Monday, July 7, 2014

Christian Fiction Review: Love Comes Home

While slow moving, Ann H Gabhart's "Love Comes Home" is a touching story of faith, endurance, and, as the title says, love. Gabhart knows how to create real-life characters and to develop them for an engaging and relatable story.

In "Love Comes Home," the Merritt sisters deal with the aftermath of World War II. One sister has lost a husband and must take care of the child he left behind, as well as learn to let go and let a new man into her life. Another sister desperately wants a child with her husband, just returned from fighting in the war. The third sister, who is not as present in the story, deals must cope with her changed husband, affected from the war. And one younger, adopted sister wonders about her real parents. Their stories are enduring, tragic and happy.

I learned after reading the book that it is a part of a series by Gabhart, but I had not read the previous book in the series, and I now would love to read the rest of the series at some point. My only complaint is that Gabhart gives her characters a lot of off-track flashbacks in the middle of her storytelling.

*Disclaimer: I received this book for free in exchange for my honest review.

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