Monday, August 24, 2015

The Road Home (The Letter Series #2) Book Review

Synopsis:
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 emiracle 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.
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My Review:
I received a free copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review.

The Road Home is book two of The Letter series.  In this portion, Jeanie Arthur has passed away.  During the funeral, Katherine and Tommy learn that during their separation from their mother, she had touched and influenced many lives.  They quickly realize that they didn't really know the woman that they called mother.  Secrets are revealed that opens their eyes and gives them a glimpse into the years they were apart.

This was a heart rending story of love and hope.  I loved the way they all turned to God during their most difficult times.  Katherine's strength and determination is see inspiring, when she finally realizes her amazing gift, she embraces it wholeheartedly.  Tommy's love for his family and drive to succeed is wonderful.  I thought this novel was absolutely awesome, the characters were courageous, and the story came back full circle.  I can't wait for book three to answer a few questions that are still lingering.

About the Author:
Bestselling author, Kathleen Shoop, holds a PhD in reading education and has more than 20 years of experience in the classroom. She writes historical fiction, women’s fiction and romance. Shoop’s novels have garnered various awards in the Independent Publisher Book Awards, Eric Hoffer Book Awards, Indie Excellence Awards, Next Generation Indie Book Awards and the San Francisco Book Festival. Kathleen has been featured in USA Today and the Writer’s Guide to 2013. Her work has appeared in The Tribune-Review, four Chicken Soup for the Soul books and Pittsburgh Parent magazine. She lives in Oakmont, Pennsylvania with her husband and two children.
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