Almost Home

With America's entrance into the Second World War, the town of Blackberry Springs, Alabama, has exploded virtually overnight. Workers from all over are coming south for jobs in Uncle Sam's munitions plants--and they're bringing their pasts with them, right into Dolly Chandler's grand but fading family home turned boardinghouse.

An estranged young couple from the Midwest, unemployed professors from Chicago, a widower from Mississippi, a shattered young veteran struggling to heal from the war--they're all hoping Dolly's house will help them find their way back to the lives they left behind. But the house has a past of its own.

When tragedy strikes, Dolly's only hope will be the circle of friends under her roof and their ability to discover the truth about what happened to a young bride who lived there a century before.

Award-winning and bestselling author Valerie Fraser Luesse breathes life into a cast of unforgettable characters in this complex and compassionate story of hurt and healing.


My Review

This is the second book I have read from this author. Just like Missing Isaac, author, Valerie Fraser Luesse knows how to develop engaging and endearing characters. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and everyone I met.

This book is broken out into two parts. The first part focusing on young married couple Anna and Jesse. The second part featured veteran Reed. While. I did say I enjoyed everyone in this book; the first part is where I felt the most connected to the story and the characters. It was nice getting to know Josiah aka Si and Dolly as they opened their home to others. Anna and Jesse were so young but the story of how they met was lovely. As the story progressed, so did their love for one another.

The second half of the book was fine. Yet, I still read it fairly quickly. Overall, this was a fast read for me. Author, Valerie Fraser Luesse dazzles readers will endearing characters and a lovely story in Almost Home.



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