Wednesday, April 2, 2014

review of "A Place to Call Home"

Review of A Place to Call Home

by Merrillee Whren


STARTING OVER After serving six years in prison for the false charge of manslaughter in the death of his wife, Kurt Jansen must overcome a world of bitterness if he wants to start a new life. But his first priority is securing a restoration job to pay a private investigator to find the real killer and a lawyer to get his kids back. Hiring a convicted wife-killer isn't what kind-hearted Molly Finnerty bargains for as part of the prison ministry she supports. However, she begins to believe Kurt's claim of innocence and gradually finds a great deal to like about him-perhaps more to like than she should. Can they overcome the past and find forgiveness and love?

MY REVIEW:  "Even though Steve had helped Kurt turn his life over to God, Kurt still had to tamp down the anger that surfaced whenever he faced the way people would view him for the rest of his life, unless he could find the person who had killed his wife.  Where had God been when He'd been sent to prison for something he didn't do? Would he ever know the answer?  His mind buzzed with the unfairness of it all, but he couldn't let his thoughts take him to that dark place---the place where hatred and revenge ruled.  Each day he struggled to keep his mind focused on something other than the injustice he had suffered."
Forgiveness and second chances abound in this book.  Are they easy to come to? No, they are not!  Steve has to prove himself to everyone and he swears he is innocent.  He wants to find the killer of his wife and get his children back, but obstacles are all around him.   Molly seems to be the answer to his prayers when she hires him to restore her home and live in the little apartment over the carriage house.  They both sense a powerful attraction between them and both continue to deny it.   Read this book to find out what happens ....this is a 5***** novel!  
I was given a free kindle version of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review.

About the Author:
Merrillee Whren

Merrillee Whren is an award-winning author who writes for Harlequin Love Inspired. She is the winner of the 2003 Golden Heart Award for best inspirational romance manuscript presented by Romance Writers of America. She has also been the recipient of the RT Reviewers’ Choice Award and the Maggie Award. She is married and has two grown daughters. She has lived in Cincinnati, Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Chicago and Florida. She now makes her home in the Arizona desert. When she’s not writing or working for her husband’s recruiting firm, she spends her free time playing tennis or walking while she plots her novels. Please visit her Web site at

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