Another Homecoming

Another Homecoming

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by Janette Oke, Davis Bunn
     
 

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In the wake of her husband's presumed death, a young war bride makes a desperate choice to give her baby a better life. However, her choice will have unforeseen ramifications for more lives than she ever expected.

The baby girl, named Kyle by her adoptive parents, grows up with no knowledge of her humble beginnings. When a heartbreaking loss pits Kyle against…  See more details below

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In the wake of her husband's presumed death, a young war bride makes a desperate choice to give her baby a better life. However, her choice will have unforeseen ramifications for more lives than she ever expected.

The baby girl, named Kyle by her adoptive parents, grows up with no knowledge of her humble beginnings. When a heartbreaking loss pits Kyle against her high society mother, secrets from Kyle's past come to light. Suddenly, she finds herself searching for the family she never knew and a faith she's only beginning to understand. With all that has come before, will Kyle ever be able to find home?

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Library Journal
Christian fiction powerhouses Oke and Bunn team up again (after Return to Harmony, Bethany, 1996) with a story of wartime romance and its tragic consequences. Martha and Harry Grimes were married for only nine weeks when he was sent overseas during World War II. When Harry is declared "missing and presumed dead," 18-year-old Martha panics at the thought of raising their expected child alone. When the baby girl is born, Martha gives it up for adoption. When Harry is found to be alive, though gravely wounded, it is too late for Martha to get their baby back. Returning home from war, Harry is bitter over his wounds and refuses to forgive Martha for her action. Though they have other children, the couple is never truly happy; their children grow up incomplete and eventually become Christians, which allows them to bring Harry and Martha back together. This is a truly unique and touching view of the effects of Christian belief on ordinary lives. It is beautifully written and should satisfy the authors' many fans.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781441214706
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/01/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
211,659
File size:
606 KB

Meet the Author

Janette Oke has more than thirty million copies of her books in print. She has also won both the Gold Medallion Award and the Christy Award for fiction. Janette and her husband, Edward, live in Alberta, Canada.

Davis Bunn, the author of twenty bestsellers, has received numerous accolades, including three Christy Awards. He and his wife, Isabella, make their home near Oxford, England.
Bestselling author Janette Oke is celebrated for her significant contribution to the Christian book industry. Her novels have sold more than 30 million copies, and she is the recipient of the ECPA President's Award, the CBA Life Impact Award, the Gold Medallion, and the Christy Award. Janette and her husband, Edward, live in Alberta, Canada.
Davis Bunn is the award-winning author of numerous national bestsellers with sales totaling more than seven million copies. His work has been published in 20 languages, and his critical acclaim includes four Christy Awards for excellence in fiction. Davis also writes under the pseudonym Thomas Locke. He and his wife, Isabella, divide their time between England and Florida. Learn more at www.davisbunn.com.

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Another Homecoming 2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Harry goes off to war. His new bride, Martha, has their baby alone after he's reported missing and presumed dead. She gives the baby up for adoption. Then, you guessed it, he's found alive but wounded. Harry is bitter, Martha feels guilty. They have another child, Joel, but never make a happy home. This drags on for hundreds of depressing pages. Meanwhile, the daughter they gave away, Kyle, is dealing with a wealthy but evil adoptive mother who is ruining her life. The authors visit several stages of the characters' lives without telling anything interesting. Martha's character is never developed at all. And the authors pause from the story several times to hit the reader over the head with long sermons. A well-written Christian novel will weave inspiration into the saga through the characters without lengthy preaching. The book eventually becomes interesting, as Kyle finds her birth family and as her birth brother, Joel, deals with his struggles. Then the book ends abruptly. Leaving loose ends would be fine if the story ends with a cliffhanger to set the stage for the sequel. But this didn't even do that. Definitely not Janette Oke's best work. She writes better without a co-author. I'll be skipping the sequel.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think Janette Oke works way better by herself. Most of the books she co-authers are rather dull and drag on and on.