Reunited twenty years after a violent act puts an end to their childhood friendship, two rural Southerners, Claire Maloney and Roan Sullivan, discover their. A Place to Call Home ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Deborah Smith By turns tender and sexy and heartbreaking and exuberant, A Place to Call Home is . Editorial Reviews. From School Library Journal. YA?Innocent compassion links 5 -year-old A Place to Call Home: A Novel - Kindle edition by Deborah Smith.
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Rarely will a book touch your heart like A Place to Call Home. So sit back, put up your feet, and enjoy.”—The Atlanta Journal and Constitution. A place to call home. byDeborah Smith. Publication date For print- disabled users. Borrow this book to access EPUB and PDF files. External-identifierurn:asin urn:oclc:record Identifier placetocallhome00smit_1. Identifier-arkark://t8jd8zh3w.
Shelves: second-chance , alpha-type-hero , contemp , ultra-rich-hero I started out loving this book, for those who love The Sweet Gum Tree by Katherine Allred Blue Willow is similar. Artemas yes Artemas was the hero's name is a young boy visiting his grandmother's estate when Mrs. Mackenzie, the home's pregnant housekeeper goes into labor. No one else including the woman's husband is around so young Artemas helps Mrs. Mackenzie deliver her baby. When the baby is born Artemas is enamored by her and asks the infant's mother if they could name her Lily. Artemas and Lily begin a long distance pen pal type of relationship after he returns when Lily is 6 to visit the Mackenzie's.
But Roan Sullivan is about to walk back into their lives By turns tender and sexy and heartbreaking and exuberant, A Place to Call Home is an enthralling journey between two hearts--and a deliciously original novel from one of the most imaginative and appealing new voices in Southern fiction. Reviews 0 Specifications Please sign in to review this product.
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Read it Forward Read it first. Pass it on! He gave me the willies. Now I don't care what anyone else says but what he was doing was stalking. He knew everything about her, he had his people and inside contacts find things out. He once even went as far as to be parked outside her dorm and watch her. If that isn't stalking I don't know what the hell is. It was just extremely disturbing. Don't try to justify what he did with his feelings. A lot of creepy stalkers will think they love the person they are stalking so you cannot really make it sound any better, at least not to me.
It is just not romantic. Hell if he loved her so much he might have contacted her at least once in the past 20 years. Aside from his stalker tendencies for which he really should get checked I hated how immature Roanie was acting.
He was flaunting his money around and went as far as to try to download Claire at least that's what it seemed like to me. He never even tried to understand why Claire was so vary of the whole thing and fighting him! Where did the Roanie I grew to love from the past go?? I cannot believe how easily he turned on the man who had raised him. I really cannot.
So Josh tells him that he has been looking for him for the past 20 years and he just falls for that? What about the time when the same guy denied his existence and was ashamed of him?
I just. And now the biggest bastard of all, Josh. I absolutely hated how Deborah played Josh. First the surprise that he was actually the father and then the fact that the author tried to tell us that he wasn't all that bad and had been looking for his lost son and was worried about him?
Someone shoot him in the head for me pretty please? Never mind that he denied the existence of his child and let him stay in those horrible conditions for the first few years of his life. He also ignored his legitimate child because of this. The poor girl thought her father hated her for the first 10 years of her fucking life.
Oh lets not forget he took advantage of an underage girl.
Someone who treats a woman like that isn't worthy of any respect and don't you dare give me the Vietnam excuse. Look at Grandpa Joe if you need any reason as to why I won't accept that bullshit. I am just disappointed. Oct 08, Sundae rated it it was ok. I found it difficult to rate this book and I'm not even sure why.
Maybe it has to do with the fact that I can't even describe how I feel about this book, or maybe, it's because it left me hallow in some ways. I don't know, the only thing I can say is that this book was just Overall, I have to give it a two star rating because of two things.
Was this worth a read?
