Twenty-four year old Phoebe Hawley is on a quest to find her family a home. On the road with two siblings, twelve year-old Maydean and five year-old Willie-Boy, Phoebe is out of money, out of gas and out of patience. Now the only things she owns in abundance are Hawley backbone and Hawley pride--neither of which she can trade for food or gas. A collision with Gage Morgan puts Phoebe's mission in even worse jeopardy--until Phoebe discovers Gage Morgan owns the perfect place for the Hawley clan. But! Gage Morgan has a bruised ego, a tight fist on his land and an iron fist on his heart and is the unlikeliest man in the universe to help. Phoebe wields all of the pride, backbone and country smarts she owns to claim his home, plow his land and pilfer his heart. Nothing works. With time running against her family, Phoebe plies one last inducement-her scarce feminine wiles...and those might not be enough.
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Reviewed by Stacie Haas for Readers' Favorite Phoebe Hawley is on a mission to find a new home for her family. She’s got her twelve-year-old sister, Maydean, and five-year-old brother, Willie-Boy, in tow, and a ma, pa, and sister waiting in Cottontown for news that she has found them a place. Phoebe is ferocious about her quest and won’t be derailed at any cost—not by lack of food, gas, or her homeless state—and certainly not by the intolerable Gage Morgan, who holds her car bumper and tags hostage after the two are involved in a car accident. As she’s busy devising a scheme to get her bumper back, Phoebe and her family happen upon Gage’s home. Others may see a junkyard, but Phoebe sees a land of opportunity. Now that she’s found a home, can she find a way to make it hers? I found Finding Home by Jackie Weger to be an irresistible read. Its originality is absolutely refreshing—like a cool sip of lemonade spiked with a splash of that special something. Finding Home just drips with Southern charm and oozes wit and spirit. Proud of her family roots and “Hawley” pride, twenty-four-year-old Phoebe is not your typical female protagonist. In pursuit of her mission to rehome her family, she figures seduction of the stubborn Gage Morgan is the only way to make it happen—not a simple task for an inexperienced woman with unkempt red hair and the shape of a skinny, flat-chested boy. What’s absolutely delightful is that Phoebe’s beguiling attributes are actually found on the inside—she is fierce, resourceful, and absolutely intoxicating in her determination to make a home out a junkyard, of all places. Whether she’s learning how to catch crabs for money, trying to steer Maydean properly, caring for Willie-Boy during an asthma attack, or exasperating her unexpected landlord, Phoebe is a force to be reckoned with. This is not your typical romance—it is so much more. Highly recommended!
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GUMPTION ~ courage and confidence. This is a word that is not commonly used in everyday language and some might even say that it is regional but it is a word nonetheless that is for a person with spunk! Basically people are saying that you are very determined and will achieve what you are attempting if you put your mind to it. A person can not be swayed and will do whatever it takes to reach their goal. Phoebe Hawley is a twenty-four year old woman with gumption! She has set out to be successful so that she can help her family live a better life. The only issue that Phoebe is facing is the fact that she is toting around two kids with her and she has nowhere to go. That fact doesn't stop Phoebe but running into Gage Morgan is a roadblock that she hadn't anticipated! When Phoebe and Gage butt heads it is sheer will and Hawley pride that keeps Phoebe on her feet, but for how long will that pride last? G. G. Morgan is a man of few words but when he gives you those few BOY does he give them to you! Gage is a widower with one small daughter and the both of them are lost. They don't know how to relate towards each other but they need each other. In walks Phoebe with her ulterior motives and turns the Morgan household on its ear. Will Gage be able to deal with raising his daughter and this hellcat that has invaded his personal space? Only time will tell. Finding Home is a feel good story. It is one of those stories that you read and wonder what is going to happen next because you know if it was you then you would do it this way. Weger has found a way to have us so consumed in the story that you are almost taking sides and that is a good thing because these characters need our guidance (according to us readers, lol). This story is easy to follow and the dialect is regional to the area so some of the phrases used might not be common phrases but you know exactly what the meaning is. I thoroughly enjoyed this story and I look forward to reading more from this author. The original name of this novel was Eye Of The Beholder and in reading this story I know exactly what was meant by that. You will not be disappointed.
Starting from the first chapter I was caught up in the characters. The dialect, the old truck, the hot-headed heroine and the closed-hearted hero are all very realistic. Phoebe is traveling with her sister and brother looking for work so she can find her family a home. But don't worry, this has a happy ending, and the heroine stays true to herself. That is what I truly like about this book! I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review