Coming Home

Coming Home

4.3 12
by Stacy Hawkins Adams
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

If forgiving your ex-husband was easy, everybody would do it. Brent had cheated on Dayna and coldly said goodbye to her seven long years ago—dashing her hopes of having children or growing old with the love of her life. Working hard to make herself successful as a hospital executive, Dayna has moved on, finding comfort in a new dating relationship with a

Overview

If forgiving your ex-husband was easy, everybody would do it. Brent had cheated on Dayna and coldly said goodbye to her seven long years ago—dashing her hopes of having children or growing old with the love of her life. Working hard to make herself successful as a hospital executive, Dayna has moved on, finding comfort in a new dating relationship with a faith-filled colleague, Warren. But when Brent resurfaces on her doorstep at just the wrong time, Dayna’s heart threatens to come unglued. Why is Brent asking for forgiveness now? And why are he and his new wife, Tamara, interested in reconciliation with Dayna? The unbelievable answers in Coming Home begin to surface as Brent boldly asks Dayna to support him at the most crucial time of his life. While Tamara’s heart brims with guilt, both women will discover what it means to reach beyond pain and baggage to love unconditionally, leaving the consequences to God.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
In her seventh novel, Adams (Dreams That Won’t Let Go) tells a story about the importance of forgiveness in relationships centered around Dayna, a hospital executive who struggles to remain steadfastly devoted to her current boyfriend once her ex-husband Brent reappears in her life with foreboding news. Vivid characters and scene setting are strengths of the narrative, as Dayna’s family and friends help her navigate complicated emotional territory with the help of prayer. Dialogue overly heavy with backstory and clichéd descriptions of feelings and thoughts (“he made her heart soar”), however, weaken the novel overall. But the book’s plot pivots quickly forward as characters face the challenges of blending past with the present, with the overarching premise that God has the power to heal any wounds, restore relationships to their proper place in couples’ lives, and help flawed humans make peace with themselves along the way. Agency: Steve Laube Agency. (Mar.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780310333982
Publisher:
Zondervan
Publication date:
02/13/2012
Series:
Winds of Change Series
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
698,050
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Stacy Hawkins Adams’ love of writing has expanded from childhood dreams and a decade-plus journalism career to writing freelance and inspiring audiences on speaking tours. She is the author of eight books, including The Someday List, Dreams That Won’t Let Go and Who Speaks To Your Heart? Tuning In to Hear God's Whispers. Stacy and her husband live in Virginia with their two children. When she is not writing or speaking, Stacy devotes considerable time to child advocacy issues. Visit her at www.StacyHawkinsAdams.com.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

Coming Home: A Novel 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was recently introduced to Stacy Hawkins Adams and I've enjoyed all of the books I've read so far. Its rare to read Christian fiction the way Adams write it. She always write about realistic topics which makes her stories believable and offer guidance through personal issues that could be affecting her readers. This book's focus is on love and forgivess and it was great!
Dblesq More than 1 year ago
I am a big fan of Stacy's work, having read all of her books. I was eagerly awaiting the release of this one, and she did not disappoint. The characters were real, reminding me of different people I know. Some Christian fiction can feel forced and "dumb deep" (not realistic), but that doesn't happen with Stacy's books. I couldn't put this one down, and found myself waking up the next day wondering about the characters. I absolutely HAD to finish the book because I couldn't wait to find out how things would play out. Stacy never disappoints, and this is no exception. I can't wait for the next installment in this series!
GiGi_1105 More than 1 year ago
How far would you go to forgive a past betrayal? Not just move on, but truely forgive. I enjoyed this story so much and hated for the book to end- I missed them and cared about them. Thank you Ms. Hawkins Adams!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not only are Ms. Adam's books entertaining, but there are always some very heavy spiritual lessons learned after reading them. They not only help my character, but they help give insight to the chracter of the people in my life. They bring God's word to life from practicle, realalistic everyday circumstances. I love her books and knew I would not be disappointed with this new one. I look forward to the next one. I encourage you to read them all. I have. You just can't put them down.
MaureenST More than 1 year ago
Wow! This is an interesting thought provoking read. What would you do in Dayna's place? She seems to have it all ....great job, great friendships, and in a relationship that seems to be leading to marriage. Then all of a sudden there is her former husband, who dumped her for another woman, at her door! Had to ask what would I do?? Very, very hard question. She has moved on and with the help of God has forgiven, but now it is in her face. Don't know how I felt about Warren, her new man, he was rather unsupportive at times. This is a real page turner of a book, and I enjoyed the story. Made you feel like you are in the real world, not a fictional book. Throughout the book there is a theme of Forgiveness and giving everything over to God. Loved the different relationships here and how they followed their Lord. I received this book from Tywebbin Virtual Events and the Publisher Zondervan, and was not required to give a positive review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While not the best book I have ever read, the story is interesting, the characters well developed, and the ending is believable. You are given insight into the minds of all of the characters & they are all very human in their emotions. It's easy to imagine yourself in a similar position. I use these 'daily finds' to read authors that I don't normally read. That way I'm not out a lot of money if I don't like them. Stacy Hawkins Adams is one I will definitely look for again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book would highly recommend. Have read other book by Stacy Adams. Make you really think about what is important in life
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anne_M_Baxter More than 1 year ago
Life is going well for Dayna Wilson. She has a beautiful home, a dream job in management at a prestigious medical center, and her probably soon-to-become fiance, Warren, is the vice president of marketing at the same medical center. Dayna has made peace with God over her divorce and forgiven her former husband, Brent, for cheating on her. Or so she thinks until he shows up on her doorstep with a dozen red roses, apologizing for hurting her and destroying their marriage. He says he and his wife (the other woman) want to take her out to dinner. He says he has something important to tell her. Then Brent steps a little too close and she slaps him just as her date arrives. She tells him to leave. But the story doesn't end there. He has not only somehow found out where she lives and works, but he's also managed to find her email. The email he sends again says he really wants her to go to dinner with him and his wife, Tamara. Again, he says he has something too important to tell her to drop the subject. Finally, Dayna agrees to meet with them. What Brent has to say stops her cold, changes her future, and threatens her relationship with Warren.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The author does a great job of telling a thought provoking story about letting go of the past and embracing the future.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We ask to be forgiven our sins as much as we forgive sins against us she did not forgive but divorced and now herself plans to do the same illogical theology