These Powerful Reads About Coming Home Will Warm Your Heart
Returning to your hometown, whether to simply visit family and friends or for a more somber reason, can be an emotional experience. Here are 5 books that delve into the feelings of going back to where you started, and maybe even learning something about yourself along the way.
Herons Landing by JoAnn Ross
Brianna Mannion’s visit home to scenic Honeymoon Harbor turns into a permanent stay when she’s reminded of everything she’s missing: the idyllic small-town charm; the old Victorian house she’d always coveted; and Seth Harper, her best friend’s widower and the neighborhood boy she once crushed on—hard. After years spent serving others, maybe Brianna’s finally ready to chase dreams of her own.
The Summer List by Amy Mason Doan
After seventeen years apart, former friends Laura and Casey decide to return to their small California lakeside town to relive cherished summer memories. But just as Laura and Casey are drawn back together, a stunning secret is revealed that threatens to tear them apart…
Winning Her Heart by Harmony Evans
Celebrity chef Micah Langston wants to open a restaurant in his hometown, which means making a return trip to investigate the competition. Jasmine Kennedy falls fast for Micah, until she realizes that his new restaurant will harm her grandmother’s business. Micah knows that the two are meant to be…but has betrayal spoiled her appetite for love?
One Match Fire by Lissa Linden
Amy wants to remind herself what she was like before she became a workaholic. Her old beloved summer camp is looking for a new director, and she jumps at the chance to return, until she’s brought face to face with Paul, who broke her heart. There is definitely still something special between them, and with a past like theirs, they’ll either ignite a future…or burn out for good.
Things To Do When It’s Raining by Marissa Stapley
Mae Summer’s life is shattered when she wakes up to discover her husband is gone. There’s only one place for Mae to go: home to Alexandria Bay, the small tourist town in upstate New York where she was raised by her grandparents. There are problems that need solving in Alexandria Bay as well, including the separation of her grandparents and Gabe, her childhood best friend who has know grown into a brooding adult.
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