When We Found Home

When We Found Home

eBook - 2018
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery masterfully explores the definition of a modern family—blended by surprise, not by choice—and how those complicated relationships can add unexpected richness to life. “Heartwarming…this book is sweet and will appeal to readers who enjoy the intricacies of family drama.”—Publishers Weekly Life is meant to be savored, but that’s not easy with no family, limited prospects and a past you’d rather not talk about. Callie Smith doesn’t know how to feel when she discovers she has a brother and a sister—Malcolm, who grew up with affection, wealth and privilege, and Keira, a streetwise twelve-year-old. Despite her trepidation, she moves into the grand family home with her siblings and grandfather on the shores of Lake Washington, hoping just maybe this will be the start of a whole new life. But starting over can be messy. Callie and Keira fit in with each other, but not with their posh new lifestyle, leaving Malcolm feeling like the odd man out in his own home. Becoming a family will take patience, humor, a little bit of wine and a whole lot of love. But love isn’t Malcolm’s strong suit…until he learns that an open heart, like the family table, can always make room for more.
Publisher: [S.l.]: HQN Books, 2018.
ISBN: 9781488078972
Characteristics: 384 p.
Additional Contributors: cloudLibrary

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blyeater
Mar 17, 2020

This is my favorite book of hers. I loved the characters and the story.

Gina_Vee Feb 19, 2020

This book was such a great mix of fairy tale and reality. The symptoms of fatherlessness and fosterhood are very real in this book, and the fairy tale spin on life gives the storyline that happily ever after feel without taking away from the book's themes and instead just inserting a little bit of hope.

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JaymelynnJM
Oct 23, 2019

The premise of this story being around family, love, career, loss is great. I loved how more than one love story was being explored throughout the novel. However, I did feel like the story dragged on. It could have been a much shorter book had the writer not repeated herself incessantly. Overall, I was disappointed in the lack of height in the novel.

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CL_kcls
Mar 07, 2019

When We Found Home is a sibling story with a twist. Most sibling stories I've read include three sisters who've grown up together, grown apart, are brought back together by a mother or grandmother and find each other again.

When We Found Home is about a brother and two sisters all of whom are strangers to each other, each with a sad compelling back story. As opposed to sisters close in age, the brother is in his mid-thirties, one sister in her 20's and the other sister a pre-teen. It's a refreshing and interesting twist, in that they have to learn to know and love each other while putting aside their preconceived notions based on the little they know about each others and the wall they've erected to protect themselves. Add a few love burgeoning love interests, a bit of steamy sex, all placed in my hometown and you have a pretty darn good story.

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taybonk
Jan 07, 2019

Enjoyed very much.

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KATHY HAGAN
Oct 30, 2018

I loved this book, and would say it was one of my favorite recently-read romance novels. The characters and their stories kept me turning pages, and I sincerely hope the author writes more about this family -- that would be an automatic read!

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Patricia_T
Sep 28, 2018

This was a great book, hard to put down as are many of this author's books but this was a little different, maybe more depth to the main characters as they adjusted to the new family dynamics.

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ma633
Sep 23, 2018

The plot was a refreshing change, and I loved the family drama and close bonds being formed by three siblings. However, the internal angst felt by Delaney , regarding her career choices and her history with Tim, dragged on way too long.

caj1222204441801 Aug 10, 2018

Another great book from Susan Mallery! A story about siblings that never knew each other and the beautiful way they get to know each other. They grow with love and dignity and a few situations that part of life. Loved it!

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feltrin
Jul 27, 2018

Loved this book. Loved the characters.

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