and didn’t meet me until it was over. With this book, faces, dear ones, are put on this hard life experience, and we become personally involved. This is the second book in this series, which you surely should read, and enjoy, but don’t worry, so much information is given here that you can read it alone.
How do you get over a loved one that doesn’t return, looking at the baby you had with you husband, and he will never be here. This is so hard, you see your sister’s husbands returning, and their happiness, you take joy in your child, but your husband will never come back in this life.
Life takes on different perspectives here, and so many changes, and longing for closure in your own life. Lorena, wants to know why her parents never returned for her, she remembers her mother telling her to say her name every day, and her brother Kenton, where is he? There are some real surprises her for her as this story wraps up. Above all there is such a great faith in God, you see how they live their faith, even in very sad times, and dealing with life’s hurtles.
Makes me want to move back into the past, and I know that is not possible, but 1940’s in rural America sounds so wonderful, and yet there was a lot of heartbreak. Journey back to a time of peace, no wars going on, happiness of having love ones home, new homes, cars and jobs. Don’t miss this heart-warming story, you will not regret it.

I received this book through Revell’s Book Blogger’s Tour, and was not required to give a positive review.

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