Wednesday, August 22, 2018

My Thoughts: When We Found Home by Susan Mallery
When We Found Home
by Susan Mallery
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Publication Date: July 10th 2018
Publisher: Hqn
Pages: 424
ISBN: 9780373802500
Genre: Adult Fiction | Romance
Source: Netgalley

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Becoming a family will take patience, humor, a little bit of wine and a whole lot of love...

Life is meant to be savored, but that's not easy with no family, limited prospects and a past you'd rather not talk about. Still, Callie Smith doesn't know how to feel when she discovers she has a brother and a sister--Malcolm, who grew up with affection, wealth and privilege, and Keira, a streetwise twelve-year-old. Callie doesn't love being alone, but at least it's safe. Despite her trepidation, she moves into the grand family home with her siblings and grandfather on the shores of Lake Washington, hoping just maybe this will be the start of a whole new life.

But starting over can be messy. Callie and Keira fit in with each other, but not with their posh new lifestyle, leaving Malcolm feeling like the odd man out in his own home. He was clever enough to turn a sleepy Seattle mail-order food catalog into an online gourmet powerhouse, yet he can't figure out how to help his new sisters feel secure. But affection isn't Malcolm's strong suit...until a beautiful barista teaches him that an open heart, like the family table, can always make room for more.

In this emotional, humorous and heartfelt story, Susan Mallery masterfully explores the definition of a modern family--blended by surprise, not by choice--and how those complicated relationships can add unexpected richness to life. (Goodreads)

Susan Mallery is one of the first authors I read when I first started reading romance books way back when, and I’m ALWAYS interested in checking out something new by her! When I discovered When We Found Home, I was really curious to check it out. It sounded like a really interesting read, and it was! I really enjoyed the story.

I want to start this by saying that for some reason I thought this book was a young adult book, as I thought I had seen that information somewhere, but it is not. It’s definitely a chick-lit book, and it was a fun, quick read which was just what I needed to read at the time.

There are a lot of characters in this book to love, and the story is told from a few different narratives, which was a lot of fun! The story is basically about three siblings who had absolutely no idea either other existed, yet find each other and become the family they never expected to have. But the story is not that easy, as there are a lot of twists and turns and arguments and more along the way, but that just made the story even more realistic, and I loved it.

Overall; When We Found Home was sweet, quick read about family and love and finding yourself, and I really enjoyed the story. Reading this book has reminded me that I still have SO many other books by Susan to check out, including the Girls of Mischief Bay series, which I have been meaning to read for FOREVER, and I’m now super excited to check it out asap. If you’re a fan of cute, quick contemporary reads, do check out When We Found Home!!

1 comment:

  1. The Girls of Mischief Bay series is so good! I loved When We Found Home as well!


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