Home Run

Home Run

by Bernadette Marie

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BN ID: 2940148159834
Publisher: 5 Prince Publishing
Publication date: 02/24/2014
Series: Keller Family Series , #7
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 209
Sales rank: 159,158
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Bestselling Author Bernadette Marie is known for building families readers want to be part of. Her series The Keller Family has graced bestseller charts since its release in 2011, along with her other series and single title books. The married mother of five sons promises Happily Ever After always…and says she can write it, because she lives it.

When not writing, Bernadette Marie is shuffling her sons to their many events—mostly hockey—and enjoying the beautiful views of the Colorado Rocky Mountains from her front step. She is also an accomplished martial artist with a second degree black belt in Tang Soo Do.

A chronic entrepreneur, Bernadette Marie opened her own publishing house in 2011, 5 Prince Publishing, so that she could publish the books she liked to write and help make the dreams of other aspiring authors come true too.

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Home Run 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Luvmyhootie More than 1 year ago
Love DOES conquer all! Christian Keller has been an enigma to me since I first met him in book 2 of the series, A Second Chance. His little family had been going through a lot with his mother battling breast cancer and his father about to remarry. As a young boy he was quiet and reserved. I knew when everyone was shaving their heads in solidarity for his mother and he refused that he was going to present a challenge in character growth. Christian has had his share of wonderful life moments along the way. A promising baseball career and a loving girlfriend turned fiance, Victoria, and the Keller's seem to be happier than ever. Going into this I had known about Chris and Vicky for the past few books. I didn't know much about her as a person or them as a couple and for some reason I didn't think their relationship was long term. Even when they got engaged. I guess because most of the other characters had found their significant others by chance and weren't established like Chris and Victoria, I just assumed he would be paired with someone else. I was happy to discover this book was about them but sad to find it was about their struggle to overcome a tragedy. Christian may have been a quiet boy but when he got into pro ball he opened up and became a little bit more easy going and cocky. He was a teensy bit of a ladies man until he met Victoria. I wasn't sure how they had met from previous books but apparently they were introduced on a blind date by Victoria's sister who was married to Christians best friend and the two hit it off from there. When Home Run opens it's to a picture of despair you know won't be easy after a drunk driver crashes into the car they are all in. A wreck that resulted in the loss of Victoria's sister and Chris' best friend leaving Chris with a career ending knee injury and Victoria with two small children to raise. Christian wasn't ready to be a "Just add water" dad and in a cowardly move breaks up with Victoria leaving her not only injured but alone with her sisters kids to raise. I was very surprised by Christians behavior in this book. I knew he had his selfish moments but leaving a woman he loved enough to want to marry her was harsh. I understood how he felt with the weight of losing his dream to play pro ball but his actions were so UN-Keller like it stunned me.They're the kind of family that runs to a problem, not from. It's not just losing his career that stings but losing his best friend and knowing he couldn't do anything to save him. My heart broke into tiny pieces for this broken man. Even though I was mad at him I still loved him and wanted to see him overcome his demons. He's always gotten what he wants whether it be women or his career so he wasn't used to losing. I found him to be very self centered and looking back it was apparent that he's always sort of been that way. He doesn't know how to handle difficult problems because he's made a habit of running from them. Starting with his mother's cancer battle and the head shaving incident. Christian had to do a lot of growing within this book so I was really stoked to be able to witness that. Victoria was another surprise for me because I found myself falling in love with her character Little by little. She's been dealt the blow of all blows after losing her sister but she handled her situation with poise and a grace only a strong woman can. She could have laid down and let her grief of losing her sister and the love of her life all at once overtake her but she kept struggling to survive. She worked, she took care of her niece and nephew and she did it all with a smile on her face. She didn't even have time to grieve the losses of her loved ones but she still managed to keep it together. After being away from Chris for almost eight months she's ready to move on and start dating again. There were moments that i didn't agree with her actions especially when it came to Christian but matters of the heart are never easy. She made bonehead mistakes that caused some pain but I liked that she human and flawed. At the wedding of his brother Eduardo and sister in law Darcy, Christian drinks a little too much and ropes Victoria into a night of passion that ends up making their lives a little more interesting. Normally I'd put on my morality vest, hat and whistle then b*tch and moan about the cheating aspect but in certain circumstances I get it. If I want one couple to be together and they are with other people I always root for them. I don't approve of stringing the other people along when they obviously want to be together but it's just a matter of how I'm connected to the characters. In the case of Chris and Victoria I wanted them together badly. I was invested in them by the time they slipped up and slept together even though I felt bad for Scott, the guy she was seeing. In her defense though she wasn't serious with Scott and they had yet to take it to a more intimate level so it wasn't as bad. You just can't get between a couple that has so much history. Sure the circumstances were a little convoluted but it is what it is ya know? The Keller family has grown TREMENDOUSLY throughout the series and each addition has been great so naturally I loved seeing them all rally around Victoria when she needed people to help. Even though she wasn't with Christian anymore they still treated her like family and did whatever they could to make her burden lighter to carry. I think one of the main reasons why I enjoy this series so much is because my family is broken and not very lovable so the fact that this group is so in tune with each other and so loving it makes me feel like I am a part of it. I really get a sense of what it would be like to have a big diverse family that love each other and cared enough to be there and help. There's no back biting, they don't lord their affection and help over each others heads and they do everything from their hearts with no complaints. Of course they are still written to be human and make mistakes but the love they have is bigger than their strife and that makes these books so real and enjoyable. I've read every book in this series and have loved each one on a different level and for different reasons. My favorite has changed with each new book but I really think Home Run has taken the top spot so far. I say so far because there is still Tyler's book to come and something about him intrigues me. His parents were the darlings of the series being the first couple so I think I have a bias for him. Either way you can't do wrong with any of the books in the series. Marie draws you into her gigantic and ever growing family and makes you a part of their lives with every chapter. Christian and Victoria were amazing together and seeing them finally happy after all they lost and suffered through was very rewarding. This one left me a little more misty eyed than the rest of the books because out of them all I think this one got a little bit more dramatic. Everyone has had to face hard times but this couple had a lions share and I really loved the way Christian stepped up. I could ramble all day about my love for this series, this author and her characters but I encourage you to find out just how wonderful they are for yourselves. 
LGodfrey More than 1 year ago
Bernadette Marie just keeps us coming back for more. We have watched Christian Keller  grow up from the first time we met him in Executive Decision.  He was the baseball jock, it was his career.  He had his life figured out, he was going to marry Victoria Lincoln the girl of his dreams. Then a car accident took it all away, his best friend, her sister, it changed their lives forever. Now a year later at his brothers wedding they find themselves together for the first time. Can they put the past behind them and move forward or will will they lose what they have always wanted. Can they become a family to his god children and her niece and nephew? Will the Keller family be able to help them see that blood is not what makes a family but love is?   We have watched all of the Keller kids grow up. I am so glad she continued writing this series. It is one of my favorites and I am happy to say I read it again and again. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As usual this book was as good as all the others. Looking forward to the next one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You didnt d anything wrong!!! Just as him, woman!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
* quietly watches the humans, waiting for a time to pounce..*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He jumps off the building and when hes about half way down he pulls the rope and when hes close to the ground he throws a few knifes at zombies
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
~Ari &#9788
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Actlly) imma sleep. C ya tommorow
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sits in tree sharpening a knife
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Everyone move to vengeance res 1-5
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
(Sorry, bro, I need to sleep. The effect of deoxyribeonucleic acid replication will accur whilst I sleep. Goodnight.)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I hate lags
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Shoots a zombie