And, would I recommend this book to someone else? The answer is no on both counts. There was nothing magical and spell I found it difficult to rate this book and I'm not even sure why. There was nothing magical and spell binding about this book, this book was really nothing more than just words on printed page. While, well written, the book was more back-story family history than actual story and it got to an exhausting point. It was also heavily-ladened with a little too much description and thus, again, not enough story.
I found myself questioning what the plot of the story was and even more, what the heck, the point was of this story. This book had me in tears in certain parts, had me laughing in others, but overall, it just lacked.
Not enough romance, not enough story, not enough true character depth, just deep-rooted family history and pain. It was okay.
A primeira parte do livro valeu-lhe cinco estrelas. Recordam-se do que passou, do que os afastou, do que gostariam de ter feito no passado. No entanto, voltarei sempre a ler Deborah Smith, quem sabe pulando as partes que me cheirarem a palha. Jan 07, Suzie Quint rated it it was amazing Shelves: I tend to gravitate toward romantic comedy which often requires a bit more suspension of disbelief.
This book is more "real world" but it's a romance nonetheless. I loved the first half of the book, most of which takes place when Claire is nine. Her viewpoint is so consistent with a child her age that it's awesome, but part of what makes it so good, I think, is knowing that the story will finish with the characters as adults. I love the message of the book as well that one person can change the l I tend to gravitate toward romantic comedy which often requires a bit more suspension of disbelief.
I love the message of the book as well that one person can change the life path of another.
That all it takes is one person believing in you to change how you see yourself and what you expect from yourself. This is well worth reading. View all 5 comments. Jul 29, Aarati rated it really liked it Shelves: I read this because I heard about the similarities to Sweet Gum Tree and wanted to compare the two stories for myself. Even though the premise was extremely similar, the characters were distinct and the direction the stories took after the childhood-sweethearts-stage was different.
Unfortunately, while I enjoyed the first section of this story I love the Southern small town setting! I wasn't especially interested in the hundreds I read this because I heard about the similarities to Sweet Gum Tree and wanted to compare the two stories for myself. I wasn't especially interested in the hundreds of pages of family drama the romance was essentially resolved in the middle of the book. I also found it strange that Roan stalked Claire for years but never even contacted her once - she'd never rejected him, and I was irritated that he used Matthew as an excuse to stay away from the Maloneys.
The second half of the book was only 2 stars for me but the first part was so outstanding that I couldn't rate this less than 4 stars. Nov 26, Wanderlust rated it really liked it Shelves: What a beautiful and moving story.
It reminded me of sweet gum tree, I would definitely recommend. Jul 03, Tammicco rated it it was amazing. I love the mature writing in this story. This book is more about that history and culture than the romance, per se, but I'm only interested in that history and culture as it relates to the romance. I doubt I would have bought into the harshness of the H's character had I not had the background laid out so thoroughly. This is damn fine writing. I read Sweet Gum Tree first and this book was am I love the mature writing in this story.
SGT had more of an arrested development in its heroine that was not enjoyable at certain points during my reading--read more like an old fashioned Harlequin Romance at times.
Anyway both books were incredible reads, but APtoCH feeds something in me. It takes the innocent, the jaded, the harsh, the abusive, the redeemable, the celebratory, and makes something that's home-made and real for me being as I'm from the south, and all. It felt like so much more than just a story.
It renewed me. I can't ask more from a book. View 2 comments. Estive mesmo para desistir desta leitura, muito por culpa da primeira parte do livro. Uma exce Estive mesmo para desistir desta leitura, muito por culpa da primeira parte do livro. O que vai encontrar vale bem a pena. Mais um livro maravilhoso desta autora! Um livro soberbo uma vez mais vez! Adoro este livro!! Gostei muito da escrita de Deborah Smith: Numa palavra: Foi um livro que li muito depressa e com muito gosto, uma leitura muito fluida.
E Foi um livro que li muito depressa e com muito gosto, uma leitura muito fluida.