Title: Home Again
Author: Kathleen Shoop
Publisher: Oakglen Press
Format: E Book
Summary: 1969– Set on the shores of the Albemarle Sound, April Harrington has fond memories of summers at her family home, Bliss. After her fairytale wedding disintegrates, it becomes her refuge-the one place where she can attempt to pull the unraveling threads of her life back together. Unbeknownst to April, the stately house has been neglected in recent years. The once-sturdy roof is leaking in a few dozen places, and the wharf is rotting. Nothing is the same as she remembers. Nothing except for Hale, a Viet Nam pilot who is haunted by a dreadful secret, and who is also her brother’s best friend, a brother killed in the conflict that is tearing the country apart. In Hale’s presence, April finds familiarity and solace. They share grief for a lost loved one, and from the comfort of Hale’s arms, passion blooms. Yet, April’s future is unresolved. Her wealthy, arrogant almost-bridegroom wants her back and the ghosts of Viet Nam are whispering to Hale. Can they find new love in an old treasured home, the kind of affection and trust that lasts forever?
I received this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. This review is 100% my own opinions.
I am a big fan of Kathleen Shoop. She is a very talented author that makes you feel like you are right there in the story with the characters.
I loved this book, I’m a romantic at heart. I can’t imagine the different emotions both April and Hale feel from their past.
You can tell right away that there has always been a connection between April and Hale. It goes beyond Hale being Andrew, April’s brother’s best friend.
I loved to watch relationship evolve between April and Hale. They both had guilt over something in their past and together, they over came it.
I give this book a 5 out of 5.