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No Place Like Home
     

No Place Like Home

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by Barbara O'Neal
 
RITA AWARD winner

Sometimes a wrong turn is the only way home. . . .

(Originally published as Barbara Samuel)
No Place Like Home tells the unforgettable story of a family bound together by tradition–and the emotional journey of an estranged daughter risking everything for a second chance at life and love.

Twenty-one years ago Jewel

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RITA AWARD winner

Sometimes a wrong turn is the only way home. . . .

(Originally published as Barbara Samuel)
No Place Like Home tells the unforgettable story of a family bound together by tradition–and the emotional journey of an estranged daughter risking everything for a second chance at life and love.

Twenty-one years ago Jewel Sabatino left her childhood behind and never looked back. After a magical taste of fame, she found herself alone with a son to raise and not much else. She survived with the help of Michael, her one true friend. But now Michael is too sick to care for himself, and Jewel has run out of options. She leaves New York for the hills of Colorado, unsure if the family she ran from will welcome her back.

For Jewel, coming home is falling back into a world that smells of Italian restaurants and home-baked pies. It is the laughter of sisters preparing for a summer wedding, and the peaceful haven for a treasured soul mate's last days. It also means facing the unforgiving eyes of a father betrayed by his favorite child–and letting go of a son who is ready to become a man. But most of all, it is the love she discovers in her own wary heart when Michael's brother Malachi unexpectedly arrives on her doorstep.

Told with breathtaking insight and deep emotion, No Place Like Home is a joyful feast for all the senses, a vibrant bounty of love, and a tender life lesson to be savored long after the last page is turned.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940150581623
Publisher:
Barbara Samuel
Publication date:
10/29/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
137,057
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Barbara O’Neal is the author of eleven novels of women’s fiction, which have been published in more than 15 countries around the world. She sold her first novel in her twenties, and has since won many awards, including two Colorado Book Awards and seven prestigious RITAs, including one for THE LOST RECIPE FOR HAPPINESS in 2010 and HOW TO BAKE A PERFECT LIFE in 2012, which was also a Target Book Club pick. Barbara loves peaches, good olive oil, a perfect white wine, and all big dogs. She travels internationally, presenting workshops, hiking hundreds of miles, and of course, eating. She lives with her partner, a British endurance athlete, and their collection of cats and dogs, in Colorado Springs.

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No Place Like Home 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Mari-Kate9 More than 1 year ago
this was originally published under the name of barbara samuels,  one of barbara o'neal's earlier pen names.  i read this after reading all of the barbara o'neal books that i could get my hands on.  this was a really great story with wonderful characters. as with all of her novels that i have read, it is easy to get lost in the story and you really hate to see the book end.  if you like b.o.'s  most recent books ,i can highly recommend this one.
Robindpdx More than 1 year ago
This was a well-written, wonderful book. Jewel Sabatino left home over 20 years ago and had a son.She has managed with the help of her best friend, Michael. Now Michael is very ill and Jewel has nowhere else to turn. She returns home, to the father whose heart she broke, as well as her mother, sisters and extended family. Michael's brother, Malachi, comes, too, to spend time with Michael. Jewel and Malachi are surprised to find sparks between the two of them. While reading this book, I laughed, I cried, and I fell in love. This was an amazing book. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
JT1969 More than 1 year ago
Jewel Sabatino returns to her hometown of Pueblo, CO, 20 plus years after she took off with her musician boyfriend. She comes back with a teen son, Shane, and a medically ill good friend, Michael, and has to navigate her way back into her family which includes her father who disowned her for past deeds. This is wonderfully written story where the author captures the right tone for all of the characters' described emotions/experiences. This is the kind of book that I like to call "chick-lit" for the 40-something crowd. Thanks to the Inner Circle for the copy of this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book with the depth of emotion and characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago