Thursday, August 11, 2011

Homeward, by Melody Carlson - Reviewed

About the Book:

From bestselling author Melody Carlson comes this award-winning story of three generations of Lancaster women. For twenty years Meg Lancaster has avoided Briar Hedge, the Lancaster family estate. Now she has been drawn back to her grandmother's home to uncover secrets that have been hidden for decades and to try to regain the family she long ago abandoned.

Melody Carlson has published over 200 books, making her one of the top 20 most prolific authors of all time. With total sales of over 1.4 million her award- winning books include: Homeward, Love Finds You in Sisters, Oregon; Limelight; the Diary of a Teenage Girl series; the True Colors series; and the Charter House Girls series.

Melody has worn many hats: from pre-school teacher to political activist to senior editor. Currently, she writes full-time, and freelances from her home. She has two grown sons and lives in Sisters, Oregon with her husband, Chris, and Bailey, her chocolate lab.

My Thoughts: This book, as I understand it, is a reprint of one of Melody's earlier works. I need to go back and read all of her stuff!! Melody really knows how to portray many kinds of relational issues - across generations, among siblings, amidst very difficult and emotionally difficult situations - I mean, she covers it all! And she does so realistically, and with such emotional and spiritual impact that you will come away understanding anew that God loves us in spite of our messes, and will go to a lot of trouble to reach us where we are - in whatever circumstances we find ourselves.

This is an emotionally charged read, but very, very worth your while! Enjoy!!

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