6 Reads That Prove There Really Is No Place Like Home
by Karen Green
Adventure is exciting, travel can be incredibly rewarding and starting over somewhere new offers the possibility of opening doors to a whole different life. There’s much to be said for breaking ground and taking chances, but there is also value in knowing where our roots are firmly planted.
The call of home can be powerful, beckoning people back or compelling them to stay where the familiar offers strength, comfort and security. And in that place, whether a big city, small town or rural ranch, there is always the chance for redemption, success, failure and, of course, love.
With a backdrop of family and faith, new beginnings, and old tensions, these six books highlight the stories of those who have returned to where they came from, and the people who were there, waiting, all along.
There’s no place like home.
An Allegheny Homecoming (Home to Bear Meadows) by T. R. McClure
Josh Hunter is home after eight years away, hoping that a secret from his past can stay buried with his return. When he comes to the aid of a newscaster stranded in a blizzard, she learns that her rescuer has a story that is much more interesting than just helping a stranger in a storm. But as she and Josh become closer, she realizes that uncovering his past may help her career, even if it derails any hope for their future together.
Their Second Chance Love (Texas Sweethearts) by Kat Brookes
Hope Dillon has returned home to take care of her ailing father—not to pick up right where she left off with old flame Logan Cooper. He’s willing to move forward after she abandoned him years ago, but trusting her will take some time. As her father’s health worsens, Hope knows that she may be running out of time, and the last thing she wants is to lose both of the men in her life.
The Bull Rider’s Homecoming (Blue Thorn Ranch) by Allie Pleiter
Luke Buckton’s rodeo career could be over thanks to a bad spill, but when the cowboy returns home to heal, he must confront not only his dashed dreams but also his high school sweetheart, whom he left behind. Now that Ruby Sheldon is a physical therapist, she knows she is strong enough to deal with Luke’s injury, even if the feelings between them have a longer road to recovery.
Cowboy Homecoming (Four Stones Ranch) by Louise M. Gouge
Eager to win his father’s approval, Tolley Northam returns to his hometown, having matured into a responsible lawyer. But making his father happy seems to hinge on marrying a woman he approves of—none other than Tolley’s childhood friend Laurie Eberly. Laurie is definitely not convinced that Tolley’s proposal is anything other than an attempt at appeasing his father, even as she begins to realize that her feelings for Tolley are growing.
Famous in a Small Town (A Slippery Rock Novel) by Kristina Knight
Back home after a humiliating scandal forces her to leave Nashville behind, singer Savannah Walters fears that her career and her reputation may have suffered beyond recovery. To add insult to injury, she becomes stranded on the road that leads back home, and has to be rescued by none other than the boy she used to have a crush on. Collin Tyler is not looking to judge Savannah, but he’s not looking to get involved with her either—he has his hands full enough already. Too bad their hearts have other plans.
Sheriff (Classified K-9 Unit) by Laura Scott
Julianne Martinez is an FBI agent who left her Texas hometown years ago, but an investigation brings her back, and straight into the orbit of Brody Kenner, her old flame, who is now the new sheriff. Together they must track an escaped prisoner and determine if their lives are better apart, or stronger together.
Do you like to read tales of homecomings and reunions? Tell us your favorite in the comments!