Homecoming

Homecoming

by Jill Marie Landis

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ISBN-13: 9781426819797
Publisher: Steeple Hill Books
Publication date: 07/01/2008
Series: Steeple Hill Single Title
Sold by: HARLEQUIN
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 613,119
File size: 289 KB

About the Author

Known for the emotional intensity of her stories and the depth of her characters, Jill Marie Landis is considered one of the country's foremost authors of romance and women's fiction.Her career in publishing began in 1988 with her debut historical romance, Sunflower, the first of her many books to earn distinguished awards and slots on such national bestseller lists as the USA TODAY Top 50 and the New York Times Bestsellers plus list. She is the author of twenty published novels and six novellas. Her books have been translated into over seventeen foreign languages and sold worldwide.A seven-time Romance Writers of America Finalist for the RITA Award in both single title historical and contemporary fiction, she is a Golden Heart and RITA Award winner. In 2005, her hardcover novel Heartbreak Hotel was chosen by the American Library Association's Booklist magazine as one of the Top Ten Romances of 2005, by Library Journal as one of the Top Five Best Romances of 2005 and by RWA as a RITA finalist in the single title contemporary fiction category.Jill Marie has completed her first of two inspirational single title romances for Steeple Hill Books. With one story set in Texas in the 1870s, Jill Marie has gone back to her western historical romance genre roots with the added element of faith as the heart of the novel. Though Homecoming is a step in a new direction for the author, this inspirational love story contains all of the rich characterization, page-turning tension and heartwarming family drama that has made her previous books "keepers."Born in a small town on the Wabash River in Indiana, Jill Marie became a California transplant at the age of ten. She fell in love with the Pacific Ocean and life at the beach. Married for thirty-seven years to her college sweetheart, Jill Marie now lives with her husband in Hawaii.When she's not writing or sitting on the sand reading, she enjoys visiting family and friends, raising orchids, dancing the hula and quilting-but not all at once.

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Homecoming 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Honestly, I can't remember the last time I enjoyed a book as much as I enjoyed HOMECOMING. It's been a long time since one of my favorite authors wrote a book in my favorite genre and drew me into the characters the way Jill does with this story. A fish out of water or an underdog are my favorite characters. Jill does it all here: emotional trauma, motivating backstory, worlds colliding, humor and family drama, all wrapped up in her captivating style that takes the reader right into the lives and emotions of her story people. This is a single title Steeple Hill Historical, which means it's longer, with room to explore the hero and heroine and fleshed out secondary characters. Jill won RWA's Golden Heart award for her first book, SUNFLOWER. It was published in 1988 and I've been a fan ever since. This is one fangirl who is delighted that JILL MARIE LANDIS returned to her roots in this outstanding western tale of love and faith. The good news? She has more westerns coming our way!
Guest More than 1 year ago
In 1873 Texas the Bluecoats came and killed her companions she expected and wished to die with her Comanche, but instead they took her with them. Eyes-in-the-Sky anticipates multiple rapes, but knows she can do little to prevent it. Shockingly the soldiers leave her with Hattie Ellenberg and her adult son Joe. They name her Deborah, but the biggest stunner is seeing her self in a mirror she was not Comanche, but instead white like her hosts. --- Hattie opens herself up to the confused young woman who she treats like her daughter. However, Deborah knows only one life and wants to return to it. Joe, who has suffered anguish and heartbreak starting with the deaths of his father and sister, admires her courage and spunk. Still, unlike his mom who turned to the Lord for solace following the killings, Joe remains bitter and angry blaming God until now somehow the newcomer he did not want in their home has begun to melt the ice frozen around his heart. As they fall in love, which confuses her further as she is unsure what world is hers Deborah¿s white family from the east comes for their cousin Rebekiah. --- Although the basic premise of Eyes-in-the-Sky¿s background has been done numerous times before, Jill Marie Landis provides a fresh read due to the heroine¿s reactions to herself, the Ellenbergs, her white family, and her former tribesmen. For instance to survive amongst the Comanche she repressed her previous memories thus she makes the tale work as a strong Reconstruction Era tale in which everyone needs to feel they belong somewhere preferably with those who they share love. --- Harriet Klausner
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