A Hero's Homecoming by Carlene Havel ~ Review

A Hero's HomecomingMy Review: I loved it! I was hooked from the very first page!

Rich Martino returns from duty to find his wife missing, his bank account cleaned out, his father in critical condition and everyone believing him dead.
Charlotte Phillips is a psychologist and Rich's father's legal guardian, infuriatingly calm and capable, Rich suspects her of having greedy intentions and vows to reveal her for what she is, but what he finds may just lead him to the healing that his hardened heart needs to heal.

Goodness gracious, this was such a good book! I loved how the book delved deeply into the characters of Rich and Charlotte, showing them as honest relatable people with more scars than most, yet that only made them more endearing. Ms. Havel truly has a gift for creating characters, because not only were the main characters well written, but the side ones were also well developed, I loved Charlotte's mother and her best friend Martha!

The message of faith and redemption ran strong in this book, making this book so much more than a romance. There were gritty parts in the beginning (a mild instance of swearing), and there was anger that I felt was totally reasonable considering what Rich had and was going through. There were so many wonderful facets to this book, but most of all Rich's spiritual journey. If they followed the book exactly, I think this would make the perfect movie!

Overall, there was so much to love about this book, the plot moved steadily and once I started I raced through the book. I'm pretty sure I'm forgetting to mention some other things that I thought were amazing, so I'll leave it up to you to read this fantastic book for yourselves! Great characters, great plot, and great message of faith. What more could you ask for?

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  1. Nice review, I agree - Hero's Homecoming is a great book.

  2. Great review - Hero's Homecoming is a keeper for sure.

  3. Thank you so much for reading and reviewing "A Hero's Homecoming"! Carlene Havel


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